With his feature film Backcountry opening across Canada this Friday, August 28th -- and arriving on Blu-ray and DVD in the US next week - writer-director Adam Macdonald professes his love for Rob Zombie's 2005 sophomore picture The Devil's Rejects, a gay romp with the close-knit Firefly clan through the Texas countryside. Your genial host Norm Wilner has the peroxide close at hand, and this isn't even a joke. (This is the correct version of the episode; due to a technical error, an unfinished version was initially posted. If you got that, please redownload this one with Norm's apologies.)
In this week's episode, the show goes to New York City to talk to comedian-actress Bridey Elliott, whose new movie Fort Tilden is rolling into theatres. And she's picked one of the greatest horror movies ever made: Roman Polanski's Rosemary's Baby, starring Mia Farrow and John Cassavetes as a young couple whose lovely new apartment on the Upper West Side comes at a terrible price. Your genial host Norm Wilner does his best not to think about how cheap the rents must have been in 1968.
With his comedy Guidance opening at the TIFF Bell Lightbox this week -- and rolling into the U.S. later this month -- writer-director-star Pat Mills brings Mike Nichols' 1988 comedy Working Girl into the basement to discuss the appeal of a good underdog story, the charm of the young Melanie Griffith and the secret genius of Sigourney Weaver. Mercifully, your genial host Norm Wilner does not attempt a Staten Island accent.
With his second feature Diamond Tongues opening at the TIFF Bell Lightbox this Friday, August 7th, filmmaker Pavan Moondi brings Harold Ramis' delightful Groundhog Day into the basement for a conversation about philosophy, destiny, comedy and the perfection of Bill Murray's performance. Your genial host Norm Wilner does not make a single deja-vu joke.