Expiration Dates

On this week’s episode of Someone Else’s Movie, Montreal filmmaker Kaveh Nabatian  — whose new drama Sin La Habana arrives on Apple TV as it wraps up its Toronto run at the Carlton — joins me to talk about Wong Kar-wai’s exquisite drama Happy Together — the one where Tony Leung and Leslie Cheung go to Buenos Aires in an attempt to save their decaying romance.

Kaveh’s own film has some intriguing connections to that, and we tease them out over the course of the episode. But more importantly, we celebrate Wong’s outstanding achievement in the field of melancholia. And you should too.

So check it out! Subscribe on Apple PodcastsGoogle Play and Stitcher and get the episode immediately, or download it directly from the web if that’s more your thing. I’m not the boss of you.

And then you can listen to last week’s episode of NOW What, in which Richard and I talk to event safety expert Janet Sellery about the lessons of the 2012 Radiohead tragedy, and how they could be applied to what happened in Houston earlier this month. It’s grim, but good.

Also grim but good: Passing and Portraits from a Fire, two films that are now available to stream (via Netflix and VOD, respectively), and which I reviewed, along with Kenneth Branagh’s Belfast and Apple’s The Shrink Next Door, in last Friday’s What to Watch column. Check that out, why don’t you.

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