One of, if not the, best-known monsters in indigenous folklore are the Wendigo. Once men, their souls corrupted after turning to cannibalism, they stalk people who enter their territory and devour them, their hunger insatiable. This is the creature that Matthieu (Samuel ‘Samian’ Tremblay) faces in L’inhumain, but whether it’s the monster is up for debate.Continue reading “Review: L’Inhumain explores inner turmoil using a mythic monster”
Home Video: Eleven Great Films to Watch for National Canadian Film Day and Where to Buy, Rent, or Stream Them
Today is National Canadian Film Day! Events are happening all around Canada to celebrate Canadian film, including free screenings, a tribute to the late Jean-Marc Vallée, and more! Check out the NCFD Homepage for event listing, and watch Jean-Marc Vallée’s 2005 masterwork C.R.A.Z.Y., either online or in a screening near you.
In celebration of the day, and if you can’t make it to a screening, here are eleven great Canadian films from the last few years and where you can buy, rent, or stream them.Continue reading “Home Video: Eleven Great Films to Watch for National Canadian Film Day and Where to Buy, Rent, or Stream Them”
Interview: Reel Canada Executive Director Jack Blum on National Canadian Film Day
The third Wednesday of every year is National Canadian Film Day, a nationwide event that celebrates the best in Canadian cinema. This year is no different, and tomorrow’s event promises to be one of the best yet, with screening events in every province and territory and around the world. This morning I sat down with Jack Blum, executive director of Reel Canada (the organisation that puts National Canadian Film Day on), to speak about this year’s event, the tribute to the late Jean-Mac Vallée, and the focus on indigenous filmmaking.
To learn more about National Canadian Film Day and find a screening event near you, head to their website, CanFilmDay.ca (or their Twitter, @CanFilmDay).
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