Destroyer (1988) - Real talent stuck in a cinema cellar
Hero and the Terror (1988) - Taking the fun out of entertainment


Art of Heavy Metal, The (1981 book) - Author reveals Heavy Metal secrets
Behind the Oscar (1993 book) - Casting doubt on Oscar's honesty
But Not in Canada! (1976 book) - Canadians no better, but no worse
Comics: Three histories (1972; 1972; 1974 books) - Recording the moment of maturation
Deadly Tail, A (2016; book) - Movie mania at the Great Crossroads
Embattled Shadows (1978 book) - Approach suits the Canadian spirit
Hollywood's First Choices (1994 book) - “Revelations” lacking in enterprise
Hollywood’s Canada (1975 book) - Ottawa complicit in Hollywood’s fraud
John Badham on Directing - 2nd Ed (2020 book) - Not about to give up on art or craft
Opening Shots (1993 book) - Wanting it in the worst way
Players, The (1994 book) - Companion for videocassette viewers
Reel Vancouver: An Insider's Guide (1996 book) - Location spotting in Hollywood North
Report of the Commission on Obscenity and Pornography, The (1970 book) - Historic findings represent a road not taken
Spectacular Sisterhood of Superwomen, The (2017 book) - Such stuff as dreams are made on
Stop the Presses! (1976 book) - Big screen reporters are Barris's beat
W.C. Fields bookshelf (1969; 1971; 1972) - Four volumes recall a unique rye wit

Documentary Films

1939 (50th anniversary feature; 1989) - Looking forward to the best memories
Aileen Wuornos: The Selling of a Serial Killer (1993; doc) - A truth more appalling than fiction
Amerika (1983; doc.) - Developing a non-narrative cinema
April 1, 1977: Star Trek - Leaked memo reveals studio's options
April 1, 1990. Casting Call - Someday these remakes will come
Atomic Cafe, The (1982; doc) - Life's a blast in the era of the atom
Behold Hawaii (1983; doc) - Encountering the island’s “old ways”
Being Different (1981) - A world in which distortion is reality
Common Threads: Stories from the Quilt (1989; doc) - Film generates both anger and tears
Country Music Nitely (1978, doc) - Celebrating production partners' debut
Damned in the U.S.A. (1992; doc) - Documentary preaches to the converted
Deadly Currents (1991; doc) - Adding substance to headline rhetoric
Discoverers, The (1992; doc) - Expanding on an Expo moment
Divine Madness (1980; doc) - Preserving that 70s outrageousness
Dream Is Alive, The (1985; doc) - Astronaut endorses IMAX experience
Female Misbehavior (1992; doc) - Cinémathèque hosts girls’ porn party
Fires of Kuwait (1992; doc) - Celebrating a fearless few's courage
Flyers (1982; doc) - Recreating a classic crash landing
Games of the XXI Olympiad, Montreal 1976 (1977; doc) - Official record not at all informative
Genocide (1982; doc) - Nazi Holocaust horrors were real
George Stevens: A Flimmaker’s Journey (1984; doc) - Less analysis than an act of filial piety
God Rides a Harley (1988; doc) - Christian Riders carry message forth
Harlan County, U.S.A. (1976) - The chronicle of a long, bitter battle
Hearts and Minds (1974; doc) - What is it good for? Absolutely nothing!
Hearts of Darkness (1991; doc) - Abandoned project given new life
Heaven (1987; doc) - Facing the question of sex after death
Hotel Terminus: The Life and Times of Klaus Barbie (1988; doc) - Results of delayed justice examined
Incident at Oglala: The Leonard Peltier Story (1992; doc) - Result is outrage, not understanding
Koyaanisqatsi (1982) - The truth shall make you queasy
Ladies and Gentlemen: The Rolling Stones (1973; doc) - Concert doc a monaural mediocrity
Last Buffalo, The (1990; doc) - Creating a work of big screen poetry
Last Waltz, The (1978; doc.) - Thanks for all the musical memories
Listen Up: The Lives of Quincy Jones (1990; doc) - Film's structure strikes the wrong note
Man Who Saw Tomorrow, The (1981; doc) - Dire predictions of war and peace
Millhouse: A White Comedy (1991; doc.) - A tradition of pillorying the president
On Company Business (1980; doc) - Taking stock of U.S. covert operations
Our Hitler (Der Gral; 1977; Germany) - About the man guilty of everything
Outer Space Connection, The (1975; doc) - On the line with ancient astronauts
Powaqqatsi (1988) - Industrialization cast in villain’s role
Ring of Fire (1991; doc.) - Bigger is not necessarily better
Rustling of Leaves: Inside the Philippine Revolution, A (1988; doc.) - Honest portrait of national turmoil
Secret Policeman's Other Ball, The (1982; doc) - Doing good works, but not good work
Sex, Drugs & Democracy (1994; doc) - Dutch uncle’s good advice to Canada
Skyward (1985; doc) - Unforced environmental messaging
That’s Entertainment! (1974; doc.) - Recalling a time when movies sang
This Is Cinerama (1952) - Putting the “big” in big-screen movies
Titanica (1992; doc) - Deep-sea dive reveals sea changes
War Room, The (1993; doc) - The selling of the presidential product
Weavers: Wasn’t That a Time!, The (1982; doc) - Together again for a reunion concert
What Do You Say to a Naked Lady? (1970; doc) - Narrator’s voice has a built-in pant
Winnie and Nelson Mandela (1986; doc) - Speaking out against racialist policies
Wisecracks (1992; doc) - Standing up to the comic patriarchy
Witness to Apartheid (1986; doc) - System kills hope, breeds violence

