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This week’s Someone Else’s Movie is another episode recorded before COVID-19, and also before my neighbors finished their epic renovation. (You can tell by the studio feed!)

And it’s a good one, as actor and filmmaker Jessica Hinkson (Another Wolfcop, Jessica Jessica) joins me to celebrate one of the oddest musicals ever made: John Turturro’s Romance and Cigarettes.

It’s a wild, ungainly but undeniably heartfelt attempt to infuse a working-class melodrama through the ebullient, anything-goes energy of a jukebox musical — and it stars James Gandolfini, Susan Sarandon, Kate Winslet, Christopher Walken, Bobby Cannavale and half a dozen other actors who are all fully committed.

Wanna listen? It’s easy! Subscribe on Apple PodcastsGoogle Play and Stitcher to get it instantly, or download the episode directly from the web.

And if you’re not sick of my voice, the latest episode of NOW What drops today, with Samantha Edwards expanding on her cover story about how the pandemic is exacerbating Toronto’s rental crisis and interviewing UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Adequate Housing Leilani Farha for additional context. I’m proud of what we’re doing, please check it out.

Oh, and on Sunday I did an episode of the Toronto Mike’d podcast with my brother Mike, just chatting about baseball, movies, baseball movies and how weird it is that none of us can go outside anymore. It’s obviously not as important as housing, but it’s a nice distraction.

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