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<i>Shampoo</i>: A blast from the past

This week, as Hollywood Suite’s Summer Film School looks back at Shampoo, let’s consider some of the reasons why it topped the box office in 1975, and what makes it an important film to this very day. Read More

Based on a true story: <i>Dog Day Afternoon</i> and <i>The Dog</i>

Real life events constantly inspire movies, and on rare occasions films become so iconic that they begin to overshadow the stories that inspire them. As time marches on, the public can easily forget a film is based on a true story. Read More

Paper Moon: A look at fatherhood on film

Hollywood isn’t always kind to fathers. The tension between bad fathers and their children or good fathers and the monsters they’ve created tends to show up as often as motherly love in movies. Th… Read More

Atlantic City: The story behind the only Canadian film ever nominated for Best Picture at the Oscars

Many are surprised this film is considered Canadian, what with it starring Susan Sarandon and Burt Lancaster, and being shot and set in Atlantic City. Outside of the leads though, almost all the talent in front of and behind the camera is Canadian. Read More

“The biggest MOTHER of them all.” Mommie Dearest: an unintentional camp masterpiece

The subject of renewed interest and a certain re-evaluation of its previously overlooked merits, Mommie Dearest is a classic in its own right, paving the way for camp-infused, nostalgic, revisionist fantasies the likes of the wildly popular Feud. Read More

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