July Is The New August

So it turns out that when you work for a film festival that takes place in September, the real crunch time is in June and July. I suppose I should have seen this coming, but after 35 years of “oh, it’s early summer, nothing really happens until TIFF ramps up in mid-August” it was a little bit of a surprise. Everything’s fine, don’t worry, I’m just a little behind on blog posts.

Still, Someone Else’s Movie is sticking resolutely to its Tuesday schedule, and this week we put out a pretty great one, if I do say so myself: Actor, playwright and now author Tracy Dawson joins me to celebrate James L. Brooks’ wonderful Broadcast News, his follow-up to the Oscar-winning Terms of Endearment and the film that cemented Holly Hunter’s status as one of the brightest and most interesting actors of her generation.

It probably helped that Raising Arizona had been released just a few months earlier; has any other actor come out swinging like that? Like, ever?

Anyway, Tracy loves the movie as much as I do, and we had a lively, wide-ranging conversation that you’re definitely going to enjoy. You know the deal: Subscribe to the podcast at Apple PodcastsGoogle PlayStitcher or wherever and get it instantly, or be all old-school and download it directly from the web. That’s what Aaron Altman would do.

And then, go catch up to Shiny Things! Last week I reviewed Robert Eggers’ big, stompy action fable The Northman and Kino Lorber’s marvelous 4K edition of Out of Sight, and offered some thoughts about how great it was to see Ms. Marvel stick its landing by remembering exactly who Kamala Khan is.

There’s more good stuff coming this week, including a review of Jordan Peele’s Nope (spoiler: Yep) and a look at Criterion’s snappy new edition of Devil in a Blue Dress, so if you have yet to subscribe you’re gonna want to do that. There’s a giveaway coming!

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