Hey, look! I posted on time! Mostly because there’s just the one thing to write about today, and that’s a brand new episode of Someone Else’s Movie.
This week, I’m joined by actor and producer Molly Quinn — whom you may know from Castle or Welcome to Happiness or her rip-snorting recurring role as Pemily Stallwark on The Thrilling Adventure Hour, and who is flat-out terrific in Mickey Reece’s new film Agnes, which hits theatres and VOD Friday — to discuss the gorgeous world of Tomm Moore’s Song of the Sea.
If you’re familiar with Moore’s work at Cartoon Saloon, you won’t need any further encouragement; if you aren’t, go look up the movie (which will be reissued in a Blu-ray boxed set next week by Shout Factory alongside its companion pieces The Secret of Kells and Wolfwalkers, just in time for holiday gift-giving) and you’re welcome. It’s a wonderful thing, mixing folklore and more immediate family drama to create something splendidly, specifically new.
Oh, wait, there is one other thing: TIFF announced its picks for Canada’s Top Ten yesterday morning, and I wrote ’em up here at NOW. I am nothing if not attentive to the pulse of my homegrown cinema.
Also, I saw Steven Spielberg’s West Side Story, and it’s a knockout. Just a knockout. See it on the biggest screen you can find.