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.

Monday, 24 December 2018

A Christmas Story - Filmed in Canada Ep.74

'Twas the night before Christmas when we posted our obligatory holiday episode. Hear Chris and William discuss how A Christmas Story is an enduring classic. The Ovaltine is hot, the duck is roasted and their memories are fond. We triple dog dare you to subscribe to this podcast.


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Find more information about this film and related ones on their respective IMDb pages: A Christmas Story, Road Trip for Ralph and A Christmas Carol (1951).

Wednesday, 28 November 2018

Kids in the Hall: Brain Candy - Filmed in Canada Ep.73

William and Alexander refer you to a troupe of comedy specialists in this talk about Kids in the Hall: Brain Candy. Does the singular movie effort by the famed Canadian absurdists still tickle the funny bone? Take two podcasts and email us in the morning.


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Find more information about this film and related ones on their respective IMDb pages: Kids in the Hall: Brain Candy, Strange Brew and Airplane II: The Sequel. Previously, we discussed Strange Brew on our podcast and it was a beauty.