Foreign-language Films

Adam’s Rib (Rebro Adama; 1991; Russia) - Human comedy emphasizing the human
Akira Kurosawa’s Dreams (Yume; 1990) - Summing up a legend’s life lessons
Andrei Rublev (1966; Russia) - No solution for the sorrows of Mother Russia
Big Parade, The (Da yue bing; 1986; China) - A step forward before a pulling back
Boxer Rebellion (Ba guo lian jun; 1975; China) - History viewed from the Chinese side
Carmen (1983; Spain) - Reimagining her in a flamenco style
Carmen (1984; France) - Just smoulders when it should sizzle
Colonel Chabert (1994; France) - Surviving after the long walk home
Colonel Redl (Oberst Redl; Germany, 1985) - Driven by his contradictory demons
Dear Inspector (Tendre Poulet; 1977; France) - Love can be a multi-tasking thing
Dim Sum - A Little Bit of Heart (Chinese; 1985) - Negotiating family’s formal obligations
Empress Dowager, The (Qīng Guó Qīng Chéng; 1975; China) - A new standard in Hong Kong cinema
Farewell My Concubine (Ba wang bie ji; 1993; China) - Beginning the great Asian drama
Flight of the Eagle (Ingenjör Andrées Luftfärd;1982; Sweden) - Swedes compete for bragging rights
Fourth Man, The (De vierde man; 1983, Dutch) - Portrait of the artist as a disaster area
Garde à vue (Under Suspicion; 1981, France) - Pursuing a resolution by year’s end
Girl with the Red Hair, The (Het Meisje Met Het Rode Haar; 1981; Dutch) - Defending justice outside a classroom
Happy New Year (La Bonne Année; 1973; France) - Love not factored into his crime plan
Heroes Two (Fang Shi Yu yu Hong Xiguan; 1974; Hong Kong) - One for the kung-fu cognoscenti
Hidden Fortress, The (Kakushi toride no san-akunin; 1958; Japan) - Discovering the source of a new hope
I Am Curious Yellow (Jag ä nyfiken - en film i gult; 1967; Sweden) - Swedish activist challenges U.S. censorship
King Lear (Korol Lir; 1971; Russia) - The Screen's greatest Lear speaks Russian
Last Tango in Paris (Ultimo tango a Parigi; 1972; France) - Art less interesting than the commerce
Last Tempest, The (Ying tai qi xue; 1976; China) - Distraction fatal to reformer’s cause
Mad Adventures of 'Rabbi' Jacob, The (Les aventures de Rabbi Jacob, 1973; France) - Finding farce in the era's big issues
Magicians of the Silver Screen (Báječní muži s klikou; 1978; Czechoslovakia) - History with grace, charm, humour
Men From the Monastery (Shao Lin zi di; 1974; Hong Kong) - Letting loose an historic anger
Molière (France; 1978) - Ponderous tribute to a comic genius
My Sweet Little Village (Vesničko má středisková; 1985; Czechoslovakia) - Making the most of the mini-dramas
Nasty Girl, The (Das schreckliche Mädchen; 1990; Germany) - Finding humour in serious situations
Nosferatu the Vampyre (Nosferatu: Phantom der Nacht; 1979; Germany) - Damsel is the ultimate stakeholder
Official Story, The (Los Desaparecidos; 1985; Argentina) - Truth put ahead of blissful ignorance
Rhapsody in August (Hachi-gatsu no rapusodî ; 1991; Japan) - Simple truths painfully illuminated
Soldier of Orange (Soldaat van Oranje; 1977, Dutch) - National service an ambiguous choice
Spirit of the Beehive, The (El espiritu de la colmena; 1973, Spain) - Living in the land of a monster-god
State of Siege (État de siège, 1972; France) - A.I.D. comes with an unexpected price
Tampopo (1985; Japan) - Satisfying a variety of life’s appetites
That Night in Varennes (La Nuit de Varennes; 1982; France) - Swiftly paced intellectual adventure
Threepenny Opera, The (Die Dreigroschenoper; 1963; Germany) - Effort at mass marketing misfires
Tilaï (The Law; Burkina Faso; 1990) - Exposing generational conflicts
Twenty Six Days from the Life of Dostoyevsky (Dvadtsat shest dney iz zhizni Dostoevskogo; 1981; Russia) - Literary lion finds steno's spunk a tonic
Wannsee Conference, The (Die Wannseekonferenz; 1984; Germany)) - Historical horror in a civilized setting
Wartime Romance (Voenno-polevoy roman; 1983; Russia) - Glimpsing another sort of fog of war
We the Living (Noi Viva, Addio Kira!; 1942; Italy) - Experiencing the world according to Rand
Woman Demon Human (Ren gui qing; 1987; China) - Feminism behind the mask of tradition
Z (1969; France) - Facing death bravely, living life courageously


