Section Archive:
Film

September 2012
Le Québécois Libre
Film director Xavier Dolan embodies the dynamism of the Arcade Fire generation, but with a vision all his own
April 2012
Pay It Forward
Jennifer Baichwal is the best Canadian filmmaker you’ve never heard of. In Payback, she expands on Margaret Atwood’s book, exploring the human condition of owing and being owed
March 2012
Rock of Aging
Notorious punk filmmaker Bruce McDonald grows up — and old — in his candid mockumentary sequel, Hard Core Logo II
September 2010
City of Cinema
The Toronto International Film Festival’s vaulting ambition to create a world-class centre for film
July 2010
Saneman
In Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, Michael Cera is the ultimate Canadian superhero
June 2010
Spliced
Vincenzo Natali’s new film re-engineers the Cronenberg tradition
July 2009
Unrepentant
A profile of screenwriter Budd Schulberg (1914-2009), from the June 2004 issue of The Walrus
May 2009
The Poetry of Grief
Montreal filmmaker Denis Villeneuve brings the Polytechnique massacre to the screen
March 2009
To NFB or Not to NFB
The NFB celebrates its 70th birthday to accolades abroad, but obscurity at home
October 2008
The Unsettler
Atom Egoyan’s Adoration renews a provocative intellectual vision
April 2008
How The North Was Won
The western rides its comeback into Canada
February 2008
Winnipeg, Mon Amour
Guy Maddin’s hometown homage
October 2007
The Adaptation of Mordecai Richler
More than thirty years after publication, St. Urbain’s Horseman finally hits the screen
September 2007
Women on the Verge
In the year of the actress, directors have discovered that women can shape a movie another way: from the inside
November 2006
Filming in Poetry
Two decades after his untimely death, Canada’s greatest filmmaker, Claude Jutra, remains underappreciated
September 2006
Snapshots From Cannes
Where every woman stars in her own movie
The Promise of Beauty
Terrence Malick’s brave new worlds
May 2006
The Hunter Who Happens to Make Movies
The Art of Zacharias Kunuk
March 2006
Hijacking History
Moral ambiguity reigns in Capote, Munich and Good Morning, Night
September 2005
How I Fell for Film
Godard, Bresson, Kurosawa—it doesn’t get any better than that.
May 2005
Docs in the House
Why documentary film is finally burning up the big screen
June 2004
Unrepentant
A profile of screenwriter Budd Schulberg (1914-2009), from the June 2004 issue of The Walrus
April 2004
Falling to Pieces
Why are so many people suddenly watching live chess?
October 2003
McLuhan Reloaded
Dismissed in his day as a vaudeville entertainer, McLuhan may be a better prophet for this century than the last.
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