Monday, 13 August 2018

eXistenZ - Filmed in Canada Ep.66

Alexander and William feel the urge to podcast about David Cronenberg's film eXistenZ. The 1999 film about virtual realities proved prophetic about our relationship with gaming tech. Dwarfed by a certain Hollywood blockbuster in its day, the podcasters compare the film to another box office behemoth.


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Find out more about the movies we mentioned on the IMDb pages for eXistenZ, The Matrix and Inception.

Tuesday, 31 July 2018

Marion Bridge - Filmed in Canada Ep.65

William and Chris welcome listeners through the back door to hear their thoughts on Marion Bridge. The movie is based on the play by Daniel MacIvor. Family secrets are not explicitly revealed but they compare this tale of sisters to the movie Sisters (1972) and the movie Sisters (2015).


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Find out more about the movies we mentioned on the IMDb pages for Marion Bridge, Short Term 12 and Lady Bird.

Monday, 9 July 2018

Indian Horse - Filmed in Canada Ep.64

Based on the novel by Richard Wagamese, Indian Horse is about an Indigenous boy whose hockey skills give him a chance to survive the Indian residential school system. Alexander and William gingerly talk about a shameful chapter of Canada's history while discussing a new movie in this episode. Speaking of shameful history, 1971's Face-Off pops up in conversation again.


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Find out more about the movies we mentioned on these IMDb pages: Indian Horse and The Invitation. We talked about Face-Off on an older episode.

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.


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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.


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