Director Ethan Hawke’s remarkable “The Last Movie Stars,” finally available in Canada thanks to Hollywood Suite, is The Actors Studio of documentaries. The six-part docuseries is, in many ways, a salute to the famous school of acting which operated in New York in the late ’40s and ’50s as taught by Lee Strasberg, Elia Kazan
This festive Larry Fritz illustration graced the cover of TV Guide for the week of December 24, 1955. That was back when signals were pulled in from all over on rooftop antennas–for free. Back when there were TV listings magazines–which sold for 15 cents. Back when binging only took place at the dinner table, and movies
We’re approaching the scariest time of the year on television. No, not the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs — that’s The Leafs scariest time of the year. Late October has always brought out the scariest TV treats. That’s true again this year and there is plenty to choose from. TCM ends the month
If you missed Thursday night’s Film Independent Spirit Awards on Hollywood Suite, you can still catch the spirit. Suite has it scheduled and on-demand, and, if ever there was a year to watch, this may be it. Hollywood Suite has been the Canadian home of this awards show for years. The full awards ceremony will
Television has long been a borderless business. This is true when it comes to producing big budget dramas. Recent efforts such as the recent War of the Worlds miniseries, Vikings and, going further back, The Borgias and even The Indian Detective, required financial contributions from two or more countries in order to realize storytelling on
CBC has holiday fare all month long including these Canadian movie premieres:“A Christmas Winter Song” Wed., Dec. 2, 8 p.m. (8:30 NT)“Rock N’ Roll Christmas” Wed., Dec. 9, 8 p.m. (8:30 NT) and Sat., Dec. 12“A Christmas Movie Christmas” Wed., Dec. 16 at 8 p.m. (8:30 NT)“Christmas on the River” Wed., Dec. 23, 8 p.m.
Meet Hollywood Suite Film and Content Specialist Cam Maitland (above right) and Archive producer Alicia Fletcher. These two don’t just love movies, they study them, curate them, restore them, write about them, teach them, host screening and panels about them and occasionally pop up on Hollywood Suite to talk about them. Maitland, from Edmonton, has
By now, almost everybody in Canada should be isolating at home by now. How has that affected TV ratings? The assumption would be that, during the current pandemic, news channel numbers must be up year-to-year. In addition, with every major sports leagues sitting out the COVID-19 virus, TSN and Sportsnet channel ratings must be way