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Canadian Challenge (Official, July 2020)

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#241

Post by flavo5000 » July 15th, 2020, 7:55 pm

3. Bach Cello Suite #4: Sarabande (Atom Egoyan, 1997)
4. Remember (Egoyan, 2015)
5. Ararat (Egoyan, 2002)
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1. A Dangerous Method (David Cronenberg, 2011)
2a. Peep Show: The Lie Chair (Cronenberg, 1975)
2b. Teleplay: The Italian Machine (Cronenberg, 1976)
2c. The Nest (Cronenberg, 2013)
3. Bach Cello Suite #4: Sarabande (Egoyan, 1997)
4. Remember (Egoyan, 2015)
5. Ararat (Egoyan, 2002)

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Post by Mario Gaborović » July 15th, 2020, 8:06 pm

25. Away from Her (2006)
26. Carry on, Sergeant! (1928)

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01. Atanarjuat (2001)
02. Reason Over Passion (1969)
03. Hobo with a Shotgun (2011)
04. Goon (2011)
05. The Sweet Hereafter (1997)
06. Laurence Anyways (2012)
07. The Peanut Butter Solution (1985)
08. Pour la suite du monde (1963)
09. Le chat dans le sac (1964)
10. À tout prendre (1963)
11. Stories We Tell (2012)
12. The Silent Partner (1978)
13. Nobody Waved Good-bye (1964)
14. Monkey Warfare (2006)
15. Le confessionnal (1995)
16. J'ai tué ma mère (2009)
17. Loyalties (1987)
18. Life Classes (1988)
19. Meatballs (1979)
20. I've Heard the Mermaids Singing (1987)
21. Réjeanne Padovani (1973)
22. The Corporation (2003)
23. Pontypool (2008)
24. Ilsa: She Wolf of the SS (1975)

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Post by sol » July 16th, 2020, 2:42 am

Fergenaprido wrote:
July 15th, 2020, 6:19 pm
Blueboybob has a commanding lead, and may retire now that he has practically completed the TIFF list. Will two weeks be enough for sol to catch him?
Thanks for the update - and thanks for the encouragement - but the short answer is "no". Looking at that list of 50+ titles that he posted earlier, blueboybob clearly has no plans to retire from participating in this challenge any time soon, so I have given up trying to beat him. Plus, I'll be back at work next week. I think I'll just be happy if I pass my own record of 82 - and if I manage to stay ahead of you in the Bonus Challenges, which might not be as easy as it sounds.
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Post by blueboybob » July 16th, 2020, 3:39 am

I am done with Canada. Moving on to low IMDB shit

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Post by sol » July 16th, 2020, 7:54 am

:think: Okay then, I mean I can see how close I can to get to blueboybob if he really is bowing out, but I don't think I'll be able to overtake him.

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Cinema of The True NorthShow
1. Bedroom Eyes (1984) Ontario / English
2. Wedding in White (1972) Ontario / English
3. Search and Destroy (1979) Ontario / English
4. Twin Dragon Encounter (1986) Ontario / English
5. A Whisper to a Scream (1989) Ontario / English FIRST CHECK!
6. Little Devils: The Birth (1993) Ontario / English
7. What Price Vengeance (1937) British Columbia / English
8. Murder by Night (1989) Ontario / English
9. Martyrs (2008) Québec / French REVISION
10. Bullies (1986) British Columbia / English
11. Flying (1986) Ontario / English
12. <---> (1969) Ontario / English REVISION
13. Watchers (1988) British Columbia / English
14. So Is This (1982) Ontario / English REVISION
15. Teen Lust (2014) Manitoba / English
16. Crazy Moon (1987) Québec / English
17. Wavelength (1967) Ontario / English REVISION
18. *Corpus Callosum (2002) Ontario / English REVISION
19. Mrs Ashboro's Cat (2004) Prince Edward Island / English
20. Flaming Frontier (1958) Ontario / English FIRST CHECK!
21. Twists of Terror (1997) Québec / English
22. Whispering City (1947) Québec / English
23. The Decline (2020) Québec / French
24. Snake Eater (1989) New Brunswick / English
25. Iqaluit (2016) Nunavut / Bilingual
26. Junior (1985) Québec / English
27. Cannibal Girls (1973) Ontario / English
28. Polytechnique (2009) Québec / French
29. Family Viewing (1987) Ontario / English
30. The Rowdyman (1972) Newfoundland and Labrador / English
31. I Am the Pretty Thing That Lives in the House (2016) Ontario / English
32. Thirty Two Short Films About Glenn Gould (1993) Ontario / English
33. The Song of Names (2019) Québec / English
34. Le Violon Rogue (1998) Québec / Bilingual
35. Picture of Light (1994) Manitoba / English
36. Tia And Piujuq (2018) Nunavut / Bilingual FIRST CHECK!
37. September Dawn (2007) Alberta / English
38. New Waterford Girl (1999) Nova Scotia / English
39. The Last Trapper (2004) Yukon Territory / English
40. Earth to Mouth (2003) Ontario / Cantonese FIRST CHECK!
41. Fort Good Hope (1977) Northwest Territories / English (under 5 IMDb votes)
42. Helicopter Canada (1966) EVERY PROVINCE / English
43. Hounds of Notre Dame (1980) Saskatchewan / English
44. Pour la suite du monde (1963) Québec / French
45. The Child of the Future (1964) Ontario / English FIRST CHECK! (under 5 IMDb votes)
46. Crimes of the Future (1970) Ontario / English REVISION
47. The Cat in the Bag (1964) Québec / French
48. Faith Healer (1988) Ontario / English REVISION
49. Paint Cans (1994) Nova Scotia / English FIRST CHECK!
50. Wrecked (2010) British Columbia / English
51. Gas (1981) Québec / English
52. Fun (1994) Québec / English
53. Bite (2015) Ontario / English
54. Debug (2014) Ontario / English
55. Stereo (1969) Ontario / English REVISION
56. Shivers (1975) Québec / English REVISION
57. Scanners (1981) Ontario / English REVISION
58. Oddballs (1984) Ontario / English
59. Uranium (1990) Ontario / English FIRST CHECK! (under 5 IMDb votes)
60. Smash Cut (2009) Ontario / English
61. The Brood (1979) Ontario / English REVISION
62. Cosmopolis (2012) Ontario / English REVISION
63. Videodrome (1983) Ontario / English REVISION
64. Scary Movie (1991) Ontario / English

65. Ghostkeeper (1982) Alberta / English

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The setting (exteriors and interiors) is excellent here, and as many have pointed out, this has a bit of a Shining vibe with the eerie large building surrounded by snow, yet this vibe is as interesting as the movie gets. Despite some promises early on about the legend of the wendigo being explored, there is nothing supernatural here; the plot also introduces some ludicrous twists and turns as it progresses before arriving at an obvious conclusion.
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Cinema of The True NorthShow
1. Bedroom Eyes (1984) Ontario / English
2. Wedding in White (1972) Ontario / English
3. Search and Destroy (1979) Ontario / English
4. Twin Dragon Encounter (1986) Ontario / English
5. A Whisper to a Scream (1989) Ontario / English FIRST CHECK!
6. Little Devils: The Birth (1993) Ontario / English
7. What Price Vengeance (1937) British Columbia / English
8. Murder by Night (1989) Ontario / English
9. Martyrs (2008) Québec / French REVISION
10. Bullies (1986) British Columbia / English
11. Flying (1986) Ontario / English
12. <---> (1969) Ontario / English REVISION
13. Watchers (1988) British Columbia / English
14. So Is This (1982) Ontario / English REVISION
15. Teen Lust (2014) Manitoba / English
16. Crazy Moon (1987) Québec / English
17. Wavelength (1967) Ontario / English REVISION
18. *Corpus Callosum (2002) Ontario / English REVISION
19. Mrs Ashboro's Cat (2004) Prince Edward Island / English
20. Flaming Frontier (1958) Ontario / English FIRST CHECK!
21. Twists of Terror (1997) Québec / English
22. Whispering City (1947) Québec / English
23. The Decline (2020) Québec / French
24. Snake Eater (1989) New Brunswick / English
25. Iqaluit (2016) Nunavut / Bilingual
26. Junior (1985) Québec / English
27. Cannibal Girls (1973) Ontario / English
28. Polytechnique (2009) Québec / French
29. Family Viewing (1987) Ontario / English
30. The Rowdyman (1972) Newfoundland and Labrador / English
31. I Am the Pretty Thing That Lives in the House (2016) Ontario / English
32. Thirty Two Short Films About Glenn Gould (1993) Ontario / English
33. The Song of Names (2019) Québec / English
34. Le Violon Rogue (1998) Québec / Bilingual
35. Picture of Light (1994) Manitoba / English
36. Tia And Piujuq (2018) Nunavut / Bilingual FIRST CHECK!
37. September Dawn (2007) Alberta / English
38. New Waterford Girl (1999) Nova Scotia / English
39. The Last Trapper (2004) Yukon Territory / English
40. Earth to Mouth (2003) Ontario / Cantonese FIRST CHECK!
41. Fort Good Hope (1977) Northwest Territories / English (under 5 IMDb votes)
42. Helicopter Canada (1966) EVERY PROVINCE / English
43. Hounds of Notre Dame (1980) Saskatchewan / English
44. Pour la suite du monde (1963) Québec / French
45. The Child of the Future (1964) Ontario / English FIRST CHECK! (under 5 IMDb votes)
46. Crimes of the Future (1970) Ontario / English REVISION
47. The Cat in the Bag (1964) Québec / French
48. Faith Healer (1988) Ontario / English REVISION
49. Paint Cans (1994) Nova Scotia / English FIRST CHECK!
50. Wrecked (2010) British Columbia / English
51. Gas (1981) Québec / English
52. Fun (1994) Québec / English
53. Bite (2015) Ontario / English
54. Debug (2014) Ontario / English
55. Stereo (1969) Ontario / English REVISION
56. Shivers (1975) Québec / English REVISION
57. Scanners (1981) Ontario / English REVISION
58. Oddballs (1984) Ontario / English
59. Uranium (1990) Ontario / English FIRST CHECK! (under 5 IMDb votes)
60. Smash Cut (2009) Ontario / English
61. The Brood (1979) Ontario / English REVISION
62. Cosmopolis (2012) Ontario / English REVISION
63. Videodrome (1983) Ontario / English REVISION
64. Scary Movie (1991) Ontario / English
65. Ghostkeeper (1982) Alberta / English

66. The Monster (2016) Ontario / English

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This looks divine, shot in super-low lighting with the obscured features of the monster making the beast all the more daunting; Ella Ballentine is also solid as the daughter here. The film is, however, weighed down by so bluntly shoehorning the mother/daughter angle into the plot and making it about how their dark highway experience forces them to bond. The flow of the movie is interrupted at several points by flashbacks to past fights/arguments.
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Cinema of The True NorthShow
1. Bedroom Eyes (1984) Ontario / English
2. Wedding in White (1972) Ontario / English
3. Search and Destroy (1979) Ontario / English
4. Twin Dragon Encounter (1986) Ontario / English
5. A Whisper to a Scream (1989) Ontario / English FIRST CHECK!
6. Little Devils: The Birth (1993) Ontario / English
7. What Price Vengeance (1937) British Columbia / English
8. Murder by Night (1989) Ontario / English
9. Martyrs (2008) Québec / French REVISION
10. Bullies (1986) British Columbia / English
11. Flying (1986) Ontario / English
12. <---> (1969) Ontario / English REVISION
13. Watchers (1988) British Columbia / English
14. So Is This (1982) Ontario / English REVISION
15. Teen Lust (2014) Manitoba / English
16. Crazy Moon (1987) Québec / English
17. Wavelength (1967) Ontario / English REVISION
18. *Corpus Callosum (2002) Ontario / English REVISION
19. Mrs Ashboro's Cat (2004) Prince Edward Island / English
20. Flaming Frontier (1958) Ontario / English FIRST CHECK!
21. Twists of Terror (1997) Québec / English
22. Whispering City (1947) Québec / English
23. The Decline (2020) Québec / French
24. Snake Eater (1989) New Brunswick / English
25. Iqaluit (2016) Nunavut / Bilingual
26. Junior (1985) Québec / English
27. Cannibal Girls (1973) Ontario / English
28. Polytechnique (2009) Québec / French
29. Family Viewing (1987) Ontario / English
30. The Rowdyman (1972) Newfoundland and Labrador / English
31. I Am the Pretty Thing That Lives in the House (2016) Ontario / English
32. Thirty Two Short Films About Glenn Gould (1993) Ontario / English
33. The Song of Names (2019) Québec / English
34. Le Violon Rogue (1998) Québec / Bilingual
35. Picture of Light (1994) Manitoba / English
36. Tia And Piujuq (2018) Nunavut / Bilingual FIRST CHECK!
37. September Dawn (2007) Alberta / English
38. New Waterford Girl (1999) Nova Scotia / English
39. The Last Trapper (2004) Yukon Territory / English
40. Earth to Mouth (2003) Ontario / Cantonese FIRST CHECK!
41. Fort Good Hope (1977) Northwest Territories / English (under 5 IMDb votes)
42. Helicopter Canada (1966) EVERY PROVINCE / English
43. Hounds of Notre Dame (1980) Saskatchewan / English
44. Pour la suite du monde (1963) Québec / French
45. The Child of the Future (1964) Ontario / English FIRST CHECK! (under 5 IMDb votes)
46. Crimes of the Future (1970) Ontario / English REVISION
47. The Cat in the Bag (1964) Québec / French
48. Faith Healer (1988) Ontario / English REVISION
49. Paint Cans (1994) Nova Scotia / English FIRST CHECK!
50. Wrecked (2010) British Columbia / English
51. Gas (1981) Québec / English
52. Fun (1994) Québec / English
53. Bite (2015) Ontario / English
54. Debug (2014) Ontario / English
55. Stereo (1969) Ontario / English REVISION
56. Shivers (1975) Québec / English REVISION
57. Scanners (1981) Ontario / English REVISION
58. Oddballs (1984) Ontario / English
59. Uranium (1990) Ontario / English FIRST CHECK! (under 5 IMDb votes)
60. Smash Cut (2009) Ontario / English
61. The Brood (1979) Ontario / English REVISION
62. Cosmopolis (2012) Ontario / English REVISION
63. Videodrome (1983) Ontario / English REVISION
64. Scary Movie (1991) Ontario / English
65. Ghostkeeper (1982) Alberta / English
66. The Monster (2016) Ontario / English

67. Monster Brawl (2011) Ontario / English

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I found this engaging to begin with due to its sheer uniqueness with some of the craziest wrestling matches imaginable as the monsters use all sorts of superpowers and weapons to get an advantage since all of the matches have no set rules. As the film progresses though, the matches become rather dull though because of this; there is little tension since the opponents can conjure up whatever they want to win and the lack of rules leads to chaos.
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Post by flavo5000 » July 16th, 2020, 12:25 pm

sol wrote:
July 16th, 2020, 7:54 am
:think: Okay then, I mean I can see how close I can to get to blueboybob if he really is bowing out, but I don't think I'll be able to overtake him.
You can do it! If you get to a point where you just really need to rack up some points, you could always just binge all six seasons of Corner Gas. Be forewarned though, the small town Canadian homespun quirkiness may overwhelm you.

