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Post by sol » December 26th, 2018, 5:29 am

peeptoad wrote:
December 26th, 2018, 4:34 am
sol wrote: Great batch of films there. :D Okay, maybe not so much The Dark, but it's still better than peeps made out. :pinch:
Hey! ... ;) it wasn't terrible. My 4s vary but generally are slightly below average. I might also have some sort of subconscious dislike of Neve Campbell. But maybe not. :shrug:
Well, I love Neve Campbell, but even I had trouble buying her as the deputy sheriff in town when she looked about 16 years old. :pinch: I would rate the film as slightly above average myself. :unsure:
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Post by sol » December 26th, 2018, 5:33 am

Any Which Way You CanadaShow
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)
28. Memorandum (1967)
29. Upside Down (2012)
30. Track Two (1982)
31. War Witch (2012)
32. Turbo Kid (2015)
33. The Brain (1988)
34. Deranged (1974)
35. The Mask (1961)
36. Stupidity (2003)
37. Being Canadian (2015)
38. Death Weekend (1976)
39. Trapped (1982)
40. The Kiss (1988)
41. Scanners (1981) REVISION
42. Altitude (2010)
43. Phobia (1980)
44. Plague (1979)
45. Rabid (1977) REVISION
46. 88:88 (2015)
47. 88 (2015)
48. 2:22 (2008)
49. <---> (1969)
50. Grass (1999)
51. Chloe (2009)
52. Adoration (2008)
53. Defendor (2009)
54. Hog Wild (1980)
55. The Dark (1993)
56. February (2015)
57. Repeaters (2010)
58. Remember (2015)
59. Heartbeats (2010)
60. Father's Day (2011)

61. Wavelength (1967)

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Best thought of as an experimental movie, this film is shot to look like one continuous slow zoom towards an object on the wall, and director Michael Snow employs an interesting bag of cinematic tricks to create the illusion as colours are inversed and shots are dissolved together. The final shot is a bit of a pun and frustratingly gives little context to the murder mystery, but this manipulation of expectation is interesting in itself. It is quite a hypnotic experience too, with the pre-murder long distance shots especially enticing. It's all about what we can and cannot see.
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Post by peeptoad » December 26th, 2018, 6:34 am

sol wrote:
December 26th, 2018, 5:29 am
peeptoad wrote:
December 26th, 2018, 4:34 am
sol wrote: Great batch of films there. :D Okay, maybe not so much The Dark, but it's still better than peeps made out. :pinch:
Hey! ... ;) it wasn't terrible. My 4s vary but generally are slightly below average. I might also have some sort of subconscious dislike of Neve Campbell. But maybe not. :shrug:
Well, I love Neve Campbell, but even I had trouble buying her as the deputy sheriff in town when she looked about 16 years old. :pinch: I would rate the film as slightly above average myself. :unsure:
True, and I don't think I truly dislike her , at least her persona onstage (that's reserved for a select few, including Ellen Page, fwiw ) but the movie didn't do much for me. And, yeah, she looked about 15-16 (good for her but she may actually have been that age ).
Here's my scale for reference, yo:

10: perfect or nearly perfect

9: excellent, one of my all-time favorites, but 1 or 2 little things keep it from perfection

8: a great film, with some aspect that held me back from giving it a higher rating

7: a good, solid film, but usually not as entertaining or memorable as 8-10

6: a decent film, slightly above average

5: an average film, not terrible but far from great

4: below average, with one or two redeeming qualities in there somewhere

3: decidedly below average, with very little to redeem, getting close to bad

2: a poor film, nothing to redeem, but not totally bottom of the barrel

1: piss-poor, nothing I enjoyed about it and I want my lost time back

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Post by sebby » December 26th, 2018, 7:36 am

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Post by sol » December 26th, 2018, 10:03 am

peeptoad wrote:
December 26th, 2018, 6:34 am
sol wrote:
December 26th, 2018, 5:29 am
peeptoad wrote:
December 26th, 2018, 4:34 am


Hey! ... ;) it wasn't terrible. My 4s vary but generally are slightly below average. I might also have some sort of subconscious dislike of Neve Campbell. But maybe not. :shrug:
Well, I love Neve Campbell, but even I had trouble buying her as the deputy sheriff in town when she looked about 16 years old. :pinch: I would rate the film as slightly above average myself. :unsure:
True, and I don't think I truly dislike her , at least her persona onstage (that's reserved for a select few, including Ellen Page, fwiw ) but the movie didn't do much for me. And, yeah, she looked about 15-16 (good for her but she may actually have been that age ).
Here's my scale for reference, yo:
Well, she was born in October '73, so would have been either 19 or 20 during filming. Of course, I didn't check that until afterwards so I kept just thinking about how she was younger there than in Scream, which kind of did my head since I think Sidney in 1996 is only meant to be 16 or 17. :wacko:

I try not to let numerical scores worry me too much when it comes to watching movies these days. Voting a "7" usually gives me ample indication that I liked a film a lot, a "6" that I liked it somewhat, a "5" that it didn't really work for me and a "4" that I disliked the film. I do sometimes give out higher and lower scores, but for my own reference I don't really need much more than a loved/liked/eh/nah scale and these days I rarely hand out 9s and 10s to first time viewings.

