Pulled Back In

TIFF starts up on Thursday, and while things are a little more reserved this year, it finally gave me the chance to grab Charles Officer for an episode of Someone Else’s Movie.

We’ve been trying to set it up for years, but he’s a pretty busy guy, what with the documentaries and the voiceover work and the activism. But he’s bringing Akilla’s Escape, his first drama in twelve years, to the festival, so I grabbed him to talk about Carlito’s Way, the Brian De Palma gangland thriller that lines up with Charles’ new film in some very interesting ways.

Give it a listen! Subscribe on Apple PodcastsGoogle Play and Stitcher and get the episode immediately, or just download it directly from the web. And then you can listen to the latest episodes of NOW What: On Friday, Richard and I discussed the end of tipping with Arianne Persaud of the Toronto Restaurant Workers’ Relief Fund, and today Glenn and I talk to Audra Williams, Haritha Gnanaratna and Geoff Pounsett about why creative people are moving out of Toronto.

Want to read instead of listen? Here’s my list of ten Canadian shorts to seek out at TIFF; I also contributed a few capsules to our weekly what-to-watch roundup, as well as longer reviews of Charlie Kaufman’s I’m Thinking of Ending Things and the new season of The Boys. Don’t say I don’t commit.

And there’s more stuff coming on Friday, so strap in and stay tuned.

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