About This Show
Film buffs Kiva Reardon and Fariha Róisín host TIFF’s brand-new biweekly podcast, a showing of keen cultural commentary that explores how movies influence our world. Loud, unapologetic and rooted in pop culture, it borrows its format from boxing: round one flits through movie news and round two—ding ding!—dissects important aspects of the film industry with special guests.
Most Recent Episode
Ep. 16: Recovery Films and Johnny Ma
In Round 1, Kiva and Fariha are living their best #postTIFF16 life (0.47) meaning Kiva is getting sick. They start off discussing best recovery films (1.08) and Fariha gives a shoutout to her girl, Jane Austen (1.27) while Kiva gets into her inner bro with the Oceans franchise (3.21), and both decide on their likeness to Brad (Fariha) and Andy Garcia (Kiva), respectively (4.40). Obviously the conversation quickly turns to #dadbods (6.40).
In Round 2, Fariha interviews Johnny Ma, director of OLD STONE and winner of Best Canadian Feature at TIFF (9.30). They discuss how people are desensitized to pain (12.00) disregarding others' humanity (12.27). Johnny talks about his film inspirations and filmmakers he loves — Werner Herzog (13.13) and Abbas Kiarostami (13.46) and the beauty of telling fables in the modern age. Johnny finishes off talking about intersectional identity, being both Chinese and Canadian, and the importance of shifting what a Canadian film looks like (15.45).