Friday, December 31, 2010
It isn't because you make a co-production that you necessarily get the best out of Chinese expertise in making martial art films. Speaking about quality, Wushu Warrior looks like an awful made-for-TV film.
|Starring:||Tod Fennell, Matt Frewer and Amber Mullin|
Thursday, December 30, 2010
Because Quebecker cinema pretends to be something that it isn't, no wonder we've got an action comedy this year. Whether you're looking for good action scenes or a good laugh, L'appât will dismay you, because it's closer to television than cinema.
|Screenplay:||William Reymond and Yves Simoneau|
|Starring:||Guy A. Lepage, Rachid Badouri and Maxim Roy|
Monday, December 27, 2010
Since the release of Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, wuxia films have clearly become a popular genre in Chinese filmmaking. Feng Xioagang's Legend of the Black Scorpion had all the ingredients to be a worthy successor of CTHD. However, the film's problem is its storyline.
|Starring:||Zhang Ziyi, Ge You, Daniel Wu and Xun Zhou|
Monday, December 20, 2010
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Friday, December 17, 2010
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Monday, December 6, 2010
Friday, December 3, 2010
Director: Sébastien Pilote
Car salesman Marcel Lévesque operates by the rules of a bygone era, turning on the charm to make his quota. But the increasing decline of his fading industrial town threatens to plummet this peddler of dreams into an unfriendly reality.
Cast: Gilbert Sicotte and Nathalie Cavezzali.
Director: Iwai Shunji
On the surface, Simon seems like a fairly normal, average young man, devoted to his teaching job and ailing mother. Secretly, he is compelled to hunt through online chat rooms and message boards, searching for the perfect girl who will ensure his own survival.
Cast: Kevin Zegers, Keisha Castle-Hughes, Rachel Leigh Cook, Kristin Kreuk, Aoi Yu and Adelaide Clemens.
Director: Denis Villeneuve
A mother's last wish sends Jeanne and Simon, twins living in Canada, on a journey to the Middle East in search of their tangled roots.
Cast: Lubna Azabal, Mélissa Désormeaux-Poulin, Maxim Gaudette and Rémy Girard.
Director: Jason Eisener
A hobo hops from a train with dreams of a fresh life in a new city, but instead finds himself trapped in an urban hell. When he witnesses a brutal robbery, he realizes the only way to deliver justice is with a shotgun in his hands and two shells in the chamber.
Cast: Rutger Hauer, Molly Dunsworth, Gregory Smith and Brian Downey.
Director: Mark Pellington
Four friends gather every year to celebrate their friendship. This year they are unexpectedly forced to confront a forgotten promise they made 25 years earlier. As they examine choices they've made, they realize that what they said they would do with their lives and what they have done are entirely different.
Cast: Thomas Jane, Jeremy Piven, Rob Lowe, Christian McKay, Carla Gugino.
Monday, November 29, 2010
Thursday, November 25, 2010
Want to know more?
1. Facebook page of the show
2. Official web site
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
* L'enfant prodige, by Luc Dionne.
* À l'origine d'un cri, by Robin Aubert.
* Route 132, by Louis Bélanger.
* Piché: entre ciel et terre, by Sylvain Archambault.
* Journal d'un Coopérant, by Robert Morin.
* 10 ½, by Daniel Grou.
* Filière 13, by Patrick Huard.
* The Trotsky, by Jacob Tierney.
* Jo pour Jonathan, by Maxime Giroux.
* Les 7 jours du talion, by Daniel Grou.
* Trois temps après la mort d'Anna, by Catherine Martin.
* Curling, by Denis Côté.
* Incendies, de Denis Villeneuve.
Monday, November 22, 2010
Friday, November 19, 2010
Woody Allen's Manhattan is considered as one of his best films. The only way for us to appreciate it is to watch it as if we're living in the 1970s.
|Screenplay:||Woody Allen and Marshall Brickman|
|Starring:||Woody Allen, Diane Keaton and Mariel Hemingway|
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Sunday, November 14, 2010
Glen Martin, DDS
Canada's Super Speller
Less Than Kind
Being Erica Webisodes
Kraft Hockeyville 2010
Licence To Drill
Tosca: Flexing at 49
Love Letters to the Future
The Cupcake Girls
Spectacle: Elvis Costello With...
