Monthly Archives: December 2018

Justin McConnell on Christmas Evil

It’s Christmas Day, and writer-director Justin McConnell — whose new movie Lifechanger opens in Toronto, Ottawa and Calgary this Friday, December 28th, before coming to VOD on New Year’s Day — is here to jingle the bells for Christmas Evil (aka You Better Watch Out), Lewis Jackson’s 1980 Yuletide psychodrama. Your genial host Norm Wilner knows if he’s been bad or good.

Peter Kuplowsky on Don’t Let the Riverbeast Get You

Programmer, producer and occasional actor Peter Kuplowsky has long been a champion of outsider cinema, and that’s why he’s flying the flag for Charles Roxburgh and Matt Farley’s idiosyncratic 2012 creature feature Don’t Let the Riverbeast Get You! Also, he’s presenting Dial Code Santa Claus with Justin Decloux this Thursday, December 20th, at The Royal in Toronto, so your genial host Norm Wilner thought this was a nice excuse to get him on the show.

Stuart Hughes on Days of Heaven

Actor Stuart Hughes, whom you may have seen in Orphan BlackMurdoch MysteriesRepublic of Doyle and It, and whom you should see in The Drawer Boy, now streaming on, celebrates the 40th anniversary of Terrence Malick’s Days of Heaven by delving into its impressionistic depths. Your genial host Norm Wilner has been looking forward to this one for a while.

Michael Pugliese and Prem Singh on Rocky

Prem Singh and Michael Pugliese — who co-wrote and co-star in the true-life boxing drama Tiger, in theatres now — throw down for Rocky, the movie that made Sylvester Stallone a star, won a few Oscars and launched a franchise that continues to this very day. Your genial host Norm Wilner, on the other hand, is famous for his glass jaw.