What an interesting little film - Canadian in every way. To me it feels like a Canadian Withnail and I (although it predates that film by about 15 years) with a fantastic performance from actor/writer/director Alexis Kanner. Throw in a gorgeous Maud Adam’s and a nearly in recognizable Sam Waterston - this so called “lost” film is alive and well on YouTube and worth your time.
Life Is Tough, Eh Providence? 1972
After only seeing Milian in rough and tough roles like Sunny and Jed and Four of the Apocalypse - it was a hoot to see him do physical comedy in the vein of Charlie Chaplin.
Sugar Hill 1974
Voodoo Zombie Blaxploitation.
If those three words don't grab you, then I don't know what to say. This weird and nifty little film from the peak of blaxpoitation era tells the story of a woman named Sugar Hill, whose boyfriend Langston is the owner of a popular night club. However when Lagnston refuses to sell his club to a group of gangsters, they beat him to death in the parking lot. Knowing that she is unable to do anything on…
Watership Down 1978
A masterclass in mature animation - this classic and oft discussed adaptation of Richard Adams groundbreaking novel about country side rabbits and their struggles with overpopulation, political treachery and most importantly - survival - is a must see. Not for the faint of heart - this film contains not only intense scenes of violence and animated gore - it also explores metaphors of religion and pagan ideologies through the different belief systems of the rabbit "warrens" - or societies so…