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Sharing: Senneville's own Christopher Plummer tells the Guardian that Canadians are 'born to be comedians'

OK, Christopher Plummer doesn’t live in the Montreal suburb Senneville now, but he did grow up there. The Canadian actor chatted with the Guardian recently, by telephone from Toronto, for a column that’s called 30 Minutes With . 447 more words

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Fantasia 2014: Documentary The Creeping Garden explores the fascinating world of slime mould

Slime mould – each word is bad enough by itself, but the effect is much worse in combination – eww, ick, gross! Slime mould sounds dangerous AND disgusting. 988 more words

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Fantasia 2014 Review: Need some laughs tonight? Treat yourself to I Am a Knife With Legs

Bennett Jones, witer, director and star of the film I Am A Knife With Legs, wears an ‘abhole T-shirt,’ one of the trademark garments of his character BenéŽ, at the Fantasia Film Festival in Montreal. 503 more words

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Fantasia 2014: Onward, Christian soldiers? Documentary profiles pugilistic pastors

“We’ll just be a coupla god-fearing men punching each other in the face.”

“Can you love your neighbour as yourself, and at the same time, knee him in the face as hard as you can?” 163 more words

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Fantasia 2014: Characters in Kiyoshi Kurosawa's film Real could not hold my interest

Atsumi is a manga artist. She has been in a coma for one year after a suicide attempt. The doctors say there is no medical explanation for the coma; they wonder if there is a reason why she doesn’t want to wake up. 247 more words

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Fantasia Film Festival 2014: Faults

Dr. Ansel Roth is an expert on religious cults. In terms of appearance, Roth (or Leland Orser, the actor playing him) reminds me of TV guy Geraldo Rivera (must be the moustache) and, going even farther back in time, actor George Segal, in an especially scruffy role. 460 more words

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Fantasia 2014: Iced tea hits the spot on a hot day

It is 27 C in Montreal as I type this (according to the Weather Channel). Between 5 and 9 p.m. today, Saturday, August 2, 2014, Fantasia Film Festival fans who are lined up to get into the Hall Theatre will be able to quench their hot-weather thirst with some iced tea. 116 more words

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