#021: Dead Ringers

criterion21DAVID CRONENBERG

1988

Canadian cinema is a complicated subject, a small industry that vascillates between demanding sympathy for its inability to keep up with the glamour and money of our neighbourrs to the south and pride at the fact that we don’t care about profit and prefer to make great art.  Talking to people about Canadian movies can often end up in one person turning very self-righteous if the other person says anything disparaging (even though neither of them have bought a ticket for a Canadian movie in years), which is why it’s important to remember that masterpieces like Dead Ringers exist.  On this episode, I had the pleasure of talking to a fellow Toronto actor about this movie and its effect on a first-time viewer so many years after it was made.

Listen to the podcast episode here:  PODCAST

My review of the film on my blog:  REVIEW

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