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Guilty Pleasures – Alan’s Top 10

By Alan Hurst I’ve been conditioned to react with a pang of guilt to anything that veers towards self-indulgence – be it an extra scoop of ice cream, supersizing an order of fries, a seat upgrade on a flight, dinner at a five-star restaurant, or ordering a Criterion Blu-ray of a movie I’ve already purchased…

GUILTY PLEASURES – John’s Picks

By John H. Foote What exactly, or better yet, how do you define a guilty pleasure? For me it is this. Knowing what you do about film, knowing the movie in question has very few, if any of the qualities that would make it a great film, quite the opposite in fact, but you cannot…

THE TEN GREATEST CANADIAN FILMS

By John H. Foote There was a sense for many years that there were no great, even good films emerging out of Canada, and our actors and directors bolted for the U.S. the moment they could. No good films in this country? Baloney! Or should I say poutine! Some of the films emerging from Canada…

My Favourite Comedies of the 1960’s

By Alan Hurst The sixties were a transitional decade for a lot of reasons and those transitions are evident in the decade’s best comedies. From the sit-com innocence of Please Don’t Eat the Daisies (1960) to the oh-so-trendy sexuality of Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice (1969), there was a major shift in both…