You have intrigued me though, so looking at my first time viewings this year, these are the scores that I have handed out:

9+/10 = 3 films
8/10 = 35 films
7/10 = 279 films
6/10 = 313 films
5/10 = 160 films
4/10 = 39 films
3/10 = 5 films
2/10 = 4 films

Big dominance for 5/10, 6/10 and 7/10 ratings. No surprise there. Impressed that I have almost as many 8s as 4s, but I have seen some very good stuff.
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Post by sol » December 26th, 2018, 10:07 am

Any Which Way You CanadaShow
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)
28. Memorandum (1967)
29. Upside Down (2012)
30. Track Two (1982)
31. War Witch (2012)
32. Turbo Kid (2015)
33. The Brain (1988)
34. Deranged (1974)
35. The Mask (1961)
36. Stupidity (2003)
37. Being Canadian (2015)
38. Death Weekend (1976)
39. Trapped (1982)
40. The Kiss (1988)
41. Scanners (1981) REVISION
42. Altitude (2010)
43. Phobia (1980)
44. Plague (1979)
45. Rabid (1977) REVISION
46. 88:88 (2015)
47. 88 (2015)
48. 2:22 (2008)
49. <---> (1969)
50. Grass (1999)
51. Chloe (2009)
52. Adoration (2008)
53. Defendor (2009)
54. Hog Wild (1980)
55. The Dark (1993)
56. February (2015)
57. Repeaters (2010)
58. Remember (2015)
59. Heartbeats (2010)
60. Father's Day (2011)
61. Wavelength (1967)

62. Outrageous! (1977)

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Craig Russell and Hollis McLaren are both excellent as the two protagonists here. Russell is both convincing as a female impersonator and professional singer and does some uncannily good impressions of Bette Davis, Judy Garland and others, while McLaren has some chilling moments as her schizophrenia surfaces. The film does not do a particularly good job though of balancing the two plot threads; their scenes apart tend to feel dragged out with none of the supporting cast ever showing as much talent as the film's stars.
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Post by peeptoad » December 26th, 2018, 1:00 pm

sol wrote:
December 26th, 2018, 10:03 am
peeptoad wrote:
December 26th, 2018, 6:34 am
sol wrote:
December 26th, 2018, 5:29 am
Well, I love Neve Campbell, but even I had trouble buying her as the deputy sheriff in town when she looked about 16 years old. :pinch: I would rate the film as slightly above average myself. :unsure:

True, and I don't think I truly dislike her , at least her persona onstage (that's reserved for a select few, including Ellen Page, fwiw ) but the movie didn't do much for me. And, yeah, she looked about 15-16 (good for her but she may actually have been that age ).
Here's my scale for reference, yo:
Well, she was born in October '73, so would have been either 19 or 20 during filming. Of course, I didn't check that until afterwards so I kept just thinking about how she was younger there than in Scream, which kind of did my head since I think Sidney in 1996 is only meant to be 16 or 17. :wacko:

I try not to let numerical scores worry me too much when it comes to watching movies these days. Voting a "7" usually gives me ample indication that I liked a film a lot, a "6" that I liked it somewhat, a "5" that it didn't really work for me and a "4" that I disliked the film. I do sometimes give out higher and lower scores, but for my own reference I don't really need much more than a loved/liked/eh/nah scale and these days I rarely hand out 9s and 10s to first time viewings.

You have intrigued me though, so looking at my first time viewings this year, these are the scores that I have handed out:

9+/10 = 3 films
8/10 = 35 films
7/10 = 279 films
6/10 = 313 films
5/10 = 160 films
4/10 = 39 films
3/10 = 5 films
2/10 = 4 films

Big dominance for 5/10, 6/10 and 7/10 ratings. No surprise there. Impressed that I have almost as many 8s as 4s, but I have seen some very good stuff.
Now you've made me curious about the frequency with which I hand out the 9s and 10s... not too many, but there are more of those than 1s and 2's anyway. I'm in the ER with my mother right now but I'll check at some point when I can. I can think of 2 that were nearly 9 (and both ekevated on rewatch )FTV this year though: Christiane F and Der Fan. Both German, interestingly.

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Post by sol » December 26th, 2018, 2:19 pm

peeptoad wrote:
December 26th, 2018, 1:00 pm
Now you've made me curious about the frequency with which I hand out the 9s and 10s... not too many, but there are more of those than 1s and 2's anyway. I'm in the ER with my mother right now but I'll check at some point when I can. I can think of 2 that were nearly 9 (and both ekevated on rewatch )FTV this year though: Christiane F and Der Fan. Both German, interestingly.
Hope your mother is okay.

Seen neither of those two films (though I am interested in Der Fan). I have a large number of '60s films among my own top ten first time viewings for this year. As in suspiciously large given that I didn't participate all too much in the 1960s Challenge. :huh:
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Post by sol » December 26th, 2018, 2:21 pm

Any Which Way You CanadaShow
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)
28. Memorandum (1967)
29. Upside Down (2012)
30. Track Two (1982)
31. War Witch (2012)
32. Turbo Kid (2015)
33. The Brain (1988)
34. Deranged (1974)
35. The Mask (1961)
36. Stupidity (2003)
37. Being Canadian (2015)
38. Death Weekend (1976)
39. Trapped (1982)
40. The Kiss (1988)
41. Scanners (1981) REVISION
42. Altitude (2010)
43. Phobia (1980)
44. Plague (1979)
45. Rabid (1977) REVISION
46. 88:88 (2015)
47. 88 (2015)
48. 2:22 (2008)
49. <---> (1969)
50. Grass (1999)
51. Chloe (2009)
52. Adoration (2008)
53. Defendor (2009)
54. Hog Wild (1980)
55. The Dark (1993)
56. February (2015)
57. Repeaters (2010)
58. Remember (2015)
59. Heartbeats (2010)
60. Father's Day (2011)
61. Wavelength (1967)
62. Outrageous! (1977)

63. Rock & Rule (1983)

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A bizarre animated comedy from Canada. The film is set in a post-apocalyptic future in which cats, rats and dogs have turned humanoid, and these trappings give way to some pretty trippy imagery with outlandish sets and zany creatures. The filmmakers do not, however, seem sure if they are spinning an adult or kid-oriented movie. The scantily-clad female characters and drug references give the film an X-rated Ralph Bakshi vibe, but the supporting characters are mostly bumbling buffoons with gags at the expense of how dimwitted they are.
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Post by peeptoad » December 26th, 2018, 2:55 pm

sol wrote:
December 26th, 2018, 2:19 pm
peeptoad wrote:
December 26th, 2018, 1:00 pm
Now you've made me curious about the frequency with which I hand out the 9s and 10s... not too many, but there are more of those than 1s and 2's anyway. I'm in the ER with my mother right now but I'll check at some point when I can. I can think of 2 that were nearly 9 (and both ekevated on rewatch )FTV this year though: Christiane F and Der Fan. Both German, interestingly.
Hope your mother is okay.

