Tarsem Singh: On Dear Jassi and the real-life tragedy that inspired the film
Q with Tom Power
by CBC
20h ago
The director Tarsem Singh first made a name for himself in the ‘90s making iconic music videos for bands like R.E.M. and Dream Warriors. In 2000, he captured moviegoers' imaginations with the sci-fi thriller, “The Cell,” starring Jennifer Lopez. His latest movie, “Dear Jassi,” is based on the real-life story of Jassi Sidhu, a young Sikh woman from Vancouver who was kidnapped and murdered while visiting the man she secretly married against the wishes of her family. Tarsem sits down with Tom to talk about this tragic love story, and why it was also pretty personal to him ..read more
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George Miller: Furiosa, what Mad Max is really about, and his early career as an ER doctor
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by CBC
4d ago
The Australian director George Miller made his name with the post-apocalyptic “Mad Max” film trilogy that he launched 45 years ago. In 2015, he revived the franchise with a fourth film, “Fury Road,” which won six Oscars and introduced the character of Furiosa. Now, George has created a new film in the franchise that focuses on Furiosa’s origin story. He sits down with Tom to discuss “Furiosa” and his evolution as a filmmaker through the entire “Mad Max” franchise.  ..read more
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Jane Schoenbrun: I Saw the TV Glow, the trans experience, and their ‘90s TV obsessions
Q with Tom Power
by CBC
4d ago
The director Jane Schoenbrun first became known for their 2021 movie “We're All Going to the World's Fair,” which tapped into a teenaged fascination with the culture of viral memes. Now, Jane has made a new film called “I Saw the TV Glow,” which follows two suburban teens who get emotionally enmeshed in a fictional ‘90s TV show called The Pink Opaque. The result is a moody investigation of identity, growing up and making decisions about who you want to be. Jane talks to Tom about how this film relates to transness, why ‘90s TV has a special place in the film, and their own experience getting i ..read more
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Ethan and Maya Hawke: On Wildcat and their love of Flannery O'Connor
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by CBC
5d ago
The father-daughter duo Ethan and Maya Hawke have teamed up for the new film called “Wildcat,” which follows the life of Flannery O'Connor while she was struggling to publish her first novel. Ethan and Maya join Tom to talk about their collaboration and why O’Connor’s work connected with them so deeply ..read more
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Zainab Johnson: How some big plot twists in her life led to a career in comedy
Q with Tom Power
by CBC
5d ago
The comedian Zainab Johnson had dreams of being a professional basketball player until she got hit by a truck and started reevaluating her life. Now, more than a decade deep into her career as a comedian and an actor, Zainab has released one of the most talked about specials of the year, “Hijabs Off.” She talks to Tom about pulling through personal chaos, from growing up with 12 siblings to switching careers ..read more
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Harlan Coben: After 80 million copies sold, the best selling author still suffers from self doubt
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by CBC
6d ago
Harlan Coben is one of the most successful writers out there today. He has written over thirty suspense novels that have sold over 80 million copies worldwide. In recent years, Harlan’s books have been turned into series for streaming giants, including "Shelter," "The Stranger," “The Innocent,” “Gone for Good,” and the number one global Netflix hit “Fool Me Once.” Despite all this success, Harlan still suffers from imposter syndrome. Tom talked to Harlan Coben about his process, the tragic loss of his parents at a young age, and some of the secrets to his success ..read more
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Quick Q: Canadian saxophonist and composer Christine Jensen on her new song Fantasy on Blue
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by CBC
6d ago
The Canadian jazz musician Christine Jensen is back with her third album “Harbour.” She tells Tom about a track called “Fantasy on Blue," a piece inspired by Miles Davis famous jazz album “Kind of Blue ..read more
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Joyner Lucas: On his new album Not Now I'm Busy
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by CBC
1w ago
Joyner Lucas is a rapper who has millions of streams and two Grammy nominations. He tackles big subjects in his music, from self-harm and addiction to police brutality. Joyner joins Tom in studio to talk about his new album, “Not Now I'm Busy,” and the sacrifices he's made to find success ..read more
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Alana Yorke: Her near-death experience and new album
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by CBC
1w ago
After a near-death scuba diving accident that left her with PTSD, the Nova Scotia singer-songwriter Alana Yorke released the biggest album of her career, “Dream Magic.” But that’s not the end of the story. One morning in 2022, Alana woke up to find that she couldn’t move the left side of her body due to a stroke. Following a long recovery, she started recording her latest album, “Destroyer,” which is out now. Alana sits down with Tom to talk about the record and share her experience ..read more
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Laurie Anderson: AI and art, O Superman, and her prolific career
Q with Tom Power
by CBC
1w ago
The artist, musician and filmmaker Laurie Anderson has been prolific for decades. With a career that’s been called uncategorizable, she’s worked in performance art, music, film, sculpture and painting. You might recognize her voice best in its computerized form from the 1981 song “O Superman.” Now, Laurie is being awarded an honourary degree by the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design in Halifax. She joins Tom Power for a conversation about her long career, what she sees in the next generation of artists, and her surprising thoughts on AI ..read more
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