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Post by sol » July 16th, 2020, 1:30 pm

flavo5000 wrote:
July 16th, 2020, 12:25 pm
sol wrote:
July 16th, 2020, 7:54 am
:think: Okay then, I mean I can see how close I can to get to blueboybob if he really is bowing out, but I don't think I'll be able to overtake him.
You can do it! If you get to a point where you just really need to rack up some points, you could always just binge all six seasons of Corner Gas. Be forewarned though, the small town Canadian homespun quirkiness may overwhelm you.
Oh yeah, I don't usually watch TV series for these Challenges (unless they are Official Checks) but that's something to consider. I wonder how many episodes of Friday the 13th: The Series beyond Cronenberg's Faith Healer are readily available online. :ph43r:

Canada also has a ton of 40-70min documentaries that I could watch if I just wanted to beat blueboybob on numbers, but I don't know if I really want to spend the rest of the month watching documentaries. :unsure:
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Post by sol » July 16th, 2020, 1:35 pm

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Cinema of The True NorthShow
1. Bedroom Eyes (1984) Ontario / English
2. Wedding in White (1972) Ontario / English
3. Search and Destroy (1979) Ontario / English
4. Twin Dragon Encounter (1986) Ontario / English
5. A Whisper to a Scream (1989) Ontario / English FIRST CHECK!
6. Little Devils: The Birth (1993) Ontario / English
7. What Price Vengeance (1937) British Columbia / English
8. Murder by Night (1989) Ontario / English
9. Martyrs (2008) Québec / French REVISION
10. Bullies (1986) British Columbia / English
11. Flying (1986) Ontario / English
12. <---> (1969) Ontario / English REVISION
13. Watchers (1988) British Columbia / English
14. So Is This (1982) Ontario / English REVISION
15. Teen Lust (2014) Manitoba / English
16. Crazy Moon (1987) Québec / English
17. Wavelength (1967) Ontario / English REVISION
18. *Corpus Callosum (2002) Ontario / English REVISION
19. Mrs Ashboro's Cat (2004) Prince Edward Island / English
20. Flaming Frontier (1958) Ontario / English FIRST CHECK!
21. Twists of Terror (1997) Québec / English
22. Whispering City (1947) Québec / English
23. The Decline (2020) Québec / French
24. Snake Eater (1989) New Brunswick / English
25. Iqaluit (2016) Nunavut / Bilingual
26. Junior (1985) Québec / English
27. Cannibal Girls (1973) Ontario / English
28. Polytechnique (2009) Québec / French
29. Family Viewing (1987) Ontario / English
30. The Rowdyman (1972) Newfoundland and Labrador / English
31. I Am the Pretty Thing That Lives in the House (2016) Ontario / English
32. Thirty Two Short Films About Glenn Gould (1993) Ontario / English
33. The Song of Names (2019) Québec / English
34. Le Violon Rogue (1998) Québec / Bilingual
35. Picture of Light (1994) Manitoba / English
36. Tia And Piujuq (2018) Nunavut / Bilingual FIRST CHECK!
37. September Dawn (2007) Alberta / English
38. New Waterford Girl (1999) Nova Scotia / English
39. The Last Trapper (2004) Yukon Territory / English
40. Earth to Mouth (2003) Ontario / Cantonese FIRST CHECK!
41. Fort Good Hope (1977) Northwest Territories / English (under 5 IMDb votes)
42. Helicopter Canada (1966) EVERY PROVINCE / English
43. Hounds of Notre Dame (1980) Saskatchewan / English
44. Pour la suite du monde (1963) Québec / French
45. The Child of the Future (1964) Ontario / English FIRST CHECK! (under 5 IMDb votes)
46. Crimes of the Future (1970) Ontario / English REVISION
47. The Cat in the Bag (1964) Québec / French
48. Faith Healer (1988) Ontario / English REVISION
49. Paint Cans (1994) Nova Scotia / English FIRST CHECK!
50. Wrecked (2010) British Columbia / English
51. Gas (1981) Québec / English
52. Fun (1994) Québec / English
53. Bite (2015) Ontario / English
54. Debug (2014) Ontario / English
55. Stereo (1969) Ontario / English REVISION
56. Shivers (1975) Québec / English REVISION
57. Scanners (1981) Ontario / English REVISION
58. Oddballs (1984) Ontario / English
59. Uranium (1990) Ontario / English FIRST CHECK! (under 5 IMDb votes)
60. Smash Cut (2009) Ontario / English
61. The Brood (1979) Ontario / English REVISION
62. Cosmopolis (2012) Ontario / English REVISION
63. Videodrome (1983) Ontario / English REVISION
64. Scary Movie (1991) Ontario / English
65. Ghostkeeper (1982) Alberta / English
66. The Monster (2016) Ontario / English
67. Monster Brawl (2011) Ontario / English

68. Corpse Eaters (1974) Ontario / English

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Boasting a moody synth score and some quite graphic gore and violence, this Canadian B-movie constantly feels like it should be better. Stylish as the film is though, the plot is a mess, mainly about four youths who accidentally summon the dead back to life when performing a Satanic ritual for fun, yet oddly bookended by scenes of morticians processing their bodies. None of the characters either way are interesting enough to care if they are eaten.
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Post by frbrown » July 16th, 2020, 2:45 pm

11a. The Hitchhiker: Out of the Night (1985)
11b. The Hitchhiker: The Killer (1985)
11c. The Hitchhiker: W.G.O.D. (1985)

12. Relic Hunter: Buddha's Bowl (1999)
13. Relic Hunter: Smoking Gun (1999)

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1. Murder by Night (1989)
2. Prom Night (1980)
3a. A and B in Ontario (1984)
3b. Birds at Sunrise (1986)
3c. Pierre Vallieres (1972)
3d. Solidarity (1973)
4. Perfect Timing (1986)
5a. The Christmas Raccoons (1980)
5b. The Raccoons on Ice (1981)
5c. The Hitchhiker: Nightshift (1985)
6. The Outer Limits: Valerie 23 (1995)
7. The Outer Limits: The Human Operators (1999)
8. The Outer Limits: Skin Deep (2000)
9. The Raccoons and the Lost Star (1983)
10. The Outer Limits: Flower Child (2001)
11a. The Hitchhiker: Out of the Night (1985)
11b. The Hitchhiker: The Killer (1985)
11c. The Hitchhiker: W.G.O.D. (1985)
12. Relic Hunter: Buddha's Bowl (1999)
13. Relic Hunter: Smoking Gun (1999)

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Canuck Crap and Canadian CaviarShow

1. Double Happiness (Mina Shum, 1994) British Columbia/English/Cantonese
2. Hell at My Heels (Brett Kelly, 2011) Ontario/English
3. Rise of the Black Bat (Brett Kelly, 2012) Ontario/English
4. Dreamspeaker (1976) British Columbia/English
5. Surfacing (1981) Ontario/English
6. By Design (1981) British Columbia/English
7. Ilsa: She-Wolf of the S.S. (Don Edmonds, 1975) (re-watch)
8. Ilsa: Harem Keeper of the Oil Sheiks (Don Edmonds, 1976)
9. City on Fire (1979) Québec/English
10. King Solomon's Treasure (1979) Canadian-British co-production made mostly in Swaziland
11. Death Ship (1980) Québec/English
12. My American Cousin (Sandy Wilson, 1985) British Columbia/English
13. DEFCON-4 (Paul Donovan, 1985) Nova Scotia/English
14. The Dirties (Matt Johnson, 2013) Ontario/English

Johnson made this high-school-bullies-get-theirs film when he was 18, so presumably having just graduated from a high school much like the one we see here - or maybe it was his high school. I haven't really looked into it much, I know the film has a certain cult rep, and it's certainly an impressive first feature for a teenager made on a $10k budget. Clearly it's something close to Johnson's heart and to the hearts of lots of geeks out there. It's basically a highly meta story about a couple of would-be filmmakers (Johnson and Owen Williams) who want to make a film project for class about how they get even with the gang of bullies (The Dirties) at the school by murdering them all; there's also a side story about Williams' attempting romancing of the generic school hot girl, and this gradually starts to change the friendship between Matt and Owen (yes, they use their real names), and ultimately serves to broaden the definition of "bullying". I liked this aspect, and also the occasional nods to the camera on the part of Matt which if one were to take this film as "realistic" would indicate that there's a third party involved in the planning of the massacre. It doesn't succeed entirely, I think in part because Johnson's a little too fixated on his (mostly very obvious) influences, like Tarantino and, of course, Van Sant's Elephant and the real-life school shooting at Columbine that it was based on. But on the whole it was engaging enough and the very low-budget vibe worked for me in this case.

15. Waydowntown (Gary Burns, 2000) Alberta/English

The first film in this challenge that I'm close to loving, this is a story after my own heart. A group of four young pseudo-professionals - mostly low-rent data entry or administrative assistant types it seems, though not much is made of their specific jobs - in Calgary have each bet a month's salary on who can stay indoors the longest without going outside even for a moment. A tough challenge you might think except that Calgary is one of those cold northern cities with a very extensive set of skywalks linking much of the downtown core, and further linking office buildings to the apartment buildings where each of the four live. I love this concept - both the film and reality; I remember when I first visited Milwaukee, WI as an adult and finding that it had something of this kind of system in place (though I don't think it's nearly as extensive). I've always loved large, indoor, mazelike or complex structures - the Montreal Réso is another wonderful example, the underground equivalent of what you see in Calgary. The idea that you could go for days or weeks continuing to explore this huge enclosed world...awesome. Anyway this doesn't get as much into the wonder of the idea as I'd like - maybe because the filmmakers are treating it more as an opportunity for satire on the corporate office world at the turn of the century - but it's very amusing and offbeat as a comedy and as a commentary on how much we've all given up in terms of our freedom of expression and movement in the world; there's an ant farm that one of the four keeps that's an obvious metaphor here. Fab Filippo - who kept bugging me throughout because I knew that I'd seen him before, turns out it's from a coupe of early episodes of Buffy - is our main protagonist and occasional narrator, with a bit more optimism and less cynicism to him than most of the others; Marya Delver is the only woman of the four and the most neurotic - I kept wondering if a romance would develop here and was pleasantly surprised that it didn't; also on hand are Don McKellar as a borderline psycho who staples notes onto his chest, Gordon Currie as a loathsome lothario, and lots of other actors in small, fun roles. It doesn't quite add up to brilliance in the end but it's sure an enjoyable ride for someone like me who misses the textures and sounds of even a closed-in, highly corporate big city world.


Lloyd A. Simandl - lingerie, shower & leather fetishist, purveyor of awful cinema

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Similarly, I can find almost no information about the guy. Born in 1948 in Poland it sez on IMDb so we'll have to go with that. All of his early films seem to have been entirely Canadian productions; later films are often Canada/Czech co-productions. If IMDb is to be trusted - and I wouldn't bet on it with a director this obscure making mostly straight-to-video stuff that virtually nobody has seen - he's done 46 feature-length films/videos between 1979 and 2011, and judging from the titles and images, most are sexploitation, frequently combined with science fiction/horror/fantasy, all done on very low budgets. Judging from the 5 films I saw - his first five - he likes to showcase beautiful women in corsets, bustiers, nylons, etc; he's got at least one shower scene in each film; he also likes to have his camera linger over asses - and he likes good-looking males also; if not an equal-opportunity exploiter he's at least conscious that maybe there are a few women or gay men in the audience; and there's some light leather/vinyl bondage fetishism here also. All but the first of these had co-directors, either Michael Mazo (on the 2nd, 4th and 5th films) or Douglas C. Nicolle. All of these were 4x3 VHS rips and the first three looked pretty bad, not that it probably matters.

16. Autumn Born (1979) Manitoba/English

This "film" still had a little bit of a cult reputation when I was working in video stores due to a lingering fascination with the lead actress, the tragic Vancouver-born Dorothy Stratten; this was her third film and first starring role, and this is the VHS box cover which I well remember

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Stratton was a Playboy Playmate and started to develop a relationship with director Peter Bogdanovich, who cast her in a significant role in the 1981 release They All Laughed; between this film and that she made Galaxina, her only other significant role; a jealous husband ended her life at 20 in 1980. I've never seen the Bogdanovich film, and while I've seen Galaxina it was a long, long time ago, so I don't know what kind of actress Stratton was developing into; certainly in this film and in the next she was not cast primarily for her thespian abilities, though to be fair she's probably more competent than anyone else in this unholy mess, filmed in Winnipeg though only those really knowledgeable of the city would be likely to recognize anything from the few exterior shots. Most of this is in a couple of rooms in some remote mansion where heiress Stratton is being held and gradually mind-controlled so that she'll sign away all her money to her greedy uncle. She gets bathed and whipped (pretty gently) a lot and made to wear lots of frilly negligees. That's about it. I have less patience for softcore crap masquerading as real movies than just about anything else and this came pretty close to the limit of my patience. Oh let's have a minimal story about some girl trying to find Stratton with a minute of dialogue about it, then cut to 10 minutes of semi-nude scenes and soft-core lesbian loving, then back to our minute of plot just so we can pretend this has a story. Repeat. At least it's only 74 minutes. Worst film I've seen this month and one of the worst ever.

17. Ladies of the Lotus (1987) British Columbia/English FIRST CHECK

What did Mr. Simandl do in the 8 years between his first and second credits, I wonder? Are there other undiscovered films out there? Did he do small, uncredited jobs on bigger films we might have heard of? Maybe he was a gopher for Atom Egoyan or Guy Maddin early in their careers? More likely he directed porn or did nude photoshoots, as this film, like the first, is really just an excuse for abundant female nudity, lingerie (it's about a modeling agency that's a front for a prostitution/slavery ring) and of course, a bit of showering. One thing I'll give it over the first film is a bit more variety - a larger number of naked women, though none of them are probably as cute as Stratton. On the other hand, though this does have slightly more plot, what it has is pretty incomprehensible and I quickly gave up trying or caring to know what was going on, if anything. I think there was a dude who was looking for his sister or girlfriend or something. I don't care and you won't either; it's no wonder mine was the first check. I rated this and the previous film both "1" and I don't know that I've ever done that for two films seen in a row, let alone two from the same director. Well done Mr. Simandl!

18. Possession (1987) British Columbia/English

This is a small step up, thankfully, though it's still a Lloyd Simandl film through and through. It starts out as something resembling Psycho very broadly, with a young man with a mother fetish living in a big house who brings women home in the hopes of pleasing her and himself, and has killed a whole bunch of them. It has some nice night-time city photography actually - an early shot over the credits is a cityscape, and then a slow pan down to an overhead of a woman running, quite nicely done. Some good cars and lights against the city backdrops too. Anyway the girl in that nice shot is the next would-be victim, Madeline, but she gets away - there follows a not horrible chase sequence (though the gun battles are your typical really low-budget type where you see a guy firing a weapon in one shot, cut to the next and see the other guy fall down) climaxing in (of course) the explosion of a boat which the killer was escaping on. BUT NOT SO FAST... at this point it becomes essentially just any generic 80s slasher movie - with lots of lingerie, a long shower sequence, and a bathtub scene - as the girl goes with her friends for a weekend in the country and the killer (somehow) follows her and kills lots of people along the way who happen to be her friends & whatnot. Like the first two films, this exists only to showcase hot babes naked or close to it, though it spices things up with a couple of hunky stripper-dudes as well. It's just slightly more interesting and does have a vaguely coherent plot, but it's still in the end quite terrible.

19. Empire of Ash aka Empire of Ash II (1988) British Columbia/English
20. Empire of Ash III (1989) British Columbia/English

So this is a confusing little series of two films - the first film was retitled with the "II" when "III" came out - if I had to guess I'd say there were plans to make a prequel to the existing first film and call that "I" but I really have no clue and as with Mr. Simandl's other films there doesn't appear to be a lot of real info available in a 5-minute search, which is all I'm willing to give this crap. There are some funny reviews on Letterboxd though. Anyway these are bare-bones post-apocalyptic action films, with Melanie Kilgour - who is only in these films; Simandl's films seem filled with actors that worked with him once or twice then disappeared from the industry; I wonder why? - as a young woman initially looking for her sister after she gets separated from sis and their grandpa as they try to get away from the Mad Max rejects that run "New Idaho" (but really British Columbia). Sis gets captured by the bad leather-black t-shirt-black jeans-boots crowd, who are led in the first film by this vinyl-clad hair metal band reject

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There's stuff about a virus (ooh, contemporary relevance) or plague or something that's killed off most people or turned them into mutants (we don't see any of these until the second I mean third film) and lots of pretty mediocre action, and lingerie, leather or vinyl fetish wear, and of course showering - even though it's the post-apocalypse and presumably power and running water are scarce, you can always find a little waterfall out in the woods to bathe under, particularly if you're totally hot, female, and about 20. There are a couple of Vietnam War vets we run into who turn out to be sort of good guys - they show up again in the second I mean third film but are re-cast - Kilgour is the only returning actor. And in the sequel we also have William Smith, one of the great American action character actors of the 60s-80s, best known for the 10-minute fistfight with Clint Eastwood that ends Any Which Way You Can. Here he plays some pseudo-religious zealot because of course the bad guys have to be part of some cult with a New Bible and such. There's also a sort of primitive A.I., there's the evil girl in the second film getting oiled up by her minions, and so much more that I really don't need to remember. And bad music - mostly lame instrumental grade-z generic 80s hard rock, but both films end with Steppenwolf's "Born to Be Wild", as our Mad Max style cars and bikes race around a gravel pit (is there a more typical location for your standard grade z post-apocalyptic shoot?). And a castle in the middle of the woods. Both of these are steps up from the previous films but not big enough steps. Baby steps where he needed giant leaps.

I think in the end this director's films all start from a premise of "we got some cute chicks who'll get naked, now we've got to have a story around that so we can sell it to drive-ins". At least the last three of them; the first two really don't bother with the story aspect at all, and given the general level of filmmaking/acting/etc quality you're really not left with anything but the hot naked chicks, and there's porn for that.

