Comment, Features, Review

Canadian Film Day 2016: A Celebration of Canadian Films

Being in Canada, I should be watching more Canadian films, or have – at least – some knowledge of them. But despite being in the Great White North, I rarely get to see any, besides catching up on TV episodes of Murdoch Mysteries on CBC, or reminising over my childhood love of Due South in my head.

Until about a month ago, I only knew of one Canadian film, which is…

Men with Brooms

⭐ ⭐ ⭐

When I was backpacking around the West side of Canada some ten odd years ago, Men with Brooms (2002) came highly recommended. I don’t know if it was a joke, or a serious proposition of my tour guide at the time, but he was adamant about this one.

Nevetheless, it became a favourite of mine.

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Analysis, Features, Review

Nuit Blanche: Toronto’s Sleepless Night of Art

Toronto is one of those cities that comes alive at the weekend.

Last night was one of those.

The said occasion was the 10th anniversary of Nuit Blanche, which translates into “White Nights” in French, but it really means “sleepless nights”. It’s an annual all-art show where artists can exhibit their work all over the city. (It’s such a popular exhibition that even the TTC runs all night!) It hails from France, obviously, where it first started in 1984. One of the joys of this event was that it was all free.

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