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Canadian Challenge (Official, December 2018)

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Post by blocho » December 12th, 2018, 1:39 pm

sol wrote:
December 12th, 2018, 12:41 pm
blocho wrote:
December 12th, 2018, 4:43 am
I've mentioned in a few other places in this forum that I've been a school teacher for the past two years. I'm glad to say now that that part of my life is over, and it was painful enough that anything that remotely reminds me of it re-awakens some trauma inside of me.
Have you ever considered teaching primary (elementary) school? I have never wanted to teach high school myself, mostly due to behaviour/attitude issues, but primary is pretty awesome in general. You have them at an age when the majority of them are compliant and still excited/interested about learning. There are still some behaviour issues, including yes - some like in documentaries such as Warrendale and Hold Me Tight, Let Me Go (the latter of which I posted about on the Doco Challenge) - but it's all part of the mix. Just a suggestion if you do really like teaching but don't like the discipline and class control issues that come with high school students.
I've thought about it. I have no experience with this age group, though. Honestly, I just needed a school with better kids, better culture, and better leaders. But I think I'm done with teaching overall.
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#122

Post by Fergenaprido » December 12th, 2018, 1:40 pm

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December 12th, 2018, 12:52 pm
I am really surprised by how much I warmed to *Corpus Callosum considering that experimental movies are usually not my cup of tea. I originally had no plans or desire to Back and Forth or Wavelength this month since I had heard incredibly divided things about them, but after really digging Corpus, I probably should place them on my list to see this month.
At least those two are very short features, so if you don't enjoy them you won't have wasted too much time. I'm still debating whether or not to tackle Région centrale this month or not :pinch:

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Post by albajos » December 12th, 2018, 8:37 pm

08. A History of Violence (2005) USA | Germany | Canada 10 official lists 22 168 checks

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07. Anvil: The Story of Anvil (2008)
06. Après-ski (1971)
01. Being Canadian (2015)
08. A History of Violence (2005)
05. Real Vikings (2016)

Year
06. Après-ski (1971)
08. A History of Violence (2005)
07. Anvil: The Story of Anvil (2008)
01. Being Canadian (2015)
05. Real Vikings (2016)

Off. lists
08. A History of Violence (2005) 10
07. Anvil: The Story of Anvil (2008) 2

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08. A History of Violence (2005) 22 168
07. Anvil: The Story of Anvil (2008) 3 405
01. Being Canadian (2015) 25
06. Après-ski (1971) 5
05. Real Vikings (2016) 1

53+25+8=86. 33 to go

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Post by psychotronicbeatnik » December 12th, 2018, 10:17 pm

sol wrote:
December 12th, 2018, 12:34 pm
psychotronicbeatnik wrote:
December 11th, 2018, 8:27 pm
sol wrote:
December 11th, 2018, 12:22 pm
Peter Falk is very well cast as here as psychotronic beatnik ....
:D It never would have occurred to me to cast Falk as myself but I'm sure he would be awesome. :lol:
It's actually a pretty good film too despite the insanely low IMDb rating. You might not be a fan of the way the film demonises beatniks though. :mellow:
Beatniks deserve some demonization - or at least a lot of poking fun at. I do really like a lot of their literature though.

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Post by psychotronicbeatnik » December 13th, 2018, 1:00 am

18. Enemy (2013 / Denis Villeneuve) FTV 8+/10
19. October Gale (2014 / Ruba Natta) FTV 7+/10
20. Shivers (1975 / David Cronenberg) 8+/10

Canada on the ChesterfieldShow
1. Rock ‘N’ Roll Nightmare (1987 / John Fasano) FTV 5/10
2. Away From Her (2006 / Sarah Polley) 9/10
3. Back to God’s Country (1919 / David Hartford) FTV 8+/10
4. My Winnipeg (2007 / Guy Maddin) FTV 8+/10
5. Stories We Tell (2012 / Sarah Polley) 9/10
6. Take This Waltz (2011 / Sarah Polley) FTV 7+/10
7. The Saddest Music in the World (2003 / Guy Maddin) 7/10
8. Careful (1992 / Guy Maddin) 8/10
9. Remember (2015 / Atom Egoyan) FTV 8+/10
10. The Sweet Hereafter (1997 / Atom Egoyan) 9+/10
11. The Captive (2014 / Atom Egoyan) FTV 7+/10
12. Mommy (2014 / Xavier Dolan) FTV 9+/10
13. Warrendale (1967 / Alan King) FTV 8/10
14. Arrival (2016 / Denis Villeneuve) FTV 8/10
15. Black Code (2016 / Nicholas de Pencier) FTV 7+/10
16. The Silent Partner (1978 / Daryl Duke) 9/10
17. A Christmas Story (1983 / Bob Clark) 9+/10
18. Enemy (2013 / Denis Villeneuve) FTV 8+/10
19. October Gale (2014 / Ruba Natta) FTV 7+/10
20. Shivers (1975 / David Cronenberg) 8+/10