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14. The Dirties (Matt Johnson, 2013) Ontario/English

Johnson made this high-school-bullies-get-theirs film when he was 18, so presumably having just graduated from a high school much like the one we see here - or maybe it was his high school. I haven't really looked into it much, I know the film has a certain cult rep, and it's certainly an impressive first feature for a teenager made on a $10k budget. Clearly it's something close to Johnson's heart and to the hearts of lots of geeks out there. It's basically a highly meta story about a couple of would-be filmmakers (Johnson and Owen Williams) who want to make a film project for class about how they get even with the gang of bullies (The Dirties) at the school by murdering them all; there's also a side story about Williams' attempting romancing of the generic school hot girl, and this gradually starts to change the friendship between Matt and Owen (yes, they use their real names), and ultimately serves to broaden the definition of "bullying". I liked this aspect, and also the occasional nods to the camera on the part of Matt which if one were to take this film as "realistic" would indicate that there's a third party involved in the planning of the massacre. It doesn't succeed entirely, I think in part because Johnson's a little too fixated on his (mostly very obvious) influences, like Tarantino and, of course, Van Sant's Elephant and the real-life school shooting at Columbine that it was based on. But on the whole it was engaging enough and the very low-budget vibe worked for me in this case.
If you liked The Dirties at all, you simply have to see Operation Avalanche by the same filmmaking team. It is about two film students who walk in on Kubrick as he is faking the moon-landing. Very cool, very fun. B)

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Cinema of The True NorthShow
1. Bedroom Eyes (1984) Ontario / English
2. Wedding in White (1972) Ontario / English
3. Search and Destroy (1979) Ontario / English
4. Twin Dragon Encounter (1986) Ontario / English
5. A Whisper to a Scream (1989) Ontario / English FIRST CHECK!
6. Little Devils: The Birth (1993) Ontario / English
7. What Price Vengeance (1937) British Columbia / English
8. Murder by Night (1989) Ontario / English
9. Martyrs (2008) Québec / French REVISION
10. Bullies (1986) British Columbia / English
11. Flying (1986) Ontario / English
12. <---> (1969) Ontario / English REVISION
13. Watchers (1988) British Columbia / English
14. So Is This (1982) Ontario / English REVISION
15. Teen Lust (2014) Manitoba / English
16. Crazy Moon (1987) Québec / English
17. Wavelength (1967) Ontario / English REVISION
18. *Corpus Callosum (2002) Ontario / English REVISION
19. Mrs Ashboro's Cat (2004) Prince Edward Island / English
20. Flaming Frontier (1958) Ontario / English FIRST CHECK!
21. Twists of Terror (1997) Québec / English
22. Whispering City (1947) Québec / English
23. The Decline (2020) Québec / French
24. Snake Eater (1989) New Brunswick / English
25. Iqaluit (2016) Nunavut / Bilingual
26. Junior (1985) Québec / English
27. Cannibal Girls (1973) Ontario / English
28. Polytechnique (2009) Québec / French
29. Family Viewing (1987) Ontario / English
30. The Rowdyman (1972) Newfoundland and Labrador / English
31. I Am the Pretty Thing That Lives in the House (2016) Ontario / English
32. Thirty Two Short Films About Glenn Gould (1993) Ontario / English
33. The Song of Names (2019) Québec / English
34. Le Violon Rogue (1998) Québec / Bilingual
35. Picture of Light (1994) Manitoba / English
36. Tia And Piujuq (2018) Nunavut / Bilingual FIRST CHECK!
37. September Dawn (2007) Alberta / English
38. New Waterford Girl (1999) Nova Scotia / English
39. The Last Trapper (2004) Yukon Territory / English
40. Earth to Mouth (2003) Ontario / Cantonese FIRST CHECK!
41. Fort Good Hope (1977) Northwest Territories / English (under 5 IMDb votes)
42. Helicopter Canada (1966) EVERY PROVINCE / English
43. Hounds of Notre Dame (1980) Saskatchewan / English
44. Pour la suite du monde (1963) Québec / French
45. The Child of the Future (1964) Ontario / English FIRST CHECK! (under 5 IMDb votes)
46. Crimes of the Future (1970) Ontario / English REVISION
47. The Cat in the Bag (1964) Québec / French
48. Faith Healer (1988) Ontario / English REVISION
49. Paint Cans (1994) Nova Scotia / English FIRST CHECK!
50. Wrecked (2010) British Columbia / English
51. Gas (1981) Québec / English
52. Fun (1994) Québec / English
53. Bite (2015) Ontario / English
54. Debug (2014) Ontario / English
55. Stereo (1969) Ontario / English REVISION
56. Shivers (1975) Québec / English REVISION
57. Scanners (1981) Ontario / English REVISION
58. Oddballs (1984) Ontario / English
59. Uranium (1990) Ontario / English FIRST CHECK! (under 5 IMDb votes)
60. Smash Cut (2009) Ontario / English
61. The Brood (1979) Ontario / English REVISION
62. Cosmopolis (2012) Ontario / English REVISION
63. Videodrome (1983) Ontario / English REVISION
64. Scary Movie (1991) Ontario / English
65. Ghostkeeper (1982) Alberta / English
66. The Monster (2016) Ontario / English
67. Monster Brawl (2011) Ontario / English
68. Corpse Eaters (1974) Ontario / English

69. Gone by Dawn (2016) Alberta / English

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A revenge film with a difference. While the acting is not exceptional, the film mounts some very human and three dimensional characters and the whole rape scene is handled well with close-ups on her face the whole time to emphasise how awful it is. Some of the ways in which they torture the manager are darkly comical too, while the way each of the three women vary in how far they are prepared to go makes them dynamic. Very good film.
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22. Picture of Light (1994) - 8/10
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Cinema of The True NorthShow
1. Bedroom Eyes (1984) Ontario / English
2. Wedding in White (1972) Ontario / English
3. Search and Destroy (1979) Ontario / English
4. Twin Dragon Encounter (1986) Ontario / English
5. A Whisper to a Scream (1989) Ontario / English FIRST CHECK!
6. Little Devils: The Birth (1993) Ontario / English
7. What Price Vengeance (1937) British Columbia / English
8. Murder by Night (1989) Ontario / English
9. Martyrs (2008) Québec / French REVISION
10. Bullies (1986) British Columbia / English
11. Flying (1986) Ontario / English
12. <---> (1969) Ontario / English REVISION
13. Watchers (1988) British Columbia / English
14. So Is This (1982) Ontario / English REVISION
15. Teen Lust (2014) Manitoba / English
16. Crazy Moon (1987) Québec / English
17. Wavelength (1967) Ontario / English REVISION
18. *Corpus Callosum (2002) Ontario / English REVISION
19. Mrs Ashboro's Cat (2004) Prince Edward Island / English
20. Flaming Frontier (1958) Ontario / English FIRST CHECK!
21. Twists of Terror (1997) Québec / English
22. Whispering City (1947) Québec / English
23. The Decline (2020) Québec / French
24. Snake Eater (1989) New Brunswick / English
25. Iqaluit (2016) Nunavut / Bilingual
26. Junior (1985) Québec / English
27. Cannibal Girls (1973) Ontario / English
28. Polytechnique (2009) Québec / French
29. Family Viewing (1987) Ontario / English
30. The Rowdyman (1972) Newfoundland and Labrador / English
31. I Am the Pretty Thing That Lives in the House (2016) Ontario / English
32. Thirty Two Short Films About Glenn Gould (1993) Ontario / English
33. The Song of Names (2019) Québec / English
34. Le Violon Rogue (1998) Québec / Bilingual
35. Picture of Light (1994) Manitoba / English
36. Tia And Piujuq (2018) Nunavut / Bilingual FIRST CHECK!
37. September Dawn (2007) Alberta / English
38. New Waterford Girl (1999) Nova Scotia / English
39. The Last Trapper (2004) Yukon Territory / English
40. Earth to Mouth (2003) Ontario / Cantonese FIRST CHECK!
41. Fort Good Hope (1977) Northwest Territories / English (under 5 IMDb votes)
42. Helicopter Canada (1966) EVERY PROVINCE / English
43. Hounds of Notre Dame (1980) Saskatchewan / English
44. Pour la suite du monde (1963) Québec / French
45. The Child of the Future (1964) Ontario / English FIRST CHECK! (under 5 IMDb votes)
46. Crimes of the Future (1970) Ontario / English REVISION
47. The Cat in the Bag (1964) Québec / French
48. Faith Healer (1988) Ontario / English REVISION
49. Paint Cans (1994) Nova Scotia / English FIRST CHECK!
50. Wrecked (2010) British Columbia / English
51. Gas (1981) Québec / English
52. Fun (1994) Québec / English
53. Bite (2015) Ontario / English
54. Debug (2014) Ontario / English
55. Stereo (1969) Ontario / English REVISION
56. Shivers (1975) Québec / English REVISION
57. Scanners (1981) Ontario / English REVISION
58. Oddballs (1984) Ontario / English
59. Uranium (1990) Ontario / English FIRST CHECK! (under 5 IMDb votes)
60. Smash Cut (2009) Ontario / English
61. The Brood (1979) Ontario / English REVISION
62. Cosmopolis (2012) Ontario / English REVISION
63. Videodrome (1983) Ontario / English REVISION
64. Scary Movie (1991) Ontario / English
65. Ghostkeeper (1982) Alberta / English
66. The Monster (2016) Ontario / English
67. Monster Brawl (2011) Ontario / English
68. Corpse Eaters (1974) Ontario / English
69. Gone by Dawn (2016) Alberta / English

70. From Beneath (2012) British Columbia / English

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This is not especially well acted but it is quite creepy with lots of disquieting music, gliding camerawork and some very decent makeup effects for a movie made on a budget. Somewhat less successful are the film's attempts to make everything metaphorical for commitment and the boyfriend's fear of saying "I love you". Taken as a mere body horror film crossed with an unsettling outskirts location though and this is definitely engaging while it lasts.
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Cinema of The True NorthShow
1. Bedroom Eyes (1984) Ontario / English
2. Wedding in White (1972) Ontario / English
3. Search and Destroy (1979) Ontario / English
4. Twin Dragon Encounter (1986) Ontario / English
5. A Whisper to a Scream (1989) Ontario / English FIRST CHECK!
6. Little Devils: The Birth (1993) Ontario / English
7. What Price Vengeance (1937) British Columbia / English
8. Murder by Night (1989) Ontario / English
9. Martyrs (2008) Québec / French REVISION
10. Bullies (1986) British Columbia / English
11. Flying (1986) Ontario / English
12. <---> (1969) Ontario / English REVISION
13. Watchers (1988) British Columbia / English
14. So Is This (1982) Ontario / English REVISION
15. Teen Lust (2014) Manitoba / English
16. Crazy Moon (1987) Québec / English
17. Wavelength (1967) Ontario / English REVISION
18. *Corpus Callosum (2002) Ontario / English REVISION
19. Mrs Ashboro's Cat (2004) Prince Edward Island / English
20. Flaming Frontier (1958) Ontario / English FIRST CHECK!
21. Twists of Terror (1997) Québec / English
22. Whispering City (1947) Québec / English
23. The Decline (2020) Québec / French
24. Snake Eater (1989) New Brunswick / English
25. Iqaluit (2016) Nunavut / Bilingual
26. Junior (1985) Québec / English
27. Cannibal Girls (1973) Ontario / English
28. Polytechnique (2009) Québec / French
29. Family Viewing (1987) Ontario / English
30. The Rowdyman (1972) Newfoundland and Labrador / English
31. I Am the Pretty Thing That Lives in the House (2016) Ontario / English
32. Thirty Two Short Films About Glenn Gould (1993) Ontario / English
33. The Song of Names (2019) Québec / English
34. Le Violon Rogue (1998) Québec / Bilingual
35. Picture of Light (1994) Manitoba / English
36. Tia And Piujuq (2018) Nunavut / Bilingual FIRST CHECK!
37. September Dawn (2007) Alberta / English
38. New Waterford Girl (1999) Nova Scotia / English
39. The Last Trapper (2004) Yukon Territory / English
40. Earth to Mouth (2003) Ontario / Cantonese FIRST CHECK!
41. Fort Good Hope (1977) Northwest Territories / English (under 5 IMDb votes)
42. Helicopter Canada (1966) EVERY PROVINCE / English
43. Hounds of Notre Dame (1980) Saskatchewan / English
44. Pour la suite du monde (1963) Québec / French
45. The Child of the Future (1964) Ontario / English FIRST CHECK! (under 5 IMDb votes)
46. Crimes of the Future (1970) Ontario / English REVISION
47. The Cat in the Bag (1964) Québec / French
48. Faith Healer (1988) Ontario / English REVISION
49. Paint Cans (1994) Nova Scotia / English FIRST CHECK!
50. Wrecked (2010) British Columbia / English
51. Gas (1981) Québec / English
52. Fun (1994) Québec / English
53. Bite (2015) Ontario / English
54. Debug (2014) Ontario / English
55. Stereo (1969) Ontario / English REVISION
56. Shivers (1975) Québec / English REVISION
57. Scanners (1981) Ontario / English REVISION
58. Oddballs (1984) Ontario / English
59. Uranium (1990) Ontario / English FIRST CHECK! (under 5 IMDb votes)
60. Smash Cut (2009) Ontario / English
61. The Brood (1979) Ontario / English REVISION
62. Cosmopolis (2012) Ontario / English REVISION
63. Videodrome (1983) Ontario / English REVISION
64. Scary Movie (1991) Ontario / English
65. Ghostkeeper (1982) Alberta / English
66. The Monster (2016) Ontario / English
67. Monster Brawl (2011) Ontario / English
68. Corpse Eaters (1974) Ontario / English
69. Gone by Dawn (2016) Alberta / English
70. From Beneath (2012) British Columbia / English

71. Feed the Gods (2014) British Columbia / English

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While the promotional posters make it quite clear that this is a bigfoot/sasquatch movie, it is not until an hour in that is clear that this what the locals are so scared of, and it is even further in before we get a good glance at the creature (which might be for the best since it is less scary when we do see it). The entire first hour though relies on the mystery of what is going on to keep things chugging along, and the mystery is a bit insubstantial.
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Cinema of The True NorthShow
1. Bedroom Eyes (1984) Ontario / English
2. Wedding in White (1972) Ontario / English
3. Search and Destroy (1979) Ontario / English
4. Twin Dragon Encounter (1986) Ontario / English
5. A Whisper to a Scream (1989) Ontario / English FIRST CHECK!
6. Little Devils: The Birth (1993) Ontario / English
7. What Price Vengeance (1937) British Columbia / English
8. Murder by Night (1989) Ontario / English
9. Martyrs (2008) Québec / French REVISION
10. Bullies (1986) British Columbia / English
11. Flying (1986) Ontario / English
12. <---> (1969) Ontario / English REVISION
13. Watchers (1988) British Columbia / English
14. So Is This (1982) Ontario / English REVISION
15. Teen Lust (2014) Manitoba / English
16. Crazy Moon (1987) Québec / English
17. Wavelength (1967) Ontario / English REVISION
18. *Corpus Callosum (2002) Ontario / English REVISION
19. Mrs Ashboro's Cat (2004) Prince Edward Island / English
20. Flaming Frontier (1958) Ontario / English FIRST CHECK!
21. Twists of Terror (1997) Québec / English
22. Whispering City (1947) Québec / English
23. The Decline (2020) Québec / French
24. Snake Eater (1989) New Brunswick / English
25. Iqaluit (2016) Nunavut / Bilingual
26. Junior (1985) Québec / English
27. Cannibal Girls (1973) Ontario / English
28. Polytechnique (2009) Québec / French
29. Family Viewing (1987) Ontario / English
30. The Rowdyman (1972) Newfoundland and Labrador / English
31. I Am the Pretty Thing That Lives in the House (2016) Ontario / English
32. Thirty Two Short Films About Glenn Gould (1993) Ontario / English
33. The Song of Names (2019) Québec / English
34. Le Violon Rogue (1998) Québec / Bilingual
35. Picture of Light (1994) Manitoba / English
36. Tia And Piujuq (2018) Nunavut / Bilingual FIRST CHECK!
37. September Dawn (2007) Alberta / English
38. New Waterford Girl (1999) Nova Scotia / English
39. The Last Trapper (2004) Yukon Territory / English
40. Earth to Mouth (2003) Ontario / Cantonese FIRST CHECK!
41. Fort Good Hope (1977) Northwest Territories / English (under 5 IMDb votes)
42. Helicopter Canada (1966) EVERY PROVINCE / English
43. Hounds of Notre Dame (1980) Saskatchewan / English
44. Pour la suite du monde (1963) Québec / French
45. The Child of the Future (1964) Ontario / English FIRST CHECK! (under 5 IMDb votes)
46. Crimes of the Future (1970) Ontario / English REVISION
47. The Cat in the Bag (1964) Québec / French
48. Faith Healer (1988) Ontario / English REVISION
49. Paint Cans (1994) Nova Scotia / English FIRST CHECK!
50. Wrecked (2010) British Columbia / English
51. Gas (1981) Québec / English
52. Fun (1994) Québec / English
53. Bite (2015) Ontario / English
54. Debug (2014) Ontario / English
55. Stereo (1969) Ontario / English REVISION
56. Shivers (1975) Québec / English REVISION
57. Scanners (1981) Ontario / English REVISION
58. Oddballs (1984) Ontario / English
59. Uranium (1990) Ontario / English FIRST CHECK! (under 5 IMDb votes)
60. Smash Cut (2009) Ontario / English
61. The Brood (1979) Ontario / English REVISION
62. Cosmopolis (2012) Ontario / English REVISION
63. Videodrome (1983) Ontario / English REVISION
64. Scary Movie (1991) Ontario / English
65. Ghostkeeper (1982) Alberta / English
66. The Monster (2016) Ontario / English
67. Monster Brawl (2011) Ontario / English
68. Corpse Eaters (1974) Ontario / English
69. Gone by Dawn (2016) Alberta / English
70. From Beneath (2012) British Columbia / English
71. Feed the Gods (2014) British Columbia / English

