Saturday 20 August 2016

Filmed in Canada: NFB Animated Shorts

Filmmakers Devan Scott and Corbin Saleken join William and Alexander to chat about animated shorts from the National Film Board of Canada (NFB). We have a quartet of opinions weighing in on films by Cordell Barker, Claude Jutra, Norman McLaren, Evelyn Lambart and Chris Landreth. The films are available at to watch for free.

Download this episode here. (40 MB)

Look for Corbin Saleken's movie Patterson's Wager on the iTunes Store or at a film festival near you. Here are the IMDb links to the movies discussed in this episode: A Chairy Tale, The Cat Came Back, Begone Dull Care and Ryan.

Monday 15 August 2016

Review: Sugar Coated

Review by William Lee

It seems almost universally understood that sugar represents love. What are sweets if not foods  that we give and enjoy as a reward or as a symbol of affection? To argue that sugar is toxic would be contrary to our intentions when we give candy to a child for being brave at the doctor’s office, when we offer a box of chocolates as a romantic gift or when we indulge in a donut after posting a podcast episode. It may be a bitter pill to swallow but the documentary Sugar Coated comes as much needed medicine considering how, as reported by the World Health Organization, worldwide obesity has doubled and diabetes rates have more than tripled over the last 30 years.

Tuesday 2 August 2016

Filmed in Canada: Meatballs

Adam Abrams joins William Lee to discuss Ivan Reitman's breakout 1979 comedy Meatballs starring Bill Murray. Set up camp with your air mattress and your favourite media player and listen to their carefree chat about a classic summertime movie.

Then Adam dusts off his proton pack to talk briefly about the new Ghostbusters movie. He ain't afraid of no teachers' dirty looks.

Download this episode here. (44 MB)

Here are the IMDb links to the movies discussed in this episode: Meatballs, The Columbus of Sex and Ghostbusters.