Our Thanksgiving team of William S. Burroughs and Norman O. Mustill has been a happy pairing. It still is. But the Straight Up staff of thousands added a sweetener, something like cranberry sauce, to last year’s celebration. Here ‘tiz again: Words by Heathcote Williams, narration and montage by Alan Cox. And from Straight Up’s Thanksgiving […]
John and Craig talk romantic comedies with screenwriter Tess Morris, whose film Man Up is unapologetically part of the genre.
John and Craig take an in-depth look at two scenes in Damien Chazelle’s WHIPLASH to see how conflicts were structured -- and what changed from script to shooting.
Your task this week: Name That Orpheus!
John and Craig look at some of the least helpful notes screenwriters receive, and strategies for dealing with them.
Craig and John return to the Austin Film Festival for a supersize live show with guests Nicole Perlman and Steve Zissis.
Artist, poet, musician, and all-around gem Marisol Limon Martinez talks about her book-length poem, Via Dissimulata (Octopus Books 2015), for the Weekly Reader on KMSU Radio (that’s the local radio station for Minnesota State University at Mankato, if you weren’t aware). Martinez is also the author of First Space, Then Structures (Nothing Moments Publishing), and […]
Kanye West, “Through the Wire”, from The College Dropout (2003). There’s no accounting for the habits of the collector. Some spend their lives focused on a single niche, others hop around specialties and formats, playing hopscotch with the cultural artifacts that define their obsessions and fill their apartments. As a lifelong collector of recorded music I... More
“Trove Thursday” presents Don Procopio, an early two-act confection in Italian featuring an all-star French (and Belgian) cast.
Craig and John get to the bottom of William Goldman’s famous quotation about Hollywood, which is so often misapplied. Then it’s a discussion of zombie cars, wind-tunnels, blockbusters, and the paradox of choice.
John and Craig discuss the trend of hiring multiple writers to work concurrently on tentpole features. Can movies be written like television, and should they?
download This week we present literally exactly what happened when Duncan did this: EXPO VIDEO | Alfredo Cramerotti In Conversation Featuring Alfredo Cramerotti, Director | MOSTYN and 2015 EXPO VIDEO Curator Malerie Marder, Artist and Cauleen Smith, Artist. Moderated by Duncan MacKenzie, Bad at Sports Internationally acclaimed curator in film, video and new media Alfredo […]
Aline Brosh McKenna joins us to talk through the launch of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, and what she’s learned since she introduced us to the show nearly a year ago. Brian Lowry of Variety raves that it is “one of the fall’s most promising hours.” We’re not surprised at all.
This week on our culture podcast: Chilly Gonzales's dissertations on pop, and we talk Carly Rae Jepsen's new album Plus: our songs of the summer The post The Thrill: A pop music spectacular appeared first on Macleans.ca.
It's been a wonderful ride, but our culture podcast is going on indefinite hiatus. Here's why The post The Thrill: Goodbye from Maclean’s culture podcast appeared first on Macleans.ca.
On this episode of our pop-culture podcast, we talk to Just for Laughs Montreal organizers about Dave Chappelle, break down the Polaris shortlist, and more The post The Thrill: Dave Chappelle, Polaris Prize, and Minions appeared first on Macleans.ca.
Award juror Michael Barclay joins our pop-culture podcast The Thrill to analyze the Polaris Prize shortlist The post Who might win the 2015 Polaris Prize? appeared first on Macleans.ca.
This week on our culture podcast: Is there too much TV? What's 'Netflix and chill?' Plus: Our favourite back-to-school shows and movies The post The Thrill: Peak TV, back to school, and ‘Netflix and chill’ appeared first on Macleans...
Our pop-culture podcast on the politics of the Daily Show's host, the newly renewed Degrassi, and the Drake vs. Meek Mill ghostwriting beef The post The Thrill: Jon Stewart, Degrassi, ghostwriting in rap appeared first on Macleans.c...
This week on our culture podcast, we talk the NWA biopic, the way we laugh online, and more The post The Thrill: Straight Outta Compton, celeb feminism, and e-laughs appeared first on Macleans.ca.