72. Bottom Feeder (2007) Ontario / English

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This benefits from a genuinely creepy monster and eerie sets, but it does not have a lot else going for it. The mutant monster is actually a scientist forced to take an experimental serum minus antidote, but the film is never really about medical research. The workers were also planning to steal old medical equipment to on-sell, yet their horrific experiences never feel like a comeuppance. Good grisly attacks though - a ripped-off chin in particular.
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Post by cinephage » July 17th, 2020, 9:04 am

05. Leolo, by Jean-Claude Lauzon (1992) 10/10

I am very impressed. This could be the best movie I've seen this year, really. The writing, the music, the cinematography, the pacing... It all comes down so perfectly in this dark, pessimistic, coming of age story...
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01. Black Robe, by Bruce Beresford (1991) 7,5/10
02. Stories we tell, by Sarah Polley (2012) 7/10
03. Dracula: Pages from a Virgin's Diary, by Guy Maddin (2002) 7/10
04. Beyond the black Rainbow, by Panos Cosmatos (2010) 4/10

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Cinema of The True NorthShow
1. Bedroom Eyes (1984) Ontario / English
2. Wedding in White (1972) Ontario / English
3. Search and Destroy (1979) Ontario / English
4. Twin Dragon Encounter (1986) Ontario / English
5. A Whisper to a Scream (1989) Ontario / English FIRST CHECK!
6. Little Devils: The Birth (1993) Ontario / English
7. What Price Vengeance (1937) British Columbia / English
8. Murder by Night (1989) Ontario / English
9. Martyrs (2008) Québec / French REVISION
10. Bullies (1986) British Columbia / English
11. Flying (1986) Ontario / English
12. <---> (1969) Ontario / English REVISION
13. Watchers (1988) British Columbia / English
14. So Is This (1982) Ontario / English REVISION
15. Teen Lust (2014) Manitoba / English
16. Crazy Moon (1987) Québec / English
17. Wavelength (1967) Ontario / English REVISION
18. *Corpus Callosum (2002) Ontario / English REVISION
19. Mrs Ashboro's Cat (2004) Prince Edward Island / English
20. Flaming Frontier (1958) Ontario / English FIRST CHECK!
21. Twists of Terror (1997) Québec / English
22. Whispering City (1947) Québec / English
23. The Decline (2020) Québec / French
24. Snake Eater (1989) New Brunswick / English
25. Iqaluit (2016) Nunavut / Bilingual
26. Junior (1985) Québec / English
27. Cannibal Girls (1973) Ontario / English
28. Polytechnique (2009) Québec / French
29. Family Viewing (1987) Ontario / English
30. The Rowdyman (1972) Newfoundland and Labrador / English
31. I Am the Pretty Thing That Lives in the House (2016) Ontario / English
32. Thirty Two Short Films About Glenn Gould (1993) Ontario / English
33. The Song of Names (2019) Québec / English
34. Le Violon Rogue (1998) Québec / Bilingual
35. Picture of Light (1994) Manitoba / English
36. Tia And Piujuq (2018) Nunavut / Bilingual FIRST CHECK!
37. September Dawn (2007) Alberta / English
38. New Waterford Girl (1999) Nova Scotia / English
39. The Last Trapper (2004) Yukon Territory / English
40. Earth to Mouth (2003) Ontario / Cantonese FIRST CHECK!
41. Fort Good Hope (1977) Northwest Territories / English (under 5 IMDb votes)
42. Helicopter Canada (1966) EVERY PROVINCE / English
43. Hounds of Notre Dame (1980) Saskatchewan / English
44. Pour la suite du monde (1963) Québec / French
45. The Child of the Future (1964) Ontario / English FIRST CHECK! (under 5 IMDb votes)
46. Crimes of the Future (1970) Ontario / English REVISION
47. The Cat in the Bag (1964) Québec / French
48. Faith Healer (1988) Ontario / English REVISION
49. Paint Cans (1994) Nova Scotia / English FIRST CHECK!
50. Wrecked (2010) British Columbia / English
51. Gas (1981) Québec / English
52. Fun (1994) Québec / English
53. Bite (2015) Ontario / English
54. Debug (2014) Ontario / English
55. Stereo (1969) Ontario / English REVISION
56. Shivers (1975) Québec / English REVISION
57. Scanners (1981) Ontario / English REVISION
58. Oddballs (1984) Ontario / English
59. Uranium (1990) Ontario / English FIRST CHECK! (under 5 IMDb votes)
60. Smash Cut (2009) Ontario / English
61. The Brood (1979) Ontario / English REVISION
62. Cosmopolis (2012) Ontario / English REVISION
63. Videodrome (1983) Ontario / English REVISION
64. Scary Movie (1991) Ontario / English
65. Ghostkeeper (1982) Alberta / English
66. The Monster (2016) Ontario / English
67. Monster Brawl (2011) Ontario / English
68. Corpse Eaters (1974) Ontario / English
69. Gone by Dawn (2016) Alberta / English
70. From Beneath (2012) British Columbia / English
71. Feed the Gods (2014) British Columbia / English
72. Bottom Feeder (2007) Ontario / English

73. The Carpenter (1988) Québec / English

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Believing that she is merely suffering from delusions again, a former mental patient turns a blind eye as her carpenter kills would-be rapists and other men who annoy her in this pitch black comedy. The old-fashioned politeness that Wings Hauser brings to the role makes him a very dynamic character - one capable of extreme acts of violence while also able to gently tell our protagonist to just go upstairs and get some sleep within the same minute.
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Cinema of The True NorthShow
1. Bedroom Eyes (1984) Ontario / English
2. Wedding in White (1972) Ontario / English
3. Search and Destroy (1979) Ontario / English
4. Twin Dragon Encounter (1986) Ontario / English
5. A Whisper to a Scream (1989) Ontario / English FIRST CHECK!
6. Little Devils: The Birth (1993) Ontario / English
7. What Price Vengeance (1937) British Columbia / English
8. Murder by Night (1989) Ontario / English
9. Martyrs (2008) Québec / French REVISION
10. Bullies (1986) British Columbia / English
11. Flying (1986) Ontario / English
12. <---> (1969) Ontario / English REVISION
13. Watchers (1988) British Columbia / English
14. So Is This (1982) Ontario / English REVISION
15. Teen Lust (2014) Manitoba / English
16. Crazy Moon (1987) Québec / English
17. Wavelength (1967) Ontario / English REVISION
18. *Corpus Callosum (2002) Ontario / English REVISION
19. Mrs Ashboro's Cat (2004) Prince Edward Island / English
20. Flaming Frontier (1958) Ontario / English FIRST CHECK!
21. Twists of Terror (1997) Québec / English
22. Whispering City (1947) Québec / English
23. The Decline (2020) Québec / French
24. Snake Eater (1989) New Brunswick / English
25. Iqaluit (2016) Nunavut / Bilingual
26. Junior (1985) Québec / English
27. Cannibal Girls (1973) Ontario / English
28. Polytechnique (2009) Québec / French
29. Family Viewing (1987) Ontario / English
30. The Rowdyman (1972) Newfoundland and Labrador / English
31. I Am the Pretty Thing That Lives in the House (2016) Ontario / English
32. Thirty Two Short Films About Glenn Gould (1993) Ontario / English
33. The Song of Names (2019) Québec / English
34. Le Violon Rogue (1998) Québec / Bilingual
35. Picture of Light (1994) Manitoba / English
36. Tia And Piujuq (2018) Nunavut / Bilingual FIRST CHECK!
37. September Dawn (2007) Alberta / English
38. New Waterford Girl (1999) Nova Scotia / English
39. The Last Trapper (2004) Yukon Territory / English
40. Earth to Mouth (2003) Ontario / Cantonese FIRST CHECK!
41. Fort Good Hope (1977) Northwest Territories / English (under 5 IMDb votes)
42. Helicopter Canada (1966) EVERY PROVINCE / English
43. Hounds of Notre Dame (1980) Saskatchewan / English
44. Pour la suite du monde (1963) Québec / French
45. The Child of the Future (1964) Ontario / English FIRST CHECK! (under 5 IMDb votes)
46. Crimes of the Future (1970) Ontario / English REVISION
47. The Cat in the Bag (1964) Québec / French
48. Faith Healer (1988) Ontario / English REVISION
49. Paint Cans (1994) Nova Scotia / English FIRST CHECK!
50. Wrecked (2010) British Columbia / English
51. Gas (1981) Québec / English
52. Fun (1994) Québec / English
53. Bite (2015) Ontario / English
54. Debug (2014) Ontario / English
55. Stereo (1969) Ontario / English REVISION
56. Shivers (1975) Québec / English REVISION
57. Scanners (1981) Ontario / English REVISION
58. Oddballs (1984) Ontario / English
59. Uranium (1990) Ontario / English FIRST CHECK! (under 5 IMDb votes)
60. Smash Cut (2009) Ontario / English
61. The Brood (1979) Ontario / English REVISION
62. Cosmopolis (2012) Ontario / English REVISION
63. Videodrome (1983) Ontario / English REVISION
64. Scary Movie (1991) Ontario / English
65. Ghostkeeper (1982) Alberta / English
66. The Monster (2016) Ontario / English
67. Monster Brawl (2011) Ontario / English
68. Corpse Eaters (1974) Ontario / English
69. Gone by Dawn (2016) Alberta / English
70. From Beneath (2012) British Columbia / English
71. Feed the Gods (2014) British Columbia / English
72. Bottom Feeder (2007) Ontario / English
73. The Carpenter (1988) Québec / English

74. Death Junction (1994) Ontario / English FIRST CHECK!

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While the low budget of the movie often shines through, the film mounts several decent action sequences with more kickboxing than the average Jean-Claude Van Damme vehicle. In fact, it is quite refreshing to see a North American film about gang violence that focuses more on close combat rather than gunplay. This novelty aside though, there is little remarkable about it; just another one of many Hitchcockian wrong man thrillers out there.
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Post by Mario Gaborović » July 17th, 2020, 2:21 pm

27. In the Shadow of the Pole (1928)
28. Wedding in White (1972)
29. Fubar (2002)

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01. Atanarjuat (2001)
02. Reason Over Passion (1969)
03. Hobo with a Shotgun (2011)
04. Goon (2011)
05. The Sweet Hereafter (1997)
06. Laurence Anyways (2012)
07. The Peanut Butter Solution (1985)
08. Pour la suite du monde (1963)
09. Le chat dans le sac (1964)
10. À tout prendre (1963)
11. Stories We Tell (2012)
12. The Silent Partner (1978)
13. Nobody Waved Good-bye (1964)
14. Monkey Warfare (2006)
15. Le confessionnal (1995)
16. J'ai tué ma mère (2009)
17. Loyalties (1987)
18. Life Classes (1988)
19. Meatballs (1979)
20. I've Heard the Mermaids Singing (1987)
21. Réjeanne Padovani (1973)
22. The Corporation (2003)
23. Pontypool (2008)
24. Ilsa: She Wolf of the SS (1975)
25. Away from Her (2006)
26. Carry on, Sergeant! (1928)

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Cinema of The True NorthShow
1. Bedroom Eyes (1984) Ontario / English
2. Wedding in White (1972) Ontario / English
3. Search and Destroy (1979) Ontario / English
4. Twin Dragon Encounter (1986) Ontario / English
5. A Whisper to a Scream (1989) Ontario / English FIRST CHECK!
6. Little Devils: The Birth (1993) Ontario / English
7. What Price Vengeance (1937) British Columbia / English
8. Murder by Night (1989) Ontario / English
9. Martyrs (2008) Québec / French REVISION
10. Bullies (1986) British Columbia / English
11. Flying (1986) Ontario / English
12. <---> (1969) Ontario / English REVISION
13. Watchers (1988) British Columbia / English
14. So Is This (1982) Ontario / English REVISION
15. Teen Lust (2014) Manitoba / English
16. Crazy Moon (1987) Québec / English
17. Wavelength (1967) Ontario / English REVISION
18. *Corpus Callosum (2002) Ontario / English REVISION
19. Mrs Ashboro's Cat (2004) Prince Edward Island / English
20. Flaming Frontier (1958) Ontario / English FIRST CHECK!
21. Twists of Terror (1997) Québec / English
22. Whispering City (1947) Québec / English
23. The Decline (2020) Québec / French
24. Snake Eater (1989) New Brunswick / English
25. Iqaluit (2016) Nunavut / Bilingual
26. Junior (1985) Québec / English
27. Cannibal Girls (1973) Ontario / English
28. Polytechnique (2009) Québec / French
29. Family Viewing (1987) Ontario / English
30. The Rowdyman (1972) Newfoundland and Labrador / English
31. I Am the Pretty Thing That Lives in the House (2016) Ontario / English
32. Thirty Two Short Films About Glenn Gould (1993) Ontario / English
33. The Song of Names (2019) Québec / English
34. Le Violon Rogue (1998) Québec / Bilingual
35. Picture of Light (1994) Manitoba / English
36. Tia And Piujuq (2018) Nunavut / Bilingual FIRST CHECK!
37. September Dawn (2007) Alberta / English
38. New Waterford Girl (1999) Nova Scotia / English
39. The Last Trapper (2004) Yukon Territory / English
40. Earth to Mouth (2003) Ontario / Cantonese FIRST CHECK!
41. Fort Good Hope (1977) Northwest Territories / English (under 5 IMDb votes)
42. Helicopter Canada (1966) EVERY PROVINCE / English
43. Hounds of Notre Dame (1980) Saskatchewan / English
44. Pour la suite du monde (1963) Québec / French
45. The Child of the Future (1964) Ontario / English FIRST CHECK! (under 5 IMDb votes)
46. Crimes of the Future (1970) Ontario / English REVISION
47. The Cat in the Bag (1964) Québec / French
48. Faith Healer (1988) Ontario / English REVISION
49. Paint Cans (1994) Nova Scotia / English FIRST CHECK!
50. Wrecked (2010) British Columbia / English
51. Gas (1981) Québec / English
52. Fun (1994) Québec / English
53. Bite (2015) Ontario / English
54. Debug (2014) Ontario / English
55. Stereo (1969) Ontario / English REVISION
56. Shivers (1975) Québec / English REVISION
57. Scanners (1981) Ontario / English REVISION
58. Oddballs (1984) Ontario / English
59. Uranium (1990) Ontario / English FIRST CHECK! (under 5 IMDb votes)
60. Smash Cut (2009) Ontario / English
61. The Brood (1979) Ontario / English REVISION
62. Cosmopolis (2012) Ontario / English REVISION
63. Videodrome (1983) Ontario / English REVISION
64. Scary Movie (1991) Ontario / English
65. Ghostkeeper (1982) Alberta / English
66. The Monster (2016) Ontario / English
67. Monster Brawl (2011) Ontario / English
68. Corpse Eaters (1974) Ontario / English
69. Gone by Dawn (2016) Alberta / English
70. From Beneath (2012) British Columbia / English
71. Feed the Gods (2014) British Columbia / English
72. Bottom Feeder (2007) Ontario / English
73. The Carpenter (1988) Québec / English
74. Death Junction (1994) Ontario / English FIRST CHECK!

75. Deadly Harvest (1977) Ontario / English

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Food shortages in the wake of global cooling (not warming) lead to much marauding and pitiful human behaviour in this speculative future-set drama with relevancy in Covid-19 panic buying times. The film mostly feels like a collection of good ideas though as opposed to a cohesive narrative. None of the characters are particularly well developed and the whole thing has a distinct melodramatic air with lines such as "prepare for survival, not death".
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Post by Traveller » July 17th, 2020, 4:51 pm

23. Black Robe (1991) - 7/10
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But at the bottom, the immanent philosopher sees in the entire universe only the deepest longing for absolute annihilation, and it is as if he clearly hears the call that permeates all spheres of heaven: Redemption! Redemption! Death to our life! and the comforting answer: you will all find annihilation and be redeemed!

