Monthly Archives: September 2018

Ross Sutherland on Network



Artist and filmmaker Ross Sutherland — who’s bringing his Imaginary Advice podcast to The Fest in Chicago this Monday, October 1st — makes the case for Sidney Lumet’s Network as a movie that was both utterly of its moment and somehow ahead of its time. Your genial host Norm Wilner is constitutionally incapable of being mad as hell.


Clio Barnard on Performance



TIFF 18 is over, so let’s flash back to TIFF 17, when writer-director Clio Barnard premiered her new drama Dark River in the Platform program … and slipped away from the press cycle to talk about Donald Cammell and Nicolas Roeg’s groundbreaking 1970 psychodrama Performance. Your genial host Norm Wilner reminds you that drugs are bad, mmkay.


Akash Sherman on the Star Wars saga



What? An episode dropping on a Monday? That’s because writer-director Akash Sherman’s first feature Clara is making its world premiere at TIFF this very day, and we mark the occasion by talking about the Star Wars saga. Yup. All of it. Prepared for this, your genial host Norm Wilner is.


Leo Scherman on The Vanishing



As his first feature Trench 11 arrives on iTunes in the US and Canada today, writer-director Leo Scherman finds an unexpected connection to George Sluizer’s The Vanishing, the 1988 thriller with the ending that just won’t let go. Your genial host Norm Wilner has some thoughts about that.