Monthly Archives: April 2012

Films or Filmmakers — where does the problem lie?

  Why do Canadian movies have so much trouble finding success? Particularly at the box office, but even critically? Canada, after all, is a G7 nation — one of the richest in the world. So although the budgets for Canadian … Continue reading

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Yeah, But… (The Rozema Manifesto)

I was doing a bit of Googling to check a couple of facts and ideas for my next post and I came upon this recent Globe and Mail piece by filmmaker Patricia Rozema that was billed as a “manifesto” for … Continue reading

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The “Do What I Say, Not What I Do” School of Commentary

AMUSING POST-SCRIPT DEPARTMENT (a follow-up to my previous post): Yoni Goldstein’s piece about how terrible ALL Canadian TV is did receive a few comments on the Huffington Post – Canada site — strongly disagreeing with him. This then led to … Continue reading

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Hating Canadian TV — it’s fun, easy, and requires no rational thought

So I was idly perusing a few editorials at the conservative website, Huffington Post – Canada, when… Sorry…what’s that you say? Isn’t Huffington Post considered a liberal website? you ask. No, no, you’re thinking of the American Huffington Post. Some … Continue reading

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Cutting the CBC…

  In the recent government budget that was announced, the budget for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation has been cut by a few million over the next few years (10 percent over three years…whatever that means). I wasn’t necessarily going to … Continue reading

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