May 19, 2015
Hallo! This week, Kiva Reardon -- film critic and editor of the very worthy cléo journal -- finds the humor in the racism, sexism and general awfulness of Sacha Baron Cohen and Larry Charles' transgressive 2006 spectacle Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan. Your...
May 12, 2015
As her first feature Wet Bum starts rolling into theaters, writer-director Lindsay MacKay brings Lynne Ramsay's 1999 drama Ratcatcher into the basement. Your genial host Norm Wilner is considerate enough to bring up neither bums nor rats.
May 5, 2015
Welcome back! This week, screenwriter Elan Mastai (The F Word, aka What If -- oh, you know, the one where Daniel Radcliffe pines for Zoe Kazan) shines a light on Noah Baumbach's post-collegiate character piece Kicking and Screaming. Your genial host Norm Wilner writes down all of Elan's clever observations so he can say...
Apr 28, 2015
This week's guest, food writer and occasional video star Corey Mintz, brings John Hughes' 1987 road comedy Planes, Trains & Automobiles to the basement. Your genial host Norm Wilner is along for the ride.
Apr 21, 2015
Actress Stephanie Belding -- late of Remedy -- discusses Destin Daniel Cretton's terrific 2013 indie Short Term 12, starring Brie Larson and John Gallagher Jr. as social workers in a residential treatment facility for volatile teens. Your genial host Norm Wilner is there for her.