A young man tries to come to terms with his sexuality in a household where his father refuses to truly see him for who he is. Sound like a standard coming-of-age tale? Think again. In the hands of director Jean-Marc Vallée, C.R.A.Z.Y. is a vibrant exploration of youth, sexuality, family and music. Basking in the glow of this modern Canadian classic film, we explore the various facets of the film and even get a little personal when touching on the way religion is incorporated in the film. As usual, we kick things off with our short film picks of the week: Sheldon Cohen’s The Sweater and Lev Yilmaz’s Non-Political Video.
- 3:52 – The Sweater by Sheldon Cohen
- 11:34 – NON-POLITICAL VIDEO by Lev Yilmaz
- 18:07 – C.R.A.Z.Y by Jean-Marc Vallée
- Lev Yilmaz’s Youtube channel for Tales of Mere Existence
- Support Andrew’s editing and production work on Patreon
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Cohost of Changing Reels, Courtney Small from Cinema Axis, consumes everything cinema from big budget spectacles to small foreign fare. He has contributed pieces to various publications and has been a guest on several film related podcasts. Courtney is also a member of the Online Film Critics Society as well as the Canadian Association of Online Film Critics.
Cohost and Editor of Changing Reels, Andrew Hathaway from Can’t Stop the Movies, is more of a hermit than his charming cohost. He spends what may be seen as an unhealthy amount of time analyzing cinematic fare as light as Magic Mike XXL and as enigmatic as The Midnight Swim. When he’s not taking a deep dive into cinema he’s contributed to books like Thoughts on The Thin Man. The partnership between Andrew and Courtney started through their podcast series on the movies of Denis Villeneuve and blossomed into Changing Reels.