Actor, producer and now screenwriter Jennifer Dale — whose new movie Into Invisible Light opens in Toronto, Winnipeg and Vancouver this Friday, February 1st — drops in to celebrate the vivid environments and shattering emotional arcs of Luca Guadagnino’s 2009 breakout I Am Love. Your genial host Norm Wilner tries not to bring up the Suspiria remake. (And fails.)
Monthly Archives: January 2019
Author and screenwriter Linwood Barclay — who adapted his own novel Never Saw It Coming for a movie that’s newly available on iTunes — welcomes SEMcast into his home to talk about Rear Window, Alfred Hitchcock’s masterful 1954 examination of voyeurism, paranoia and gardening. Your genial host Norm Wilner is happy to pull up a chair.
Actor, author and producer Greg Sestero (The Disaster Artist: My Life Inside The Room), whose new project Best F(r)iends reunites him with The Room‘s Tommy Wiseau, drops by to talk about Ed Wood … both Tim Burton’s 1994 biopic, and the actual director of Plan 9 from Outer Space and Bride of the Monster. Your genial host Norm Wilner has no idea why Greg picked a movie about a famously terrible filmmaker. No idea at all.
We’re still stuck in the ’80s, as Oscar-shortlisted filmmaker Charlie Tyrell (My Dead Dad’s Porno Tapes) brings the love for Heavy Metal, the 1981 anthology feature that was supposed to bring sexy sci-fi animation into the mainstream. Your genial host Norm Wilner has some thoughts on why it didn’t.
Welcome 2019 by going back to 1988, as writer and producer James Hurst (Degrassi: The Next Generation, Flashpoint, Wynonna Earp, Frankie Drake Mysteries and more) unpacks the mysteries of Richard Kelly’s Donnie Darko — both versions! — in an epic conversation. Your genial host Norm Wilner recommends listening while lying very still.