YES I KNOW I’M RUNNING BEHIND BLAME THE EMMYS FOR RECOGNIZING THE WONDERFUL GIFT TO US ALL THAT IS TED LASSO.
Anyway, that happened and it was good.
Also, there’s a new episode of Someone Else’s Movie out in the world, and it reunites me with an old colleague: Gemma Files and I spent most of the ’90s watching movies together, and then she went off to be an author and screenwriter of considerable note.
And now she’s on the podcast, talking about Elliot Goldner’s 2013 found-footage creeper The Borderlands — which was released here under the considerably less evocative title Final Prayer — and the way this particular subgenre of horror opens the door to a lingering, more disturbing flavor of dread. I think she makes a pretty good case.
Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Google Play and Stitcher to get the episode instantly, or download it directly from the web and enjoy the conversation! And then you can listen to two brand new episodes of NOW What, because I assume you’ve earned them.
In today’s episode, I ask knowledgeable sports professionals Ainsley Romany and Brendan Dunlop to explain the Euro Cup to me, and why England’s supporters felt empowered to act like total racist shits as soon as their team lost the final; on Friday, Kelsey and I convened a panel of Ontario craft brewers to discuss the growing appeal of experimental beers — even though all I wanted was a nice amber ale. (It turns out I’m not opposed to a fruity gose.)
Want more? There’s last Friday’s What to Watch page, and my guide to the thirteen best episodes of Kim’s Convenience, which took up most of last week and of which I am reasonably proud, considering. Honestly, though, you should watch the entire series. It’s not that much more of an investment, and the rewards are considerable. Like Ted Lasso!
Anyway, there’s a lot more coming this week, and hopefully I’ll be able to post it up on Friday. No promises, though; there’s a lot going on.