Xphilo Liranzo

@ Xphilo.com
Journalist, freelance writer. Born in the Dominican Republic, lives in Toronto since 2016 and previously lived in Montréal for two years. Film analyst, novelist, author of two novels in process of editing. He writes reviews of movies, books, and music albums. He is also interested in psychology, sociology, neuroscience, history, sports, health, and well-being. He has some experience in filmmaking (directing and as a screenwriter). Passionate about languages, he is fluent in English, French, Spanish, Italian and Portuguese. He is also able to read and speak German (intermediate level) and Mandarin (Basic level). You can find most of his articles and reviews on his website: Xphilo.com

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PANORAMAS DEL CINE CANADIENSE
‘My Winnipeg’: The Fascination of Canadians for the Myth

Guy Maddin blends fact and fiction, reality and myth in this dreamy black-and-white tour of Winnipeg. ‘My Winnipeg’ won the award for Best Canadian Feature Film when it premiered at the 2007 Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF). A 2015 poll conducted by TIFF named it one of the Top 10 Canadian films of all time, while another in 2016 listed it as one of 150 essential works in Canadian cinema history.

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PANORAMAS DEL CINE CANADIENSE
‘Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner’: An Inuit folktale

‘Atanarjuat, The Fast Runner’ is an epic film made by and about the Inuit peoples of the Canadian arctic, telling a story of a crime that ruptures the trust within a closely knit group, and how justice is achieved and healing begins. Director Zacharias Kunuk and his writer, Paul Apak Angilin, collected oral versions of an Inuit legend from several elders, collated them into a story, submitted the story to the elders for suggestions and then filmed it as a collaborative expression.

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PANORAMAS DEL CINE CANADIENSE
‘Bon Cop Bad Cop’: Ontario y Quebec

‘Bon Cop Bad Cop’ es una de las películas canadienses más populares y taquilleras de la última década. Se trata de un film que cumple con todos los requisitos del género policiaco vinculado a la comedia. La pareja de policías encarna a la Canadá francófona y anglófona, y es ahí donde reside su interés como parodia de un país demasiado diverso para ser resumido en un puñado de estereotipos.

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PANORAMAS DEL CINE CANADIENSE
‘Exotica’: A Torontonian Picture

‘Exotica’ is a 1994 Canadian drama film set primarily in and around the fictional Exotica strip club in Toronto. It is written and directed by Atom Egoyan and the film proved to be a major box office success for English Canadian cinema, and received positive reviews. It won numerous awards, including the FIPRESCI Prize at the Cannes Film Festival and eight Genie Awards, including Best Motion Picture.

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PANORAMAS DEL CINE CANADIENSE
‘Mon oncle Antoine’ y la revolución tranquila de Quebec

El cine canadiense es un fiel reflejo de la compleja y diversa composición de su sociedad. Aunque ensombrecido en demasiadas ocasiones por la poderosa industria cinematográfica de su vecino, la producción nacional destaca por su calidad, la profundidad intelectual de sus temáticas y la aspiración a un universo creativo con un identidad propia. En esta nueva sección, el crítico Xphilo Liranzo nos conduce por la historia del cine canadiense a través de sus películas más representativas.

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