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#126

Post by flavo5000 » December 13th, 2018, 3:11 am

1. Dawson City: Frozen Time (2016)
2. Camp Hollywood (2004)
3. Dear Zachary: A Letter to a Son About His Father (2008)
4. Black Metal Veins (2012)
5. The Arctic Patrol (1929)

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Post by 3eyes » December 13th, 2018, 3:15 am

10. La face cachée de la lune / The far side of the moon (Canada 03)
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1. The war between us (Can 95)
2. Stories we tell (Canada 12) - Triple
3. Le fantôme de l'opératrice (Can 06) - Double
4-8. Republic of Doyle (Can 10- S1, Eps 1-5)
9. Monsieur Lazhar (Can 11) - Double (Rewatch)
10. La face cachée de la lune / The far side of the moon (Canada 03)
:run: STILL the Gaffer!

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Post by Fergenaprido » December 13th, 2018, 5:25 am

flavo5000 wrote:
December 13th, 2018, 3:11 am
1. Dawson City: Frozen Time (2016)
3. Dear Zachary: A Letter to a Son About His Father (2008)
These are both American documentaries, solely listed as American on imdb and everywhere else that I can see. Did you get your list mixed up with your Documentary Challenge list?

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Post by jeroeno » December 13th, 2018, 8:25 am

53. Secret Santa (2015)

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Would you accept How it Ends (2018) ? It was filmed in Canada but IMDB doesn't have Canada as country tag :think:

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Post by maxwelldeux » December 13th, 2018, 8:56 am

A is for CanadianShow
1. Manufactured Landscapes (2006)
2. Reel Injun (2009)
3. Lost Heroes (2014)
4. Jews and Baseball: An American Love Story (2010)
5. Inside Hana's Suitcase (2009)
6. The Last Gladiators (2011)
7. Perfect Bid: The Contestant Who Knew Too Much (2017)
8. Warrendale (1967)
9. Waiting for Fidel (1974)
10. Watermark (2013)
11. When Jews Were Funny (2013)
12. Being Canadian (2015)
13. My Millenial Life (2016)
"14. Shorts (60m):
Paul Tomkowicz: Street-railway Switchman (1954, 9m)
City of Gold (1957, 22m)
Universe (1960, 29m)"
15. Anvil: The Story of Anvil (2008)
16. A Married Couple (1969)
17. Dying at Grace (2003)
18. Stories We Tell (2012)
19. The Corporation (2003)
20. The Trailer Park Boys Christmas Special (2004)
21. Indie Game: The Movie (2012)
22. The Fly (1986)

Double with Forum lists. This is a fun Sci-Fi flick that definitely goes in a different direction than the original with Vincent Price. Some great visuals, as you'd expect from Cronenberg, but the story doesn't really appeal to me all that much. The lone mad scientist myth is one aspect of reality where I just can't suspend disbelief. Mesmerizingly gross, though.

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Post by peeptoad » December 13th, 2018, 10:38 am

11. Exotica (1994) 8
12. Grave Encounters (2011) 3
straight outta TweedShow
1. Sur le seuil (2003) Evil Words 7
2. The Keeper (1976) 5
3. Funeral Home (1980) 7
4. Out of the Blue (1980) 8
5. The Uncanny (1977) 5
6. Crimes of the Future (1970) 5
7. The Brain (1988) 5
8. The Editor (2014) 6
9. Prom Night (1980) 5
10. The Dark (1993) 4

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Post by Fergenaprido » December 13th, 2018, 11:29 am

jeroeno wrote:
December 13th, 2018, 8:25 am
Would you accept How it Ends (2018) ? It was filmed in Canada but IMDB doesn't have Canada as country tag :think:
No. That's not a Canadian film, just an American film shot in Canada. By analogy, I wouldn't count The Beach as a Thai film or Out of Africa a Kenyan one. :)

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Post by sol » December 13th, 2018, 12:50 pm

Canuxploitation and other offerings of the Great White NorthShow
1. Stories We Tell (2012)
2. Being Different (1981)
3. Carry On Sergeant! (1928)
4. The Art of the Steal (2013)
5. Margaret's Museum (1995)
6. Strange Brew (1983)
7. One Week (2008)
8. Fido (2006)
9. Exotica (1994)
10. Calendar (1993)
11. Casino Jack (2010)
12. Barney's Version (2010)
13. Rock 'n' Roll Nightmare (1987)
14. It's All Gone Pete Tong (2004)
15. Back to God's Country. (1919)
16. The Luck of Ginger Coffey (1964)
17. The Peanut Butter Solution (1985)
18. Lies My Father Told Me (1975)
19. Sins of the Fathers (1948)
20. The Bloody Brood (1959)
21. *Corpus Callosum (2002)