Seen neither of those two films (though I am interested in Der Fan). I have a large number of '60s films among my own top ten first time viewings for this year. As in suspiciously large given that I didn't participate all too much in the 1960s Challenge. :huh:
She's doing better, thanks. Still in the hospital though.
Be sure not to watch Der Fan dubbed, if you get to it. I initially saw it dubbed since that's all I had access to and it (of course) is mutch better in German. I liked it so much I bought the blu, even before seeing the subbed version.

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Post by sol » December 26th, 2018, 4:15 pm

Yep, bad dubbing can be terribly distracting and it can be annoying when it is the only way of watching something. Caution noted.
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Post by sol » December 26th, 2018, 4:19 pm

Any Which Way You CanadaShow
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)
28. Memorandum (1967)
29. Upside Down (2012)
30. Track Two (1982)
31. War Witch (2012)
32. Turbo Kid (2015)
33. The Brain (1988)
34. Deranged (1974)
35. The Mask (1961)
36. Stupidity (2003)
37. Being Canadian (2015)
38. Death Weekend (1976)
39. Trapped (1982)
40. The Kiss (1988)
41. Scanners (1981) REVISION
42. Altitude (2010)
43. Phobia (1980)
44. Plague (1979)
45. Rabid (1977) REVISION
46. 88:88 (2015)
47. 88 (2015)
48. 2:22 (2008)
49. <---> (1969)
50. Grass (1999)
51. Chloe (2009)
52. Adoration (2008)
53. Defendor (2009)
54. Hog Wild (1980)
55. The Dark (1993)
56. February (2015)
57. Repeaters (2010)
58. Remember (2015)
59. Heartbeats (2010)
60. Father's Day (2011)
61. Wavelength (1967)
62. Outrageous! (1977)
63. Rock & Rule (1983)

64a. Dots (1940) 2min +
64b. Charade (1984) 5min +
64c. Pas de deux (1968) 14min +
64d. Rouli-roulant (1966) 15min +
64e. The Bead Game (1977) 6min +
64f. Bambi Meets Godzilla (1969) 1m +
64g. L'homme sans ombre (2004) 9m +
64h. Blind Vaysha (2016) 8min = 60min

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Dots was pleasant enough, but ultimately just exploding dots at the end of the day. Charade was hilarious; I was laughing out loud at some of their ridiculous guesses including Humanoids from the Deep and The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance. Final gag was predictable but still a lot of fun. Pas de Deux has some really cool overlapping images and very pleasant music but I did get a little restless towards the end given the simplicity of the conceit. Rouli-roulant was really something else: a documentary about skateboarding that is fashioned like one of the anti-marijuana scare films of the 1930s. The English title is 'The Devil's Toy', which gives a good idea of how satiric the whole film is. The Bead Game was a revision. It was even more innovative that I recalled and all very rhythmic - action coinciding well with the music. Bambi Meets Godzilla is a fun idea, but hardly Official List material. The end credits were funnier than what happened between the two creatures. L'homme sans ombre is actually a film that I think I saw ages ago (back in the IMDb days I did not vote on shorts). Almost surreal, images melting together and so on and beautifully animated in grayscale for the first stretch. Blind Vaysha was a really nice tale and superbly animated, though the Clockwork Orange music was a bit distracting.
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Post by psychotronicbeatnik » December 26th, 2018, 6:28 pm

peeptoad wrote:
December 26th, 2018, 6:34 am


10: perfect or nearly perfect

9: excellent, one of my all-time favorites, but 1 or 2 little things keep it from perfection

8: a great film, with some aspect that held me back from giving it a higher rating

7: a good, solid film, but usually not as entertaining or memorable as 8-10

6: a decent film, slightly above average

5: an average film, not terrible but far from great

4: below average, with one or two redeeming qualities in there somewhere

3: decidedly below average, with very little to redeem, getting close to bad

2: a poor film, nothing to redeem, but not totally bottom of the barrel

1: piss-poor, nothing I enjoyed about it and I want my lost time back
Wow, that is virtually identical to my mental breakdown of my ratings. In fact I could just copy it and keep it for reference. Great minds....

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Post by psychotronicbeatnik » December 26th, 2018, 8:31 pm

31. Dead Ringers (1988 / David Cronenberg) 9+/10

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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. Black Code (2016 / Nicholas de Pencier) FTV 7+/10
15. The Silent Partner (1978 / Daryl Duke) 9/10
16. A Christmas Story (1983 / Bob Clark) 9+/10
17. Enemy (2013 / Denis Villeneuve) FTV 8+/10
18. October Gale (2014 / Ruba Natta) FTV 7+/10
19. Shivers (1975 / David Cronenberg) 8+/10
20. 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.}
21. Rabid (1977 / David Cronenberg) 8+/10
22. Fast Company (1979 / David Cronenberg) 8+/10
23. The Brood (1979 / David Cronenberg) 8+/10
24. Scanners (1981 / David Cronenberg) 9/10
25. Damaged Lives (1933 / Edgar G. Ulmer) FTV 6/10
26. Videodrome (1983 / David Cronenberg) 9/10
27. The Dead Zone (1983 / David Cronenberg) 9+/10
28. The Fly (1986 / David Cronenberg) 9/10
29. Friday the 13th: Faith Healer (1988 / David Cronenberg) 7+/10
30. Les invasions barbares (2003 / Denys Arcand) 10/10

31. Dead Ringers (1988 / David Cronenberg) 9+/10



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Post by peeptoad » December 26th, 2018, 8:50 pm

psychotronicbeatnik wrote:
December 26th, 2018, 6:28 pm
Wow, that is virtually identical to my mental breakdown of my ratings. In fact I could just copy it and keep it for reference. Great minds....

