I’ve talked to Jay Baruchel a few times over the years, most recently when he and Dean DeBlois delivered the last chapter of How to Train Your Dragon, and I’ve always found him to be a really lively conversationalist and a guy who doesn’t hesitate to explore the darker side of whatever topic is in play.
So when I got the news that he was up for an episode of Someone Else’s Movie, and that he wanted to talk about Paddy Considine’s 2011 drama Tyrannosaur, I wondered where that conversation would go.
It went pretty dark pretty fast, but in what feels like a really powerful and ultimately positive way. I’m not going to say much more, but if you’ve seen Considine’s brutal directorial debut and were wondering what aspects of it would resonate with a kid from Montreal … well, all of them.
You know the drill. Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Google Play and Stitcher and get it immediately, or download the episode directly from the web. I’m really proud of this one. (And check out Baruchel’s new movie Random Acts of Violence, which connects to Considine’s film in a couple of very specific ways.)
And this being Tuesday, there’s also a new episode of NOW What on your favorite server; in this one, I chat with Glenn about his ongoing Pandemic Walks series, in which he explores the city’s hidden green spaces as a way of escaping the constant stress of COVID. It’s a fun chat, and although this isn’t the best day for a walk it might give you some ideas when the sun comes back out.