Film Talk

MORE FROM THE BANFF MOUNTAIN FILM FESTIVAL

By Marie-Renee Goulet OUT THE BACK DOORS – Short Films 55 minutes – 4 films – Mountain Sports, Adventure & Exploration, Snow Sports “Leave your passport at home because sometimes the best journeys are those taken right out the back door. Running, fly fishing, bike-packing, and skiing adventures close to home – wherever that may be…

FINALLY: GAYS, MOVIES AND GETTING IT RIGHT

By Craig Leask In 2016 the film Carol which starred Cate Blanchett as a bored housewife who falls in love with an aspiring female photographer (Rooney Mara)  earned six Oscar nominations. The following year Moonlight, a film ultimately about a gay black youth struggling to find acceptance and his identity in a world filled with…

TOM HANKS: THE GREAT PERFORMANCES AFTER CAST AWAY (2000)

By John H. Foote For his magnificent performance in Cast Away (2000) Tom Hanks won the coveted New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actor seeming to pave the way for a third Academy Award which would have made him the first actor to win three Oscars for Best Actor. Further he would have…

TOP 10 QUEBEC MOVIES

By Marie-Renee Goulet The province of Quebec has produced many high quality, unique Canadian films and television series in the past decades. One of Quebec industry’s advantages is that the province’s population is a loyal audience and will see pretty much anything that is produced within. Many of the highest grossing films in Canada are…

SEVENTIES “MAKING OF” FILMS LOOK THRILLING

By John H. Foote The seventies cinema stands out as perhaps the finest in the history of cinema, an era dominated by urgent films, and movies that explored with welcome freedoms about what was happening in the world. Suddenly nudity was commonplace, sex was explored with honesty, language was equally honest as vulgarity became commonplace…