22. Toward Intimacy (1992)

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Four women with different disabilities talk about how they have maintained relatively normal sexual relationships here. As a topic rarely depicted on screen, the film is initially intriguing, but the subjects all ultimately end up talking about the same sorts of things with fighting misconceptions and so forth, and on a technical level this is pretty mundane stuff - mostly talking heads with the occasional cutaway or still photo insert. The legally blind woman's tale of dealing with kids who could see better than her is endlessly fascinating though.
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Post by flavo5000 » December 13th, 2018, 7:29 pm

Fergenaprido wrote:
December 13th, 2018, 5:25 am
flavo5000 wrote:
December 13th, 2018, 3:11 am
1. Dawson City: Frozen Time (2016)
3. Dear Zachary: A Letter to a Son About His Father (2008)
These are both American documentaries, solely listed as American on imdb and everywhere else that I can see. Did you get your list mixed up with your Documentary Challenge list?
Nope. Dawson City is the history of a Canadian city in the Yukon as told through silent films that were unearthed in that region. It just happens to be directed by an American director.
A significant portion of Dear Zachary takes place in Newfoundland and specifically deals with issues with the Canadian legal system and Child Services System (in fact, participants involved actually got the Canadian child services system overhauled as a result of massive failures of said system that resulted in a tremendous tragedy at the heart of the doc).

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Post by albajos » December 13th, 2018, 9:37 pm

Doesn't mean they're canadian. There are several norwegian documentaries about the Middle East. Follow the money.

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Post by psychotronicbeatnik » December 13th, 2018, 11:19 pm

Hi Fergenaprido,

I'm considering watching the first season of Avonlea, It's filmed, produced and set in Canada, but since it's a TV series I wanted to check with you first as I believe you asked someone else to do. Is this series Canadian enough for you, eh?

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Post by Fergenaprido » December 14th, 2018, 4:42 am

psychotronicbeatnik wrote:
December 13th, 2018, 11:19 pm
Hi Fergenaprido,

I'm considering watching the first season of Avonlea, It's filmed, produced and set in Canada, but since it's a TV series I wanted to check with you first as I believe you asked someone else to do. Is this series Canadian enough for you, eh?

:cheers:
Haha TV series are allowed. I might have forgotten to update the OP to indicate that. And yeah, Road to Avonlea is super Canadian.

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Post by Fergenaprido » December 14th, 2018, 5:04 am

flavo5000 wrote:
December 13th, 2018, 7:29 pm
Fergenaprido wrote:
December 13th, 2018, 5:25 am
flavo5000 wrote:
December 13th, 2018, 3:11 am
1. Dawson City: Frozen Time (2016)
3. Dear Zachary: A Letter to a Son About His Father (2008)
These are both American documentaries, solely listed as American on imdb and everywhere else that I can see. Did you get your list mixed up with your Documentary Challenge list?
Nope. Dawson City is the history of a Canadian city in the Yukon as told through silent films that were unearthed in that region. It just happens to be directed by an American director.
A significant portion of Dear Zachary takes place in Newfoundland and specifically deals with issues with the Canadian legal system and Child Services System (in fact, participants involved actually got the Canadian child services system overhauled as a result of massive failures of said system that resulted in a tremendous tragedy at the heart of the doc).
Thanks for responding. I disagree with your logic on Dawson City: it's not just the director that's American, it's the entire production. The subject and location just happen to be Canadian. Would you consider Grass: A Nation's Battle for Life to be an Iranian film or De weg naar het zuiden to be Egyptian?

I haven't seen Dear Zachary, but it sounds like the same situation.

That being said, unlike the poll (where neither film would be allowed) I don't care to be too strict for this challenge, so I'll accept your explanations and allow these two films to count for this challenge.

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Post by sol » December 14th, 2018, 10:13 am

Canuxploitation and other offerings of the Great White NorthShow
1. Stories We Tell (2012)
2. Being Different (1981)
3. Carry On Sergeant! (1928)
4. The Art of the Steal (2013)
5. Margaret's Museum (1995)
6. Strange Brew (1983)
7. One Week (2008)
8. Fido (2006)
9. Exotica (1994)
10. Calendar (1993)
11. Casino Jack (2010)
12. Barney's Version (2010)
13. Rock 'n' Roll Nightmare (1987)
14. It's All Gone Pete Tong (2004)
15. Back to God's Country. (1919)
16. The Luck of Ginger Coffey (1964)
17. The Peanut Butter Solution (1985)
18. Lies My Father Told Me (1975)
19. Sins of the Fathers (1948)
20. The Bloody Brood (1959)
21. *Corpus Callosum (2002)
22. Toward Intimacy (1992)

