Love and Madness

Yep, just as I figured, this week’s post is a little late. I did manage to get this week’s episode of Someone Else’s Movie out on time, but everything else has been jostled by the peak of my programming cycle and [waves vaguely in the direction of Oakville].

So hopefully you’ve already heard and enjoyed my conversation with Trevor Anderson, the writer and director of the excellent new drama Before I Change My Mind, on his very favorite film: Pedro Almodovar’s 1987 breakout Law of Desire.

If you’ve seen both films, the connections are pretty clear; if you haven’t, congratulations! You get to discover two terrific, genre-defying queer films just in time for Pride. (Seriously get on them; they’re both available on digital and on demand, though discs of Law of Desire are increasingly hard to find.)

You can find the podcast at the usual locations — Apple PodcastsGoogle PlaySpotify — directly from the web, and listen to it while you pace back and forth in the lobby during your latest premiere.

And then go catch up on Shiny Things! Last week I wrote about the pure frustration that is Sony’s Madame Web and a quartet of recent Arrow catalogue releases — Joe Carnahan’s Narc, Anthony Mann’s The Tin Star, Peter Yates’ Murphy’s War and Sidney Lumet’s Night Falls on Manhattan — that all seem to be saying the same things about he-man heroism, even though they’re operating in very different modes. That’s the stuff I live for, you know?

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