radio daze — heads up!

I will be appearing on the CBC Radio show BC Almanac this Friday — around 1:30pm PST — to talk about the Oscars.

Fortunately, I have managed to see just about all the nominated feature films; the two remaining exceptions are:

  1. Curse of the Golden Flower (nominated for costume design; it has already left Vancouver)
  2. After the Wedding (nominated for foreign language film; it has not come to Vancouver yet)

I have also seen three of the five nominated animated shorts, but I have not seen any of the live-action or documentary shorts.

Now I just have to find me a babysitter for that afternoon.

FEB 23 UPDATE: For a limited time only, you can hear the chat via the RealAudio file here, beginning around the 26-minute mark.

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About Peter T. Chattaway

Peter T. Chattaway was the regular film critic for BC Christian News from 1992 to 2011. In addition to his award-winning film column for that paper, his news and opinion pieces have appeared in such publications as Books & Culture, Christianity Today, Bible Review and the Vancouver Sun. He has also contributed essays to the books Re-Viewing The Passion: Mel Gibson’s Film and Its Critics (Palgrave Macmillan, 2004), Scandalizing Jesus?: Kazantzakis’s The Last Temptation of Christ Fifty Years on (Continuum, 2005) and The Bible in Motion: A Handbook of the Bible and Its Reception in Film (De Gruyter, 2016).

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13228220192820372599 Mathew Englander

    Strangely, the foreign-language category is the only one in which I’ve seen all nominated films. After the Wedding is my favourite of the five (I saw it at the Toronto festival), though I expect The Lives of Others to win, or failing that, Pan’s Labyrinth.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13228220192820372599 Mathew Englander

    Somewhat off-topic I have a question for you; it’s a little random but I thought you might be a good person to ask.

    What does the title of A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints allude to? Is it a famous book for kids about saints? And if so, from what era? It kind of rings a bell and has been bugging me.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15729167937433295927 Geosomin

    ooh ooh! I’ll babysit.
    Can you ship them to me Fedex air express? 😉


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