23. Not a Love Story (1981)

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The interview subjects in this documentary on the porn industry occasionally offer thought-provoking ideas, such as one who muses that "everything is unreal" in life thanks to pornography playing with male expectations. For the most part though, the film does not mount a convincing case for the dangers of pornography; many in the industry actually object to being called victims. The documentary does, however, offer a fascinating glimpse into the live peep show scene - something that would become obsolete less than half a decade later thanks to home video.
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Post by Melvelet » December 14th, 2018, 12:29 pm

1. Goin' Down the Road 1970 6/10
2. Brand Upon the Brain! A Remembrance in 12 Chapters 2006 8/10

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Post by sol » December 14th, 2018, 3:04 pm

Canuxploitation and other offerings of the Great White NorthShow
1. Stories We Tell (2012)
2. Being Different (1981)
3. Carry On Sergeant! (1928)
4. The Art of the Steal (2013)
5. Margaret's Museum (1995)
6. Strange Brew (1983)
7. One Week (2008)
8. Fido (2006)
9. Exotica (1994)
10. Calendar (1993)
11. Casino Jack (2010)
12. Barney's Version (2010)
13. Rock 'n' Roll Nightmare (1987)
14. It's All Gone Pete Tong (2004)
15. Back to God's Country. (1919)
16. The Luck of Ginger Coffey (1964)
17. The Peanut Butter Solution (1985)
18. Lies My Father Told Me (1975)
19. Sins of the Fathers (1948)
20. The Bloody Brood (1959)
21. *Corpus Callosum (2002)
22. Toward Intimacy (1992)
23. Not a Love Story (1981)

24. Monsieur Lazhar (2011)

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This film is blessed by some great child performances, including a pre-Book Thief Sophie Nélisse, even if many look too young for their roles. The parent-like affection that Lazhar develops for Nélisse is touching too. The film only really gets interesting though in the final half-hour after the reasons for the previous teacher's suicide are finally revealed, but even then, the messages that the film sends are decidedly mixed. I would have prefer more time on this rather than on Lazhar's backstory. There are, however, certainly lots of interesting ideas here.
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Post by peeptoad » December 14th, 2018, 5:50 pm

13. Subconscious Cruelty (2000) 4
straight outta TweedShow
1. Sur le seuil (2003) Evil Words 7
2. The Keeper (1976) 5
3. Funeral Home (1980) 7
4. Out of the Blue (1980) 8
5. The Uncanny (1977) 5
6. Crimes of the Future (1970) 5
7. The Brain (1988) 5
8. The Editor (2014) 6
9. Prom Night (1980) 5
10. The Dark (1993) 4
11. Exotica (1994) 8
12. Grave Encounters (2011) 3

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Post by psychotronicbeatnik » December 14th, 2018, 6:34 pm

Fergenaprido wrote:
December 14th, 2018, 4:42 am
psychotronicbeatnik wrote:
December 13th, 2018, 11:19 pm
Hi Fergenaprido,

I'm considering watching the first season of Avonlea, It's filmed, produced and set in Canada, but since it's a TV series I wanted to check with you first as I believe you asked someone else to do. Is this series Canadian enough for you, eh?

:cheers:
Haha TV series are allowed. I might have forgotten to update the OP to indicate that. And yeah, Road to Avonlea is super Canadian.
Thanks! I thought that Avonlea might be a nice alternative space to visit every once in a while while I'm rewatching my way through Cronenberg.

:cheers:

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Post by flavo5000 » December 14th, 2018, 10:28 pm

Fergenaprido wrote:
December 14th, 2018, 5:04 am
flavo5000 wrote:
December 13th, 2018, 7:29 pm
Fergenaprido wrote:
December 13th, 2018, 5:25 am


These are both American documentaries, solely listed as American on imdb and everywhere else that I can see. Did you get your list mixed up with your Documentary Challenge list?
Nope. Dawson City is the history of a Canadian city in the Yukon as told through silent films that were unearthed in that region. It just happens to be directed by an American director.
A significant portion of Dear Zachary takes place in Newfoundland and specifically deals with issues with the Canadian legal system and Child Services System (in fact, participants involved actually got the Canadian child services system overhauled as a result of massive failures of said system that resulted in a tremendous tragedy at the heart of the doc).
Thanks for responding. I disagree with your logic on Dawson City: it's not just the director that's American, it's the entire production. The subject and location just happen to be Canadian. Would you consider Grass: A Nation's Battle for Life to be an Iranian film or De weg naar het zuiden to be Egyptian?

I haven't seen Dear Zachary, but it sounds like the same situation.

