Tag Archives: Podcast

December 12

Changing Reels Ep. 33 – Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner

We are keeping things loose this episode as we are still recovering from the holidays and dealing with family related issues. So while there is no short film discussion this week, special guest Seth Gorden, the talent to artist who does all of our artwork, joins us to discuss Zacharias Kunuk’s stirring epic Atanarjuat: The […]

November 27

Interview with directors Aram Collier and Moze Mossanen on Frameline

In all the festival coverage, and attending to family related matters, I forgot to share two interviews we did on Frameline recently. Host Barbara Goslawski and I concluded our coverage of both the Reel Asian Film Festival and the Regent Film Festival by speaking with two directors whose films played the festivals respectively. First, we […]

November 20

Changing Reels Ep. 32 – Hush

We are joined once again by film critic Kristen Lopez to discuss the representation of disability in cinema. This time we dive into the horror genre with Mike Flanagan’s 2016 thriller Hush. The film focuses on a writer who is deaf whose solitary life in the woods is disrupted by a masked killer. We also […]

November 14

Reel Asian Interview with Alice Kim on Frameline

On the most recent episode of Frameline, Barbara Goslawski and I continue our Reel Asian Film Festival coverage by speaking with director Alice Kim about her short film Don’t Cry. We also reviewed Evan Wu’s The Boss and Chien-Hung LIEN’s 100th Birthday Wish, we also discussed some of the events and special programs that are […]

November 06

Changing Reels Ep. 31 – Saved!

Film critic Kristen Lopez returns to Changing Reels for the first of two shows looking at the representation of disabilities in cinema. This episode we revisit Brian Dannelly’s 2004 satire Saved! The film follows Mary, a student at American Eagle Christian High School, whose life takes a drastic turn when she becomes pregnant after losing […]

October 25

Talking Planet in Focus on Frameline

On last Thursday’s episode of Frameline, Barbara Goslawski, Matthew Price and myself discussed some of the films that played the Planet in Focus Environmental Film Festival. If you missed it when it aired live, you can now find the recording below. The films we reviewed included: Unfractured, Poached, Food Coop, Wasted! The story of Food […]

October 23

Changing Reels Ep. 30 – Train to Busan

A neglectful father attempts to reconnect with his young daughter by accompanying her on a train ride to see his ex-wife. What starts off as a simple journey soon turns into a harrowing fight for survival as a zombie virus rapidly spreads across South Korea. This week film critic and Blood in the Snow Film […]

October 18

Talking imagineNATIVE on Frameline

As the imagineNATIVE film festival kicks off this week, the most recent episode of Frameline delved into some of the films playing the festival. In the episode Barbara Goslawski, Matthew Price and I discuss: Waru, Nuuca, Creatura Dada, Our People Will Be Healed, Thirza Cutland is an Indian Within the Meaning of the Indian Act, […]

October 08

Changing Reels Ep. 29 – Under the Shadow

Living in post-revolutionary Tehran in the 1980s has not been easy for Shideh. With her dreams of becoming a doctor fading away due to her political activism during the war, she spends most of her time taking care of her daughter Dorsa while her husband pursues his medical career on the front lines. As the […]

September 25

Changing Reels Ep. 28 – Creed

Ryan Coogler’s Creed, much like its protagonist Adonis Johnson Creed, strives to carve out its own path while dealing with the weight of his legacy. The seventh film in the Rocky franchise, not only pays homage to the films in the series that came before it, but forges its own identity while carrying the torch […]

September 21

TIFF interview with The Crescent’s Seth A. Smith and Danika Vandersteen on Frameline

In part three of Frameline’s coverage of the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), Barbara Goslawski and I spoke to director Seth A. Smith and actress Danika Vandersteen about their film, The Crescent, which screened in the Midnight Madness programme. We also discuss a few other films that screened at the festival this year including: The […]

August 27

Changing Reels Ep. 26 – The Wedding Banquet

To placate his meddling Taiwanese parents, Wai-Tung agrees to a marriage of convenience with a struggling artist Wei Wei. What he failed to mentioned to his parents is that he is already in a loving relationship with Simon. Things spiral out of control for Wai-Tung when his parents decide to make a surprise visit to […]

August 15

Talking One False Move on Forgotten Filmcast

I had the pleasure of joining Todd Liebenow, the brains behind Forgotten Films, on his show Forgotten Filmcast to discuss Carl Franklin’s gem One False Move. Starring Bill Paxton and Billy Bob Thornton (who also co-wrote the script), the film is a captivating drama about a small-town police chief who attempts to stop a group […]

July 30

Changing Reels Ep. 24 – C.R.A.Z.Y.

A young man tries to come to terms with his sexuality in a household where his father refuses to truly see him for who he is. Sound like a standard coming-of-age tale? Think again. In the hands of director Jean-Marc Vallée, C.R.A.Z.Y. is a vibrant exploration of youth, sexuality, family and music. Basking in the […]

July 15

Changing Reels Ep. 23 – The Visitor

The complexities of American life are on our minds today as we dive into the somber side of patriotism. Exploring the post-9/11 world of Tom McCarthy’s wonderful film The Visitor, we discuss everything ranging from the immigrant experience to the possibility of finding love in the most unexpected places. We also reflect on the Bush […]

July 06

Talking Baby Driver on the LAMBcast

As the summer movie season is in full swing, I stopped by the LAMBcast podcast to discuss Edgar Wright’s latest hit Baby Driver. While I was not over the moon with the film like some other critics have been, that does not mean there is not plenty to enjoy and discuss. Give the show a […]

June 16

Changing Reels Ep. 21 – Wonder Woman

Breaking records at the box office, and sparking tons of thought-provoking articles in the process, Wonder Woman has become the must-see movie of the summer. In this special episode we are joined by freelance film critic Kristen Lopez to discuss the representation of women in the film, the role of minorities, how the acceptance of […]

June 04

Changing Reels Ep. 20 – Magic Mike XXL

What do male strippers and diversity in cinema have in common? It turns out a whole lot. This week we kick off the summer by taking a joyous road trip with the boys from Magic Mike XXL. In diving into Gregory Jacobs’ film, we touch on topics such as female empowerment, racial and gender depictions, […]

May 07

Changing Reels Ep. 18 – Pariah

How does a teenager come to terms with her sexual identity in an environment that refuses to acknowledge who she really is? This is the predicament that 17-year-old Alike finds herself in as she tries to navigate an overbearing mother, a father in denial and her own quest to find a relationship. We celebrate LGBT […]

April 21

Changing Reels Ep. 17 – The Wailing

What happens when a cop, a shady shaman, a Japanese stranger and a mysterious woman collide? Well, let’s just say things don’t go well for the village caught in the middle. In this episode of Changing Reels we attempt to decipher the various themes permeating Na Hong-jin’s gloriously disturbing horror film The Wailing. Before jumping […]