A Priest and a Rabbi Walk Into a Bar

An image of the filmmaker Emma Seligman.A still of Ben Stiller and Edward Norton in Keeping the Faith.This week’s episode of Someone Else’s Movie gets a little more personal than some, as filmmaker Emma Seligman joins me to talk about what seeing Edward Norton’s first feature Keeping the Faith meant to her sense of self and her artistic development.

Given that her own first feature, Shiva Baby, touches on a lot of the same themes as Norton’s movie — and that both Emma and I come from very similar backgrounds — it led to a really fun conversation about the function of religion in daily life, and a few other things besides. And who knows, maybe we’ll get a Keeping the Faith Blu-ray out of it.

Let me guilt you into subscribing on Apple PodcastsGoogle Play and Stitcher to get the episode instantly, or if you prefer you can download it directly from the web.

And then there’s the latest episode of NOW What, which is the audio of Rad’s livestream with Vixen Vu, Serena Ivy and Elene Lam about the horrible intersection of anti-Asian racism and sex-worker shaming. You can find it on Apple Podcasts or Spotify, or right here at the bottom of this page. I take no credit for it, I just made a few cuts for time.

Also! I reviewed Godzilla Vs. Kong, which opens tomorrow and is a ridiculous amount of fun, and I wrote a thousand words on the Canadian Screen Awards nominations, which dropped this morning and made a lot of people very happy.

More stuff on Friday. Lots more.

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