That being said, unlike the poll (where neither film would be allowed) I don't care to be too strict for this challenge, so I'll accept your explanations and allow these two films to count for this challenge.
Thanks. I just feel like if the goal is to experience Canadian culture then both of the films would be suitable for the challenge. I understand your reasoning for having them excluded from an official poll though. As to Grass, I think I would allow it for an Iranian Challenge but not for an official poll (along your same line of reasoning).

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Post by psychotronicbeatnik » December 14th, 2018, 10:47 pm

21. Three short Canadian docos from the 1950s {total time: 69 min.}
a. The Days Before Christmas (1958) FTV 8+/10 {29 min.}
b. Artist in Montreal (1954) FTV 7/10 {30 min.}
c. The Jolifou Inn (1955) FTV 8+/10 {10 min.}

22. Rabid (1977 / David Cronenberg) 8+/10
23. Fast Company (1979 / David Cronenberg) 8+/10

Canada on the ChesterfieldShow
1. Rock ‘N’ Roll Nightmare (1987 / John Fasano) FTV 5/10
2. Away From Her (2006 / Sarah Polley) 9/10
3. Back to God’s Country (1919 / David Hartford) FTV 8+/10
4. My Winnipeg (2007 / Guy Maddin) FTV 8+/10
5. Stories We Tell (2012 / Sarah Polley) 9/10
6. Take This Waltz (2011 / Sarah Polley) FTV 7+/10
7. The Saddest Music in the World (2003 / Guy Maddin) 7/10
8. Careful (1992 / Guy Maddin) 8/10
9. Remember (2015 / Atom Egoyan) FTV 8+/10
10. The Sweet Hereafter (1997 / Atom Egoyan) 9+/10
11. The Captive (2014 / Atom Egoyan) FTV 7+/10
12. Mommy (2014 / Xavier Dolan) FTV 9+/10
13. Warrendale (1967 / Alan King) FTV 8/10
14. Arrival (2016 / Denis Villeneuve) FTV 8/10
15. Black Code (2016 / Nicholas de Pencier) FTV 7+/10
16. The Silent Partner (1978 / Daryl Duke) 9/10
17. A Christmas Story (1983 / Bob Clark) 9+/10
18. Enemy (2013 / Denis Villeneuve) FTV 8+/10
19. October Gale (2014 / Ruba Natta) FTV 7+/10
20. Shivers (1975 / David Cronenberg) 8+/10

21. Three short Canadian docos from the 1950s {total time: 69 min.}
a. The Days Before Christmas (1958) FTV 8+/10 {29 min.}
b. Artist in Montreal (1954) FTV 7/10 {30 min.}
c. The Jolifou Inn (1955) FTV 8+/10 {10 min.}

22. Rabid (1977 / David Cronenberg) 8+/10
23. Fast Company (1979 / David Cronenberg) 8+/10




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Post by sol » December 15th, 2018, 3:35 am

Canuxploitation and other offerings of the Great White NorthShow
1. Stories We Tell (2012)
2. Being Different (1981)
3. Carry On Sergeant! (1928)
4. The Art of the Steal (2013)
5. Margaret's Museum (1995)
6. Strange Brew (1983)
7. One Week (2008)
8. Fido (2006)
9. Exotica (1994)
10. Calendar (1993)
11. Casino Jack (2010)
12. Barney's Version (2010)
13. Rock 'n' Roll Nightmare (1987)
14. It's All Gone Pete Tong (2004)
15. Back to God's Country. (1919)
16. The Luck of Ginger Coffey (1964)
17. The Peanut Butter Solution (1985)
18. Lies My Father Told Me (1975)
19. Sins of the Fathers (1948)
20. The Bloody Brood (1959)
21. *Corpus Callosum (2002)
22. Toward Intimacy (1992)
23. Not a Love Story (1981)
24. Monsieur Lazhar (2011)

25. Project Grizzly (1996)

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An inventor tests out a self-made bear-proof suit in this Canadian documentary. The man in question is an interesting fellow to listen to and the filmmakers wisely let him ramble on with it left up to us to judge whether his passion is admirable or misguided. There are also several great bits in which we see the 215cm tall titanium suit tested out through logs being thrown at it and so on. Unfortunately, this is all there is to the film. We never see any actual bear encounters or any real dangerous situations. Lots of talk and little action.
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Post by sol » December 15th, 2018, 5:33 am

Canuxploitation and other offerings of the Great White NorthShow
1. Stories We Tell (2012)
2. Being Different (1981)
3. Carry On Sergeant! (1928)
4. The Art of the Steal (2013)
5. Margaret's Museum (1995)
6. Strange Brew (1983)
7. One Week (2008)
8. Fido (2006)
9. Exotica (1994)
10. Calendar (1993)
11. Casino Jack (2010)
12. Barney's Version (2010)
13. Rock 'n' Roll Nightmare (1987)
14. It's All Gone Pete Tong (2004)
15. Back to God's Country. (1919)
16. The Luck of Ginger Coffey (1964)
17. The Peanut Butter Solution (1985)
18. Lies My Father Told Me (1975)
19. Sins of the Fathers (1948)
20. The Bloody Brood (1959)
21. *Corpus Callosum (2002)
22. Toward Intimacy (1992)
23. Not a Love Story (1981)
24. Monsieur Lazhar (2011)
25. Project Grizzly (1996)