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1. Double Happiness (Mina Shum, 1994) British Columbia/English/Cantonese
2. Hell at My Heels (Brett Kelly, 2011) Ontario/English
3. Rise of the Black Bat (Brett Kelly, 2012) Ontario/English
4. Dreamspeaker (1976) British Columbia/English
5. Surfacing (1981) Ontario/English
6. By Design (1981) British Columbia/English
7. Ilsa: She-Wolf of the S.S. (Don Edmonds, 1975) (re-watch)
8. Ilsa: Harem Keeper of the Oil Sheiks (Don Edmonds, 1976)
9. City on Fire (1979) Québec/English
10. King Solomon's Treasure (1979) Canadian-British co-production made mostly in Swaziland
11. Death Ship (1980) Québec/English
12. My American Cousin (Sandy Wilson, 1985) British Columbia/English
13. DEFCON-4 (Paul Donovan, 1985) Nova Scotia/English
14. The Dirties (Matt Johnson, 2013) Ontario/English
15. Waydowntown (Gary Burns, 2000) Alberta/English
16. Autumn Born (1979) Manitoba/English
17. Ladies of the Lotus (1987) British Columbia/English FIRST CHECK
18. Possession (1987) British Columbia/English
19. Empire of Ash aka Empire of Ash II (1988) British Columbia/English
20. Empire of Ash III (1989) British Columbia/English
21. The Bloody Brood (Julian Roffman, 1959) Ontario/English

This is sort of a late-noir/juvie (though the main actors are all pretty far out of their teen years) set mostly in a sort of beatnik club in New York (but really Toronto where this was filmed) run by Peter Falk as a sleazy player named "Nico" who it turns out is mixed up in some organized crime. But as the film starts, it plays more like a version of the Leopold & Loeb story, with Nico and his buddy Francis (Ron Hartmann) deciding to kill a random guy just for kicks, just to see how it feels and to have that special experience - there's even a little hint of homoeroticism here, though not nearly so much as in Rope or Compulsion. Anyway not much is done with that angle and most of the film is about the brother of the victim trying to find out what happened, basically doing his own detective work with the open consent of the police detective assigned to the case. This is an enjoyable enough little cheap crime drama, shot mostly on cheap sets, with Falk giving a pretty solid performance in just his second theatrical feature, and first lead role. Surprising that this film is still so obscure; it's readily available on YouTube in decent (though far from HD as advertised) copies. Run time was a dozen minutes short of the IMDb listing which could be an IMDb mistake or just a few edits - it does seem to me that there should have been an actual murder scene of some kind early on, and there is at least one later somewhat awkward edit that might be a missing bit, but it's easy enough to follow certainly and it doesn't feel like much that is really important is gone. Nowhere close to great in the final analysis but definitely one of the best films I've seen for this challenge this month and not IMO deserving of the low rating.

Denys Arcand - talky, mordant chronicler of the way we live now

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Denys Arcand was born in 1941 in Deschambault, Québec, a rural area about 40 km up the St. Lawrence from Québec City. He attended Jesuit school for years and dreamed of being a pro tennis player - both elements in his early life that can be seen in some of his films - and began working for the National Film Board of Canada in the early 60s, making French-language documentaries alongside other members of the first major wave in Québec cinema including the slightly older Claude Jutra, Michel Brault and Gilles Groulx, and he continues working today in both English and French, the last important member of this generation still active.

Like many Americans going to the cinema in the 80s I'd imagine, I first became aware of Arcand with Jésus de Montréal in 1989; three years earlier Le Déclin de l'empire Américain had gotten some commercial release and probably counts as his real breakthrough internationally, and his most successful film in his home country both critically and commercially; no wonder it has had a few sequels. Arcand's early documentary and feature work often displays a strong social consciousness and a negative attitude about capitalism, which since the 80s I would say have developed into a generally fairly pessimistic and sometimes cynical view of modern life and humanity in general, though he does sometimes leaven this with rather sarcastic humor, and his films are also quite conscious of physical space, particularly man-made spaces; I wonder if architecture or urban planning were early interests, they certainly seem to show up in much of his work.

22. Seul ou avec d'autres / Alone or with Others (co-directed with Denis Héroux and Stéphane Venne, 1962)' Québec/French

Michel Brault photographed this short (64 m) verité-influenced drama about several first-year University of Montréal students, and Bernard Gosselin and Gilles Groulx edited it - a who's who of early 60s filmmakers that may remind some of the the early documentary or quasi-documentary nouvelle vague films with Godard, Rohmer, Chabrol etc all collaborating. This is a fairly entertaining portrait of college life six decades ago, but it shows already Arcand's penchant for showing the more negative sides of life; I'm sure I'm not the only viewer who will come away with the strongest memory of the girl talking about how terrible all her experiences with men have been. Still there are some lighter moments, like the bits involving the newspaper vending machine and the guy who tells some people to steal papers, and others that they must pay.

23. Réjeanne Padovani (1973) Québec/French

I don't know a whole lot about Montréal or provincial history, but when I lived in Vermont and had several friends, and then a sister-in-law from the area, I did soak up bits and pieces, and one thing that sticks out is several stories about the various gang battles for control waged by Jewish and Italian crime lords in the 70s and 80s in particular. And this film deals with one such story - whether it has any significant element in truth, I don't know. Réjeanne is the ex-wife of Vincent Padovani, a crime boss who runs a construction business and is finishing up work on a lucrative highway construction project; at the beginning of the film, Vincent is giving a party to thank all the (obviously corrupt) politicians who gave him the work, and when Réjeanne - now married to the son of a rival boss who is Jewish - shows up after years away from the area, bad things are going to happen. This is mostly an examination of corruption and of the power of a linked criminal-political organization to control the news (we see a newspaper office smashed up and it's employees beaten to a pulp) and get rid of rivals or problems any way they want to, and it's a pretty bleak portrait with an especially downer ending. Shot almost entirely in fixed shots with a sort of tableau look to them, which I found interesting, though I'm not sure of the purpose. Solid work.

24. L'âge des ténèbres / The Age of Ignorance (2007) Québec/French

Jean-Marc Leblance (Mark Labrèche) is a provincial civil servant whose job is to basically interview people with claims or complaints about the government, health care, etc, and then to send them to the appropriate other office where it is presumed they won't be helped any more than he helps them. A desperate and unfulfilling job, and with a wife (Sylvie Léonard) and two teenaged daughters who almost literally never listen to them - the wife is always on the phone selling real estate, the daughters always listening to music - he has little choice but to escape into fantasy worlds, usually involving the beautiful "Star" (Diane Kruger) or other beautiful women, sometimes from his office. I should also mention that at the beginning of the film there's a virus going around that's killed thousands, and everybody - everybody - is wearing a mask. So if you want another plague film to watch during Corona times, this is it... or maybe not as the whole virus thing gets dropped after the first half hour or less. The satire on bureaucracy falls pretty flat to me as I can tell how much of it is exaggerated and how much real, and most of the (real-world) characters are so uninteresting or unpleasant that I really didn't care much, though the somewhat less cynical direction the film goes at the end is a bit more appealing - if unbelievable. Very mixed feelings overall.

25. Le règne de la beauté / An Eye for Beauty (2014) Québec/Ontario/French/English

Luc (Éric Bruneau) is a very successful star architect from Québec, in Paris to receive a big award, when he runs into Lindsay (Melanie Merkovsky) who he can't place at first, but then the memories... and the rest of the film is a flashback to a decade or so earlier when Luc was just getting started in his great career, living with his wife Steph (Mélanie Thierry) in a spectacular setting on the shores of the St. Lawrence a short ways from Québec City. He meets Lindsay on a business trip to Toronto, and there's an immediate attraction, which continues over the phone for months until Lindsay comes to his neck of the woods; meanwhile Steph is attracted to a female friend, one of a lesbian couple she and Luc are friends with, and Steph starts to develop some serious mental and emotional problems, and may become a danger to herself... this isn't a bad film, and is distinguished by some great locations and architecture and settings, and the cast is good, and attractive (helpful given the several nude scenes), but it feels pretty contrived and like much ado about nothing in the end.

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Cinema of The True NorthShow
1. Bedroom Eyes (1984) Ontario / English
2. Wedding in White (1972) Ontario / English
3. Search and Destroy (1979) Ontario / English
4. Twin Dragon Encounter (1986) Ontario / English
5. A Whisper to a Scream (1989) Ontario / English FIRST CHECK!
6. Little Devils: The Birth (1993) Ontario / English
7. What Price Vengeance (1937) British Columbia / English
8. Murder by Night (1989) Ontario / English
9. Martyrs (2008) Québec / French REVISION
10. Bullies (1986) British Columbia / English
11. Flying (1986) Ontario / English
12. <---> (1969) Ontario / English REVISION
13. Watchers (1988) British Columbia / English
14. So Is This (1982) Ontario / English REVISION
15. Teen Lust (2014) Manitoba / English
16. Crazy Moon (1987) Québec / English
17. Wavelength (1967) Ontario / English REVISION
18. *Corpus Callosum (2002) Ontario / English REVISION
19. Mrs Ashboro's Cat (2004) Prince Edward Island / English
20. Flaming Frontier (1958) Ontario / English FIRST CHECK!
21. Twists of Terror (1997) Québec / English
22. Whispering City (1947) Québec / English
23. The Decline (2020) Québec / French
24. Snake Eater (1989) New Brunswick / English
25. Iqaluit (2016) Nunavut / Bilingual
26. Junior (1985) Québec / English
27. Cannibal Girls (1973) Ontario / English
28. Polytechnique (2009) Québec / French
29. Family Viewing (1987) Ontario / English
30. The Rowdyman (1972) Newfoundland and Labrador / English
31. I Am the Pretty Thing That Lives in the House (2016) Ontario / English
32. Thirty Two Short Films About Glenn Gould (1993) Ontario / English
33. The Song of Names (2019) Québec / English
34. Le Violon Rogue (1998) Québec / Bilingual
35. Picture of Light (1994) Manitoba / English
36. Tia And Piujuq (2018) Nunavut / Bilingual FIRST CHECK!
37. September Dawn (2007) Alberta / English
38. New Waterford Girl (1999) Nova Scotia / English
39. The Last Trapper (2004) Yukon Territory / English
40. Earth to Mouth (2003) Ontario / Cantonese FIRST CHECK!
41. Fort Good Hope (1977) Northwest Territories / English (under 5 IMDb votes)
42. Helicopter Canada (1966) EVERY PROVINCE / English
43. Hounds of Notre Dame (1980) Saskatchewan / English
44. Pour la suite du monde (1963) Québec / French
45. The Child of the Future (1964) Ontario / English FIRST CHECK! (under 5 IMDb votes)
46. Crimes of the Future (1970) Ontario / English REVISION
47. The Cat in the Bag (1964) Québec / French
48. Faith Healer (1988) Ontario / English REVISION
49. Paint Cans (1994) Nova Scotia / English FIRST CHECK!
50. Wrecked (2010) British Columbia / English
51. Gas (1981) Québec / English
52. Fun (1994) Québec / English
53. Bite (2015) Ontario / English
54. Debug (2014) Ontario / English
55. Stereo (1969) Ontario / English REVISION
56. Shivers (1975) Québec / English REVISION
57. Scanners (1981) Ontario / English REVISION
58. Oddballs (1984) Ontario / English
59. Uranium (1990) Ontario / English FIRST CHECK! (under 5 IMDb votes)
60. Smash Cut (2009) Ontario / English
61. The Brood (1979) Ontario / English REVISION
62. Cosmopolis (2012) Ontario / English REVISION
63. Videodrome (1983) Ontario / English REVISION
64. Scary Movie (1991) Ontario / English
65. Ghostkeeper (1982) Alberta / English
66. The Monster (2016) Ontario / English
67. Monster Brawl (2011) Ontario / English
68. Corpse Eaters (1974) Ontario / English
69. Gone by Dawn (2016) Alberta / English
70. From Beneath (2012) British Columbia / English
71. Feed the Gods (2014) British Columbia / English
72. Bottom Feeder (2007) Ontario / English
73. The Carpenter (1988) Québec / English
74. Death Junction (1994) Ontario / English FIRST CHECK!
75. Deadly Harvest (1977) Ontario / English

76. One Night Only (1986) Ontario / English

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The premise is not a lot to write home about here, but everything is assembled with plenty of energy and enthusiasm. Of particular note are some pranks involving lobsters, a born-again Christian uncle and a local pimp who spends most of the time bumping into things and falling in pools. Some of the sex games are surprisingly zany too, including a tunnel of legs that ends in a hockey player trying to resolve his Oedipal complex. Pretty fun comedy.
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Post by sol » July 18th, 2020, 4:02 am

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Cinema of The True NorthShow
1. Bedroom Eyes (1984) Ontario / English
2. Wedding in White (1972) Ontario / English
3. Search and Destroy (1979) Ontario / English
4. Twin Dragon Encounter (1986) Ontario / English
5. A Whisper to a Scream (1989) Ontario / English FIRST CHECK!
6. Little Devils: The Birth (1993) Ontario / English
7. What Price Vengeance (1937) British Columbia / English
8. Murder by Night (1989) Ontario / English
9. Martyrs (2008) Québec / French REVISION
10. Bullies (1986) British Columbia / English
11. Flying (1986) Ontario / English
12. <---> (1969) Ontario / English REVISION
13. Watchers (1988) British Columbia / English
14. So Is This (1982) Ontario / English REVISION
15. Teen Lust (2014) Manitoba / English
16. Crazy Moon (1987) Québec / English
17. Wavelength (1967) Ontario / English REVISION
18. *Corpus Callosum (2002) Ontario / English REVISION
19. Mrs Ashboro's Cat (2004) Prince Edward Island / English
20. Flaming Frontier (1958) Ontario / English FIRST CHECK!
21. Twists of Terror (1997) Québec / English
22. Whispering City (1947) Québec / English
23. The Decline (2020) Québec / French
24. Snake Eater (1989) New Brunswick / English
25. Iqaluit (2016) Nunavut / Bilingual
26. Junior (1985) Québec / English
27. Cannibal Girls (1973) Ontario / English
28. Polytechnique (2009) Québec / French
29. Family Viewing (1987) Ontario / English
30. The Rowdyman (1972) Newfoundland and Labrador / English
31. I Am the Pretty Thing That Lives in the House (2016) Ontario / English
32. Thirty Two Short Films About Glenn Gould (1993) Ontario / English
33. The Song of Names (2019) Québec / English
34. Le Violon Rogue (1998) Québec / Bilingual
35. Picture of Light (1994) Manitoba / English
36. Tia And Piujuq (2018) Nunavut / Bilingual FIRST CHECK!
37. September Dawn (2007) Alberta / English
38. New Waterford Girl (1999) Nova Scotia / English
39. The Last Trapper (2004) Yukon Territory / English
40. Earth to Mouth (2003) Ontario / Cantonese FIRST CHECK!
41. Fort Good Hope (1977) Northwest Territories / English (under 5 IMDb votes)
42. Helicopter Canada (1966) EVERY PROVINCE / English
43. Hounds of Notre Dame (1980) Saskatchewan / English
44. Pour la suite du monde (1963) Québec / French
45. The Child of the Future (1964) Ontario / English FIRST CHECK! (under 5 IMDb votes)
46. Crimes of the Future (1970) Ontario / English REVISION
47. The Cat in the Bag (1964) Québec / French
48. Faith Healer (1988) Ontario / English REVISION
49. Paint Cans (1994) Nova Scotia / English FIRST CHECK!
50. Wrecked (2010) British Columbia / English
51. Gas (1981) Québec / English
52. Fun (1994) Québec / English
53. Bite (2015) Ontario / English
54. Debug (2014) Ontario / English
55. Stereo (1969) Ontario / English REVISION
56. Shivers (1975) Québec / English REVISION
57. Scanners (1981) Ontario / English REVISION
58. Oddballs (1984) Ontario / English
59. Uranium (1990) Ontario / English FIRST CHECK! (under 5 IMDb votes)
60. Smash Cut (2009) Ontario / English
61. The Brood (1979) Ontario / English REVISION
62. Cosmopolis (2012) Ontario / English REVISION
63. Videodrome (1983) Ontario / English REVISION
64. Scary Movie (1991) Ontario / English
65. Ghostkeeper (1982) Alberta / English
66. The Monster (2016) Ontario / English
67. Monster Brawl (2011) Ontario / English
68. Corpse Eaters (1974) Ontario / English
69. Gone by Dawn (2016) Alberta / English
70. From Beneath (2012) British Columbia / English
71. Feed the Gods (2014) British Columbia / English
72. Bottom Feeder (2007) Ontario / English
73. The Carpenter (1988) Québec / English
74. Death Junction (1994) Ontario / English FIRST CHECK!
75. Deadly Harvest (1977) Ontario / English
76. One Night Only (1986) Ontario / English

