A Complicated Dualism: An Interview with Patricia Rozema

A Complicated Dualism: An Interview with Patricia Rozema

Patricia Rozema comes by her interest in dualism naturally. Raised in a Calvinist home in southern Ontario, religious fables — dealing in warring virtues and identities — formed the criterion of her childhood. Mindful of the efficacy of these tales, her directing...
Expanding the Canon: The Cinema of Michka Saäl

Expanding the Canon: The Cinema of Michka Saäl

“She really was an unfortunately overlooked director.” Charlotte Selb, a colleague, wrote this in an email to me nearly a year ago. The filmmaker she was referring to was Michka Saäl, who had passed away suddenly after a quick illness in 2017. “As a...
2018: A Year in CanCon

2018: A Year in CanCon

We’re back with our second annual holiday haiku roundup. This time, in anticipation of our upcoming issue on the topic of CANCON, we’re focusing on our favourite Canadian films of the year — seventeen syllables at a time. AVA (dir. Sadaf Foroughi) Not to be...