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Film Review: Monsieur Lazhar (2011)

A French-Canadian film set in Montreal brings together the dynamics of teacher suicide, politically-correct prohibited student physical contact, Algerian refugee status of the substitute teacher, and a classroom. 37 more words


La Passion d'Augustine big winner at the Gala du cinéma québécois

After weeks of controversy, it was finally time to celebrate our local cinema Sunday night.

The big question going into the newly re-named Gala du cinéma québécois was whether it would be possible to move beyond the scandal surrounding Claude Jutra and spend a couple of hours shining the spotlight on the best films made ici over the past year. 862 more words


André Turpin was happy to keep Endorphine's story ambiguous

If you go to see André Turpin’s extraordinary new feature Endorphine — and you really should — you will likely come out of the theatre wondering what the heck just happened. 823 more words


My Internship in Canada is 'comedy with a human touch' says director

When Philippe Falardeau talks about the humour in his films being able to “cross the border,” it makes sense to ask: To which boundary is he referring? 764 more words


Movie review: Guibord s'en va-t-en guerre has fun with a timely topic

Guibord s’en va-t-en guerre

Directed by: Philippe Falardeau
Starring: Patrick Huard, Irdens Exantus, Clémence Dufresne-Deslières, Suzanne Clément
Running time: 108 minutes… 589 more words


Philippe Falardeau casts a vote for political comedy with Guibord s’en va-t-en guerre

The advance word on Guibord s’en va-t-en guerre was that it represented a bit of a change of pace for Oscar-nominated filmmaker Philippe Falardeau. That this light political comedy starring popular local actor Patrick Huard was perhaps Falardeau’s most unabashedly commercial venture to date, an easy-to-digest laugher about a Quebec politician who has to break a tie in a House of Commons vote on whether Canada should go to war. 1,255 more words


Tout le monde en parle host, guests gang up on Stéfanie Trudeau

Did you see Stéfanie Trudeau on Tout le monde en parle Sunday night? She’s the infamous “matricule 728,” the Montreal cop who became (in)famous after she was videotaped pepper-spraying student demonstrators during the Maple Spring protests in the spring of 2012 and was also taped putting a man in a headlock in October 2012. 516 more words