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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

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As a thriller, this takes a while to warm up with lots of talk and discussion before a catalytic accident, and yet this is arguably the most fascinating stretch of the film, given that these folks are all so worried about an unlikely doomsday event that they have undergone crazy training. More debate over what to do after the accident might have been better, but once everything becomes a chase thriller, it works fine with all the snowy wilderness.
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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

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A film about an undercover cop who uses various booby traps and homemade inventions as he tries to rescue his sister from hillbilly kidnappers. This has been described as MacGyver meets Deliverance on Letterboxd, which is actually pretty accurate, although there are lots of very ordinary fights in between the moments of ingenuity. The post-climax final scene at least is really funny though, even if it feels tagged-on and unaligned with the story.
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Post by maxwelldeux » July 5th, 2020, 3:59 pm

I can't drive there!Show
1. Kanehsatake: 270 Years of Resistance (1993) Quebec - English
2. Goon (2011) Manitoba - Eng
3. Goon: Last of the Enforcers (2017) Manitoba - Eng
4. Independence Daysaster (2013) British Columbia
Well, it was Independence Day here, so obviously I should watch a shitty Canadian ripoff of Independence Day (1996). Aliens come, a random SETI scientist teams up with the President and some hacker kids to save the day. Nuclear weapons solve our problems. 'Murica.

5. Shark Killer (2015)
This was dangerously close to being mediocre. A shark hunter is hired to kill a specific shark that ate a large diamond. Of course, he was hired by his adopted brother who now is a high-ranking figure in a diamond smuggling organization. So the shark hunter takes down the shark AND the evil bad guys. More of a plot and made more sense than most shark movies.

6. Bigfoot Ate My Boyfriend (2016) *1st to Check
Written, directed, and filmed by a potato. I assume. I'm the first to check this, and hopefully the last.

7. Sweet Prudence & the Erotic Adventure of Bigfoot (2011) Ontario
This is probably the best one of the lot, oddly enough. A sex comedy about people hunting Bigfoot, set at a naturist camp. Two cryptozoology students are trying to get pictures of Bigfoot to complete their degree. They meet another person also looking for Bigfoot who helps them, but then they discover he's trying to kill Bigfoot. This is good for what it is - they leaned into the campy nature of it and went full on towards humor and nudity. And sprinkled in a nice "be kind to others, including animals" moral in there. Kinda fun.

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Post by Traveller » July 5th, 2020, 4:16 pm

05. Pour la suite du monde (1963) - 6/10
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Post by blueboybob » July 5th, 2020, 5:06 pm

38. Mourir à tue-tête (1979)
39. Les dernières fiançailles (1973)
40. Le confessionnal (1995)
41. Terror Train (1980)
42. New Waterford Girl (1999)

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Post by ororama » July 5th, 2020, 7:09 pm

2. Shivers (1975) 88 min.

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1. Murdoch Mysteries: A Merry Murdoch Christmas (2015) * 88 min.

*First time viewing.

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Post by blueboybob » July 6th, 2020, 12:55 am

43. Juste la fin du monde (2016)
44. J'ai tué ma mère (2009)
45. À tout prendre (1963)
46. Highway 61 (1991)

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Post by morrison-dylan-fan » July 6th, 2020, 3:24 am

Thanks for hosting

After spending the day updating everything on a relatives old laptop,I wanted to catch a easy-going flick, and this Netflix film was the first to pop up when I searched for Canada on the site.

FTV:1:The Decline (2020) 7 Québec / French

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Trekking to the wilderness with the group, co-writer/(with Charles Dionne and Nicolas Krief) director Patrice Laliberte goes from shorts and TV episodes into a feature film debut that makes a invented use of would-be jump-scares, via keeping Jason Sharp’s shimmering electronic score low,which acts as a base for the sharp bursts of gunfire and creaking ice the group walk on as they thin out.