Soundtracks: Napoléon (1927/1994) - An echo of Honegger’s Napoléon
Soundtracks: Heavy Metal — The Score (1981) - Bernstein is Heavy Metal's musical star
Soundtracks: Howard Shore (7 scores) - Notes on seven scores by Howard Shore
Soundtracks: Jerry Goldsmith (8 Scores) - Notes on 8 scores by Jerry Goldsmith
Soundtracks: John Williams (11 scores) - Notes on eleven scores by John Williams


Interview: Ames, Leon (performer; 1972) - UnearthIng intrigue after hours in B.C.
Interview: Anderson, Carl (performer) - His signature tune: I gotta be me
Interview: Bakshi, Ralph (director) - Gambling on a cartooning revolution
Interview: Bluth, Don (director) - Transcending the paint and panels
Interview: Bogdanovich, Peter (director) - Bypassing arguments about money
Interview: Brault, Michel (Director) - Government secrecy a threat to us all
Interview: Castle, William (director); Marceau, Marcel (performer) - Master of Shock directs mime genius
Interview: Chambers, Marilyn (performer; 1980) - Deep down, David's laughing a lot
Interview: Chambers, Marilyn (performer; 1983) - It's a matter of freedom of choice
Interview: Chase, Duane (performer) - Alpine acting bred a love of geology
Interview: Coppola, Francis Ford (director) - Filmmaker looks to next adventure
Interview: Crawford, Johnny (performer) - Transition to adult roles no easy task
Interview: Crawley, F.R. Budge (producer) - Planning for future of feature films
Interview: Crocker, Barry (performer) - Australians learn to hold their own
Interview: Cross, Ben (performer) - I'm taking it in my strides
Interview: Derek, John (director) - Beautiful porn a directorial challenge
Interview: Downey, Robert (director; 1967) - A satirical voice from the underground
Interview: Duke, Daryl (director; 1973) - Marketing maturity the way forward
Interview: Field, Sally (performer) - "They all said you'll never do it"
Interview: Francovich, Allan (director) - Holding the Company to account
Interview: Fruet, William (director; 1973) - “It’s hell of a way to start a business”
Interview: Hackman, Gene (Performer; 1989) - Saying something he can be proud of
Interview: Jarrott, Charles (director) - Giving Canadian movies a bit of class
Interview: Juliani, John (director) - Canadian film conventions challenged
Interview: Keane, Laurence (producer) - Genres meshed, couple created
Interview: Kemeny, John (producer; 1976) - Bethune an intense, complex subject
Interview: King, Allan (director) - Exposing cherished cinematic myths
Interview: Kurtz, Gary (producer) - No interest in being an administrator
Interview: Lee, Christopher (performer; 1975; 1980) - Quality script draws acting icon to B.C.
Interview: Lovelace, Linda (performer) - Looking forward without regret
Interview: Medak, Peter (Director) - Making sense of fantastical things
