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Sarah Polley – Take This Waltz (2011)

Polley’s Take This Waltz is a follow-up to her critically successful film Away from Her. The movie is about a love-triangle concerning a woman who realizes that she may be addicted to the honeymoon phase of her relationships. The problem? She’s been married for five years. She meets a man named Seth on a business trip and finds out that Seth lives in the same neighborhood. Fancy that! A little flirting leads to a little something else, and suddenly, you’ve got yourself a full-blown life crisis on your hands Read More »

Kazik Radwanski – Tower (2012)

Derek is 34 and lives in his parents’ basement. Single, self-interested and gauche, he divides his time between casual work for his uncle, cringe inducing encounters with women and an animation project. Read More »

Kazik Radwanski – How Heavy This Hammer (2015)

Erwin, a middle-aged married man, finds that his only outlet is online gaming. After trying to make a drastic shift in his life, he finds himself in the same rut as before.

Angelo Muredda @CinemaScope wrote:
…Radwanski looks to another late bloomer with his just as well-observed How Heavy This Hammer, closely following listless middle-aged father Erwin (Erwin Van Cotthem), who periodically escapes his humdrum domestic life through online strategy games that allow him to reimagine himself as some sort of Viking. Read More »

Christian Duguay – Screamers (1995) (HD)

(SIRIUS 6B, Year 2078) On a distant mining planet ravaged by a decade of war, scientists have created the perfect weapon: a blade-wielding, self-replicating race of killing devices known as Screamers designed for one purpose only — to hunt down and destroy all enemy life forms But man’s greatest weapon has continued to evolve without any human guidance, and now it has devised a new mission: to obliterate all life. Col. Hendricksson (Peter Weller) is commander of a handful of Alliance soldiers still alive on Sirius 6B. Betrayed by his own political leaders and disgusted by the atrocities of this never-ending war, Hendricksson decides he must negotiate a separate peace with the New Economic Bloc’s decimated forces. But to do so, he will have to cross a treacherous wasteland where the deadliest threat comes from the very weapons he helped to create. Read More »

Gilles Carle – Les mâles AKA The Males (1971)

Quote:
After 553 days of self-imposed solitude in the wilderness, Emile the poet and St-Pierre the lumberjack head for the nearest town to fulfill the demands of nature, they must find a woman. A nearly fatal experiment in kidnapping brings “the males” running back to their camp, where they find that a woman has come to them voluntarily. With civilization now safely out of reach, they try to set up a perfect, harmonious threesome. Read More »

Rafaël Ouellet – Derrière moi AKA Behind Me (2008)

Synopsis:
The twenty-something Betty comes to a remote small town and strikes a friendship with the fourteen-year old local girl Lea, who is fascinated by her new friend’s tales of partying and living in the fast lane in the big city. Betty has ulterior motives for befriending the young girl, however. Read More »

Isiah Medina – Log 0 (2019)

Clipping, noise, and other distortions are encounters with the threshold of photographic realism. the inner-workings of the systems we employ to generate adequate representations of the world become represented themselves in their failure – Isaac Goes Read More »