She Drives Me Crazy
John Buchan (CSA), Jason Knight - The Summit
Kevin Chandoo - Durham County - Little Lost Children
Eva Coudouloux and Adrien Morot - Durham County - Surviving the Fall
Joan Bergin - The Tudors - Episode 307
Stefan Brogren - Degrassi: The Next Generation - Beat It, Part 2
Ian MacDonald - Pure Pwnage - The Day the Lan Centre Stood Still
Sudz Sutherland - Guns
David Frazee - Flashpoint - One Wrong Move
Ken Cunningham - Glenn Martin, DDS - The Tooth Will Set You Free
Tom Third - The Summit
Trevor Morris - The Tudors - Episode 304
Jonathan Evans and Gerard Tevlin - Guess With Jess - How Can We Decorate the Christmas Tree?
Paul Sarossy - Kids In The Hall: Death Comes To Town - Cause of Death
Glen MacPherson - Keep Your Head Up Kid: The Don Cherry Story
Mario Rachiele, Marie-Ève Bédard-Tremblay, Benoît Brière, Raphaël Hubert and Pierre-Simon Lebrun-Chaput - Ben Hur
Trevor Cameron - Wapos Bay - The Hardest Lesson
Marvin Kaye, Chris Sheasgreen - Less Than Kind - Third Death's The Charm
Jennifer Holness, Sudz Sutherland - Guns
Jeremy Boxen - Cra$h & Burn - Sunday Bloody Sunday
Cathy Jones, Gavin Crawford, Mark Critch, Geri Hall, Shaun Majumder - This Hour Has 22 Minutes - Episode 8
Benjamin Arthur - Less Than Kind - That's Somebody's Knish!
Robert Carlyle - Stargate: Universe - Human
Clé Bennett - Guns
Clé Bennett - The Line - Episode 203 / Episode 206
Michael Riley - Flashpoint - Coming To You Live
Jared Keeso - Keep Your Head Up Kid: The Don Cherry Story
Caroline Cave - Cra$h & Burn - Forget to Remember
Debra Lynne McCabe - Guns
Catherine Disher - The Border - The Dead / Dark Ride
Tatiana Maslany - Bloodletting And Miraculous Cures - All Souls
Sun Li - Iron Road
Charlotte Arnold - Degrassi: The Next Generation - Somebody
Kim Cattrall - Producing Parker - The Skinny on Parker
Thursday, November 11, 2010
Tuesday, November 9, 2010
Saturday, November 6, 2010
Friday, November 5, 2010
Jephté Bastien's Sortie 67 is his first feature film. It's also the first Canadian film ever to deal with the problems of street gangs in the St-Michel and North-Montreal, two poor districts of Montreal. Hopefully, the film doesn't glorify crime.
|Starring:||Henri Prado, Benz Antoine and Natacha Noël|
Thursday, November 4, 2010
Six people, each of them is on the road to self-destruction. They wake up in cells in a surreal facility, without knowing how they got there or why. Are they in denial? Are they crazy? What happened? As they try to figure things out, a mysterious man forces the six abductees to participate in a distrubing experiment called the Trials. During the experiment, the unwilling participants will come to face disturbing truths about themselves and decide each others' fate in a game of dice. As the storyline unfolds, we discover that something greater connects them all.
Wednesday, November 3, 2010
Thomas and Marianne, a feuding couple whose relationship has hit a wall, decide to spend a weekend at Thomas’s uncle’s lakeside cottage. This is their last chance to save their relationship, which has been jeopardized by Marianne’s meaningless flirtations and Thomas’s uncontrollable jealousy. As they arrive, a restless yet charming neighbour welcomes them into their house and, realizing that Thomas’s uncle and girlfriend will not be showing up for days, suggests they share the dinner he has prepared. The drunken night that follows – with this man, who might not be who he seems to be, pushing his charms on Marianne – leads to a weekend of blurred emotions and events, where loyalties, guilt and a shared secret will test the young couple’s ability to survive.
Along the way, flashbacks shed light on events that unfold, as Demers – who won the prize for Best Canadian Short Film at the Festival in 1999 for Décharge – begins to introduce information about each character in order to build doubt and ramp up the tension. Jaloux is a tour de force in both its European mood and style and its North American subject and nature, a result which could not have been achieved without the self-assured skills of an expert filmmaker.
- What does it mean to be a parent?
- Are our teachers well trained by our universities?
- Does our educational system really think about our kids?
- What's wrong with our bureaucracy?
- What's wrong with Quebec's public schools?
Monday, November 1, 2010
|Starring:||Paul Gross and Sienna Guillory|