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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.

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Special Thanks to Hanna Kostanski for her time, Urban Gallery's manager Calvin Hambrook and curator Allen Shugar and Glenda Fordham at Fordham P.R. for facilitating the interview.

Visit Hanna Kostanski's website for more info.


This week’s podcast features a compact Q&A with legendary Goblin member Maurizio Guarini, who joined the iconic Italian prog-rock band and film composing group in 1975, and co-composed & performed on many of Goblin’s greatest albums, including Roller, Suspiria, and Patrick.

Guarini, now based in Richmond Hill outside of Toronto, was recently commissioned by the Italian Institute of Culture to compose and perform a new score for L’inferno (1911), Italy's first feature film, and a surreal adaptation of Dante’s The Divine Comedy, the famous narrative poem completed in 1320.

Visit KQEK.com for more info, links, and a film review of L'Inferno.

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Visit KQEK.com for additional film reviewssoundtrack reviewsinterviews, and read the Editor's Blog by Mark R. Hasan for additional info and related links.

Special Thanks to Maurizio Guarini and his wife Cinzia, and David at Daniloff Productions for facilitating the interview.

Visit Maurizio Guarini's website for more info on the composer and his vast C.V.

 

Direct download: 2017-04-07---KQEK_Digital__Maurizio_Guarini__MP3_320_kbps.mp3
Category:Filmmusic -- posted at: 4:36am EDT

KQEK.com --- Interview with Julia Marchese, director of Out of Print (2017)

Julia Marchese discusses directing Out of Print (2014), a passionate documentary on the New Beverly Cinema, the feisty, independent rep cinema renowned for programming rare slices of film history; and the increasing difficulty for programmers to access and screen 35mm film prints in an age of digital projections and DCPs.

Visit KQEK.com for a film review of Out of Print, which was recently released on DVD from Level 33 Entertainment, and thematically related reviews of Cinemania (2002),  The Dying of the Light (2016), Going Attractions: The Definitive Story of the American Drive-In Movie (2013), and Side by Side (2012).

If you enjoyed this podcast, connect with us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Visit KQEK.com for additional film reviewssoundtrack reviewsinterviews, and read the Editor's Blog by Mark R. Hasan for additional info and related links.

Direct download: 2017-01-04---KQEK_Digital__Julia_Marchese__MP3_320_kbps.mp3
Category:Film -- posted at: 3:14am EDT

KQEK.com --- Interview with Craig Atkinson, director of Do Not Resist (2016)

Craig Atkinson discusses his directorial debut, Do Not Resist (2016), an unsettling documentary on the militarization of local police departments. Filmed just as the violence in Ferguson began to erupt, Atkinson details the overuse of S.W.A.T. for mundane search warrants, and the current government grants that enable departments to buy army surplus vehicles.

Visit KQEK.com for a film review of Do Not Resist, which recently screened at Toronto's Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema, and Detropia (2015), filmed and co-produced by Atkinson.

If you enjoyed this podcast, connect with us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Visit KQEK.com for additional film reviewssoundtrack reviewsinterviews, and read the Editor's Blog by Mark R. Hasan for additional info and related links.

Direct download: 2016-11-21---KQEK_Digital__Craig_Atkinson_MP3_320_kbps.mp3
Category:Film -- posted at: 1:33pm EDT

KQEK.com --- Interview with Jared Scott, director of The Age of Consequences (2016)

Jared Scott discusses his latest film, The Age of Consequences (2016), a provocative documentary on climate change, featuring many former military officials who add deeper credence to the correlation between extreme shifts in climate, mass population migration, and war.

Scott also touches upon the film's themes, and his storytelling technique which includes the use of chapters, moments of respite for audiences, and Malcolm Francis’ excellent score.

Visit KQEK.com for a film review of Age of Consequences, which recently screened at Toronto's Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema.

If you enjoyed this podcast, connect with us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Visit KQEK.com for additional film reviewssoundtrack reviewsinterviews, and read the Editor's Blog by Mark R. Hasan for additional info and related links.

Direct download: 2016-11-16---KQEK_Digital__Jared_Scott_MP3_320_kbps.mp3
Category:Film -- posted at: 5:49pm EDT

KQEK.com --- "BSV 1172" Update + Tom Roston & Norman Wilner at Bay Street Video, Pt. 1 (2016)

Begun in 2012 and completed in the spring of 2016, my experimental documentary BSV 1172: Your Friendly Neighbourhood Video Store premiered November 13th, 2016, at the San Diego Underground Film Festival, and in this two-part blog I offer thoughts on its genesis (filming the environs of a so-called obsolete form of home entertainment with dead tech), and also present Part One of an edited version of the conversation between I Lost It at the Video Store author Tom Roston and NOW magazine's Norman Wilner which took place at the location and subject of my film, Toronto's Bay Street Video.

