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SOMEONE ELSE'S MOVIE is just what it says on the label: Each week, an actor, director, screenwriter, critic or industry observer will discuss a film that he or she admires, but had no hand in making. Hosted as genially as possible by Norm Wilner.

Mar 29, 2016

With the 2016 baseball season starting up, screenwriter Matt Hansen (Zoom) brings Phil Alden Robinson's Field of Dreams into the basement for a conversation about magic realism, mysterious voices and emotional honesty. Your genial host Norm Wilner might have teared up a little.


Mar 22, 2016

Journalist and filmmaker Aaron Hillis -- who also runs Video Free Brooklyn, one of New York's last surviving video stores -- sits down to discuss the singular genius of Elaine May's underrated 1987 comedy Ishtar, starring Warren Beatty and Dustin Hoffman as hack singer-songwriters who become embroiled in an elaborate...


Mar 15, 2016

SEMcast is a year old! Holy crap, right? And to help us celebrate the occasion, filmmaker Jeremy LaLonde -- whose new comedy How to Plan an Orgy in a Small Town opens the Canadian Film Festival in Toronto March 30th -- comes to the basement with a stone classic: Woody Allen's Annie Hall, the 1977 comedy that captured a...


Mar 8, 2016

With his new Chet Baker biopic Born to Be Blue opening in Toronto this Friday and rolling out in the US later this month, writer-director Robert Budreau picks a hell of a bruiser: Raging Bull, Martin Scorsese and Robert De Niro's 1980 study of self-destructive boxer Jake La Motta. Your genial host Norm Wilner keeps...


Mar 1, 2016

With his short film This Is Not What You Had Planned just added to the National Screen Institute's Online Short Film Festival, writer-director Christopher Warre Smets tackles Steven Soderbergh's Out of Sight -- the movie that saved George Clooney's career, made people take Jennifer Lopez seriously and set a bar for...