CCU27 – Canadian Close-Up

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Mark and Aaron take a trip north to the wonderful world of Canada. This is a special, unscheduled episode to celebrate the O’ Canada Blogathon. We talk about all things Canadian, including our Canadian Connections, film and media culture from Canada, and two particular films from The Criterion Collection — Videodrome and My Winnipeg.

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Show notes:


0:00 – Introduction to Canadian Close-Up
2:10 – Canadian Connections
9:30 – O’ Canada Blogathon
15:30 – Celebrating Canadian Culture
29:20 – Videodrome
50:10 – My Winnipeg

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My Winnipeg


Aaron’s review

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Mark Hurne: Twitter | Letterboxd
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Posted on February 3, 2016, in Criterions, Film, Podcast. Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. Am listening to the program now, and I LOVED the riffing about Canada. “Have a toque!” (Bahahaha!) Also loved the discussion re: Canadian chocolates.

    Thanks for the shout-out and for your kind words about the Criterion Blogathon. But, mostly, THANK YOU for dedicating this podcast to the best country in the world, Canada.

  2. Reblogged this on and commented:
    On Criterion Close-Up we normally review Criterion Collection releases. This week we added a bonus episode we called Canadian Close-Up were we talked about the great country to our north in Canada, and we discussed two films in the Criterion Collection from Canadian filmmakers in David Cronenberg and Guy Maddin. We hope you enjoy our discussion, eh?

    This podcast is part of the O Canada Blogathon organized by Kristina of Speakeasy and Ruth of Silver Screenings.

  3. Hi guys, wanted to say how much I enjoyed the movie and fun Canada discussion (smarties forever) so great, and I’m so glad you did it in podcast form, hopefully set a trend for future blogathons! Really appreciated your involvement and promo and many thanks for being a part of the fun. Plan now for next year’s subject đŸ™‚ cheers

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