Visit Big Head Amusements for additional info on and stills from BSV 1172, plus links to a Teaser Trailer.

Visit KQEK.com for links to an additional podcast interview with Tom Roston, a review of his book, and some reviews and related media tied to the current podcast.

If you enjoyed this podcast, connect with us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Visit KQEK.com for additional film reviewssoundtrack reviewsinterviews, and read the Editor's Blog by Mark R. Hasan for additional info and related links.


KQEK.com --- Interview with Victor Kanefsky, director of Art Bastard (2016)

Victor Kanefsky discusses the art of editing, structure, balance, and pacing in a conversation that spans both his latest directorial work, Art Bastard (2016), a lively documentary on painter Robert Cenedella, and his lengthy career as an editor in many genres, including horror (Ganja & Hess) and documentary (Style Wars).

Visit KQEK.com for a film review of Art Bastard, which recently screened at Toronto's Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema, plus some related review links.

If you enjoyed this podcast, connect with us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Visit KQEK.com for additional film reviewssoundtrack reviewsinterviews, and read the Editor's Blog by Mark R. Hasan for additional info and related links.

Direct download: 2016-10-22---KQEK_Digital__VictorKanefsky_ArtBastard_MP3_320_kbps.mp3
Category:Film -- posted at: 10:15am EDT

KQEK.com --- Interview with Cary Mansfield, Varese Sarabande's V.P. of A&R

In what’s hopefully the first in a series of vinyl related podcasts, I speak with Cary Mansfield, Varese Sarabande’s Vice President of A&R, about the label's recent trio of limited LP editions of catalogue titles – John Powell’s The Bourne Identity (2002), Don Davis’ The Matrix (1999), and Marco Beltrami’s Scream (1996) and Scream 2 (1997) – and the quirks and nuances of pressing an LP and the market itself, being more collector-oriented that when I began collecting soundtrack LPs in the late 1980s.

Visit KQEK.com for a review of Varese Sarabande’s Bourne Identity soundtrack LP, and some links on documentaries and vintage industrial shorts covering the history of vinyl records, the long-playing LP, and extreme vinyl collectors.

If you enjoyed this podcast, connect with us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Visit KQEK.com for additional film reviewssoundtrack reviewsinterviews, and read the Editor's Blog by Mark R. Hasan for additional info and related links.

Direct download: 2016-10-12---KQEK_Digital__Varese_Sarabande__MP3_320.mp3
Category:Filmmusic -- posted at: 11:25pm EDT

KQEK.com --- Interview with film composer Mike Higham, Part 1 (2016)

In a radical move for director Tim Burton, the score for his latest film was written by the collaborative team of Mike Higham and Matthew Margeson, both skilled in composing, orchestrating, and arranging for a diversity of projects (including several Hans Zimmer productions). 

I’ve divided the podcast on Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children into separate halves, starting with Matthew Margeson in Part 1, and Mike Higham in Part 2. Additionally, coming soon is a separate and more detailed Q&A with Higham on his other specialized skill, an ace music editor.

Visit KQEK.com for more info and a review of La-La Land Records’ Miss Peregrine soundtrack CD.

If you enjoyed this podcast, connect with us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Visit KQEK.com for additional film reviewssoundtrack reviewsinterviews, and read the Editor's Blog by Mark R. Hasan for additional info and related links.

Direct download: 2016-10-12---KQEK_Digital__Miss_Peregrine__Mike_Higham__MP3_320.mp3
Category:Filmmusic -- posted at: 7:23pm EDT

KQEK.com --- Interview with film composer Matthew Margeson (2016)

In a radical move for director Tim Burton, the score for his latest film was written by the collaborative team of Mike Higham and Matthew Margeson, both skilled in composing, orchestrating, and arranging for a diversity of projects (including several Hans Zimmer productions). 

I’ve divided the podcast on Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children into separate halves, starting with Matthew Margeson in Part 1, and Mike Higham in Part 2. Additionally, coming soon is a separate and more detailed Q&A with Higham on his other specialized skill, an ace music editor.

Visit KQEK.com for more info and a review of La-La Land Records’ Miss Peregrine soundtrack CD.

If you enjoyed this podcast, connect with us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Visit KQEK.com for additional film reviewssoundtrack reviewsinterviews, and read the Editor's Blog by Mark R. Hasan for additional info and related links.

Direct download: 2016-10-12---KQEK_Digital__Miss_Peregrine__Matthew_Margeson__MP3_320.mp3
Category:Filmmusic -- posted at: 7:16pm EDT