26. Damaged Lives (1933)

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Funded and promoted as an educational movie, this venereal disease melodrama only has the most obvious messages about extramarital affairs and the importance of using protection, and Lyman Williams is never once convincing with his over-the-top shell-shocked reactions to the news. Diane Sinclair on the other hand is pretty terrific as his fragile yet understanding wife and director Edgar G. Ulmer gives her many great quiet moments of walking around her apartment as she processes things.

Yes - this is a Canadian co-production. Source: http://www.canuxploitation.com/review/damaged.html
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Post by weirdboy » December 15th, 2018, 6:08 am

It took almost half the month, but I finally watched a Canadian film.

1. A Married Couple - 1969 - Allan King

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Post by Fergenaprido » December 15th, 2018, 6:12 am

sol wrote:
December 15th, 2018, 5:33 am
Canuxploitation and other offerings of the Great White NorthShow
1. Stories We Tell (2012)
2. Being Different (1981)
3. Carry On Sergeant! (1928)
4. The Art of the Steal (2013)
5. Margaret's Museum (1995)
6. Strange Brew (1983)
7. One Week (2008)
8. Fido (2006)
9. Exotica (1994)
10. Calendar (1993)
11. Casino Jack (2010)
12. Barney's Version (2010)
13. Rock 'n' Roll Nightmare (1987)
14. It's All Gone Pete Tong (2004)
15. Back to God's Country. (1919)
16. The Luck of Ginger Coffey (1964)
17. The Peanut Butter Solution (1985)
18. Lies My Father Told Me (1975)
19. Sins of the Fathers (1948)
20. The Bloody Brood (1959)
21. *Corpus Callosum (2002)
22. Toward Intimacy (1992)
23. Not a Love Story (1981)
24. Monsieur Lazhar (2011)
25. Project Grizzly (1996)

26. Damaged Lives (1933)

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Funded and promoted as an educational movie, this venereal disease melodrama only has the most obvious messages about extramarital affairs and the importance of using protection, and Lyman Williams is never once convincing with his over-the-top shell-shocked reactions to the news. Diane Sinclair on the other hand is pretty terrific as his fragile yet understanding wife and director Edgar G. Ulmer gives her many great quiet moments of walking around her apartment as she processes things.

Yes - this is a Canadian co-production. Source: http://www.canuxploitation.com/review/damaged.html
I wasn't planning on disputing it. But after reading the review you linked to, I'm super interested in watching this now.

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Post by sol » December 15th, 2018, 8:17 am

Fergenaprido wrote:
December 15th, 2018, 6:12 am
I wasn't planning on disputing it. But after reading the review you linked to, I'm super interested in watching this now.
You could do much worse - though don't take that as a recommendation. The film is mostly of interest for Ulmer's noticeable attempts to turn the VD cautionary content into something more.

By the way, I have now completed as much as I can of the side challenge since I am unable to stream 'Being Canadian'. Do I get something for completing the side challenge first? :P
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Post by sol » December 15th, 2018, 8:24 am

Canuxploitation and other offerings of the Great White NorthShow
1. Stories We Tell (2012)
2. Being Different (1981)
3. Carry On Sergeant! (1928)
4. The Art of the Steal (2013)
5. Margaret's Museum (1995)
6. Strange Brew (1983)
7. One Week (2008)
8. Fido (2006)
9. Exotica (1994)
10. Calendar (1993)
11. Casino Jack (2010)
12. Barney's Version (2010)
13. Rock 'n' Roll Nightmare (1987)
14. It's All Gone Pete Tong (2004)
15. Back to God's Country. (1919)
16. The Luck of Ginger Coffey (1964)
17. The Peanut Butter Solution (1985)
18. Lies My Father Told Me (1975)
19. Sins of the Fathers (1948)
20. The Bloody Brood (1959)
21. *Corpus Callosum (2002)
22. Toward Intimacy (1992)
23. Not a Love Story (1981)
24. Monsieur Lazhar (2011)
25. Project Grizzly (1996)
26. Damaged Lives (1933)

27. Montreal Main (1974)

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Director Frank Vitale's camera really fetishises the boy here with quiet shots of his long hair blowing in the wind, and yet the film manages to avoid feeling exploitative through concentrating on the protagonist's mixed emotions as opposed to acting on his desires. That said, there is something very muted about the project since nothing comes of the pair's time together. Stephen Lack cautions him about acting on his impulses and he has a heartbreaking chat with the boy's father near the end, but most of the film is spent on the pair wandering about.

