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For ArtScopeTO, I interviewed Toronto-based abstract painter Donna Wise on her unique techniques, and working during the 2020-2021 pandemic. Further info and stills are available via the Editor's Blog at KQEK.com. If you enjoyed this podcast, connect with us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter. Visit artbydonnawise.com and donnawisefine art on Ins…
 
Film historian, home video producer, and restorationist Jason Pichonsky discusses the premiere Blu-ray and DVD release of Julian Roffman's restored suspense-drama THE BLOODY BROOD (1959), from KINO Lorber. This podcast follows in the footsteps of my prior Q&A with Peter Roffman and his book DEAR GUELDA: THE DEATH AND LIFE OF PIONEERING CANADIAN FIL…
 
Composer Austin Wintory discusses scoring the new interactive full motion video game ERICA from Flavourworks, and published by Sony, and his compilation album REMNANTS. Music from both albums are available via Bandcamp. A prior interview from 2010 regarding Paul Solet's psychological shocker GRACE (2009) is also available. Visit KQEK.com for additi…
 
For the latest edition of ArtScopeTO, I interview photographer Pengkuei (Ben) Huang, whose current eco-series SOLEMN PINES FADING THINGS is exhibited at Toronto's Urban Gallery (400 Queen Street East) from May 2-31st, as part of the 2019 Scotiabank Contact Photography Festival. Huang discusses the genesis of his series, which examines the location …
 
Composer John Murphy (28 DAYS LATER, MIAMI VICE) discusses scoring the BBC's lavish new 6-part mini-series LES MISERABLES (2018), based on Victor Hugo's epic novel; his main themes & use of the viola; and taking a break from scoring in 2015 after the album ANONYMOUS. Prior interviews with the composer from 2010 (regarding ARMORED) and 2015 (regardi…
 
In the latest ArtScopeTO podcast, I interview photographer Lori Ryerson, whose current series OFF THE BEATEN PATH is showcased from April 6-27, 2018, at Toronto's Urban Gallery, 400 Queen Street East. Topics include abandoned landscapes, vintage cars, capturing small details in unlikely places, and transitioning from a corporate career to working a…
 
Composer-Arranger-Orchestrator James T. Sale discusses his score for SAINT JUDY (2018), the bio-drama on attorney Judy Wood and her successful efforts to improve the laws for immigrants seeking asylum. Also touched upon are temp tracks, Jerry Goldsmith, and Mark Mothersbaugh, with whom Sale worked for several years as an orchestrator and composer. …
 
Filmmaker Zach Weddington discusses the making of Viva Amiga (2017), his affectionate chronicle of the beloved home computer that evolved from a game machine to a pioneering multimedia system for musicians, filmmakers, gamers, and artists. Available digitally from Vimeo, we also discuss the extensive bonus interviews (many free) and the Amiga's imp…
 
Following the April 18, 2018, screening of I've Heard the Mermaids Singing (1987) at Toronto's Revue Cinema for National Canadian Film Day, writer-director Patricia Rozema discussed her feature film debut with cléo journal’s Kiva Reardon. Topics include the casting of Sheila McCarthy, developing the story, filming in Toronto, a short bit on Harvey …
 
In this month's ArtScopeTO podcast, I interview photographer Andre Vittorio, whose current series Abstractions on Metal is showcased from April 5-28, 2018, at Toronto's Urban Gallery. Topics include the aesthetics of shooting architectural subjects, especially Brutalist forms in Toronto. Further info and stills from the exhibition are available via…
 
Jazz composer & improviser Marilyn Lerner discusses performing her score live for Frank Borzage's silent classic Street Angel (1928) at Toronto's Revue Cinema in November of 2017. Also discussed are Lerner's prior scores, including Carl Theodor Dreyer's The Passion of Joan of Arc (1928), and the nuances of improvising music live for cinema audience…
 
2018's first podcast features a conversation with Peter Roffman, who edited and authored Dear Guelda: The Death and Life of Pioneering Canadian Filmmaker Julian Roffman, newly published as an ebook and available from Amazon. The nearly hour-long program has son Peter reflecting on the incredible career of Julian Roffman, best known for producing & …
 
In this month's ArtScopeTO podcast, I interview Toronto-based abstract painter Donna Wise, whose current series Flights of Fancy is showcased from December 2-30, 2017, at Toronto's Urban Gallery. Further info and stills from the exhibition are available via the Editor's Blog at KQEK.com. If you enjoyed this podcast, connect with us on Facebook and …
 