Interview: Mimieux, Yvette (performer) - Contributing to entertainment’s cause
Interview: Needham, Hal (director; 1979) - Falling into a career of fun and games
Interview: Newman, Sydney (producer) - NFB's Newman bears gifts to China
Interview: Pakula, Alan J. (director) - Tension threatened by tedium
Interview: Petrie, Daniel (director; 1978) - Anticipating venomous critical attacks
Interview: Pidgeon, Walter (performer) - Never a thought for retirement
Interview: Pleasence, Donald (performer; 1973) - Finding the fun in being the bad guy
Interview: Pleasence, Donald (performer; 1974) - Pleasence praises the beauty of B.C.
Interview: Porter, Bob (Flesh Gordon investor) - Sexy satire has surprising B.C. roots
Interview: Price, Vincent (performer; 1974) - Remaining faithful to his first love: art
Interview: Saba, Arn (comic artist) - Where I should have been all along
Interview: Sayles, John (director) - Downward mobility as screen subject
Interview: Shatner, William (performer) - High impact on a low budget
Interview: Stewart, Walter (author; 1976) - Modern journalists argue for the truth
Interview: Towers, Harry Alan (producer) - London-born producer a London buff
Interview: Wallace, Ratch (producer) - Believing in a better future for film
Lotomania (1980; doc) - Regressively taxing poor and elderly
Report: Nathaniel Branden (lecturer) - Ayn Rand inspired a capitalist Christ


Mulholland Dr. (2001) - Solving the mystery of Mulholland Dr.
Quiz: Afterlife adventures - Shooting on location in the hereafter
Quiz: Arthur Hiller, director - Directing the laughter and the tears
Quiz: Britannia Rules Screen Fantasy - Accenting a cinema's English roots
Quiz: Canada's Film Firsts - Our movies had to start somewhere
Quiz: Comic Strip to Screen - Back pages providing screen scenes
Quiz: Dionne Quintuplets - Canada home to the original fab five
Quiz: Fun with the Fuhrer - Cinema's villain for all seasons
Quiz: Gender Benders - Cross-dressing for acting honours
Quiz: He Shoots, He Scores - Stars taking their shots on goal
Quiz: James Bond at 18 - When there were but three
Quiz: Johnny Depp turns 53 - Telling tales of his Terminal City days
Quiz: Keanu Reeves turns 51 - Reality check reveals northern roots
Quiz: Lords and Lovers - Wearing crowns, wielding power
Quiz: Mount Royal Mummers - Spotting Tinseltown's Montrealers
Quiz: My Fellow Canadians - Great White North to White House
Quiz: Press Gang - How do you spell Star Reporters?
Quiz: Queen City Players - Spotting Tinseltown's Torontonians
Quiz: Sci-Fi Shakespeareans - TV sci-fi constant as its northern stars
Quiz: Search for Canuckula - Canada has a Dracul-action plan
Quiz: Star Captains - Viewed from the bridge
Quiz: Traveling through time - Movies taking trips through time