Josh Spiegel swaps in for Ricky D, joining Simon Howell and Julian Carrington to discuss two late-year fest darlings – which, of course, also makes them Oscar hopefuls. First up is David O. Russell’s bipolar rom-com Silver Linings Playbook, with Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, and Robert de Niro; next is the John Hawkes vehicle / bio-pic/ would-be tearjerker, The Sessions. Up for discussion: the MPAA and penises, the TIFF Audience Award track record, and whether it’s better to over-direct or not to direct at all.
Pere Ubu – “The Modern Dance”
Smog – “Dress Sexy At My Funeral”