#OCanada Blogathon – Wrap-up

Unlike Canadian winters, the great #OCanada Blogathon is short, fun and goes by way too fast. Ruth and I want to thank all the bloggers who took part and everyone who did the blog hop to read and then share all these fine posts celebrating Canada’s cinema, tv, creatives and familiar faces.

The #OCanada blogathon main page has now been updated to archive all these daily recaps. Bloggers who post after this, just leave a comment here and we’ll add you to this roundup.

Now please enjoy today’s group of posts!



Xavier Dolan: Laurence Anyways (2012)

Wide Screen World

Walter Huston

Christina Wehner

Saskatchewan (1954)

Critica Retro

When Canadians meet: Mary Pickford and Mack Sennett


The Wonderful World of Cinema


Nitrate Diva

The Scarlet Claw

Phyllis Loves Classic Movies

Corvette K-225 (1943)


In The Good Old Days Of Classic Hollywood

Experiment in Terror 


Silver Screen Classics 

The Definitive Performances of Glenn Ford

Thanks again everybody. See you next time for more #OCanada!


#OCanada Blogathon – Day 2 Recap

It’s time to roll up the rim and see what we get on day 2 of the #OCanada Blogathon. Today’s posts cover some very familiar faces, places and essential classic films.

Bloggers: If we missed you today, don’t worry. You’ll be included in tomorrow’s recap.

Now please enjoy today’s fascinating entries with some maple syrup on top.

Voyages Extraordinaires

God’s Country and the Cinema – James Oliver Curwood on Screen

A Shroud of Thoughts

Mon oncle Antoine


Thoughts All Sorts

Eric Schweig


Nanook of the North (1922)


Taking Up Room

Ann Rutherford

Old Hollywood Films

I Confess

Cinema Monolith

John Ireland and Fay Wray in Queen Bee

Come back tomorrow for Day 3 of the #OCanada Blogathon, hosted by Ruth at Silver Screenings.

#OCanada Blogathon – Day 1 Recap

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Hooray for Canada!

The first day of the #OCanada Blogathon features terrific reviews of films from a variety of genres, including romance, adventure, drama and horror – films as varied as Canada itself.

Other entries focus the careers of some famous and talented Canadians.

Bloggers: If we missed you today, don’t worry. We’ll include you in tomorrow’s recap.

In the meantime, please enjoy today’s fabulous entries. They are Canuck Approved!

Realweegiemidget Reviews

3 Reactions to 3 Reel Romances with Ryan Gosling

Cinematic Scribblings

Where a Decent Man Can Breathe Freely: 49th Parallel (1941)

Movies Silently

Madame Tutli Putli (2007): A Silent Film Review

I Found it at the Movies

Raymond Burr for the Prosecution:  A Place in the Sun (1951)

Caftan Woman

“They must have thought the cat kept a diary!”  The Incredible Journey (1963)

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“There’s no wilderness wide enough to hide a sin.”  The Wild North

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The #OCanada Blogathon Starts Friday!

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Canadians are excited about the #OCanada Blogathon! Image: Giphy

Get Ready: The event that’s as big as The Junos or the Governor General’s Awards is almost here!

The O Canada Blogathon (February 9-11) celebrates Canada’s remarkable contributions to film, and it all starts this Friday.

It’s not too late to join us! Click HERE for blogathon details and topic suggestions. Although we’re not posting a schedule, we will post a recap each evening. So join us any day you like!

Just a reminder about our “rules”:

  • No exact duplicate topics, please, but if, for example, a person is being profiled with a bio, you can still cover a specific movie by/with them.
  • Post any day during the blogathon.
  • Help us promote the event via #OCanada Blogathon.

Your co-hosts are:

Kristina of Speakeasy
Ruth of Silver Screenings

Click HERE for the list of the participants.

We look forward to celebrating films made in…

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Announcing the O Canada Blogathon 2018!

Time once again for the wonderful annual event that celebrates Canada’s contributions to film history and pop culture! The O Canada blogathon 2017, to occur FEB 9-11, 2018, will look at the many ways Canadian people, subjects and settings have shaped cinema and TV.

Your co-hosts are: Ruth of Silver Screenings  and Kristina of Speakeasy


The blogathon is now over and this is the event hub. Please browse the daily roundups to read all the fine writing via these links: 

#OCanada Blogathon – Day 1 Recap

#OCanada Blogathon – Day 2 Recap

#OCanada Blogathon – Day 3 Recap

#OCanada Blogathon – Wrap-up

Do you need ideas? Read on…

Bios and/or film(s) of anyone from Up North, like:

  • Norma Shearer
  • Mary Pickford
  • Raymond Burr
  • Rod Cameron
  • Jack Carson
  • Hume Cronyn
  • Glenn Ford
  • Yvonne de Carlo
  • Marie Dressler
  • Douglas Dumbrille
  • Deanna Durbin
  • Michael J. Fox
  • Jonathan Frid
  • Ryan Gosling
  • Lorne Greene
  • June Havoc
  • Walter Huston
  • John Ireland
  • Ruby Keeler
  • Margot Kidder
  • Gene Lockhart
  • Raymond Massey
  • Rachel McAdams
  • Leslie Nielsen
  • Walter Pidgeon
  • Christopher Plummer
  • John Qualen
  • Keanu Reeves
  • Ann Rutherford
  • Alexis Smith
  • Jay Silverheels
  • William Shatner
  • Ned Sparks
  • Donald Sutherland
  • Fay Wray
  • more names
  • silent stars, male and female

Talent behind the camera:

Canadian films/TV series/productions, subjects relating to Canada, anything prominently set or shot here, or adapted from a Canadian writer:

  • I Confess
  • River of No Return
  • Niagara
  • Hudson’s Bay
  • The Devil’s Brigade
  • The Immortal Battalion
  • Corvette K225 (and many other war movies involving Canadian military)
  • Island in the Sky
  • Rose Marie
  • Face Off
  • A Bullet for Joey
  • The Brood
  • The Fly
  • The Changeling
  • The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz
  • Room
  • Life of Pi
  • The English Patient
  • Anne of Green Gables
  • The Handmaid’s Tale
  • Atlantic City
  • Scanners
  • Northwest Trail
  • Owning Mahoney
  • Zero Hour
  • Saskatchewan
  • Northwest Mounted Police (plus MANY more Mountie movies)
  • more films set in Canada

…or anything special and unique to the Canadian movie/TV experience.


  • No exact duplicate topics please, but if, for example, a person is being profiled with a bio, you can still cover a specific movie by/with them
  • post any day during the blogathon
  • help promote the event via #OCanadaBlogathon

Please check the roster below to see which topics are already taken, and use this signup form: (or click here to open form in new window)

signup closed

…then help yourself to any of the lovely banners seen on this page. Thanks for joining us eh, and see you FEB 9-11, 2018!

relive the great 2014, 2016 and 2017 events.


#FoodinFilm Blogathon – Apéritif

Thanks everybody, for making this such a grand feast!

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Image: Popkey

Thanks to everyone who joined the Food in Film Blogathon. It was a terrific feast filled with wonderful treats (as we knew it would be).

Thanks to bloggers who showed us new ways to look at food – and films we thought we knew.

Thanks to readers for stopping by and spending time with us.

And a special thanks to Kristina of Speakeasy for being a wonderful co-host and maître d extraordinaire.

Click HERE for the full archive of posts and related links. Any bloggers posting after this will be added to this archive.

In the meantime, we have a few final entrées you’re sure to enjoy.

Champagne for Lunch
Ponyo (2009) from Studio Ghibli

Random Pictures
The Cook, the Thief, His Wife, and Her Lover (1989)

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