The Royal Canadian Movie Podcast
About This Show
Canada has great movies. But how do we find them in the onslaught from international sources? The Royal Canadian Movie Podcast is standing on guard for Canadian film. Each week co-hosts Becky Shrimpton and Cameron Maitland invite a guest to choose a Canadian film they love and want to share. We research, discuss, review, and summarize the films with wit, mirth and pith. Cam, Becky and their guests help listeners find the weird, the award winning, and the wilds of Canadian Film.
Most Recent Episode
63.0 Sweet Movie - With Sarah-Tai Black
2 days ago
This week, writer, academic and film programmer Sarah-Tai Black tests our mettle a with a film that tops a number of "Most Disturbing" lists on the internet - 1974's Sweet Movie. This film is deliberately provocative, so trigger warnings abound. We talk the importance of government funding, using disturbing imagery to make a point, and responsible filmmaking when it comes to getting the shot vs. traumatizing your actors. It's not all intensity though, we laugh about our favourite funny moments, what we genuinely enjoyed about this, and how many times is too many times to watch a movie you don't enjoy. For those on the fence about if they want to see this, we recommend you listen to the podcast first and then make your decision, but it is totally worth checking out.
Sweet Movie is available through the Criterion collection and we highly recommend reading the essay companion piece before you dive in.
End credit music for this episode is Is there life on earth? Written by Anne Lonnberg, Dusan Makavejev, and Manos Hadjidakis, and performed by Anne Lonnberg.