77. My Pet Monster (1986) Ontario / English

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The siblings never feel in any real danger here with Colin Fox more goofy than threatening and some nonsense involving a dog show. Alyson Court is great as the precocious sister though and the transformation effects, with glowing skulls and flashing blue lights, are very decent for a movie made on a budget. The film also mounts the occasional unexpected laugh, such as from making a prize-winning poodle faint. Some silly monster mythology though.
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Post by sol » July 18th, 2020, 4:58 am

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Cinema of The True NorthShow
1. Bedroom Eyes (1984) Ontario / English
2. Wedding in White (1972) Ontario / English
3. Search and Destroy (1979) Ontario / English
4. Twin Dragon Encounter (1986) Ontario / English
5. A Whisper to a Scream (1989) Ontario / English FIRST CHECK!
6. Little Devils: The Birth (1993) Ontario / English
7. What Price Vengeance (1937) British Columbia / English
8. Murder by Night (1989) Ontario / English
9. Martyrs (2008) Québec / French REVISION
10. Bullies (1986) British Columbia / English
11. Flying (1986) Ontario / English
12. <---> (1969) Ontario / English REVISION
13. Watchers (1988) British Columbia / English
14. So Is This (1982) Ontario / English REVISION
15. Teen Lust (2014) Manitoba / English
16. Crazy Moon (1987) Québec / English
17. Wavelength (1967) Ontario / English REVISION
18. *Corpus Callosum (2002) Ontario / English REVISION
19. Mrs Ashboro's Cat (2004) Prince Edward Island / English
20. Flaming Frontier (1958) Ontario / English FIRST CHECK!
21. Twists of Terror (1997) Québec / English
22. Whispering City (1947) Québec / English
23. The Decline (2020) Québec / French
24. Snake Eater (1989) New Brunswick / English
25. Iqaluit (2016) Nunavut / Bilingual
26. Junior (1985) Québec / English
27. Cannibal Girls (1973) Ontario / English
28. Polytechnique (2009) Québec / French
29. Family Viewing (1987) Ontario / English
30. The Rowdyman (1972) Newfoundland and Labrador / English
31. I Am the Pretty Thing That Lives in the House (2016) Ontario / English
32. Thirty Two Short Films About Glenn Gould (1993) Ontario / English
33. The Song of Names (2019) Québec / English
34. Le Violon Rogue (1998) Québec / Bilingual
35. Picture of Light (1994) Manitoba / English
36. Tia And Piujuq (2018) Nunavut / Bilingual FIRST CHECK!
37. September Dawn (2007) Alberta / English
38. New Waterford Girl (1999) Nova Scotia / English
39. The Last Trapper (2004) Yukon Territory / English
40. Earth to Mouth (2003) Ontario / Cantonese FIRST CHECK!
41. Fort Good Hope (1977) Northwest Territories / English (under 5 IMDb votes)
42. Helicopter Canada (1966) EVERY PROVINCE / English
43. Hounds of Notre Dame (1980) Saskatchewan / English
44. Pour la suite du monde (1963) Québec / French
45. The Child of the Future (1964) Ontario / English FIRST CHECK! (under 5 IMDb votes)
46. Crimes of the Future (1970) Ontario / English REVISION
47. The Cat in the Bag (1964) Québec / French
48. Faith Healer (1988) Ontario / English REVISION
49. Paint Cans (1994) Nova Scotia / English FIRST CHECK!
50. Wrecked (2010) British Columbia / English
51. Gas (1981) Québec / English
52. Fun (1994) Québec / English
53. Bite (2015) Ontario / English
54. Debug (2014) Ontario / English
55. Stereo (1969) Ontario / English REVISION
56. Shivers (1975) Québec / English REVISION
57. Scanners (1981) Ontario / English REVISION
58. Oddballs (1984) Ontario / English
59. Uranium (1990) Ontario / English FIRST CHECK! (under 5 IMDb votes)
60. Smash Cut (2009) Ontario / English
61. The Brood (1979) Ontario / English REVISION
62. Cosmopolis (2012) Ontario / English REVISION
63. Videodrome (1983) Ontario / English REVISION
64. Scary Movie (1991) Ontario / English
65. Ghostkeeper (1982) Alberta / English
66. The Monster (2016) Ontario / English
67. Monster Brawl (2011) Ontario / English
68. Corpse Eaters (1974) Ontario / English
69. Gone by Dawn (2016) Alberta / English
70. From Beneath (2012) British Columbia / English
71. Feed the Gods (2014) British Columbia / English
72. Bottom Feeder (2007) Ontario / English
73. The Carpenter (1988) Québec / English
74. Death Junction (1994) Ontario / English FIRST CHECK!
75. Deadly Harvest (1977) Ontario / English
76. One Night Only (1986) Ontario / English
77. My Pet Monster (1986) Ontario / English

78. Crippled Inside (1989) Ontario / English

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Pretty great Friday the 13th episode, starring Stephanie Morgenstern as a teenager who flees a gang rape attempt, only to be crippled in a road accident. She is gifted a special wheelchair that allows herself to astral project and take revenge on her attackers, healing her body a bit with each kill. Morgenstern does well progressing from sullen and moody to manically giggling and half-mad with bloodlust, with a predictable but solid comeuppance.
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Post by sol » July 18th, 2020, 5:57 am

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Cinema of The True NorthShow
1. Bedroom Eyes (1984) Ontario / English
2. Wedding in White (1972) Ontario / English
3. Search and Destroy (1979) Ontario / English
4. Twin Dragon Encounter (1986) Ontario / English
5. A Whisper to a Scream (1989) Ontario / English FIRST CHECK!
6. Little Devils: The Birth (1993) Ontario / English
7. What Price Vengeance (1937) British Columbia / English
8. Murder by Night (1989) Ontario / English
9. Martyrs (2008) Québec / French REVISION
10. Bullies (1986) British Columbia / English
11. Flying (1986) Ontario / English
12. <---> (1969) Ontario / English REVISION
13. Watchers (1988) British Columbia / English
14. So Is This (1982) Ontario / English REVISION
15. Teen Lust (2014) Manitoba / English
16. Crazy Moon (1987) Québec / English
17. Wavelength (1967) Ontario / English REVISION
18. *Corpus Callosum (2002) Ontario / English REVISION
19. Mrs Ashboro's Cat (2004) Prince Edward Island / English
20. Flaming Frontier (1958) Ontario / English FIRST CHECK!
21. Twists of Terror (1997) Québec / English
22. Whispering City (1947) Québec / English
23. The Decline (2020) Québec / French
24. Snake Eater (1989) New Brunswick / English
25. Iqaluit (2016) Nunavut / Bilingual
26. Junior (1985) Québec / English
27. Cannibal Girls (1973) Ontario / English
28. Polytechnique (2009) Québec / French
29. Family Viewing (1987) Ontario / English
30. The Rowdyman (1972) Newfoundland and Labrador / English
31. I Am the Pretty Thing That Lives in the House (2016) Ontario / English
32. Thirty Two Short Films About Glenn Gould (1993) Ontario / English
33. The Song of Names (2019) Québec / English
34. Le Violon Rogue (1998) Québec / Bilingual
35. Picture of Light (1994) Manitoba / English
36. Tia And Piujuq (2018) Nunavut / Bilingual FIRST CHECK!
37. September Dawn (2007) Alberta / English
38. New Waterford Girl (1999) Nova Scotia / English
39. The Last Trapper (2004) Yukon Territory / English
40. Earth to Mouth (2003) Ontario / Cantonese FIRST CHECK!
41. Fort Good Hope (1977) Northwest Territories / English (under 5 IMDb votes)
42. Helicopter Canada (1966) EVERY PROVINCE / English
43. Hounds of Notre Dame (1980) Saskatchewan / English
44. Pour la suite du monde (1963) Québec / French
45. The Child of the Future (1964) Ontario / English FIRST CHECK! (under 5 IMDb votes)
46. Crimes of the Future (1970) Ontario / English REVISION
47. The Cat in the Bag (1964) Québec / French
48. Faith Healer (1988) Ontario / English REVISION
49. Paint Cans (1994) Nova Scotia / English FIRST CHECK!
50. Wrecked (2010) British Columbia / English
51. Gas (1981) Québec / English
52. Fun (1994) Québec / English
53. Bite (2015) Ontario / English
54. Debug (2014) Ontario / English
55. Stereo (1969) Ontario / English REVISION
56. Shivers (1975) Québec / English REVISION
57. Scanners (1981) Ontario / English REVISION
58. Oddballs (1984) Ontario / English
59. Uranium (1990) Ontario / English FIRST CHECK! (under 5 IMDb votes)
60. Smash Cut (2009) Ontario / English
61. The Brood (1979) Ontario / English REVISION
62. Cosmopolis (2012) Ontario / English REVISION
63. Videodrome (1983) Ontario / English REVISION
64. Scary Movie (1991) Ontario / English
65. Ghostkeeper (1982) Alberta / English
66. The Monster (2016) Ontario / English
67. Monster Brawl (2011) Ontario / English
68. Corpse Eaters (1974) Ontario / English
69. Gone by Dawn (2016) Alberta / English
70. From Beneath (2012) British Columbia / English
71. Feed the Gods (2014) British Columbia / English
72. Bottom Feeder (2007) Ontario / English
73. The Carpenter (1988) Québec / English
74. Death Junction (1994) Ontario / English FIRST CHECK!
75. Deadly Harvest (1977) Ontario / English
76. One Night Only (1986) Ontario / English
77. My Pet Monster (1986) Ontario / English
78. Crippled Inside (1989) Ontario / English

79. The Maestro (1989) Ontario / English

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Another Friday the 13th episode - this one not quite as enthralling, but this still interesting from start to finish. The episode begins on an insanely WTF note with a couple of ballet dancers screaming in agony as they rehearse before they throw themselves out of the studio windows in an apparent suicide pact! Is the Maestro behind the ballet somehow responsible and does everyone who works for him end up dying? Really bleak ending.
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Cinema of The True NorthShow
1. Bedroom Eyes (1984) Ontario / English
2. Wedding in White (1972) Ontario / English
3. Search and Destroy (1979) Ontario / English
4. Twin Dragon Encounter (1986) Ontario / English
5. A Whisper to a Scream (1989) Ontario / English FIRST CHECK!
6. Little Devils: The Birth (1993) Ontario / English
7. What Price Vengeance (1937) British Columbia / English
8. Murder by Night (1989) Ontario / English
9. Martyrs (2008) Québec / French REVISION
10. Bullies (1986) British Columbia / English
11. Flying (1986) Ontario / English
12. <---> (1969) Ontario / English REVISION
13. Watchers (1988) British Columbia / English
14. So Is This (1982) Ontario / English REVISION
15. Teen Lust (2014) Manitoba / English
16. Crazy Moon (1987) Québec / English
17. Wavelength (1967) Ontario / English REVISION
18. *Corpus Callosum (2002) Ontario / English REVISION
19. Mrs Ashboro's Cat (2004) Prince Edward Island / English
20. Flaming Frontier (1958) Ontario / English FIRST CHECK!
21. Twists of Terror (1997) Québec / English
22. Whispering City (1947) Québec / English
23. The Decline (2020) Québec / French
24. Snake Eater (1989) New Brunswick / English
25. Iqaluit (2016) Nunavut / Bilingual
26. Junior (1985) Québec / English
27. Cannibal Girls (1973) Ontario / English
28. Polytechnique (2009) Québec / French
29. Family Viewing (1987) Ontario / English
30. The Rowdyman (1972) Newfoundland and Labrador / English
31. I Am the Pretty Thing That Lives in the House (2016) Ontario / English
32. Thirty Two Short Films About Glenn Gould (1993) Ontario / English
33. The Song of Names (2019) Québec / English
34. Le Violon Rogue (1998) Québec / Bilingual
35. Picture of Light (1994) Manitoba / English
36. Tia And Piujuq (2018) Nunavut / Bilingual FIRST CHECK!
37. September Dawn (2007) Alberta / English
38. New Waterford Girl (1999) Nova Scotia / English
39. The Last Trapper (2004) Yukon Territory / English
40. Earth to Mouth (2003) Ontario / Cantonese FIRST CHECK!
41. Fort Good Hope (1977) Northwest Territories / English (under 5 IMDb votes)
42. Helicopter Canada (1966) EVERY PROVINCE / English
43. Hounds of Notre Dame (1980) Saskatchewan / English
44. Pour la suite du monde (1963) Québec / French
45. The Child of the Future (1964) Ontario / English FIRST CHECK! (under 5 IMDb votes)
46. Crimes of the Future (1970) Ontario / English REVISION
47. The Cat in the Bag (1964) Québec / French
48. Faith Healer (1988) Ontario / English REVISION
49. Paint Cans (1994) Nova Scotia / English FIRST CHECK!
50. Wrecked (2010) British Columbia / English
51. Gas (1981) Québec / English
52. Fun (1994) Québec / English
53. Bite (2015) Ontario / English
54. Debug (2014) Ontario / English
55. Stereo (1969) Ontario / English REVISION
56. Shivers (1975) Québec / English REVISION
57. Scanners (1981) Ontario / English REVISION
58. Oddballs (1984) Ontario / English
59. Uranium (1990) Ontario / English FIRST CHECK! (under 5 IMDb votes)
60. Smash Cut (2009) Ontario / English
61. The Brood (1979) Ontario / English REVISION
62. Cosmopolis (2012) Ontario / English REVISION
63. Videodrome (1983) Ontario / English REVISION
64. Scary Movie (1991) Ontario / English
65. Ghostkeeper (1982) Alberta / English
66. The Monster (2016) Ontario / English
67. Monster Brawl (2011) Ontario / English
68. Corpse Eaters (1974) Ontario / English
69. Gone by Dawn (2016) Alberta / English
70. From Beneath (2012) British Columbia / English
71. Feed the Gods (2014) British Columbia / English
72. Bottom Feeder (2007) Ontario / English
73. The Carpenter (1988) Québec / English
74. Death Junction (1994) Ontario / English FIRST CHECK!
75. Deadly Harvest (1977) Ontario / English
76. One Night Only (1986) Ontario / English
77. My Pet Monster (1986) Ontario / English
78. Crippled Inside (1989) Ontario / English
79. The Maestro (1989) Ontario / English

80. The Hecklers (1975) Ontario / English FIRST CHECK!

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Canada's history of political cartoons is captured in this documentary that interviews both cartoonists and politicians. The title comes from what one cartoonist states, "you're a heckler basically" - although the documentary argues that cartoonists are more important than that, exposing alcoholism and political contradictions out in the open, since "a cartoon well done is worth a thousand pictures". This ends a bit abruptly but is engaging while it lasts.
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Cinema of The True NorthShow
1. Bedroom Eyes (1984) Ontario / English
2. Wedding in White (1972) Ontario / English
3. Search and Destroy (1979) Ontario / English
4. Twin Dragon Encounter (1986) Ontario / English
5. A Whisper to a Scream (1989) Ontario / English FIRST CHECK!
6. Little Devils: The Birth (1993) Ontario / English
7. What Price Vengeance (1937) British Columbia / English
8. Murder by Night (1989) Ontario / English
9. Martyrs (2008) Québec / French REVISION
10. Bullies (1986) British Columbia / English
11. Flying (1986) Ontario / English
12. <---> (1969) Ontario / English REVISION
13. Watchers (1988) British Columbia / English
14. So Is This (1982) Ontario / English REVISION
15. Teen Lust (2014) Manitoba / English
16. Crazy Moon (1987) Québec / English
17. Wavelength (1967) Ontario / English REVISION
18. *Corpus Callosum (2002) Ontario / English REVISION
19. Mrs Ashboro's Cat (2004) Prince Edward Island / English
20. Flaming Frontier (1958) Ontario / English FIRST CHECK!
21. Twists of Terror (1997) Québec / English
22. Whispering City (1947) Québec / English
23. The Decline (2020) Québec / French
24. Snake Eater (1989) New Brunswick / English
25. Iqaluit (2016) Nunavut / Bilingual
26. Junior (1985) Québec / English
27. Cannibal Girls (1973) Ontario / English
28. Polytechnique (2009) Québec / French
29. Family Viewing (1987) Ontario / English
30. The Rowdyman (1972) Newfoundland and Labrador / English
31. I Am the Pretty Thing That Lives in the House (2016) Ontario / English
32. Thirty Two Short Films About Glenn Gould (1993) Ontario / English
33. The Song of Names (2019) Québec / English
34. Le Violon Rogue (1998) Québec / Bilingual
35. Picture of Light (1994) Manitoba / English
36. Tia And Piujuq (2018) Nunavut / Bilingual FIRST CHECK!
37. September Dawn (2007) Alberta / English
38. New Waterford Girl (1999) Nova Scotia / English
39. The Last Trapper (2004) Yukon Territory / English
40. Earth to Mouth (2003) Ontario / Cantonese FIRST CHECK!
41. Fort Good Hope (1977) Northwest Territories / English (under 5 IMDb votes)
42. Helicopter Canada (1966) EVERY PROVINCE / English
43. Hounds of Notre Dame (1980) Saskatchewan / English
44. Pour la suite du monde (1963) Québec / French
45. The Child of the Future (1964) Ontario / English FIRST CHECK! (under 5 IMDb votes)
46. Crimes of the Future (1970) Ontario / English REVISION
47. The Cat in the Bag (1964) Québec / French
48. Faith Healer (1988) Ontario / English REVISION
49. Paint Cans (1994) Nova Scotia / English FIRST CHECK!
50. Wrecked (2010) British Columbia / English
51. Gas (1981) Québec / English
52. Fun (1994) Québec / English
53. Bite (2015) Ontario / English
54. Debug (2014) Ontario / English
55. Stereo (1969) Ontario / English REVISION
56. Shivers (1975) Québec / English REVISION
57. Scanners (1981) Ontario / English REVISION
58. Oddballs (1984) Ontario / English
59. Uranium (1990) Ontario / English FIRST CHECK! (under 5 IMDb votes)
60. Smash Cut (2009) Ontario / English
61. The Brood (1979) Ontario / English REVISION
62. Cosmopolis (2012) Ontario / English REVISION
63. Videodrome (1983) Ontario / English REVISION
64. Scary Movie (1991) Ontario / English
65. Ghostkeeper (1982) Alberta / English
66. The Monster (2016) Ontario / English
67. Monster Brawl (2011) Ontario / English
68. Corpse Eaters (1974) Ontario / English
69. Gone by Dawn (2016) Alberta / English
70. From Beneath (2012) British Columbia / English
71. Feed the Gods (2014) British Columbia / English
72. Bottom Feeder (2007) Ontario / English
73. The Carpenter (1988) Québec / English
74. Death Junction (1994) Ontario / English FIRST CHECK!
75. Deadly Harvest (1977) Ontario / English
76. One Night Only (1986) Ontario / English
77. My Pet Monster (1986) Ontario / English
78. Crippled Inside (1989) Ontario / English
79. The Maestro (1989) Ontario / English
80. The Hecklers (1975) Ontario / English FIRST CHECK!