Storming out of the camp with a fantastic bruising final fight captured in long distorted shots being slammed against the wall, Laliberte closely works with cinematographer Christophe Dalpe in casting a chilly survival Thriller atmosphere over the first Quebec production from Netflix, from the warm colours tracked round the training camp on the first encounter of the group, seeping out to icy wide-shots of the chilly isolated woodland growing ever closer to them as blood drips across the pure snow. Getting all of the gang together, the writers build increasing tension by digging into each of the gang members doomsday survivalist belief, which sets off a brutal implosion as they each find their beliefs of having escaped society for a remote ice cold camp site to shatter into murder, as the initial warmth they showed each other, starts to decline.

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Post by sol » July 6th, 2020, 4:34 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 *

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The exteriors are all very majestic and the first third here is strong, focusing on how otherworldly and unconventionally beautiful the title city is, as well as all the mixed emotions our protagonist has over her husband, injured while working up north. Things seem to grow more interesting as she finds out things that she did not know about her husband, but everything that is revealed ends up being mundane with the movie feeling like a melodrama.

* I am assuming that "trilingual" is not an option. I didn't go into the film with a stopwatch, but I would guess that it is about 35% French, 35% Inuktitut and 30% English, but it could have just as easily been 40% French, 40% Inuktitut and 20% English. Certainly French and and Inuktitut are the dominant languages, but the characters swap and switch between all three, sometimes even within the same sentence, though I guess part of that just goes to show how trilingual a place Iqaluit is. Whatever, count this one however you wish, Ferg. Whatever is easier for you and your tally...
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Post by sol » July 6th, 2020, 6:17 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

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There are some memorable bits and pieces here, including a chainsaw scene (but that does not occur until an hour in) and a part where one of the women lights her bikini top on fire, but this is a weird genre blend that never feels right. Ostensibly, it is a backwoods brutality horror film with two former prostitutes harassed by local rednecks. What this actually amounts to though is repeated acts of attempted murder that are closer to a comedy.
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Post by Fergenaprido » July 6th, 2020, 10:13 am

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25. Iqaluit (2016) Nunavut / Bilingual *
* I am assuming that "trilingual" is not an option. I didn't go into the film with a stopwatch, but I would guess that it is about 35% French, 35% Inuktitut and 30% English, but it could have just as easily been 40% French, 40% Inuktitut and 20% English. Certainly French and and Inuktitut are the dominant languages, but the characters swap and switch between all three, sometimes even within the same sentence, though I guess part of that just goes to show how trilingual a place Iqaluit is. Whatever, count this one however you wish, Ferg. Whatever is easier for you and your tally...
I'm lumping trilingual in with bilingual for this challenge. I do keep track of trilingual films for my own stats, but it's a bit too arbitrary and difficult to track.

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Post by ororama » July 6th, 2020, 11:21 am

3. DEFCON-4 (1985) * 88 min.

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1. Murdoch Mysteries: A Merry Murdoch Christmas (2015) * 88 min.
2. Shivers (1975) 88 min.

*First time viewing.

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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

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While there is little explicit cannibal action, this film features a fair dose of gore and squeamish suggested killings, such as a bit where a victim screams in pain in close-up while the girls (off-screen) begin biting his stomach. The structure of the project feels a little frenzied though, full of flashbacks that last so long that one tends to forget that they are flashbacks, but it is all rather slickly filmed with creative camera angles and some clever framing.
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Post by frbrown » July 6th, 2020, 1:46 pm

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3. DEFCON-4 (1985) * 88 min.
How was it?

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Post by Traveller » July 6th, 2020, 3:37 pm

06. The Corporation (2003) - 8/10
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Post by blueboybob » July 6th, 2020, 5:44 pm

47. Wedding in White (1972)
48. The Silent Partner (1978)
49. Maps to the Stars (2014)
50. Les ordres (1974)
51. Screamers (1995)

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Post by ororama » July 6th, 2020, 7:32 pm

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July 6th, 2020, 1:46 pm
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July 6th, 2020, 11:21 am
3. DEFCON-4 (1985) * 88 min.
How was it?
It's not the best post-apocalyptic movie that I've seen, but it's far from the worst. I don't understand its bad reputation, which I was aware of since it first came out. The acting ranges from very good to mediocre (mostly in smaller roles). Its primary weakness is the inexplicable identity of the leader of the "fort". Kate Lynch was a big plus for me, as I still recall her fondly from Meatballs.

