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 Black, Charlie’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 Podcasts, Google 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.