81. Regeneration (1987) British Columbia / English FIRST CHECK!

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A a Vancouver man remembers how his friend was brought back to life in a science experiment in this nifty sci-fi comedy. In the film, a machine is built that can recognise and reproduce the mind and soul of a person based on a photograph alone, but the person has to exist in a robot that looks like No. 5 from Short Circuit. There are some fascinating scenes early on as the dead man has to prove who he really is, though this starts off better than it ends.
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Post by Mario Gaborović » July 18th, 2020, 1:42 pm

30. The Arctic Patrol (1929)
31. Les dernières fiançailles (1973)
32. Lest We Forget (1935)

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01. Atanarjuat (2001)
02. Reason Over Passion (1969)
03. Hobo with a Shotgun (2011)
04. Goon (2011)
05. The Sweet Hereafter (1997)
06. Laurence Anyways (2012)
07. The Peanut Butter Solution (1985)
08. Pour la suite du monde (1963)
09. Le chat dans le sac (1964)
10. À tout prendre (1963)
11. Stories We Tell (2012)
12. The Silent Partner (1978)
13. Nobody Waved Good-bye (1964)
14. Monkey Warfare (2006)
15. Le confessionnal (1995)
16. J'ai tué ma mère (2009)
17. Loyalties (1987)
18. Life Classes (1988)
19. Meatballs (1979)
20. I've Heard the Mermaids Singing (1987)
21. Réjeanne Padovani (1973)
22. The Corporation (2003)
23. Pontypool (2008)
24. Ilsa: She Wolf of the SS (1975)
25. Away from Her (2006)
26. Carry on, Sergeant! (1928)
27. In the Shadow of the Pole (1928)
28. Wedding in White (1972)
29. Fubar (2002)

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Post by ororama » July 18th, 2020, 2:13 pm

8. Cathy's Curse (1977) * 91 min.

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1. Murdoch Mysteries: A Merry Murdoch Christmas (2015) * 88 min.
2. Shivers (1975) 88 min.
3. DEFCON-4 (1985) * 88 min.
4. The F Word (2013) * 98 min.
5. REW FFWD (1994) * 31 min.
120 Seconds to Get Elected (2006) * 2 min.
Next Floor (2008) * 12 min.
Rated R for Nudity (2011) * 3 min.
Getting Started (1979) 12 min.
6. Enemy (2013) * 91 min.
7. Les grandes chaleurs/ Heat Wave (2009)  * 100 min.

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Cinema of The True NorthShow
1. Bedroom Eyes (1984) Ontario / English
2. Wedding in White (1972) Ontario / English
3. Search and Destroy (1979) Ontario / English
4. Twin Dragon Encounter (1986) Ontario / English
5. A Whisper to a Scream (1989) Ontario / English FIRST CHECK!
6. Little Devils: The Birth (1993) Ontario / English
7. What Price Vengeance (1937) British Columbia / English
8. Murder by Night (1989) Ontario / English
9. Martyrs (2008) Québec / French REVISION
10. Bullies (1986) British Columbia / English
11. Flying (1986) Ontario / English
12. <---> (1969) Ontario / English REVISION
13. Watchers (1988) British Columbia / English
14. So Is This (1982) Ontario / English REVISION
15. Teen Lust (2014) Manitoba / English
16. Crazy Moon (1987) Québec / English
17. Wavelength (1967) Ontario / English REVISION
18. *Corpus Callosum (2002) Ontario / English REVISION
19. Mrs Ashboro's Cat (2004) Prince Edward Island / English
20. Flaming Frontier (1958) Ontario / English FIRST CHECK!
21. Twists of Terror (1997) Québec / English
22. Whispering City (1947) Québec / English
23. The Decline (2020) Québec / French
24. Snake Eater (1989) New Brunswick / English
25. Iqaluit (2016) Nunavut / Bilingual
26. Junior (1985) Québec / English
27. Cannibal Girls (1973) Ontario / English
28. Polytechnique (2009) Québec / French
29. Family Viewing (1987) Ontario / English
30. The Rowdyman (1972) Newfoundland and Labrador / English
31. I Am the Pretty Thing That Lives in the House (2016) Ontario / English
32. Thirty Two Short Films About Glenn Gould (1993) Ontario / English
33. The Song of Names (2019) Québec / English
34. Le Violon Rogue (1998) Québec / Bilingual
35. Picture of Light (1994) Manitoba / English
36. Tia And Piujuq (2018) Nunavut / Bilingual FIRST CHECK!
37. September Dawn (2007) Alberta / English
38. New Waterford Girl (1999) Nova Scotia / English
39. The Last Trapper (2004) Yukon Territory / English
40. Earth to Mouth (2003) Ontario / Cantonese FIRST CHECK!
41. Fort Good Hope (1977) Northwest Territories / English (under 5 IMDb votes)
42. Helicopter Canada (1966) EVERY PROVINCE / English
43. Hounds of Notre Dame (1980) Saskatchewan / English
44. Pour la suite du monde (1963) Québec / French
45. The Child of the Future (1964) Ontario / English FIRST CHECK! (under 5 IMDb votes)
46. Crimes of the Future (1970) Ontario / English REVISION
47. The Cat in the Bag (1964) Québec / French
48. Faith Healer (1988) Ontario / English REVISION
49. Paint Cans (1994) Nova Scotia / English FIRST CHECK!
50. Wrecked (2010) British Columbia / English
51. Gas (1981) Québec / English
52. Fun (1994) Québec / English
53. Bite (2015) Ontario / English
54. Debug (2014) Ontario / English
55. Stereo (1969) Ontario / English REVISION
56. Shivers (1975) Québec / English REVISION
57. Scanners (1981) Ontario / English REVISION
58. Oddballs (1984) Ontario / English
59. Uranium (1990) Ontario / English FIRST CHECK! (under 5 IMDb votes)
60. Smash Cut (2009) Ontario / English
61. The Brood (1979) Ontario / English REVISION
62. Cosmopolis (2012) Ontario / English REVISION
63. Videodrome (1983) Ontario / English REVISION
64. Scary Movie (1991) Ontario / English
65. Ghostkeeper (1982) Alberta / English
66. The Monster (2016) Ontario / English
67. Monster Brawl (2011) Ontario / English
68. Corpse Eaters (1974) Ontario / English
69. Gone by Dawn (2016) Alberta / English
70. From Beneath (2012) British Columbia / English
71. Feed the Gods (2014) British Columbia / English
72. Bottom Feeder (2007) Ontario / English
73. The Carpenter (1988) Québec / English
74. Death Junction (1994) Ontario / English FIRST CHECK!
75. Deadly Harvest (1977) Ontario / English
76. One Night Only (1986) Ontario / English
77. My Pet Monster (1986) Ontario / English
78. Crippled Inside (1989) Ontario / English
79. The Maestro (1989) Ontario / English
80. The Hecklers (1975) Ontario / English FIRST CHECK!
81. Regeneration (1987) British Columbia / English FIRST CHECK!

82. Breakup.com (2008) British Columbia / English FIRST CHECK!

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Running a website in which he films one night stands and the cruel but humorous ways he ends the dates, a Vancouver playboy gets more than he bargained for when he recruits two acquaintances to drum up business in this quirky comedy. Woody Jeffreys is excellent in the lead role with his deadpan reactions and intriguing sociopathic qualities a la American Psycho's Patrick Bateman. This is zany at times too; "Hamlet in the Hood" is shown!
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24. Waiting for Fidel (1974) - 5/10
25. Hobo with a Shotgun (2011) - 4/10
26. Ilsa: She Wolf of the SS (1975) - 3/10
27. I've Heard the Mermaids Singing (1987) - 5/10
28. Meatballs (1979) - 3/10
29. Next of Kin (1984) - 8/10
30. Le chat dans le sac (1964) - 8/10
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Post by jdidaco » July 18th, 2020, 7:25 pm

23. Don't Let the Angels Fall (George Kaczender, 1969) 8/10
24. Agency (George Kaczender, 1980) 5/10

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1. Stereo (Tile 3B of a CAEE Educational Mosaic) (David Cronenberg, 1969) 7.5/10
2. Crimes of the Future (David Cronenberg, 1970) 7/10
3. Memoirs (Bashar Shbib, 1984) 6/10
4. Pissoir/Urinal (John Greyson, 1988) 8/10
5. Like Cattle Towards Glow (Dennis Cooper & Zac Farley, 2015) 6.5/10
6. Seances (Guy Maddin, 2016) 8.5/10
7-10. Secret Weapons (David Cronenberg, 1972) 6/10 (21 min), The Lie Chair (David Cronenberg, 1976) 6/10 (27 min), The Italian Machine (David Cronenberg, 1976) 5.5/10 (24 min), The Obsession of Billy Botski (John Paizs, 1980) 7.5/10 (25 min), Springtime in Greenland (John Paizs, 1981) 8/10 (24 min), Oak, Ivy, and Other Dead Elms (John Paizs, 1982) 7.5/10 (33 min), Fancy, Fancy Being Rich (Guy Maddin, 2002) 7/10 (6 min), Odin's Shield Maiden (Guy Maddin, 2007) 6/10 (5 min), Glorious (Guy Maddin, 2008) 7.5/10 (12 min), It's My Mother's Birthday Today (Guy Maddin, 2008) 6.5/10 (5 min), Footsteps (Guy Maddin, 2008) 8/10 (9 min), Spanky: To the Pier and Back (Guy Maddin, 2008) 5/10 (4 min), Night Mayor (Guy Maddin, 2009) 7.5/10 (14 min), Sinclair (Guy Maddin, 2010) 5/10 (4 min), Only Dream Things (Guy Maddin, 2012) 9/10 (20 min), Puberty, Elms, Colours, Cold (Guy Maddin & Evan Johnson, 2014) 7.5/10 (10 min) (Total: 243 min)
11. Act of the Heart (Paul Almond, 1970) 8/10
12. I'm Going to Get You... Elliot Boy (Ed Forsyth, 1971) 7/10
13. Greta - Haus ohne Männer (Greta the Mad Butcher, Jesús Franco, 1977) 6.5/10
14. Incubus (John Hough, 1981) 6.5/10
15. The Emperor of Peru (Fernando Arrabal, 1982) 6/10
16. I, Madman (Tibor Takács, 1989) 7/10
17. Délivrez-nous du mal (Deliver Us from Evil, Jean-Claude Lord, 1966) 8/10
18. Cannibal Girls (Ivan Reitman, 1973) 6/10
19. The Hot Touch (Roger Vadim, 1981) 6.5/10
20. Cruel Rhythm (Richard Kerr, 1991) 8/10
21-22. La France sur un caillou (France on a Pebble, Claude Fournier & Gilles Groulx, 1960) 7.5/10 (29 min), Normetal (Gilles Groulx, 1960) 7.5/10 (17 min), The Rocking Horse Winner (Peter Medak, 1977) 7.5/10 (30 min), Hawkesville to Wallenstein (Richard Kerr, 1977) 8/10 (6 min), Machine in the Garden (Richard Kerr, 1991) 7/10 (20 min), If I Was God... (Cordell Barker, 2015) 7/10 (8 min), Le sujet (The Subject, Patrick Bouchard, 2018) 6.5/10 (10 min) (Total: 120 min)

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Cinema of The True NorthShow
1. Bedroom Eyes (1984) Ontario / English
2. Wedding in White (1972) Ontario / English
3. Search and Destroy (1979) Ontario / English
4. Twin Dragon Encounter (1986) Ontario / English
5. A Whisper to a Scream (1989) Ontario / English FIRST CHECK!
6. Little Devils: The Birth (1993) Ontario / English
7. What Price Vengeance (1937) British Columbia / English
8. Murder by Night (1989) Ontario / English
9. Martyrs (2008) Québec / French REVISION
10. Bullies (1986) British Columbia / English
11. Flying (1986) Ontario / English
12. <---> (1969) Ontario / English REVISION
13. Watchers (1988) British Columbia / English
14. So Is This (1982) Ontario / English REVISION
15. Teen Lust (2014) Manitoba / English
16. Crazy Moon (1987) Québec / English
17. Wavelength (1967) Ontario / English REVISION
18. *Corpus Callosum (2002) Ontario / English REVISION
19. Mrs Ashboro's Cat (2004) Prince Edward Island / English
20. Flaming Frontier (1958) Ontario / English FIRST CHECK!
21. Twists of Terror (1997) Québec / English
22. Whispering City (1947) Québec / English
23. The Decline (2020) Québec / French
24. Snake Eater (1989) New Brunswick / English
25. Iqaluit (2016) Nunavut / Bilingual
26. Junior (1985) Québec / English
27. Cannibal Girls (1973) Ontario / English
28. Polytechnique (2009) Québec / French
29. Family Viewing (1987) Ontario / English
30. The Rowdyman (1972) Newfoundland and Labrador / English
31. I Am the Pretty Thing That Lives in the House (2016) Ontario / English
32. Thirty Two Short Films About Glenn Gould (1993) Ontario / English
33. The Song of Names (2019) Québec / English
34. Le Violon Rogue (1998) Québec / Bilingual
35. Picture of Light (1994) Manitoba / English
36. Tia And Piujuq (2018) Nunavut / Bilingual FIRST CHECK!
37. September Dawn (2007) Alberta / English
38. New Waterford Girl (1999) Nova Scotia / English
39. The Last Trapper (2004) Yukon Territory / English
40. Earth to Mouth (2003) Ontario / Cantonese FIRST CHECK!
41. Fort Good Hope (1977) Northwest Territories / English (under 5 IMDb votes)
42. Helicopter Canada (1966) EVERY PROVINCE / English
43. Hounds of Notre Dame (1980) Saskatchewan / English
44. Pour la suite du monde (1963) Québec / French
45. The Child of the Future (1964) Ontario / English FIRST CHECK! (under 5 IMDb votes)
46. Crimes of the Future (1970) Ontario / English REVISION
47. The Cat in the Bag (1964) Québec / French
48. Faith Healer (1988) Ontario / English REVISION
49. Paint Cans (1994) Nova Scotia / English FIRST CHECK!
50. Wrecked (2010) British Columbia / English
51. Gas (1981) Québec / English
52. Fun (1994) Québec / English
53. Bite (2015) Ontario / English
54. Debug (2014) Ontario / English
55. Stereo (1969) Ontario / English REVISION
56. Shivers (1975) Québec / English REVISION
57. Scanners (1981) Ontario / English REVISION
58. Oddballs (1984) Ontario / English
59. Uranium (1990) Ontario / English FIRST CHECK! (under 5 IMDb votes)
60. Smash Cut (2009) Ontario / English
61. The Brood (1979) Ontario / English REVISION
62. Cosmopolis (2012) Ontario / English REVISION
63. Videodrome (1983) Ontario / English REVISION
64. Scary Movie (1991) Ontario / English
65. Ghostkeeper (1982) Alberta / English
66. The Monster (2016) Ontario / English
67. Monster Brawl (2011) Ontario / English
68. Corpse Eaters (1974) Ontario / English
69. Gone by Dawn (2016) Alberta / English
70. From Beneath (2012) British Columbia / English
71. Feed the Gods (2014) British Columbia / English
72. Bottom Feeder (2007) Ontario / English
73. The Carpenter (1988) Québec / English
74. Death Junction (1994) Ontario / English FIRST CHECK!
75. Deadly Harvest (1977) Ontario / English
76. One Night Only (1986) Ontario / English
77. My Pet Monster (1986) Ontario / English
78. Crippled Inside (1989) Ontario / English
79. The Maestro (1989) Ontario / English
80. The Hecklers (1975) Ontario / English FIRST CHECK!
81. Regeneration (1987) British Columbia / English FIRST CHECK!
82. Breakup.com (2008) British Columbia / English FIRST CHECK!

