Most Excellent

This week’s episode of Someone Else’s Movie was recorded in person, in another city, in a friend’s apartment, at a time when that sort of thing happened every day. It was really strange to listen back over it; it’s basically a transmission from a world that no longer exists.

That said, I hope you can get past that weirdness because you’ll be rewarded with a wonderful conversation about comedy, aesthetic and inspiration as Ed Solomon, co-writer and -producer of the Bill & Ted movies as well as the writer who gave us Men in BlackCharlie’s Angels and the Now You See Me movies (among others), dives into the anarchic joys of Monty Python and the Holy Grail and its influence on his own work.

It’s a great conversation, and I think you’ll enjoy listening in, however you choose to do so: As always, you can subscribe on Apple PodcastsGoogle Play and Stitcher and get the episode immediately, or just download it directly from the web.

And then listen to the last couple of NOW What podcasts, why don’t you? On Friday, Rad interviewed tenants’ rights activist Chiara Padovani about her work pushing back against unfair rent increases and appalling dereliction of maintenance, and today I have a conversation with Andre Alexis, Ross Manson and Becky Johnson about their collaboration on the Metamorphosis audio trilogy — and what it means to make art that speaks to this very strange time.

Also! Catch up to last week’s NOW review digest and my review of Boys State, which dropped on Apple TV+ earlier this month without much fanfare but is really worth your time. I also made some recommendations for the Fantasia Festival, and did a quick thing on Cineplex’s full national reopening, which, eh. This can’t last.

One thought on “Most Excellent”

  1. I know Tenet was supposed to be one of the big movies of the year, but the only movie coming out in 2020 that I specifically wanted to see on the big screen for the spectacle this year was Villeneuve’s Dune. Given how the year is going, I’ll just be waiting for it on TV when it shows up for streaming. I can’t believe people are willing to go sit in movie theatres under these circumstances. I’m appalled that any studios are insisting on theatrical releases right now and that critics are having to sit in a room with mask morons instead of a secure online set-up to review. You don’t deserve that.

    The one thing I might…might…go see in person is the ROM’s Winnie-the-Pooh exhibit when they reopen since my plans to see it with my daughter for Mother’s Day obviously didn’t work out. Not even sure with that one, and I’ve been a fan of Pooh’s for over half a century.

    Sometimes being an introverted almost-hermit has its advantages. Stay safe!

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