Angry Robot

RIP Denis McGrath

Met Denis in 2001 when he was still working at Space. We have lost a great voice.

Justin Trudeau Brings Ivanka Trump to Broadway Show on Welcoming Outsiders

The play’s the thing?

Joseph Boyden defends his story against allegations

“There is an Incentivized Path to Mediocrity”

Re: problems with the Canadian film industry

Unfounded: Police dismiss 1 in 5 sexual assault claims as baseless, Globe investigation reveals

So this is what Robyn Doolittle has been up to

Liberal fears of proportional representation and a referendum killed Trudeau’s reform promise

I don’t get why they didn’t just go with a ranked ballot.

Quebec City mosque attack suspect known for right-wing online posts

Nirvanna the Band the Show puts Toronto front and centre in hilarious new show for VICELAND

Awesome!

Trump’s stand on immigration could work in Canada’s favour

Why Do Canadians Say ‘Eh’?

Even in the use of “eh” as a criticism or a command, the word seeks to find common ground. If I say “you’re an idiot, eh?”, what I’m saying is, you’re an idiot, but you should also think you’re an idiot, and our understanding of you as an idiot finds us on common ground.

52 Places to Go in 2017 – NYTimes

  1. is Canada. Done!

The Dirties

The Dirties Poster
4.5

My post today is an endorsement of The Dirties, the first film by Matt Johnson, the dude from the interview I posted yesterday. I liked what I read, and I respect the opinion of Radheyan Simonpillai, so the missus and I checked it out last night. It’s the best Canadian film I’ve seen in a while (since Incendies maybe? Room and Brooklyn don’t count), one of the best found-footage movies I’ve seen, and the most refreshing directorial debut I’ve seen since Primer. It approaches a tough topic (school shootings) with a unique tone. It’s on iTunes and YouTube. Here’s the trailer.