Happy holidays, peeps! :cheers:
Hope you had a great holiday yourself, beatnik! Happy New Year as well... :party: :cheers:

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Post by albajos » December 26th, 2018, 9:32 pm

10 - 6
09 - 5
08 - 5
07 - 4
06 - 4
05 - 3
04 - 3
03 - 2
02 - 2
01 - 1

The 6 point system (the die) is what we use most commonly use in Norway.

9 is great movies, 10 are great movies that is emotional important great movies. So Citizen Kane is probably a 9 as it is more distanced from the man, while City of God is a 10 as it is extremely close to the characters and we get more emotionally involved. Art is supposed to provoke a feeling.

I generally never give grades because of technical stuff as it is usually top notch in every movie. It has to be extremely crappy to matter (constantly skewed camera, constant extreme close ups, music that doesn't fit at all.)

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Post by peeptoad » December 26th, 2018, 9:52 pm

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Art is supposed to provoke a feeling.
I agree, and I agree that close engagement with the characters is really the primary way to achieve this.

I do sometimes give added points for the technical if involves an angle or shot that I haven't seen much of, or that is more innovative. But if it's expressive and/or stylish then that's what really powers it home.
I like the die-scale, btw...

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Post by maxwelldeux » December 26th, 2018, 11:10 pm

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)
23. The Coca-Cola Case (2009)
24. Vine of the Soul: Encounters with Ayahuasca (2010)
25. Grass (1999)
26. Buying Sex (2013)
27. Four Feet Up (2009)
28. Keepers of the Magic (2016)

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Post by sol » December 27th, 2018, 5:34 am

Any Which Way You CanadaShow
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)
28. Memorandum (1967)
29. Upside Down (2012)
30. Track Two (1982)
31. War Witch (2012)
32. Turbo Kid (2015)
33. The Brain (1988)
34. Deranged (1974)
35. The Mask (1961)
36. Stupidity (2003)
37. Being Canadian (2015)
38. Death Weekend (1976)
39. Trapped (1982)
40. The Kiss (1988)
41. Scanners (1981) REVISION
42. Altitude (2010)
43. Phobia (1980)
44. Plague (1979)
45. Rabid (1977) REVISION
46. 88:88 (2015)
47. 88 (2015)
48. 2:22 (2008)
49. <---> (1969)
50. Grass (1999)
51. Chloe (2009)
52. Adoration (2008)
53. Defendor (2009)
54. Hog Wild (1980)
55. The Dark (1993)
56. February (2015)
57. Repeaters (2010)
58. Remember (2015)
59. Heartbeats (2010)
60. Father's Day (2011)
61. Wavelength (1967)
62. Outrageous! (1977)
63. Rock & Rule (1983)
64a. Dots (1940) 2min +
64b. Charade (1984) 5min +
64c. Pas de deux (1968) 14min +
64d. Rouli-roulant (1966) 15min +
64e. The Bead Game (1977) 6min +
64f. Bambi Meets Godzilla (1969) 1m +
64g. L'homme sans ombre (2004) 9m +
64h. Blind Vaysha (2016) 8min = 60min

65. It's Only the End of the World (2016)

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Xavier Dolan film about a playwright who has returned to tell his family that he is dying, but when he gets there he finds a younger sister who is essentially a stranger and a less successful older brother who is bitter and resentful of him. Some extreme close-ups (as they first converse in the hallway of their house) mirror the awkwardness felt between all, and this is a pretty realistic look at a dysfunctional family. With lots of screaming and shouting, the film is exhausting and feels long even at only 95 minutes, but the emotions cut deep.
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Post by hurluberlu » December 27th, 2018, 9:52 am

2. Curling (Denis Côté, 2010) 7-
3. Being Canadian (Robert Cohen, 2015) 5
4. Brand Upon the Brain! A Remembrance in 12 Chapters (Guy Maddin, 2006) 7+
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Post by sol » December 27th, 2018, 11:37 am

Any Which Way You CanadaShow
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)
28. Memorandum (1967)
29. Upside Down (2012)
30. Track Two (1982)
31. War Witch (2012)
32. Turbo Kid (2015)
33. The Brain (1988)
34. Deranged (1974)
35. The Mask (1961)
36. Stupidity (2003)
37. Being Canadian (2015)
38. Death Weekend (1976)
39. Trapped (1982)
40. The Kiss (1988)
41. Scanners (1981) REVISION
42. Altitude (2010)
43. Phobia (1980)
44. Plague (1979)
45. Rabid (1977) REVISION
46. 88:88 (2015)
47. 88 (2015)
48. 2:22 (2008)
49. <---> (1969)
50. Grass (1999)
51. Chloe (2009)
52. Adoration (2008)
53. Defendor (2009)
54. Hog Wild (1980)
55. The Dark (1993)
56. February (2015)
57. Repeaters (2010)
58. Remember (2015)
59. Heartbeats (2010)
60. Father's Day (2011)
61. Wavelength (1967)
62. Outrageous! (1977)
63. Rock & Rule (1983)
64a. Dots (1940) 2min +
64b. Charade (1984) 5min +
64c. Pas de deux (1968) 14min +
64d. Rouli-roulant (1966) 15min +
64e. The Bead Game (1977) 6min +
64f. Bambi Meets Godzilla (1969) 1m +
64g. L'homme sans ombre (2004) 9m +
64h. Blind Vaysha (2016) 8min = 60min
65. It's Only the End of the World (2016)

66. Friday the 13th: Faith Healer (1988)

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The David Cronenberg body horror movie that you've probably never seen (well, in all fairness - TV episode). The special effects are just as grisly and gooey as per Cronenberg norm as the plot involves a man who finds himself able to transfer the afflictions of others to himself, and then pass those afflictions onto others (charlatan faith healer). Some of the ethical quandaries raised made me think of The Dead Zone, but conceptually (spread of disease) this is ultimately more similar to Rabid and Shivers, if not half as fun as the latter.