83. Power Games (1989) Québec / English FIRST CHECK!

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Wargame training goes awry for a group of young adults when they walk into forest booby traps in this Canadian thriller. Shot in low lighting, most of the movie consists of characters scurrying around in the dark, none of whom are likeable or three dimensional. Some good music leads to a few sporadic intense moments, but it is often hard to care. Also, the platoon's lecherous sergeant is creepily the best character since he actually has a personality.
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1. Bedroom Eyes (1984) Ontario / English
2. Wedding in White (1972) Ontario / English
3. Search and Destroy (1979) Ontario / English
4. Twin Dragon Encounter (1986) Ontario / English
5. A Whisper to a Scream (1989) Ontario / English FIRST CHECK!
6. Little Devils: The Birth (1993) Ontario / English
7. What Price Vengeance (1937) British Columbia / English
8. Murder by Night (1989) Ontario / English
9. Martyrs (2008) Québec / French REVISION
10. Bullies (1986) British Columbia / English
11. Flying (1986) Ontario / English
12. <---> (1969) Ontario / English REVISION
13. Watchers (1988) British Columbia / English
14. So Is This (1982) Ontario / English REVISION
15. Teen Lust (2014) Manitoba / English
16. Crazy Moon (1987) Québec / English
17. Wavelength (1967) Ontario / English REVISION
18. *Corpus Callosum (2002) Ontario / English REVISION
19. Mrs Ashboro's Cat (2004) Prince Edward Island / English
20. Flaming Frontier (1958) Ontario / English FIRST CHECK!
21. Twists of Terror (1997) Québec / English
22. Whispering City (1947) Québec / English
23. The Decline (2020) Québec / French
24. Snake Eater (1989) New Brunswick / English
25. Iqaluit (2016) Nunavut / Bilingual
26. Junior (1985) Québec / English
27. Cannibal Girls (1973) Ontario / English
28. Polytechnique (2009) Québec / French
29. Family Viewing (1987) Ontario / English
30. The Rowdyman (1972) Newfoundland and Labrador / English
31. I Am the Pretty Thing That Lives in the House (2016) Ontario / English
32. Thirty Two Short Films About Glenn Gould (1993) Ontario / English
33. The Song of Names (2019) Québec / English
34. Le Violon Rogue (1998) Québec / Bilingual
35. Picture of Light (1994) Manitoba / English
36. Tia And Piujuq (2018) Nunavut / Bilingual FIRST CHECK!
37. September Dawn (2007) Alberta / English
38. New Waterford Girl (1999) Nova Scotia / English
39. The Last Trapper (2004) Yukon Territory / English
40. Earth to Mouth (2003) Ontario / Cantonese FIRST CHECK!
41. Fort Good Hope (1977) Northwest Territories / English (under 5 IMDb votes)
42. Helicopter Canada (1966) EVERY PROVINCE / English
43. Hounds of Notre Dame (1980) Saskatchewan / English
44. Pour la suite du monde (1963) Québec / French
45. The Child of the Future (1964) Ontario / English FIRST CHECK! (under 5 IMDb votes)
46. Crimes of the Future (1970) Ontario / English REVISION
47. The Cat in the Bag (1964) Québec / French
48. Faith Healer (1988) Ontario / English REVISION
49. Paint Cans (1994) Nova Scotia / English FIRST CHECK!
50. Wrecked (2010) British Columbia / English
51. Gas (1981) Québec / English
52. Fun (1994) Québec / English
53. Bite (2015) Ontario / English
54. Debug (2014) Ontario / English
55. Stereo (1969) Ontario / English REVISION
56. Shivers (1975) Québec / English REVISION
57. Scanners (1981) Ontario / English REVISION
58. Oddballs (1984) Ontario / English
59. Uranium (1990) Ontario / English FIRST CHECK! (under 5 IMDb votes)
60. Smash Cut (2009) Ontario / English
61. The Brood (1979) Ontario / English REVISION
62. Cosmopolis (2012) Ontario / English REVISION
63. Videodrome (1983) Ontario / English REVISION
64. Scary Movie (1991) Ontario / English
65. Ghostkeeper (1982) Alberta / English
66. The Monster (2016) Ontario / English
67. Monster Brawl (2011) Ontario / English
68. Corpse Eaters (1974) Ontario / English
69. Gone by Dawn (2016) Alberta / English
70. From Beneath (2012) British Columbia / English
71. Feed the Gods (2014) British Columbia / English
72. Bottom Feeder (2007) Ontario / English
73. The Carpenter (1988) Québec / English
74. Death Junction (1994) Ontario / English FIRST CHECK!
75. Deadly Harvest (1977) Ontario / English
76. One Night Only (1986) Ontario / English
77. My Pet Monster (1986) Ontario / English
78. Crippled Inside (1989) Ontario / English
79. The Maestro (1989) Ontario / English
80. The Hecklers (1975) Ontario / English FIRST CHECK!
81. Regeneration (1987) British Columbia / English FIRST CHECK!
82. Breakup.com (2008) British Columbia / English FIRST CHECK!
83. Power Games (1989) Québec / English FIRST CHECK!

84. A Cup of Time (1987) Ontario / English

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This is definitely the weakest of the (admittedly) few Friday the 13th episodes that I have seen so far. The biggest issue is that Micki and Ryan are prominent characters here, whereas in the other episodes I have seen, they are mere supporting players, thus the other episodes work as stand-alone tales whereas this does not. This was a very early episode in the series though, so maybe they naturally evolved to supporting status as time went on?
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1. Bedroom Eyes (1984) Ontario / English
2. Wedding in White (1972) Ontario / English
3. Search and Destroy (1979) Ontario / English
4. Twin Dragon Encounter (1986) Ontario / English
5. A Whisper to a Scream (1989) Ontario / English FIRST CHECK!
6. Little Devils: The Birth (1993) Ontario / English
7. What Price Vengeance (1937) British Columbia / English
8. Murder by Night (1989) Ontario / English
9. Martyrs (2008) Québec / French REVISION
10. Bullies (1986) British Columbia / English
11. Flying (1986) Ontario / English
12. <---> (1969) Ontario / English REVISION
13. Watchers (1988) British Columbia / English
14. So Is This (1982) Ontario / English REVISION
15. Teen Lust (2014) Manitoba / English
16. Crazy Moon (1987) Québec / English
17. Wavelength (1967) Ontario / English REVISION
18. *Corpus Callosum (2002) Ontario / English REVISION
19. Mrs Ashboro's Cat (2004) Prince Edward Island / English
20. Flaming Frontier (1958) Ontario / English FIRST CHECK!
21. Twists of Terror (1997) Québec / English
22. Whispering City (1947) Québec / English
23. The Decline (2020) Québec / French
24. Snake Eater (1989) New Brunswick / English
25. Iqaluit (2016) Nunavut / Bilingual
26. Junior (1985) Québec / English
27. Cannibal Girls (1973) Ontario / English
28. Polytechnique (2009) Québec / French
29. Family Viewing (1987) Ontario / English
30. The Rowdyman (1972) Newfoundland and Labrador / English
31. I Am the Pretty Thing That Lives in the House (2016) Ontario / English
32. Thirty Two Short Films About Glenn Gould (1993) Ontario / English
33. The Song of Names (2019) Québec / English
34. Le Violon Rogue (1998) Québec / Bilingual
35. Picture of Light (1994) Manitoba / English
36. Tia And Piujuq (2018) Nunavut / Bilingual FIRST CHECK!
37. September Dawn (2007) Alberta / English
38. New Waterford Girl (1999) Nova Scotia / English
39. The Last Trapper (2004) Yukon Territory / English
40. Earth to Mouth (2003) Ontario / Cantonese FIRST CHECK!
41. Fort Good Hope (1977) Northwest Territories / English (under 5 IMDb votes)
42. Helicopter Canada (1966) EVERY PROVINCE / English
43. Hounds of Notre Dame (1980) Saskatchewan / English
44. Pour la suite du monde (1963) Québec / French
45. The Child of the Future (1964) Ontario / English FIRST CHECK! (under 5 IMDb votes)
46. Crimes of the Future (1970) Ontario / English REVISION
47. The Cat in the Bag (1964) Québec / French
48. Faith Healer (1988) Ontario / English REVISION
49. Paint Cans (1994) Nova Scotia / English FIRST CHECK!
50. Wrecked (2010) British Columbia / English
51. Gas (1981) Québec / English
52. Fun (1994) Québec / English
53. Bite (2015) Ontario / English
54. Debug (2014) Ontario / English
55. Stereo (1969) Ontario / English REVISION
56. Shivers (1975) Québec / English REVISION
57. Scanners (1981) Ontario / English REVISION
58. Oddballs (1984) Ontario / English
59. Uranium (1990) Ontario / English FIRST CHECK! (under 5 IMDb votes)
60. Smash Cut (2009) Ontario / English
61. The Brood (1979) Ontario / English REVISION
62. Cosmopolis (2012) Ontario / English REVISION
63. Videodrome (1983) Ontario / English REVISION
64. Scary Movie (1991) Ontario / English
65. Ghostkeeper (1982) Alberta / English
66. The Monster (2016) Ontario / English
67. Monster Brawl (2011) Ontario / English
68. Corpse Eaters (1974) Ontario / English
69. Gone by Dawn (2016) Alberta / English
70. From Beneath (2012) British Columbia / English
71. Feed the Gods (2014) British Columbia / English
72. Bottom Feeder (2007) Ontario / English
73. The Carpenter (1988) Québec / English
74. Death Junction (1994) Ontario / English FIRST CHECK!
75. Deadly Harvest (1977) Ontario / English
76. One Night Only (1986) Ontario / English
77. My Pet Monster (1986) Ontario / English
78. Crippled Inside (1989) Ontario / English
79. The Maestro (1989) Ontario / English
80. The Hecklers (1975) Ontario / English FIRST CHECK!
81. Regeneration (1987) British Columbia / English FIRST CHECK!
82. Breakup.com (2008) British Columbia / English FIRST CHECK!
83. Power Games (1989) Québec / English FIRST CHECK!
84. A Cup of Time (1987) Ontario / English

85. Vanity's Mirror (1988) Ontario / English

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Directed by William Fruet (arguably Canada's best horror director after David Cronenberg), this is a pretty solid Friday the 13th episode with a fantastic premise involving a cursed mirror that makes all onlookers see the owner as unbelievably beautiful. Some plot progressions are less believable (the new teen owner too easily works out the mirror's power) and it is unclear how Micki and Ryan found her, but the focus is always luckily with the crazy teen.
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1. Bedroom Eyes (1984) Ontario / English
2. Wedding in White (1972) Ontario / English
3. Search and Destroy (1979) Ontario / English
4. Twin Dragon Encounter (1986) Ontario / English
5. A Whisper to a Scream (1989) Ontario / English FIRST CHECK!
6. Little Devils: The Birth (1993) Ontario / English
7. What Price Vengeance (1937) British Columbia / English
8. Murder by Night (1989) Ontario / English
9. Martyrs (2008) Québec / French REVISION
10. Bullies (1986) British Columbia / English
11. Flying (1986) Ontario / English
12. <---> (1969) Ontario / English REVISION
13. Watchers (1988) British Columbia / English
14. So Is This (1982) Ontario / English REVISION
15. Teen Lust (2014) Manitoba / English
16. Crazy Moon (1987) Québec / English
17. Wavelength (1967) Ontario / English REVISION
18. *Corpus Callosum (2002) Ontario / English REVISION
19. Mrs Ashboro's Cat (2004) Prince Edward Island / English
20. Flaming Frontier (1958) Ontario / English FIRST CHECK!
21. Twists of Terror (1997) Québec / English
22. Whispering City (1947) Québec / English
23. The Decline (2020) Québec / French
24. Snake Eater (1989) New Brunswick / English
25. Iqaluit (2016) Nunavut / Bilingual
26. Junior (1985) Québec / English
27. Cannibal Girls (1973) Ontario / English
28. Polytechnique (2009) Québec / French
29. Family Viewing (1987) Ontario / English
30. The Rowdyman (1972) Newfoundland and Labrador / English
31. I Am the Pretty Thing That Lives in the House (2016) Ontario / English
32. Thirty Two Short Films About Glenn Gould (1993) Ontario / English
33. The Song of Names (2019) Québec / English
34. Le Violon Rogue (1998) Québec / Bilingual
35. Picture of Light (1994) Manitoba / English
36. Tia And Piujuq (2018) Nunavut / Bilingual FIRST CHECK!
37. September Dawn (2007) Alberta / English
38. New Waterford Girl (1999) Nova Scotia / English
39. The Last Trapper (2004) Yukon Territory / English
40. Earth to Mouth (2003) Ontario / Cantonese FIRST CHECK!
41. Fort Good Hope (1977) Northwest Territories / English (under 5 IMDb votes)
42. Helicopter Canada (1966) EVERY PROVINCE / English
43. Hounds of Notre Dame (1980) Saskatchewan / English
44. Pour la suite du monde (1963) Québec / French
45. The Child of the Future (1964) Ontario / English FIRST CHECK! (under 5 IMDb votes)
46. Crimes of the Future (1970) Ontario / English REVISION
47. The Cat in the Bag (1964) Québec / French
48. Faith Healer (1988) Ontario / English REVISION
49. Paint Cans (1994) Nova Scotia / English FIRST CHECK!
50. Wrecked (2010) British Columbia / English
51. Gas (1981) Québec / English
52. Fun (1994) Québec / English
53. Bite (2015) Ontario / English
54. Debug (2014) Ontario / English
55. Stereo (1969) Ontario / English REVISION
56. Shivers (1975) Québec / English REVISION
57. Scanners (1981) Ontario / English REVISION
58. Oddballs (1984) Ontario / English
59. Uranium (1990) Ontario / English FIRST CHECK! (under 5 IMDb votes)
60. Smash Cut (2009) Ontario / English
61. The Brood (1979) Ontario / English REVISION
62. Cosmopolis (2012) Ontario / English REVISION
63. Videodrome (1983) Ontario / English REVISION
64. Scary Movie (1991) Ontario / English
65. Ghostkeeper (1982) Alberta / English
66. The Monster (2016) Ontario / English
67. Monster Brawl (2011) Ontario / English
68. Corpse Eaters (1974) Ontario / English
69. Gone by Dawn (2016) Alberta / English
70. From Beneath (2012) British Columbia / English
71. Feed the Gods (2014) British Columbia / English
72. Bottom Feeder (2007) Ontario / English
73. The Carpenter (1988) Québec / English
74. Death Junction (1994) Ontario / English FIRST CHECK!
75. Deadly Harvest (1977) Ontario / English
76. One Night Only (1986) Ontario / English
77. My Pet Monster (1986) Ontario / English
78. Crippled Inside (1989) Ontario / English
79. The Maestro (1989) Ontario / English
80. The Hecklers (1975) Ontario / English FIRST CHECK!
81. Regeneration (1987) British Columbia / English FIRST CHECK!
82. Breakup.com (2008) British Columbia / English FIRST CHECK!
83. Power Games (1989) Québec / English FIRST CHECK!
84. A Cup of Time (1987) Ontario / English
85. Vanity's Mirror (1988) Ontario / English

86. The Corrupted (2010) Alberta / English

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This begins well with much mysteriousness in a friend's odd behaviour, plus the occasional streak of quirky comedy (bears with botulism!). The practical effects work quite well too because we are only given small glimpses with most left up to the imagination. Alas, when the horror aspects of the film begin to take off, the film quickly goes downhill. There is nothing especially new or novel and the final couple of scenes feel particularly generic.
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