Marc Andre Grondin
Jason Gorber and chats with Toronto's own Alison Pill about Goon: The Last of the Enforcers, motherhood, and working with some of the world's most talented filmmakers!
Tu Dors Nicole looks lovely, but means very little.
Tu Dors Nicole Contemporary World Cinema Believe it or not, sometimes something as simple as the ennui of a hot lazy summer in the suburban rural landscape can be a touch too understated to genuinely work. Tu Dors Nicole is a stylishly interesting, but unarratively dull affair that leaves too much unsaid with too characters […]
Although the ending feels suspiciously forced, Quebecois auteur Denis Cote's Vic + Flo Saw a Bear boasts rich characters, great humor, well done suspense, excellent performances, and a hyper-realistic sense of emotion and setting
What We Talk About When We Need to Talk About We Need to Talk About Kevin, Goon, and the second season of Rookie Blue.
Calling Goon this generation's Slap Shot would be an understatement. Aside from the obvious surface comparisons to the George Roy Hill/Paul Newman classic about a minor league hockey team going nowhere, director Michael Dowse (Fubar) and co-writer/co-star Jay Baruchel have created a film that outdoes what many hail as the greatest hockey comedy ever made.
The charming and candid Marc-André Grondin talked to Dork Shelf about the upcoming hockey comedy Goon and what it’s like to play someone so irredeemable as his character, how to dress like a douche for the camera, and how challenging it can be to make a French Canadian character funny without turning it into a stereotype.