67. The Canadian Conspiracy (1985)

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Could the success of so many Canadians in America be part of a conspiracy? This mockumentary attempts to answer this through interviews with "informant" Eugene Levy and illustrious individuals ranging from John Candy to Margot Kidder to Leslie Nielsen. The film makes the most of coincidences such as Nielsen's brother being involved in politics, but some of it is just silly (the US Green Card being named after Lorne Greene). The premise exhausts itself a bit though and a shorter runtime a la the similarly satiric BabaKiueria may have helped.
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Post by RogerTheMovieManiac88 » December 27th, 2018, 12:44 pm

21. 'Noel' / 2004, Chazz Palminteri / 5 or 5.5/10 / USA / Canada
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22. 'Meetings with a Young Poet' / 2013, Rudy Barichello / 7.5/10 / Canada
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23. 'Chorus' / 2015, François Delisle / 8/10 / Canada
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24. 'A Christmas Horror Story' / 2015, Grant Harvey, Steven Hoban, Brett Sullivan / 4 or 5/10 / Canada
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25. 'Le correspondant du Grand Nord' / 2015, Anne-Marie Rocher / 8/10 / Canada
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Post by sol » December 27th, 2018, 1:08 pm

Any Which Way You CanadaShow
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)
28. Memorandum (1967)
29. Upside Down (2012)
30. Track Two (1982)
31. War Witch (2012)
32. Turbo Kid (2015)
33. The Brain (1988)
34. Deranged (1974)
35. The Mask (1961)
36. Stupidity (2003)
37. Being Canadian (2015)
38. Death Weekend (1976)
39. Trapped (1982)
40. The Kiss (1988)
41. Scanners (1981) REVISION
42. Altitude (2010)
43. Phobia (1980)
44. Plague (1979)
45. Rabid (1977) REVISION
46. 88:88 (2015)
47. 88 (2015)
48. 2:22 (2008)
49. <---> (1969)
50. Grass (1999)
51. Chloe (2009)
52. Adoration (2008)
53. Defendor (2009)
54. Hog Wild (1980)
55. The Dark (1993)
56. February (2015)
57. Repeaters (2010)
58. Remember (2015)
59. Heartbeats (2010)
60. Father's Day (2011)
61. Wavelength (1967)
62. Outrageous! (1977)
63. Rock & Rule (1983)
64a. Dots (1940) 2min +
64b. Charade (1984) 5min +
64c. Pas de deux (1968) 14min +
64d. Rouli-roulant (1966) 15min +
64e. The Bead Game (1977) 6min +
64f. Bambi Meets Godzilla (1969) 1m +
64g. L'homme sans ombre (2004) 9m +
64h. Blind Vaysha (2016) 8min = 60min
65. It's Only the End of the World (2016)
66. Friday the 13th: Faith Healer (1988)
67. The Canadian Conspiracy (1985)

68. The Christmas Martian (1971)

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An alien in a fishnet stocking mask bribes two children with candy to help him fix his flying saucer in this weird oddity. If not as creepy as it sounds, the film's noticeable low budget shines through with a paper-thin plot, leaden dialogue and a barely credible Martian outfit. The cheap special effects are pretty innovative though and the kids themselves are rather adorable. Alas, even at only an hour long, the film quickly outstays its welcome and descends into formulaic chase shenanigans. A double Santa bit near the end is amusing though. And yes, this is a real film.
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Post by sol » December 27th, 2018, 4:12 pm

Any Which Way You CanadaShow
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)
28. Memorandum (1967)
29. Upside Down (2012)
30. Track Two (1982)
31. War Witch (2012)
32. Turbo Kid (2015)
33. The Brain (1988)
34. Deranged (1974)
35. The Mask (1961)
36. Stupidity (2003)
37. Being Canadian (2015)
38. Death Weekend (1976)
39. Trapped (1982)
40. The Kiss (1988)
41. Scanners (1981) REVISION
42. Altitude (2010)
43. Phobia (1980)
44. Plague (1979)
45. Rabid (1977) REVISION
46. 88:88 (2015)
47. 88 (2015)
48. 2:22 (2008)
49. <---> (1969)
50. Grass (1999)
51. Chloe (2009)
52. Adoration (2008)
53. Defendor (2009)
54. Hog Wild (1980)
55. The Dark (1993)
56. February (2015)
57. Repeaters (2010)
58. Remember (2015)
59. Heartbeats (2010)
60. Father's Day (2011)
61. Wavelength (1967)
62. Outrageous! (1977)
63. Rock & Rule (1983)
64a. Dots (1940) 2min +
64b. Charade (1984) 5min +
64c. Pas de deux (1968) 14min +
64d. Rouli-roulant (1966) 15min +
64e. The Bead Game (1977) 6min +
64f. Bambi Meets Godzilla (1969) 1m +
64g. L'homme sans ombre (2004) 9m +
64h. Blind Vaysha (2016) 8min = 60min
65. It's Only the End of the World (2016)
66. Friday the 13th: Faith Healer (1988)
67. The Canadian Conspiracy (1985)
68. The Christmas Martian (1971)

69. Operation Avalanche (2015)

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While the notion that the moon landing was faked has become popular over time, the filmmakers give things a unique spin here by filming their project in documentary fashion with shaky camerawork as they go about building lunar sets and evading pursuit by shady characters who are watching their every move. The tone is a little all-over-the-place and more could have definitely been made of their trip to the set of 2001: A Space Odyssey where they brief meet Stanley Kubrick (only viewed in long distance), but this is pretty cool for what it is.
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Post by psychotronicbeatnik » December 27th, 2018, 6:43 pm

