Fragmented Futures

I admit it: I absolutely hated Jaco Van Dormael’s Mr. Nobody. But the whole concept of Someone Else’s Movie is that the guest chooses the title, so when Kodi Smit-McPhee picked it that was that.

Fortunately, Kodi is a very nice person and willing to entertain different perspectives — which is, in the end, the core concept of Van Dormael’s movie, which shuffles through a series of infinite scenarios for Jared Leto’s placid hero … including one in which he’s married to a depressed woman played by none other than friend of the show Sarah Polley. And a certain life-changing moment she experienced during the shoot adds another little moment of convergence to this episode. You’ll see.

So give it a listen! Subscribe on Apple PodcastsGoogle Play and Stitcher and get the episode immediately, or download it directly from the web. The future is waiting.

When you’re done with that, you’ve got two episodes of NOW What to catch up to: Friday’s music special, where Kelsey Adams and Richard Trapunski discuss Mustafa’s new album and the issues facing Toronto music venues, respectively, and today’s public health update with Dr. Jennifer Kwan, where we talk about what Ontario is and isn’t doing to keep a lid on the pandemic. (Best celebrate Thanksgiving in your heart this year.)

And if you’re all about reading, there are plenty of reviews waiting for you in last week’s What to Watch, as well as our monthly look-aheads for Netflix, Crave and Amazon. I recommended some titles (virtually) screening at the Inside Out festival, and I talked to Andrea Riseborough and Christopher Abbott about the very specific challenges posed by Brandon Cronenberg’s Possessor.

It’s video. I hate video. Sorry about that.

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