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Guest Role: Christopher Guest’s Mockumentary Ensemble

As a comedic director, Christopher Guest is known for surrounding himself with a group of offbeat improvisers that give his films a realistic but hilarious edge. This troupe of actors come back, movie after movie, to lend their special touch. Read More

On Film: <i>Last Night</i>

Waiting for the world to end. Alicia Fletcher takes a look at Don McKellar's film Last Night. Last Night (1998), from Canadian director Don McKellar, focusses on the lives of people in Toronto as they wait for the world to end on New Years Eve 2000. Read More

<i>The Young Victoria:</i> Jean-Marc Vallée’s Hollywood Crossover

The 2010s have been a tremendous time for Québec filmmakers in Hollywood. Among the many success stories is Jean-Marc Vallée, a director who has been working in Hollywood and Québec for decades and had his big crossover with 2009’s The Young Victoria. Read More

<i>Heavenly Bodies</i>: Canada’s contribution to the 80s dance movie craze

If you’re unfamiliar with this cable classic, Heavenly Bodies follows your usual dance plot structure: dancing dreamer Samantha (Cynthia Dale) opens a dancercise studio with friends and must eventually out-dance a corporate team to save her building. Read More

<i>Roller Town</i>: A hidden Canadian comedy gem

The unfortunate truth is the days of Bob Clark and Ivan Reitman making big budget comedies north of the border are long gone. Since the 80s, Canadian comedy talent heads south to sell their wares and has left the Canadian feature comedy a leaner, even mor Read More

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