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December 27th, 2018, 11:37 am



66. Friday the 13th: Faith Healer (1988)



Glad to see you managed to fit in Faith Healer - and liked it, sol! I've got The Brain lined up for next month. Happy Holidays! :cheers:

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Post by ororama » December 27th, 2018, 11:06 pm

2. Polychrome Fantasy (1935) * 3 min.
Hedgehog's Home (2017) * 10 min.
Christmas at Moose Factory (1971) * 13 min.
Poets on Film No. 1 (1977) 8 min.
The Great Toy Robbery (1963) * 7 min.
Every Dog's Guide to Complete Home Safety (1986) 10 min.
The Family That Dwelt Apart (10/1973) 8 min.
Cactus Swing (1995) 6 min.
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1. The Adventures of Bob & Doug McKenzie: Strange Brew (1983) * 90 min.
*First time viewing.

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Post by psychotronicbeatnik » December 28th, 2018, 1:53 am

32. Ladies and Gentlemen, Mr. Leonard Cohen (1965 / Donald Brittain, Don Owen) FTV 8/10

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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. Black Code (2016 / Nicholas de Pencier) FTV 7+/10
15. The Silent Partner (1978 / Daryl Duke) 9/10
16. A Christmas Story (1983 / Bob Clark) 9+/10
17. Enemy (2013 / Denis Villeneuve) FTV 8+/10
18. October Gale (2014 / Ruba Natta) FTV 7+/10
19. Shivers (1975 / David Cronenberg) 8+/10
20. 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.}
21. Rabid (1977 / David Cronenberg) 8+/10
22. Fast Company (1979 / David Cronenberg) 8+/10
23. The Brood (1979 / David Cronenberg) 8+/10
24. Scanners (1981 / David Cronenberg) 9/10
25. Damaged Lives (1933 / Edgar G. Ulmer) FTV 6/10
26. Videodrome (1983 / David Cronenberg) 9/10
27. The Dead Zone (1983 / David Cronenberg) 9+/10
28. The Fly (1986 / David Cronenberg) 9/10
29. Friday the 13th: Faith Healer (1988 / David Cronenberg) 7+/10
30. Les invasions barbares (2003 / Denys Arcand) 10/10
31. Dead Ringers (1988 / David Cronenberg) 9+/10

32. Ladies and Gentlemen, Mr. Leonard Cohen (1965 / Donald Brittain, Don Owen) FTV 8/10

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Post by sol » December 28th, 2018, 3:04 am

psychotronicbeatnik wrote:
December 27th, 2018, 6:43 pm
sol wrote:
December 27th, 2018, 11:37 am
66. Friday the 13th: Faith Healer (1988)
Glad to see you managed to fit in Faith Healer - and liked it, sol! I've got The Brain lined up for next month. Happy Holidays! :cheers:
Thanks; same to you. Regarding Faith Healer, as a Cronenberg completist, it was like unearthing a long lost treasure. :woot:
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Post by sol » December 28th, 2018, 3:11 am

Any Which Way You CanadaShow
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)
28. Memorandum (1967)
29. Upside Down (2012)
30. Track Two (1982)
31. War Witch (2012)
32. Turbo Kid (2015)
33. The Brain (1988)
34. Deranged (1974)
35. The Mask (1961)
36. Stupidity (2003)
37. Being Canadian (2015)
38. Death Weekend (1976)
39. Trapped (1982)
40. The Kiss (1988)
41. Scanners (1981) REVISION
42. Altitude (2010)
43. Phobia (1980)
44. Plague (1979)
45. Rabid (1977) REVISION
46. 88:88 (2015)
47. 88 (2015)
48. 2:22 (2008)
49. <---> (1969)
50. Grass (1999)
51. Chloe (2009)
52. Adoration (2008)
53. Defendor (2009)
54. Hog Wild (1980)
55. The Dark (1993)
56. February (2015)
57. Repeaters (2010)
58. Remember (2015)
59. Heartbeats (2010)
60. Father's Day (2011)
61. Wavelength (1967)
62. Outrageous! (1977)
63. Rock & Rule (1983)
64a. Dots (1940) 2min +
64b. Charade (1984) 5min +
64c. Pas de deux (1968) 14min +
64d. Rouli-roulant (1966) 15min +
64e. The Bead Game (1977) 6min +
64f. Bambi Meets Godzilla (1969) 1m +
64g. L'homme sans ombre (2004) 9m +
64h. Blind Vaysha (2016) 8min = 60min
65. It's Only the End of the World (2016)
66. Friday the 13th: Faith Healer (1988)
67. The Canadian Conspiracy (1985)
68. The Christmas Martian (1971)
69. Operation Avalanche (2015)

70. La Région Centrale (1971)

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Using a camera especially built for the film, the shots are far from ordinary here and deliberately disorientating to the point that one loses track of what is up and down. The camera itself spins around on both horizontal and vertical axes, with the very first 360 degree spinning shot especially memorable. Then there is the nighttime footage in which Michael Snow intentionally blurs the line between sky and ground, plus there are subtle changes in speed. Interesting as it though, La Région Centrale sorely lacks the playfulness of <---> and Wavelength.