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Post by frbrown » July 6th, 2020, 7:40 pm

ororama wrote:
July 6th, 2020, 7:32 pm
frbrown wrote:
July 6th, 2020, 1:46 pm
ororama wrote:
July 6th, 2020, 11:21 am
3. DEFCON-4 (1985) * 88 min.
How was it?
It's not the best post-apocalyptic movie that I've seen, but it's far from the worst. I don't understand its bad reputation, which I was aware of since it first came out. The acting ranges from very good to mediocre (mostly in smaller roles). Its primary weakness is the inexplicable identity of the leader of the "fort". Kate Lynch was a big plus for me, as I still recall her fondly from Meatballs.
Thanks! This one was a "maybe" for me for this challenge - and it remains a "maybe".

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Post by Onderhond » July 6th, 2020, 8:46 pm

Won't be too active, but since Canadian genre is quite hot these days I can just list the ones I run into. Especially because they're releasing some decent (and often novel) stuff. If people are still looking for tips, She Never Died is a pretty interesting horror/genre bender.


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01. 2047: Virtual Revolution by Guy-Roger Duvert (2016)

This made me think of what my favorite film would look like when it would've been made by a hack director. I got a pretty strong Avalon vibe from Virtual Revolution, but at no point did I get the feeling that either the crew, nor the cast had any belief in what they were making. The result is a film with potential, but little else. I'm not even sure whether the cast actually understood half of what this film was about. The way they accentuated words like "database" or "server" reminded me of old people trying to deal with a world that left them behind years ago. For a sci-fi film, that's pretty problematic. It's a shame, because the setting is actually quite decent and the camerawork, props and cinematography are nice too. Nothing too out of the ordinary, but a sci-fi like this isn't easy to make on a budget, and they did manage to get quite a few things right. A better director might've done more to save this film, but it's the cast that's the biggest letdown here.


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02. Broil by E.J. Drake (2020)

Interesting mix of horror and fantasy that takes an all too familiar horror niche and sprinkles it with some creative lore. While the result isn't something entirely novel, the new additions were enough to make me doubt the direction and outcome of the film. And that's a rare feat for any horror film nowadays. The cast is solid, but not perfect. Neither are the visuals, which is probably the main reason why I didn't rate this even higher. While it looks decent enough, it lacks the polish and detail to be a true stand-out. The score on the other hand was impressive. Not the most subtle, but very leading and instrumental in dictating the atmosphere. Not everything works, but for a film that tries to bring something new to the table that's easily forgiven. The first half hour is the weakest, after that everything slowly falls into place and the finale is pretty spot on. A fresh, entertaining, intruiging and pretty twisted horror flick. Liked this one a lot.

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Post by blueboybob » July 7th, 2020, 1:06 am

52. Cosmopolis (2012)
53. Keyhole (2011)
54. C'est pas moi, je le jure! (2008)
55. Margaret's Museum (1995)

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Post by frbrown » July 7th, 2020, 2:17 am

Joyce Wieland's shorts

3a. A and B in Ontario (1984)
3b. Birds at Sunrise (1986)
3c. Pierre Vallieres (1972) Quebec/French
3d. Solidarity (1973)

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2. Prom Night (1980)
3a. A and B in Ontario (1984)
3b. Birds at Sunrise (1986)
3c. Pierre Vallieres (1972)
3d. Solidarity (1973)

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Post by maxwelldeux » July 7th, 2020, 3:43 am

I can't drive there!Show
1. Kanehsatake: 270 Years of Resistance (1993) Quebec - English
2. Goon (2011) Manitoba - Eng
3. Goon: Last of the Enforcers (2017) Manitoba - Eng
4. Independence Daysaster (2013) British Columbia
5. Shark Killer (2015)
6. Bigfoot Ate My Boyfriend (2016) *1st to Check
7. Sweet Prudence & the Erotic Adventure of Bigfoot (2011) Ontario
8. Metal Tornado (2011)
9. Deadly Inferno (2016)
10. Pride of Lions/The Dependables (2014)

Nothing new for the bonus challenges. More comments in the Low IMDB thread, but all of these are doubles and pretty damned bad. I had no idea where the depths of Canadian cinema were - apparently in making American-seeming shitty films.

