Tag: Donald Sutherland

Film: Gas (1981)

Film: Gas (1981)

August 19, 2017 | By

When the second oil crisis hit North America after the Iranian Revolution and supply was taken down a notch, causing  prices at the pump stations to balloon, a few filmmakers exploited the paranoia. Americathon (1979) poked fun at a broken U.S. economy, while the CanCon cult film The Last Chase (1981)…

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BR: Eye of the Needle (1981)

BR: Eye of the Needle (1981)

November 8, 2016 | By

Needle is also a film packed with contrasts and cruel ironies, making audiences never fully side with any single person wholeheartedly…

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BR: Disapearance, The (1977)

BR: Disapearance, The (1977)

September 10, 2014 | By

Although directed by a British-based American, The Disappearance is very much a CanCon production, stacked with key Canadian talent to ensure the film’s costs were minimized by tax breaks, but unlike the usual disposable fodder that briefly populated theatre screens and became mainstays on Canadian TV for years, this particular work is an attempt to transcend the hitman film by transgressing into art house terrain…

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