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CanCon 101: The Simcom Trilogy – Prom Night, Melanie, and Curtains

CanCon 101: The Simcom Trilogy – Prom Night, Melanie, and Curtains

October 10, 2014 | By

In the latest CanCon 101 installment, we look at 3 films made back-to-back by Simcom’s Peter R. Simpson: Prom Night (1980) and Curtains (1983), new on Blu from Synapse Films + the forgotten drama Melanie (1982) with Glynnis O’Connor, Trudy Young, and Burton Cummings.

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CanCon 101: Our Man Flint – Dead on Target (1977)

CanCon 101: Our Man Flint – Dead on Target (1977)

September 29, 2014 | By

Updating the review database with a CanCon stinker that should’ve been made live – the crap-tastic Our Man Flint: Dead on Target (1976).

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CanCon 101: The Disappearance of The Disappearance (1977) + Robert Altman’s Quintet (1979)

CanCon 101: The Disappearance of The Disappearance (1977) + Robert Altman’s Quintet (1979)

September 10, 2014 | By

Reviews of two – yes, TWO – CanCon classiques: Stuart Cooper’s The Disappearance (1977) on Blu from Twilight Time + Robert Altman’s Quintet (1979) from Fox.

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CanCon 101: Our Man Flint, Lo-Fi style

CanCon 101: Our Man Flint, Lo-Fi style

October 30, 2013 | By

The latest installment of CanCon 101, a periodic series showcasing Canada’s less-than-illustrious cinema, is Our Man Flint: Dead on Target, a rather inept attempt to transform the eponymous super-spy in Fox’ two Films Our Man Flint (1966) and In Like Flint (1967) into a weekly hero.

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CanCon 101: Sexcula – “She’ll suck more than your blood!”

CanCon 101: Sexcula – “She’ll suck more than your blood!”

May 21, 2013 | By

Yes, it’s true: the first and perhaps only hardcore film to enjoy the benefits of Canada’s tax shelter system during the heady seventies not only exists, but is available on DVD from Impulse Picttures / Synapse Films. I guess this means as taxpayers, we took part in Sexcula’s making, and I’m okay with that. Are you?

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CanCon 101 and a Career Nadir: John Huston’s Phobia (1980)

CanCon 101 and a Career Nadir: John Huston’s Phobia (1980)

January 24, 2013 | By

Yes, another installment of CanCon 101, featuring John Huston’s much-maligned tax shelter film Phobia (1980), shot in Toronto, and available nowhere. Also: short Editor’s Blog with nods to EOne’s recent purchase of Alliance Films, and the Canadian film channel Starlight.

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CanCon 101 and a Career Nadir: John Huston’s Phobia (1980)

CanCon 101 and a Career Nadir: John Huston’s Phobia (1980)

January 24, 2013 | By

Yes, another installment of CanCon 101, featuring John Huston’s much-maligned tax shelter film Phobia (1980), shot in Toronto, and available nowhere. Also: short Editor’s Blog with nods to EOne’s recent purchase of Alliance Films, and the Canadian film channel Starlight.

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CanCon 101 and a Career Nadir: John Huston’s Phobia (1980)

CanCon 101 and a Career Nadir: John Huston’s Phobia (1980)

January 24, 2013 | By | Add a Comment

Yes, another installment of CanCon 101, featuring John Huston’s much-maligned tax shelter film Phobia (1980), shot in Toronto, and available nowhere. Also: short Editor’s Blog with nods to EOne’s recent purchase of Alliance Films, and the Canadian film channel Starlight.

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Canada’s Top 10, Doc Soup, and CanCon 101: Death Ship (1980)

Canada’s Top 10, Doc Soup, and CanCon 101: Death Ship (1980)

January 5, 2013 | By

Quick tally of notable screenings in T.O., including The Bloor’s Doc Soup: Portrait of Wally (with director Q&A) + Cinema Politica: Doctors of the Dark Side (with guest Q&A), and Canada’s Top 10 at the TIFF Bell Lightbox. Speaking of Canadian cinema heritage (ahem): I’ve uploaded a lengthy review of Alvin Rakoff’s Death Ship (1980), recently released in a crisp Blu-ray special edition by Scorpion Releasing, which somewhat replaces the 2007 Region 2 DVD from Nucleus Films.

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Canada’s Top 10, Doc Soup, and CanCon 101: Death Ship (1980)

Canada’s Top 10, Doc Soup, and CanCon 101: Death Ship (1980)

January 5, 2013 | By | Add a Comment

Quick tally of notable screenings in T.O., including The Bloor’s Doc Soup: Portrait of Wally (with director Q&A) + Cinema Politica: Doctors of the Dark Side (with guest Q&A), and Canada’s Top 10 at the TIFF Bell Lightbox. Speaking of Canadian cinema heritage (ahem): I’ve uploaded a lengthy review of Alvin Rakoff’s Death Ship (1980), recently released in a crisp Blu-ray special edition by Scorpion Releasing, which somewhat replaces the 2007 Region 2 DVD from Nucleus Films.

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