Monday, 21 May 2018

Face-Off - Filmed in Canada Ep.61

We defrost the classic Canadian hockey drama Face-Off for examination. Art Hindle plays the star rookie in the 1971 movie about the NHL lifestyle. Black Dog Video's Darren Gay joins William and Alexander to chat about unconvincing love stories, men's fur coats, old-school Maple Leafs and champagne showers.


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Find out more about the movies we mentioned on these IMDb pages: Face-Off, Youngblood, Hello Destroyer and One Sings, the Other Doesn't. We talked about Goon on an older episode. SCTV's parody of the movie is called Power Play.

Monday, 7 May 2018

Manufactured Landscapes - Filmed in Canada Ep.60

Alexander is joined again by Vancouver filmmaker Paige Smith to discuss Jennifer Baichwal’s 2006 documentary Manufactured Landscapes. While the focus of the discussion remains on Edward Burtynsky’s stunning large format photography, they also spend time relating the film to the Vancouver housing crisis and stigma around foreign buyers.


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IMDb links to the movies mentioned in this episode are here: Manufactured Landscapes, Machines and Last Train Home.

Wednesday, 2 May 2018

Mini Episode - Filmed in Canada Ep.59 1/2

William and Alexander apply their new rating system to two previously discussed movies on this mini episode. You can hear their original comments on Ginger Snaps and Take This Waltz on earlier episodes. Also, hear a teaser from a future episode with a special guest.


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IMDb links to the movies mentioned in this episode are here: Carrie, In the Mood for Love. We talked about Ginger Snaps and Take This Waltz on previous episodes of this podcast.

Monday, 16 April 2018

Paige Smith Interview - Filmed in Canada Ep.59

Alexander is joined by local filmmaker Paige Smith to discuss her experimental short Watching Us. Paige details her interest in exploring how the act of being watched may alter one’s behaviour, the pornography industry's effect on society’s understanding of female sexuality and the challenge to be true to oneself when others have a different idea of how we should behave.


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Follow Paige's tweets as @paigemarysmith. We also use the Twitter as @filmedincanaduh.

Monday, 2 April 2018

Léolo - Filmed in Canada Ep.58

William and Alexander examine controversial critics' fave Léolo. TIFF ranked the 1992 movie as the fifth all-time best Canadian film but these podcasters are unsure about its reputation. Their chat covers expectations of the coming-of-age story, potentially unethical demands on young actors and disturbing sexual awakenings.


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IMDb links to the movies mentioned in this episode are here: Léolo, Naked Lunch; and we talked about C.R.A.Z.Y. on a previous episode of this podcast. Mr. Fly compiled TIFF's all-time top Canadian films, expanded to a list of 100, on Letterboxd.