71. Surviving Progress (2011)

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Is there such a thing as "too much progress"? This documentary looks at "progress traps" in which humanity is undone by taking too many leaps too quickly. It is an intriguing paradigm with an early example of mammoths gone extinct after men found ways of killing entire herds at a time, but the film is mostly an indictment of general human activity as issues as varied as economics, overpopulation, debt and deforestation come under the directors' critical hammer. Some really intriguing ideas though, and interesting ape versus child training sequences.
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3. Anvil: The Story of Anvil
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Post by cinephage » December 28th, 2018, 9:31 am

03. A married couple, by Allan King (1969) 8/10

It's quite a strange experience, to go into people's intimacy in such a manner. Still a very interesting document on how arguments lead to mutual misunderstanding, however how close the participants to this argument may be. Enlightening and thought-provoking...
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01. My Winnipeg, by Guy Maddin (2007) 7,5/10
02. Enemy, by Denis Villeneuve (2013) 7/10

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Post by sol » December 28th, 2018, 9:58 am

Any Which Way You CanadaShow
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)
28. Memorandum (1967)
29. Upside Down (2012)
30. Track Two (1982)
31. War Witch (2012)
32. Turbo Kid (2015)
33. The Brain (1988)
34. Deranged (1974)
35. The Mask (1961)
36. Stupidity (2003)
37. Being Canadian (2015)
38. Death Weekend (1976)
39. Trapped (1982)
40. The Kiss (1988)
41. Scanners (1981) REVISION
42. Altitude (2010)
43. Phobia (1980)
44. Plague (1979)
45. Rabid (1977) REVISION
46. 88:88 (2015)
47. 88 (2015)
48. 2:22 (2008)
49. <---> (1969)
50. Grass (1999)
51. Chloe (2009)
52. Adoration (2008)
53. Defendor (2009)
54. Hog Wild (1980)
55. The Dark (1993)
56. February (2015)
57. Repeaters (2010)
58. Remember (2015)
59. Heartbeats (2010)
60. Father's Day (2011)
61. Wavelength (1967)
62. Outrageous! (1977)
63. Rock & Rule (1983)
64a. Dots (1940) 2min +
64b. Charade (1984) 5min +
64c. Pas de deux (1968) 14min +
64d. Rouli-roulant (1966) 15min +
64e. The Bead Game (1977) 6min +
64f. Bambi Meets Godzilla (1969) 1m +
64g. L'homme sans ombre (2004) 9m +
64h. Blind Vaysha (2016) 8min = 60min
65. It's Only the End of the World (2016)
66. Friday the 13th: Faith Healer (1988)
67. The Canadian Conspiracy (1985)
68. The Christmas Martian (1971)
69. Operation Avalanche (2015)
70. La Région Centrale (1971)
71. Surviving Progress (2011)

72. Grave Encounters (2011)

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This is not a very frightening movie with the jump scares and eerie moments (things moving unassisted) telegraphed far in advance. There is, however, lots to like in how insincere the crew is shown to be, asking interviewees to "make something up for the camera" and laughing at a fake psychic's performance, only to receive a comeuppance in spades. The paradox that they find themselves in is endlessly fascinating too as they are trapped in a never-ending nighttime while the geography of the building keeps shifting on them.

73. Incendies (2010)

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This drama benefits from some terrific performances - in particular Mélissa Désormeaux-Poulin as the sister and Lubna Azabal as the mother in flashback, and the film balances the present and past story threads playing out against one another well. The film also has an intriguing jigsaw puzzle-like structure. When push comes to shove, it does not quite make sense how cryptic and vague the information is that she provides for her children, but the scarcity of information does lead to a pretty shocking final fifteen minutes.
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Post by sol » December 28th, 2018, 2:15 pm

Any Which Way You CanadaShow
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)
28. Memorandum (1967)
29. Upside Down (2012)
30. Track Two (1982)
31. War Witch (2012)
32. Turbo Kid (2015)
33. The Brain (1988)
34. Deranged (1974)
35. The Mask (1961)
36. Stupidity (2003)
37. Being Canadian (2015)
38. Death Weekend (1976)
39. Trapped (1982)
40. The Kiss (1988)
41. Scanners (1981) REVISION
42. Altitude (2010)
43. Phobia (1980)
44. Plague (1979)
45. Rabid (1977) REVISION
46. 88:88 (2015)
47. 88 (2015)
48. 2:22 (2008)
49. <---> (1969)
50. Grass (1999)
51. Chloe (2009)
52. Adoration (2008)
53. Defendor (2009)
54. Hog Wild (1980)
55. The Dark (1993)
56. February (2015)
57. Repeaters (2010)
58. Remember (2015)
59. Heartbeats (2010)
60. Father's Day (2011)
61. Wavelength (1967)
62. Outrageous! (1977)
63. Rock & Rule (1983)
64a. Dots (1940) 2min +
64b. Charade (1984) 5min +
64c. Pas de deux (1968) 14min +
64d. Rouli-roulant (1966) 15min +
64e. The Bead Game (1977) 6min +
64f. Bambi Meets Godzilla (1969) 1m +
64g. L'homme sans ombre (2004) 9m +
64h. Blind Vaysha (2016) 8min = 60min
65. It's Only the End of the World (2016)
66. Friday the 13th: Faith Healer (1988)
67. The Canadian Conspiracy (1985)
68. The Christmas Martian (1971)
69. Operation Avalanche (2015)
70. La Région Centrale (1971)
71. Surviving Progress (2011)
72. Grave Encounters (2011)
73. Incendies (2010)

74. The Void (2016)

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A film from the combined imaginations of Astron-6 alumni Jeremy Gillespie and Steven Kostanski, but this is not a parody project a la Father's Day or The Editor. The practical effects seem inspired by such 80s classics as The Thing, but this is a grim and serious-minded homage, albeit one that does not quite work. The set-up is excellent, full of mystery and atmosphere and ominous hooded figures, but the story becomes a drag once it reveals what is going on and the ostentatious special effects never really seem at one with the story.

