A podcast about Canadian movies.
Filmed in Canada: Ginger Snaps13/01/2016
William Lee and Alexander Cairns howl about John Fawcett's 2000 teenage werewolf movie Ginger Snaps, starring Katharine Isabelle and Emily Perkins. Voices crack and things get hairy in this coming-of-age, pre-podcast episode. They round off the conversation with stray thoughts on Paul Thomas Anderson, Edgar Wright and others. Download this episode here. (23 MB)
Filmed in Canada: My Bloody Valentine (1981)12/01/2016
William invites Chris and Paul to the podcast to help make a gory mess of your February holiday with a discussion of the 1981 Canadian horror movie My Bloody Valentine. Directed by George Mihalka, this is the one about young people wanting to have sex in a mine until a vengeful killer returns. Is it a glimpse of authentic Nova Scotian culture or simply tax-sheltered cheap thrills?They also offer short reviews of recent movies Brooklyn and Creed.Download this episode here. (41 MB) Here are links to IMDB pages for the movies discussed in this episode: My Bloody Valentine, Brooklyn and Creed.
Filmed in Canada: Room01/01/2016
Acting like legitimate podcasters, William and Alexander invite their first guest, Jennifer Nelson, on the podcast to discuss Lenny Abrahamson’s Room, an Irish-Canadian co-production starring Brie Larson. Spoiler Warning: Key plot details discussed from 17:20 to 36:40. Download this episode here. (40 MB) Also on this episode, William takes issue with a local critic’s thoughts on Victoria and Alexander suggests re-rating I Declare War based on William's infinite leaf scoring of Backcountry.Here are links to IMDB pages for the movies discussed in this episode: Room, Star 80, A View to a Kill and Victoria.In our new, potentially recurring segment, Room reminded us of these recommended movies: Days of Heaven, Bad Boy Bubby, The Lovely Bones and The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser.
Filmed in Canada: Backcountry26/11/2015
If you go down to the woods today you may hear William and Alexander talk about Backcountry, Adam MacDonald’s thriller about two unlucky campers (starring Missy Peregrym and Jeff Roop). Also discussed this episode: Dancer in the Dark, Vancouver Never Plays Itself, You’re Next and more. Apologies to Dan Stevens of Downton Abbey, whose name we could not recall at the time of recording.Download this episode here. (37 MB)
Filmed in Canada: I Declare War25/11/2015
William and Alexander talk about I Declare War from 2012. A group of kids play war in the woods but their imaginations come to vivid life. How cool is it for kids to play with guns? On the podcast, Alexander makes impromptu sound effects and William takes forever to make his point. They also discuss dinosaurs playing with their food in Jurassic World and playing with showbiz conventions in BoJack Horseman.Download this episode here. (37 MB)
Filmed in Canada: Take This Waltz25/11/2015
William and Alexander talk about Sarah Polley's 2011 movie Take This Waltz. Michelle Williams stars as a woman whose stagnant marriage is threatened by her desire for a hunky neighbour. William reveals his impatience for rickshaw drivers while Alexander practices pronouncing Toronto. Plenty of smouldering passion for your ears on this episode.Download this episode here. (30 MB)