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Post by sol » July 7th, 2020, 5:42 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

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The opening scene is quite jolting here even knowing that some shooting is coming, and it is followed by eerily calm first person narration by the gunman who considers himself "a rational individual pushed to take extreme measures". Yet, while he mentions a dislike of feminism, the film never deeply probes. It also ends on a sentimental note, but all of the scenes at the polytechnic are really well done though. Great use of (limited) lighting.
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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

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Memories and the role of video in capturing memories seem to be the focus of this strange Atom Egoyan feature. The plot revolves around a teenager whose mother is out of the picture. He is close to his grandmother, but cannot understand why his father makes her live in a nursing home and why his father erases home videos of his mother. Curious as this might sound, the plot is way more complex, perhaps too complex for such a brief feature?
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Post by cinephage » July 7th, 2020, 8:16 am

02. Stories we tell, by Sarah Polley (2012) 7/10

An interesting, and very personal, documentary on one's origins...
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01. Black Robe, by Bruce Beresford (1991) 7,5/10

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Post by ororama » July 7th, 2020, 11:38 am

4. The F Word (2013) * 98 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.

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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

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Acting like a teenager, still getting drunk and partying all the time despite being well into his thirties, a Newfoundland man annoys and embarrasses everyone around him in this drama written by and starring Gordon Pinsent long before Away From Her. Things take a bit of a sharp turn in the final 35 minutes, but having proved himself so obnoxious until then, it is hard to care. Pinsent has some pretty solid moments though with Will Geer (as above).
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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

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Written and directed by Oz Perkins, this is not as eerie and atmospheric as his February (aka The Blackcoat's Daughter) with too much voice-over, but it is cut from the same cloth, with a brooding sense of dread and few overt scares. While the ending leaves more questions than answers, Perkins richly captures the nurse's pure terror and fear. There is a particularly great shot of television static washing over her face and the audio design is incredible.
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31. I Am the Pretty Thing That Lives in the House (2016) Ontario / English

Written and directed by Oz Perkins, this is not as eerie and atmospheric as his February (aka The Blackcoat's Daughter) with too much voice-over, but it is cut from the same cloth, with a brooding sense of dread and few overt scares. While the ending leaves more questions than answers, Perkins richly captures the nurse's pure terror and fear. There is a particularly great shot of television static washing over her face and the audio design is incredible.
I really liked this one. Perkins isn't one for the masses, but he makes very moody and eerie films. Gretel and Hansel was another step up for him, so far his best work yet I think.

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Post by flavo5000 » July 7th, 2020, 3:00 pm

Onderhond wrote:
July 7th, 2020, 2:06 pm
sol wrote:
July 7th, 2020, 2:01 pm

31. I Am the Pretty Thing That Lives in the House (2016) Ontario / English

Written and directed by Oz Perkins, this is not as eerie and atmospheric as his February (aka The Blackcoat's Daughter) with too much voice-over, but it is cut from the same cloth, with a brooding sense of dread and few overt scares. While the ending leaves more questions than answers, Perkins richly captures the nurse's pure terror and fear. There is a particularly great shot of television static washing over her face and the audio design is incredible.
I really liked this one. Perkins isn't one for the masses, but he makes very moody and eerie films. Gretel and Hansel was another step up for him, so far his best work yet I think.
Yea, I think Perkins creates some amazing visuals and atmosphere. It bums me out his films have such low IMDB scores.

