Monday, 13 May 2019

Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner - Filmed in Canada Ep.79

Is Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner the best Canadian movie of all time? William, Chris and Alexander chat about this legendary Inuit tale and the relevance of TIFF's top ten list. Is this the best podcast about Canadian films ever? Not likely. Their talk references Maliglutit, Edge of the Knife, The Celebration, Just Friends and Aga before arriving at Black Panther.


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Find more information about Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner at IMDb.

Thursday, 28 March 2019

Zero Patience - Filmed in Canada Ep.78

Alexander and William discuss Zero Patience, John Greyson's movie musical about AIDS. Their conversation finds points of comparison with Once, Philadelphia and Stop Making Sense.


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Find more information about this film and related ones on their respective IMDb pages: Zero Patience, Philadelphia and And the Band Played On.

Friday, 22 February 2019

Les amours imaginaires - Filmed in Canada Ep.77

On our belated Valentine's Day podcast we fall for Les amours imaginaires. Xavier Dolan's second film, aka Heartbeats, casts a romantic spell that makes our hosts swoon. Comparisons with Francois Truffaut, Jean-Luc Godard, Wong Kar-wai and Quentin Tarantino are just the beginning. A fun version of the song "Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)" can be seen in this clip from the short film A Summer Dress.


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Find more information about this film and related ones on the respective IMDb pages for Heartbeats, Jules and Jim, In the Mood for Love and Blue is the Warmest Colour.

Wednesday, 23 January 2019

The Sweet Hereafter - Filmed in Canada Ep.76

It's a cold day in Canada when our podcasters revisit The Sweet Hereafter. Based on the book by Russell Banks about the aftermath of a school bus crash, the movie ranks high on TIFF's Canada's Top Ten list. Atom Egoyan's cold and uncompromising film ignites a heated discussion.


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Find more information about the films we discussed on their respective IMDb pages: The Sweet Hereafter and Fargo. Previously, we discussed Exotica on our podcast and it was a sexy episode.

Wednesday, 9 January 2019

My American Cousin - Filmed in Canada Ep.75

Chris and William rediscover My American Cousin, a gem of BC cinema. The touching story of an Okanagan summer melted their winter blues. Writer-director Sandy Wilson's film draws comparisons to Call Me By Your Name and Stand By Me.


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Find more information about this film and related ones on their respective IMDb pages: My American Cousin, They Shoot Horses, Don't They? and American Boyfriends.