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Someone Else's Movie

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.
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Jul 5, 2016

Writer and comedian Ian MacIntyre (Degrassi: Next ClassInspector Gadget, George of the Jungle) has been a fan of Ghostbusters almost all of his life, so what better time to bring him into the basement for an appreciation of Ivan Reitman's 1984 comedy? Incidentally, you'll be happy to hear your genial host Norm Wilner has mostly recovered from his cold.

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.

Dec 15, 2015

Our first Christmas episode brings Kristian Bruun -- who co-stars in the Murdoch Mysteries holiday special airing on CBC December 21st -- back into the basement to discuss his favorite holiday movies and explore his own relationship with the season. Your genial host Norm Wilner supplies the fruitcake.

Dec 8, 2015

Actor, producer, voice of Billy in Black Christmas -- Nick Mancuso has done it all, and now he brings one of his greatest artistic inspirations, Federico Fellini's , into the basement for an aria on cinema, Italy and the craft of acting. Your genial host Norm Wilner is the audience.

Nov 17, 2015

Producer and director Michael McNamara -- whose new film The Trick with the Gun has its theatrical premiere in Toronto this Thursday (November 19) before going live on Vimeo on Demand this Friday (November 20) -- brings D.A. Pennebaker's Dont Look Back into the basement because it's the movie that changed his life. Your genial host Norm Wilner spends the entire episode trying not to put the apostrophe back into the title.

Oct 6, 2015

With the Canadian premiere of his new movie Queen of Earth coming up in Toronto on October 13th, writer-director Alex Ross Perry takes a nice long look at Sofia Coppola's 2010 drama Somewhere and finds great comfort in its story of a super-famous father bonding with his tween daughter. Your genial host Norm Wilner thought he was the only one.

Aug 25, 2015

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.)

Aug 4, 2015

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.

Jul 28, 2015

In this week's episode, screenwriter, filmmaker and Feminist Live Read pioneer Chandler Levack brings Deborah Kaplan and Harry Elfont's 1998 teen-party classic Can't Hardly Wait into the basement, discussing its remarkable cast, its clever investigation of adolescent identity and its appeal to millennials, among other things. Your genial host Norm Wilner does his best not to bring up the fact that he's old enough to be, like, Chandler's dad.

 

Jul 21, 2015

As he returns to Hannibal for the back half of what may be its final season, actor-comedian Scott Thompson -- a podcaster himself with the Scott Free Podcast -- takes a moment to celebrate the magic that is Marilyn Monroe and Jane Russell in Howard Hawks' 1953 musical Gentlemen Prefer Blondes. Your genial host Norm Wilner would like to remind you that this episode really earns its language advisory.

Jun 30, 2015

You may have noticed that this week's guest has the same last name as your genial host Norm Wilner. This is because Toronto Blue Jays broadcaster Mike Wilner is, in fact, Norm's younger brother. But he totally qualifies to be on the show, because he has a film credit, and he's more than qualified to discuss Ron Shelton's 1988 romantic comedy Bull Durham. Which is, yes, a baseball movie. Trust us, it'll all come together.

Jun 23, 2015

Actor, playwright and official British person Marilla Wex is exactly the right person to tackle Matthew Vaughn's ultraviolent Bond riif Kingsman: The Secret Service. And really, who better to sing the praises of Sweary Colin Firth, Evil Samuel L. Jackson and Steadfast Mark Strong? Your genial host Norm Wilner is only too happy to give her a platform.

Jun 2, 2015

As their excellent horror romance Spring arrives on disc and VOD, Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead arrive in the basement to talk about Cameron Crowe's Oscar-winning 2000 cinematic memoir Almost Famous. Your genial host Norm Wilner does his best not to seem uncool.

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