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Post by Onderhond » July 7th, 2020, 3:07 pm

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Yea, I think Perkins creates some amazing visuals and atmosphere. It bums me out his films have such low IMDB scores.
Sure, but I've stopped caring too much about IMDb (or other scores). The only thing that still bums me out is that others so often rely on scores to decide whether to see a film or not, which effectively hides these films from view. On the other hand, the reason why I Am the Pretty Thing ... was trashed was that it was on Netflix, and you average Netflix viewer expects a different kind of horror film. I guess you just have to accept that these films only appeal to a smaller niche of fans.

True story: during Gretel and Hans there was a dad with his 6 y/o son in the audience. That's how well-prepared some people are when going to see a film :D

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Post by Traveller » July 7th, 2020, 4:18 pm

07. Colossal (2016) - 2/10
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Post by blueboybob » July 7th, 2020, 5:24 pm

56. Les bons débarras (1980)
57. Un zoo la nuit (1987)
58. Take This Waltz (2011)
59. Kanehsatake: 270 Years of Resistance (1993)

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Post by Mario Gaborović » July 7th, 2020, 7:55 pm

01. Atanarjuat (2001)

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1. Mon Oncle Antoine (1971) French/Quebec
A coming-of-age story set in the late 1940s in small-town Quebec, a place that seems to have the worst of modernity (industrial mining) and few of the benefits (medical care seems hard to find). People have radios but not TVs. There are some cars, but horse and sled are more common. It's an arresting portrait of a time and place, but I didn't find the story itself interesting.

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Post by frbrown » July 8th, 2020, 1:21 am

4. Perfect Timing (1986)

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2. Prom Night (1980)
3a. A and B in Ontario (1984)
3b. Birds at Sunrise (1986)
3c. Pierre Vallieres (1972)
3d. Solidarity (1973)
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Post by Mario Gaborović » July 8th, 2020, 1:40 am

02. Reason Over Passion (1969)
03. Hobo with a Shotgun (2011)

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Post by blueboybob » July 8th, 2020, 2:21 am

60. Cave of Forgotten Dreams (2010)
61. The Hanging Garden (1997)
62. Beyond the Black Rainbow (2010)
63. The Gate (1987)
64. A Dangerous Method (2011)

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Post by morrison-dylan-fan » July 8th, 2020, 4:19 am

FTV:2: Un succès commercial (1970) Quebec. French. 8
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Causing the 1974 Canadian Film Awards to be cancelled after the 1973 event was protested against by fellow film makers angry about the Ontario Censor Board demanding explicit content in this title to be cut, leading to the 1973 Film Awards event being slimmed down to just a press conference where the winners names were read, writer/director Jean Pierre Lefebvre & cinematographer set off a whirlwind of surrealist dark Comedy spun in French New Wave-inspired stylisation, all wrapped up in Quebec nationalism.

Split into various disconnected sketches, Lefebvre smoothly blends different comedic styles together to express the belief of Quebec being a country, from personifications of (Uncle) Sam “Washington” and Peter “Ottawa” barking orders at Q-Bec like cartoon generals as they move toy guns and tanks over Q-Bec’s naked body, (the toys making a mockery of Washington’s macho mumbling)and discussions of posters of Canadian politicians lining the wall, which is sliced down to satirical maps making it look like all the areas surrounding Quebec are adversary.

Opening with cryptic voice over against credits and phrases put together by lettering from newspapers,Lefebvre launches an anarchic Punk atmosphere of FNW- style whip-pans, jump-cuts and stark, surrealist hard cuts to Q-Bec (played by a enticing Anne Lauriault in her lone film credit) being a starkly naked and free Q-Bec.

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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

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The life of Canadian classical pianist Glenn Gould in thirty two episodes. They are not actually short films per se, but more so vignettes that inevitably vary in effectiveness. The ones that work the best are the acted ones with Colm Feore doing well capturing Gould's pessimism, and yet, these episodes are the least informative. We actually learn the most about Gould from the scattered interview clips, but those are shot as simple talking heads.
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