Tuesday, 19 June 2018

Matthew Taylor Blais and Manny Mahal Interview Pt.2 - FiC Ep.63

Hear part two of Alexander's interview with Matthew Taylor Blais and Manny Mahal. Matthew kicks things off with details on Sital Cinema, their new distribution platform. Their talk transitions toward Manny's shorts For My Mother and The Lift, then suddenly veers into uncharted territory as Manny professes his unconditional love for the very buff, very Austrian (and by implication, non-Canadian) Arnold Schwarzenegger.


Download this episode here. (38 MB)

Watch Manny's short film For My Mother and Manny's short film The Lift, both on YouTube. Follow Matthew on Twitter as @matttblais and demand to see Forest Movie.

Monday, 4 June 2018

Matthew Blais and Manny Mahal Interview - FiC Ep.62

In the first of a two part interview, Matthew Taylor Blais and Manny Mahal join Alexander to discuss their film Forest Movie, which premiered at VIFF in 2017 as part of the Future//Present program. They also prognosticate on the future of film consumption, and how the theatre and home viewing environments provide fundamentally different experiences for the viewer.


Download this episode here. (44 MB)

Follow Matt on Twitter as @matttblais and demand to see Forest Movie. Look for Manny's films through Sital Cinema on YouTube.

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.


Download this episode here. (50 MB)

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.


Download this episode here. (43 MB)

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.


Download this episode here. (20 MB)

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.