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Photo from Screening at the Reel Asian Film Festival. Photo by Zoe Yve.

Reel Asian Film Festival: Driving with Selvi Review

The Toronto Reel Asian Film Festival celebrates asian cultures through cinema. The films screened at the festival were created by asian filmmakers from all over the world highlighting asian culture and major issues happening within asia. It is Canada’s largest asian film festival and was founded in 1997. India is a country known for its …

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Courtesy of Meatballs and Ivan Reitman.

Flashback Films: Meatballs

Meatballs, a 1979 Canadian comedy film directed by Ivan Reitman, is the film that started Bill Murray’s successful comedic career as a leading actor. This coming of age story centres around a summer camp, Camp North Star. It is about a group of  adolescents who are dropped off by their parents for the duration of …

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Courtesy of Mon Oncle Antoine and Claude Jutra.

Flashback Films: Mon Oncle Antoine

The 1971 French-Canadian film, Mon Oncle Antoine (My Uncle Antoine), is a modest yet authentic portrayal of a young boy’s coming of age story, making it a Canadian classic. Director Claude Jutra set the film in poor rural Quebec during the 1940’s. He chose to focus on the coming of age journey of the film’s …

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Courtesy of A Christmas Story and Bob Clark.

Flashback Films: A Christmas Story

A Christmas Story is a 1983 Canadian-American classic holiday film. It is semi-fictional and based on books written by Jean Shepherd, the narrator of the film, called In God We Trust: All Others Pay. All Ralphie wants for Christmas is “the holy grail of Christmas gifts,” the Red Ryder Carbine Action 200-shot Range Model air …

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Courtesy of One Magic Christmas and Phillip Borsos.

Flashback Films: One Magic Christmas

The little known Disney film, One Magic Christmas, is one of the most morbid family movies ever to be released during the holiday season. What other Christmas movie dares to feature an armed bank robbery, a devoted husband being fatally shot and the image of a kidnapper and his hostages swerving off a bridge to …

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