In this month's ArtScopeTO podcast, I interview renowned painter Mary Lynne Atkinson, whose current series Land on Fire is showcased from November 2-25, 2017, at Toronto's Urban Gallery. Further info and stills from the exhibition are available via the Editor's Blog at KQEK.com. If you enjoyed this podcast, connect with us on Facebook and follow us…
 
Recorded live at Toronto's Royal Cinema, this week's podcast features an edited version of the Q&A with Italian prog-rock and horror masters Goblin, including Maurizio Guarini, Fabio Pignatelli,Massimo Morante, Agostino Marangolo, and Aiden Zammit, and Rue Morgue Magazine's Aaron von Lupton as moderator. The Q&A was conducted after the Toronto Prem…
 
In the latest ArtScopeTO podcast, I interview abstract painter Chris Marin, whose current series Passages is showcased from October 5-28, 2017, at Toronto's Urban Gallery. Further info and stills from the exhibition are available via the Editor's Blog at KQEK.com. If you enjoyed this podcast, connect with us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter. Sp…
 
In this week's composer interview, Joe Kraemer discusses his latest work, the Amazon production Comrade Detective, a satire of a fake Soviet era detective series; and King Cohen: The Wild World of Filmmaker Larry Cohen. Also discussed are DVD audio commentaries and vinyl, and a lengthy editorial on classic Canadian detective shows set in Any City, …
 
In my occasional non-film podcast, ArtScopeTO, I chat with Hamilton-Toronto painter & photographer Hanna Kostanski, whose paintings of urban Toronto locations spanning the 1910s through the 1970s are showcased until August 26, 2017 in the exhibit 20th Century Toronto: Intersections & Interactions at The Urban Gallery. Further info and stills from t…
 
Laura and Alex discuss one of their favorite movies, including: Hulk Hogan's acting chops, Christopher Lloyd's repressed heroic awakening, the dangers of night-miming, and letting the president die. Subscribe to The Plex Files on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-plex-files/id1198015277?mt=2 Follow us on Twitter! https://twitter.com/t…
 
Laura and Alex have a close encounter with an underwhelming sequel 20 years in the making, sans Fresh Prince, and they are gonna kick some serious alien ass. Subscribe to The Plex Files on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-plex-files/id1198015277?mt=2 Follow us on Twitter! https://twitter.com/theplexfiles https://twitter.com/alexdelia…
 
Laura and Alex roll out while they talk about speaking in tongues, the complexities of filmmaking, and high art. Subscribe to The Plex Files on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-plex-files/id1198015277?mt=2 Follow us on Twitter! https://twitter.com/theplexfiles https://twitter.com/alexdelia https://twitter.com/lauramegaplex Check out …
 
Laura and Alex fire up the sirens and discuss spooky creatures, the hardening of Marcia Gay, and color vs. black & white in what is probably the best Stephen King adaptation of the last 20 years. Subscribe to The Plex Files on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-plex-files/id1198015277?mt=2 Follow us on Twitter! https://twitter.com/thep…
 
Laura and Alex have caught the Twin Peaks fever and dive shallow into David Lynch's polarizing prequel to the TV show. Where's Coop? Hey, whatever happened to Chris Isaac and Kiefer Sutherland? Was Mike that cop that got nosed earlier? So many questions... Subscribe to The Plex Files on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-plex-files/id1…
 
Laura and Alex set sail on the Dauntless to talk about Disney's modern classic, Johnny Depp getting paid to entertain park-goers, and Keira Knightly's chin acting abilities. Subscribe to The Plex Files on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-plex-files/id1198015277?mt=2 Check out our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/plexfilespodca…
 
Laura and Alex talk about Bob Hoskins's hairy back, the symbolism of patty cake, and the difference between an Australian accent and a JFK impersonation. Subscribe to The Plex Files on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-plex-files/id1198015277?mt=2 Check out our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/plexfilespodcast/ Follow us on Twi…
 
Laura and Alex hold onto their potatoes and discuss sacrificing folks in the name of Kali, Kate Capshaw's nostrils, and the voodooing of Harrison Ford. Subscribe to The Plex Files on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-plex-files/id1198015277?mt=2 Check out our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/plexfilespodcast/ Follow us on Twitt…
 
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