And that should make me one of only 39 iCM uses to achieve a Bronze on the Official Canada list:

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Keyword: Should. Nothing yet, though I don't know if that's because Insta-awards are broken or because the Canada list is one of those weird ones where you have to see >50% to get the the 50% award. If it's the latter case, no biggie. I still have at least three films from the list lined up to see, so I should crack >50% before the end of the month.
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Post by sol » December 15th, 2018, 8:31 am

sol wrote:
December 15th, 2018, 8:24 am
Nothing yet, though I don't know if that's because Insta-awards are broken or because the Canada list is one of those weird ones where you have to see >50% to get the the 50% award.
Okay, the award just popped up, but it's one of those annoying poorly coded ones that don't fit on a single line. :yucky: :down:
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Post by Fergenaprido » December 15th, 2018, 5:08 pm

psychotronicbeatnik wrote:
December 11th, 2018, 9:33 pm
14. Arrival (2016 / Denis Villeneuve) FTV 8/10
I missed this earlier... how is this a Canadian film?

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Post by Fergenaprido » December 15th, 2018, 5:32 pm

13. Careful (1992) - 5.8 - Top 100 {also counts for forum lists challenge} - Neither German expressionism nor Guy Maddin seem to be my cup of tea, and this oddball film didn't do anything to convince me otherwise. I found this bland and boring and the "ironic" bad acting did nothing for me.

14. Black Christmas (1974) - 7.6 - Top 100 {also counts for forum lists challenge} - I generally shy away from horror, especially of the slasher variety, but this was good. Much more about the atmosphere than the actual killing part, I thought it was really well shot and I liked the way it built up tension. The premise was kind of ridiculous, but it was still kind of fun. Odd to me that they tried to pass this off as a small American university town, when it was clearly shot in downtown Toronto near the main UofT campus. American flags on the desks, but a map of Toronto on the wall. Also, surprised to see a young Andrea Martin (before her SCTV days) and the one guy from Goin' Down the Road as an idiot cop.

15. Tit-Coq (1953) - 8ish - An early winner of the Canadian Film Award, based on a play by the lead actor-director. These early Québecois cinema films are quite good; I'm enjoying them as I work my way through the decades. Glad I have a bunch more on hand to explore after this challenge, and I'm grateful to violator99 for making so many of these available (and with English subtitles to boot!).

My goals for this challenge are...
- to see at least 12 films (to hit level 12 of the xx/xx award) DONE!
- to see at least one film from each decade 1920s-2010s (I've already seen the 1910s one on UNESCO, and haven't been able to find any others online) {8 decades so far}
- see all available remaining UNESCO films from Canada (Carry On Sergeant, Lest We Forget, and Les dernières fiançailles) DONE!
- see at least 10 films from the Top 100 Canadian Films list (and get a silver medal and back into the top 10 in the process DONE!; gold and top 5 if I'm really ambitious) {6 films so far}
- see at least 1 film from all of the other Canadian lists I follow (23 lists in total) {14 lists so far}
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1. <---> [Back and Forth] (1969) - 2.4 {also counts for iCM Forums challenge and documentary challenge}
2. Carry On, Sergeant! (1928) - 6.4 - UNESCO
3. Highway 61 (1991) - 7.4 - Top 100
4. Carcasses (2009) - 3.4 - Top 100 {also counts for documentary challenge}
5. Lest We Forget (1935) - 6.6 - UNESCO {also counts for documentary challenge}
6. Waiting for Fidel (1974) - 7.6 {also counts for documentary challenge}
7. Les dernières fiançailles [The Last Betrothal] (1973) - 7.6 - UNESCO
8. Le jour avant le lendemain [Before Tomorrow] (2008) - 7.4
9. Double Happiness (1994) - 8.0 - Top 100
10. Manufacturing Consent: Noam Chomsky and the Media (1992) - 7.8 - Top 100 {also counts for documentary challenge}
11. Le père Chopin (1945) - 7.8 - FIRST CHECK!
12. Cree Hunters of Mistassini (1974) - 7.6 {also counts for documentary challenge}

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Post by Fergenaprido » December 15th, 2018, 6:13 pm

Almost halfway through the month.

OP is updated. 23 participants so far, with jeroeno way out in front with 53 points. Sol is in 2nd with 27 points, and psychotronicbeatnik and maxwelldeux are battling it out for 3rd.
Sol is the first and only one to complete the decade challenge so far
maxwelldeux and albajos are the only two to get the bonus point so far

Top films seen:
4x - Monsieur Lazhar (2011) & Stories We Tell (2012)
3x - Warrendale (1967) & Waiting for Fidel (1974) & Away from Her (2006)

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Post by psychotronicbeatnik » December 15th, 2018, 6:43 pm

Fergenaprido wrote:
December 15th, 2018, 5:08 pm
psychotronicbeatnik wrote:
December 11th, 2018, 9:33 pm
14. Arrival (2016 / Denis Villeneuve) FTV 8/10
I missed this earlier... how is this a Canadian film?
Canadian director, shot entirely in Canada, and IMDb lists it as USA / Canada. Should qualify it, eh?

