Category Archives: Podcasting!

Episode Nine: Theatrical Tie-In

lindsayratcatcher dvdThis week on Someone Else’s Movie, writer-director Lindsay MacKay — whose first feature Wet Bum opens at the Lightbox on Friday — chose to talk about Lynne Ramsay’s 1999 drama Ratcatcher. 

The result, in my entirely unbiased opinion, is an interesting dig into Ramsey’s aesthetics and MacKay’s own approach to impressionistic treatments of emotional stories. Maybe listen and see if you agree?

You know how this works: iTunes, Stitcher, direct download. Enjoy!

Episode Eight: The Eightening

012Elan+Mastai_AdaptedScreenplay_EvanNing-676x450HonoredThis week on Someone Else’s Movie, Elan Mastai — screenwriter of The F Word as well as Alone in the Dark and The Samaritan — brings Noah Baumbach’s Kicking and Screaming into the basement for an hour of reflection and appreciation.

As a big fan of Baumbach’s myself, I was happy to get the chance to reach that far back into his career. Here’s hoping you enjoy the resulting conversation, too.

As per always, you can find the show on iTunes and Stitcher, or download the episode right here. Please do! It’s lonely sitting all by itself on the server!

Episode Seven

3958902423001_videoStillImage2012_CTEK_August_PlanesTrains_613x463… no, not The Force Awakens, but a brand new episode of Someone Else’s Movie!

This week, Toronto Star food columnist Corey Mintz — who worked on some movies when he was younger and thus totally qualifies as a guest, so shut up — looks at an old favorite: John Hughes’ Planes, Trains & Automobiles. It’s a film I’ve taken it for granted for the last quarter-century or so, which made for an interesting conversation.

As always, you can find the episode on iTunes and Stitcher, or download it directly right here. And pour one out for good ol’ Del Griffith when you have a chance.

Episode Six!

DS-2012-wall-shot-465x465 Short-Term12_1I’m going to have to come up with a new way of tagging these, I think. But the latest episode of Someone Else’s Movie is indeed the sixth one, and I like where it goes.

My guest this week is Stephanie Belding, late of Remedy, and she chose Destin Daniel Cretton’s complex, moving ensemble piece Short Term 12 … a film I’m always happy to put back out into the world. (Here’s my NOW interview with Cretton, if you’re curious.)

Episode Six is available right now on iTunes and Stitcher, or you can download or stream it right here. Please enjoy! And even if you don’t want to listen to a podcast, check out Short Term 12 anyway. It’s great.

Episode Five!

Kristian-Bruun-2-300x239Multi-Pass-the-fifth-element-1742871-516-271Tuesday brings a shiny new episode of Someone Else’s Movie to your ear-holes — or at least to your podcast software of choice.

This week, my guest is Orphan Black‘s Kristian Bruun, who’s championing Luc Besson’s unapologetically goony sci-fi adventure The Fifth Element. You guys are going to get tired of hearing me say how delighted I am by the unpredictability of my guests’ choices, but what can I say? It’s the truth.

Anyway, this was a fun episode. You can find it right now on iTunes and Stitcher, or get it straight from the website. So do that! And enjoy it!

Also, Orphan Black‘s third season starts this Saturday on Space. It’s a great show and Bruun is terrific in it, so it was, like, triply wonderful to have him on the podcast. Go #CloneClub!

Episode Four!

web-arts-profile-ce24573fimgresIf it’s Tuesday, it must be time for Someone Else’s Movie — and this week, actress Tommie-Amber Pirie brings us Mike Nichols’ 1990 showbiz dramedy Postcards From the Edge into the basement, the better to discuss Meryl Streep’s intuitive performance and the lessons she took from the movie’s satirical-but-not-really examination of Hollywood’s treatment of women.

You can find the show on iTunes, or get it right here. Or you could do both, I guess, but that seems like a lot of work.