Episode 95: "Therapy Dogs" (2022)
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by Andrew Hunter Scholey
1w ago
This episode, North of Normal is delighted to sit down and have a chat with Ethan Eng. Ethan is the co-writer and director of the incredible film "Therapy Dogs" (2022), a film about creativity and high school. Check out Ethan's film and join Ethan and host Andrew Hunter Scholey as they go into the film's background, the process of making such a unique film, and what it's like when your art goes out into the world after living with it for a long time ..read more
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Episode 92: "The Saddest Music in the World" (2003)
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by Andrew Hunter Scholey
2M ago
In this episode we have Ryan Barnett on to venture back into the world of Winnipeg director, Guy Maddin! Ryan is the host of his own podcast about Canadian media titled "Once Upon A Time In Hollywood North" that everyone should listen to. However, in this episode we delve into "The Saddest Music in the World" (2003 ..read more
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Episode 91: "Anne of Green Gables" (1985)
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by Andrew Hunter Scholey
2M ago
Melissa Jean Miller returns to help host Andrew Hunter Scholey tackle the most beloved Canadian film ever made. How does it hold up almost 40(!) years later? How does it compare to the many adaptations of the beloved novel (of which there are many)? What is Hunter's opinion of a children's book about an orphan girl that is over a century old after reading it for the first time? These questions and many other things are addressed in this massive breakdown of a Canadian classic ..read more
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Episode 90: "Neighbours" (1952)
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by Andrew Hunter Scholey
3M ago
This one is a doozy. Tackling a giant of Canadian cinema, Andrew Hunter Scholey and James Thornton sit down to discuss Norman McLaren. Possibly the most influential filmmaker in Canadian history, there is a lot to unpack. To discuss Norman one has to discuss the history of the National Film Board of Canada and it's impact on Canadian film. His pioneering animation techniques and the state of animation in North America in the 1930's to the 1960s. And that's just to start. Oh, and they eventually get around to discussing his 1952 Academy Award winning film "Neighbours ..read more
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Episode 88: "Ravenous" (2017)
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by Andrew Hunter Scholey
4M ago
For a Halloween episode, Andrew Hunter Scholey and Colin Everett spun the big wheel of Canadian horror and it landed the 2017 Quebecois zombie film, "Ravenous". What are their opinions of a film neither had seen before? How does this film copy too closely and break the zombie formula at the same time? One way to find out ..read more
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Episode 86: "Take This Waltz" (2011)
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by Andrew Hunter Scholey
5M ago
In this episode, Melissa Jean Miller returns to discuss the second film of Sarah Polley's directorial carrier, "Take This Waltz" (2011).  Along with host Andrew Hunter Scholey, they discuss and work through their complicated feelings of the film as well as what the show tagline "our relationship with film" really means when being honest with film discussion. Oh, and did you know that there is an amazing Feist song in this film that has never been released? Yep that's a thing.  ..read more
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Episode 85: "Chowboys: An American Folktale" (2018)
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by Andrew Hunter Scholey
6M ago
First time guest Glen Carabin joins host Andrew Hunter Scholey to discuss the 2018 Astron-6 short film, "Chowboys: An American Folk Tale" (2018)! They get around to doing a surprising deep dive into all things snowy cowboy cannibalism (and capitalism?). Before that, they talk about Glen's independent comic book Dart Mouth, Glen making short films in his youth and of course.... Zombie Santa Claus. Chowboys is available on Astron-6's youtube page. https://www.youtube.com/user/Astron6Video/videos Check out Clen Carabins Dart Mouth at https://glencarabin.square.site ..read more
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Episode 84: "Of Unknown Origin" (1983)
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by Andrew Hunter Scholey
6M ago
In this episode, James Thornton returns and wants to talk about a movie where Peter Weller fights a giant rat! Of course since it happens to be a Canadian film, host Andrew Hunter Scholey agreed. They also talk about the NFB documentary, "Ratopolis" (1973). Topics include.... Rats! But also discuss VHS box art, the crazy career of director George P. Cosmatos, and Peter Weller playing a yuppie fighting a giant rat ..read more
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Episode 83: "I've Heard the Mermaids Singing" (1987)
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by Andrew Hunter Scholey
7M ago
Once again Mellisa Miller joins Andrew Hunter Scholey to discuss this landmark of Canadian and Queer Cinema, "I've Heard the Mermaids Singing" (1987). Topics covered are the background and career of writer/director Patricia Rozema, what it means to be an artist, and what early exposure to Japanese food was like in the 80s ..read more
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Episode 82: "Siege" (1983)
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by Andrew Hunter Scholey
7M ago
Colin Everett returns with host Andrew Hunter Scholey to discuss "Siege" (1983): a hidden gem of a low budget film shot in the early days of the Halifax film scene. Topics include film preservation, the role police play in our society, and avoiding crowds on Canada day ..read more
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