Category Archives: Canadian film and TV

Behind-the-Scenes: “The Monster of Gander (Newfoundland, of course)”

This is another one of my (irregular) posts looking behind-the-scenes at individual stories in my collection of Canadian superhero stories — which I’m posting, well, in the hopes you might stumble upon this blog, get mildly intrigued, and buy the … Continue reading

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What’s in a Name? Superheroes and National Identity

This is part of my irregular series of posts looking behind-the-scenes at the prose superhero collection, Masques & Capes: An Imaginary History. Obviously I’m hoping to promote the book, but I’m also reflecting on comic book superheroes, cultural identity, and … Continue reading

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Behind-the-Scenes: The Canadian Film Biz..and Superheroes!

Today: another in my irregular series of behind-the-scenes pieces detailing some of the creative process behind the stories in my collection of Canadian superhero prose tales, Masques & Capes: An Imaginary History. Now, obviously, a writer banging on about the … Continue reading

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Exploring Canadian Identity in Canadian TV

Just a link to my most recent Canadian film/TV rant at Huffington Post Canada — uh, I mean, considered opinion — on Canadian film & TV and cultural identity. Y’know, my usual bedbug. This time inspired by a tweet essay … Continue reading

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Behind-the-Scenes Story: “The Sinister Affair of the Group of Eight”

In my desire to promote my short story collection of Canadian superhero stories that span from the 1930s to today, I’m going to post a few pieces delving into individual stories and some of the creative decisions I made (obviously … Continue reading

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Blogging About Canadian Comics

I’ve been on a bit of a kick recently writing about superhero comics — and especially Canadian superhero comics. Traditionally this blog was mostly concerned with talking about Canadian film & TV. But my interests have always been broader, and … Continue reading

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Another Great Canadian Babes List (2014)

And now we return to that frivolous but oh-so culturally imperative theme — Hot Canadian Babes! About two years ago I posted a list of 33 Hottest Canadian Babes (specifically actresses rather than models or other celebrities). Part of the … Continue reading

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The Wrong About “The Right Kind of Wrong”

(And no — I don’t know why there are no paragraph breaks! Technology sucks!) Canadian film seems to go through phases. Much to my surprise there’s been a recent spat of something that used to be a fairly rare beast … Continue reading

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Wherefore the Golden Reel Award?

A Huff Post link to my post about the Canadian Screen Awards, the Golden Reel Award (for best box office) and does i make any sense to award it to movies like The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones?

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“Remedy” and Race (connected by alliteration, not content)

I haven’t been linking to my Huff Post pieces as regularly — ’cause I’m not sure if it really drives anyone to ’em. 🙂 (I should start posting a few original pieces here again, and might in a few days). … Continue reading

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