Tag: National Canadian Film Day

Podcast: Jason Pichonsky on Restoring Julian Roffman’s THE BLOODY BROOD (1959) + PHOBIA (1980)

Podcast: Jason Pichonsky on Restoring Julian Roffman’s THE BLOODY BROOD (1959) + PHOBIA (1980)

April 25, 2020 | By

Alongside a podcast with CanCon film historian Jason Pichonsky are revised reviews of Julian Roffman’s THE BLOODY BROOD (1959) + John Huston’s PHOBIA (1980), both from KINO Lorber / Unobstructed View.

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Patricia Rozema’s Singing Mermaids & White Room + Bonus Audio from NCFD 2018

Patricia Rozema’s Singing Mermaids & White Room + Bonus Audio from NCFD 2018

May 24, 2018 | By

Review of the CanCon classic I’ve Heard the Mermaids Singing (1987) and much-maligned White Room (1990) + Q&A audio of director Patricia Rozema & journalist Kiva Reardon during National Canadian Film Day.

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BR: Bloody Brood, The (1959)

BR: Bloody Brood, The (1959)

February 9, 2018 | By

After setting up Meridian Films, Canada’s first commercial video production house, Julian Roffman took another crack at feature film directing, and the gamble was this unusual crime film that riffs the Leopold-Loeb murders wherein two beatniks murder a kid for kicks…

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National Canadian Film Day (and Where Things Should Be By Now)

National Canadian Film Day (and Where Things Should Be By Now)

April 19, 2017 | By

The 3rd annual National Canadian Film Day, and more thoughts on where I’d hoped things would be in terms of accessible CanCon.

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Scanners’ Stephen Lack at the Royal Cinema + CanCon Distribution Headaches

Scanners’ Stephen Lack at the Royal Cinema + CanCon Distribution Headaches

April 22, 2016 | By

Audio excerpts from the recent Q&A with Scanners actor and artist Stephen Lack with NOW Magazine’s Norman Wilner + some thoughts regarding the ongoing headaches of CanCon distribution.

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Soundtrack Reviews + Updates

Soundtrack Reviews + Updates

April 22, 2015 | By

Reviews of Jon Ekstrand’s Child 44 (2015) score and Michael Brook’s music for the IMAX 3D film Jerusalem (2013) from Lakeshore Records + details on the completion of my short video store doc, BSV 1172.

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