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Post by psychotronicbeatnik » December 16th, 2018, 12:13 am

24. The Brood (1979 / David Cronenberg) 8+/10
25. Scanners (1981 / David Cronenberg) 9/10
26. Damaged Lives (1933 / Edgar G. Ulmer) FTV 6/10

Thanks to sol for finding a Canadian film from the 30s and for posting that review. :cheers:

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1. Rock ‘N’ Roll Nightmare (1987 / John Fasano) FTV 5/10
2. Away From Her (2006 / Sarah Polley) 9/10
3. Back to God’s Country (1919 / David Hartford) FTV 8+/10
4. My Winnipeg (2007 / Guy Maddin) FTV 8+/10
5. Stories We Tell (2012 / Sarah Polley) 9/10
6. Take This Waltz (2011 / Sarah Polley) FTV 7+/10
7. The Saddest Music in the World (2003 / Guy Maddin) 7/10
8. Careful (1992 / Guy Maddin) 8/10
9. Remember (2015 / Atom Egoyan) FTV 8+/10
10. The Sweet Hereafter (1997 / Atom Egoyan) 9+/10
11. The Captive (2014 / Atom Egoyan) FTV 7+/10
12. Mommy (2014 / Xavier Dolan) FTV 9+/10
13. Warrendale (1967 / Alan King) FTV 8/10
14. Arrival (2016 / Denis Villeneuve) FTV 8/10
15. Black Code (2016 / Nicholas de Pencier) FTV 7+/10
16. The Silent Partner (1978 / Daryl Duke) 9/10
17. A Christmas Story (1983 / Bob Clark) 9+/10
18. Enemy (2013 / Denis Villeneuve) FTV 8+/10
19. October Gale (2014 / Ruba Natta) FTV 7+/10
20. Shivers (1975 / David Cronenberg) 8+/10
21. Three short Canadian docos from the 1950s {total time: 69 min.}
a. The Days Before Christmas (1958) FTV 8+/10 {29 min.}
b. Artist in Montreal (1954) FTV 7/10 {30 min.}
c. The Jolifou Inn (1955) FTV 8+/10 {10 min.}
22. Rabid (1977 / David Cronenberg) 8+/10
23. Fast Company (1979 / David Cronenberg) 8+/10

24. The Brood (1979 / David Cronenberg) 8+/10
25. Scanners (1981 / David Cronenberg) 9/10
26. Damaged Lives (1933 / Edgar G. Ulmer) FTV 6/10

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Post by jdidaco » December 16th, 2018, 2:19 am

7. Hotel Chronicles (Léa Pool, 1990) 8/10
8. Manufactured Landscapes (Jennifer Baichwal, 2006) 7.5/10

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!seen 8

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1. Seul ou avec d'autres (Alone or with Others, Denys Arcand & Denis Héroux & Stéphane Venne, 1962) 8/10
2. Jusqu'au cou (Treading Water, Denis Héroux, 1964) 8/10
3. Un succès commercial (Q-Bec My Love, Jean Pierre Lefebvre, 1970) 9/10
4. Les dernières fiançailles (The Last Betrothal, Jean Pierre Lefebvre, 1973) 8.5/10
5. YUL 871 (Jacques Godbout, 1966) 8.5/10
6. Kid Sentiment (Jacques Godbout, 1968) 8/10
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Post by maxwelldeux » December 16th, 2018, 5:04 am

sol wrote:
December 15th, 2018, 8:17 am
Fergenaprido wrote:
December 15th, 2018, 6:12 am
I wasn't planning on disputing it. But after reading the review you linked to, I'm super interested in watching this now.
You could do much worse - though don't take that as a recommendation. The film is mostly of interest for Ulmer's noticeable attempts to turn the VD cautionary content into something more.

By the way, I have now completed as much as I can of the side challenge since I am unable to stream 'Being Canadian'. Do I get something for completing the side challenge first? :P
Shall I assume Amazon Prime and Kanopy are unavailable for you? Because I'm US and I can't get to that on the NFB site.

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Post by sol » December 16th, 2018, 5:09 am

maxwelldeux wrote:
December 16th, 2018, 5:04 am
Shall I assume Amazon Prime and Kanopy are unavailable for you? Because I'm US and I can't get to that on the NFB site.
I don't have an Amazon Prime account and I don't really know anything about Kanopy.
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