The Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) has just concluded and since I'm not feeling particularly polictical this month, I thought I'd share with you a handful of Canadian films (and US films with Canadian content) that you might want to consider checking out. Nothing serious here, as you will soon be able to tell, but I'm sure you'll be entertained.
The envelope, please...(the Netflix envelope that is!)
The Rocket - the story of Mauirce Richard, the greatest hockey player of all time!
The Sweater - Roch Carrier's short story of growing up in St. Justine, Quebec, animated by Sheldon Cohen
Les Boys - French Canadians, hockey, what more could you ask for?
Men With Brooms - A lighthearted comedy/romance with curling too.
Mystery, Alaska - Gladiator meets the NY Rangers. Sure it's a US film, but it was made in Canada!
Slap Shot - Roy Hill's hilarious minor league carnival wouldn't be complete without the song, "A Little Bit South of Saskatoon."
Strange Brew - SCTV makes good, eh? More stereotypes than you can fill a canoe with.
A Christmas Story - yes, Canadian film makers at work with Ralphie and the Red Rider rifle.
Atanarjuat - an Inuit legend of an evil spirit causing terrible trouble
What films have you enjoyed?