Posts Tagged ‘Oscar nominated films’


What on Earth: Science fiction satire at its funniest


I have a confession to make. I love old science-fiction films from the 1950s. I love the space exploration films. I love the mad-scientist-creates-a-monster films, but most of all I love the alien invasion ones. The cheesier, the better. It is no surprise then that when I first saw the 1966 film What on Earth! more »

A Trip Down Memory Lane

A Trip Down Memory Lane: A Phantasmagoria of the 20th Century Compressed by Arthur Lipsett


May 13th marks the 76th anniversary of the birth of experimental filmmaker Arthur Lipsett. I thought it appropriate to talk about his films and why they have become such cult classics. I could easily write a 200-page book on his oeuvre, so instead of attempting to cover everything I am going to limit myself to more »


Pacificanada: British Columbia Seen through the NFB Lens


A few months back I wrote a piece on the West television series (you can read it here), the NFB’s second documentary series on the various regions of Canada. West had focused on the Prairies, and it followed the immensely successful Adieu Alouette series on Quebec. With these 2 series getting rave reviews, the NFB more »