75. So Is This (1983)

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Flashing single words on screen at time, Michael Snow address such issues as the making of this movie and audience expectations in this fun experimental film. While the whole thing is white letters on black background and no sound, Snow manipulates the speed between words and how long words humorously linger on screen for. And humour is rife throughout; it is frequently laugh-out-loud funny as Snow lies about length of the film to be "frightening", as he lingers on the heading "Warning:" and flashes swear words throughout a segment on censorship.
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Post by psychotronicbeatnik » December 28th, 2018, 5:54 pm

sol wrote:
December 28th, 2018, 3:04 am
psychotronicbeatnik wrote:
December 27th, 2018, 6:43 pm
sol wrote:
December 27th, 2018, 11:37 am
66. Friday the 13th: Faith Healer (1988)
Glad to see you managed to fit in Faith Healer - and liked it, sol! I've got The Brain lined up for next month. Happy Holidays! :cheers:
Thanks; same to you. Regarding Faith Healer, as a Cronenberg completist, it was like unearthing a long lost treasure. :woot:
Long live the new flesh! :banana:

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Post by peeptoad » December 28th, 2018, 6:50 pm

18. Wedding in White (1972) 8
straight outta TweedShow
*rewatch

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
13. Subconscious Cruelty (2000) 4
14. Brand Upon the Brain (2006) 7
15. Atanarjuat (2001) 8
16. Black Christmas (1974) 9*
17. Plague (1979) 6

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Post by maxwelldeux » December 28th, 2018, 7:32 pm

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)
23. The Coca-Cola Case (2009)
24. Vine of the Soul: Encounters with Ayahuasca (2010)
25. Grass (1999)
26. Buying Sex (2013)
27. Four Feet Up (2009)
28. Keepers of the Magic (2016)
29. On Putin's Blacklist (2017)
30. The Price We Pay (2014)
31. Life Off Grid (2016)

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Post by psychotronicbeatnik » December 28th, 2018, 11:37 pm

33. Jack Kerouac’s Road: A Franco-American Odyssey (1987 / Hermenegilde Chiasson) 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. Black Code (2016 / Nicholas de Pencier) FTV 7+/10
15. The Silent Partner (1978 / Daryl Duke) 9/10
16. A Christmas Story (1983 / Bob Clark) 9+/10
17. Enemy (2013 / Denis Villeneuve) FTV 8+/10
18. October Gale (2014 / Ruba Natta) FTV 7+/10
19. Shivers (1975 / David Cronenberg) 8+/10
20. 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.}
21. Rabid (1977 / David Cronenberg) 8+/10
22. Fast Company (1979 / David Cronenberg) 8+/10
23. The Brood (1979 / David Cronenberg) 8+/10
24. Scanners (1981 / David Cronenberg) 9/10
25. Damaged Lives (1933 / Edgar G. Ulmer) FTV 6/10
26. Videodrome (1983 / David Cronenberg) 9/10
27. The Dead Zone (1983 / David Cronenberg) 9+/10
28. The Fly (1986 / David Cronenberg) 9/10
29. Friday the 13th: Faith Healer (1988 / David Cronenberg) 7+/10
30. Les invasions barbares (2003 / Denys Arcand) 10/10
31. Dead Ringers (1988 / David Cronenberg) 9+/10
32. Ladies and Gentlemen, Mr. Leonard Cohen (1965 / Donald Brittain, Don Owen) FTV 8/10

33. Jack Kerouac’s Road: A Franco-American Odyssey (1987 / Hermenegilde Chiasson) 8/10

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Post by sol » December 29th, 2018, 2:27 am

Any Which Way You CanadaShow
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)
28. Memorandum (1967)
29. Upside Down (2012)
30. Track Two (1982)
31. War Witch (2012)
32. Turbo Kid (2015)
33. The Brain (1988)
34. Deranged (1974)
35. The Mask (1961)
36. Stupidity (2003)
37. Being Canadian (2015)
38. Death Weekend (1976)
39. Trapped (1982)
40. The Kiss (1988)
41. Scanners (1981) REVISION
42. Altitude (2010)
43. Phobia (1980)
44. Plague (1979)
45. Rabid (1977) REVISION
46. 88:88 (2015)
47. 88 (2015)
48. 2:22 (2008)
49. <---> (1969)
50. Grass (1999)
51. Chloe (2009)
52. Adoration (2008)
53. Defendor (2009)
54. Hog Wild (1980)
55. The Dark (1993)
56. February (2015)
57. Repeaters (2010)
58. Remember (2015)
59. Heartbeats (2010)
60. Father's Day (2011)
61. Wavelength (1967)
62. Outrageous! (1977)
63. Rock & Rule (1983)
64a. Dots (1940) 2min +
64b. Charade (1984) 5min +
64c. Pas de deux (1968) 14min +
64d. Rouli-roulant (1966) 15min +
64e. The Bead Game (1977) 6min +
64f. Bambi Meets Godzilla (1969) 1m +
64g. L'homme sans ombre (2004) 9m +
64h. Blind Vaysha (2016) 8min = 60min
65. It's Only the End of the World (2016)
66. Friday the 13th: Faith Healer (1988)
67. The Canadian Conspiracy (1985)
68. The Christmas Martian (1971)
69. Operation Avalanche (2015)
70. La Région Centrale (1971)
71. Surviving Progress (2011)
72. Grave Encounters (2011)
73. Incendies (2010)
74. The Void (2016)
75. So Is This (1983)

76. Funeral Home (1980)

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The premise certainly has potential here as a young woman grows concerned by the large number of visitors of her grandmother's bed-and-breakfast establishment who leave unannounced in the middle of the night - and the house itself (a former funeral home) is a reasonably spooky location with quite an ominous basement (see above). The film is severely compromised by though by its deathly slow pacing with over eleven minutes elapsing before anything remotely scary occurs and over thirty minutes in before we actually see anyone get killed.
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Post by weirdboy » December 29th, 2018, 4:16 am

SpoilerShow
1. A Married Couple - 1969 - Allan King
2. Cosmopolis - 2012 - David Cronenberg
3. Manufactured Landscapes - 2006 - Jennifer Baichwal
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