On this week’s edition of Someone Else’s Movie, I do a very good job of editing a conversation with Gail Maurice and Melanie Bray, respectively the writer-director and star of the charming new film Rosie (opening in theatres across Canada on Friday, tell your friends), into something approaching coherence.
Not because Gail and Melanie themselves were incoherent, mind you; we had the misfortune to record it on Labour Day, when fighter jets were screaming around overhead about every six minutes. So I’ve had to massage a lot of the audio, and then stitch it all back together. But it sounds pretty good now, actually, and it’s well worth the work; Gail and Melanie wanted to tackle Taika Waititi’s Jojo Rabbit, a complex and touching look at hero worship and celebrity culture through the lens of a German kid in WWII that proved divisive for … well, the Hitler of it all.
I think it worked, and so do Gail and Melanie, so join us as we talk it over! Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Stitcher or wherever you find your podcasts, or download it directly from the web. And check out Rosie if it’s playing near you. It’s nice to see a movie built on pure optimism every now and then, you know?
Elsewhere, I’ve fallen a little behind on Shiny Things, for obvious reasons, but I reviewed Aftersun and The Banshees of Inisherin last week, and am about to publish an edition on the home editions of Top Gun: Maverick and Nope; there’s a much bigger thing coming up on the paid tier this week, tackling several boxed sets that have been staring at me from the shelf for a while. Go subscribe so you don’t miss anything; I’m currently offering a 14-day free trial for the paid edition, that should be helpful.
And that’s everything, I think. Enjoy the unseasonal warmth, for the chill will be back soon enough …