Made in B.C.

Accused, The (1988) - Message delivered with stunning force
American Boyfriends (1989) - Teens enjoy autumn's leavetaking
Another Smith for Paradise (1972) - Smitty does well by doing good
Another Stakeout (1993) - Second helping just a little different
Battle in Seattle (2007) - People aware that the WTO is bad
Bear Island (1979) - Adventure lacks leaven of humour
Best Day Ever: Aiden Kesler 1994-2011 (2011) - Teen rages against dying of the light
Better Than Chocolate (1999) - Soft centres, hard centres . . . I like all the chocolates in the box
Bird on a Wire (1990) - Multiple roles for versatile vancouver
Boy Who Could Fly, The (1986) - Fine fantasy explores magic of belief
Burning Season, The (1993) - Exploring feminism’s consequences
By Design (1982) - A non-formula domestic comedy
Cabin in the Woods, The (2012) - Horror homage a Whedon winner
Cadence (1990) - Status quo served by class warfare
Certain Fury (1985) - Young stars already past their prime
Chaindance (1991) - Finding a different way to do things
Changeling, The (1980) - An uneasy presence lurks within
Christina (1974) - Starring Vancouver as Big Town, U.S.A.
Clan of the Cave Bear (1986) - Evolution epic both serious and silly
Cold Front (1989) - Script a minute short of hard-boiled
Cousins (1989) - Transatlantic transition works a treat
Crooked Hearts (1991) - Because everybody's family is crazy
Dead Wrong (1983) - So Canadian to play cops for laughs
Deserters (1983) - Vietnam conflict's Vancouver front
Distant Thunder (1988) - Torn between fairness and popularity
Far From Home: The Adventures of Yellow Dog (1995) - Best friends survive in the wilderness
First Season, The (1989) - Survival and adjustment on the bridge
Fly II, The (1989) - Little more than good-looking gore
Food of the Gods, The (1976) - Wells never given a sporting chance
Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan (1989) - Water-logged maniac is back again
Grey Fox, The (1982) - Inspired by a new, different frontier
Grocer’s Wife, The (1991) - Fantasy offers art on training wheels
Groundstar Conspiracy, The (1972) - SFU ground zero for sci-fi in B.C.
Harry in Your Pocket (1973) - Personal relations shortchanged
High Stakes (1987) - Gross screenplay defeats comic intent
Hookers On Davie (1984; doc) - Documentary seen as activist cinema
Housekeeping (1987) - Sisters shown world of possibilities
Impolite (1993) - Impolite Chronicles A Death Foretold
Inbreaker, The (1974) - Script fails to answer basic questions
Journey Into Fear (1975) - Name cast no guarantee of success
Kitsilano Solar House (1980; doc) - Finding something new under the sun
Knight_Moves (1992) - King's Game played for psycho shocks
Legend of Kootenai Brown, The (1991) - Having fun with B.C. history
Life and Times of Chester-Angus Ramsgood, The (1970) - Aspirations exceed accomplishments
Look Who's Talking Now (1993) - Third Vancouver visit all bark, no bite
Look Who's Talking Too (1990) - Mr. Toilet Man a problem
Matinee (aka Midnight Matinee; 1989) - Characters developed, not body count
My American Cousin (1985) - Satisfying tale of summer survival
Needful Things (1993) - Castle Rock found on B.C. coast
Never Cry Wolf (1983) - Smith captures spirit of Mowat
Neverending Story, The (1984) - Inner logic lacking in fantasy epic
North of Pittsburgh (1992) - Seeking justice, or maybe just survival
Out of the Blue (CeBe,1980; No Looking Back, 1983) - Tale's raw realism reflects punk era
Prophecy (1979) - Monster mania trumps serious issues
Pure Luck (1991) - Laughter somehow lost in translation
Quarantine (1989) - Techno-punk parable a prophetic tale
Rainbow Boys, The (1973) - Star's performance as good as gold
Rocky IV (1985) - Cold warriors warmed over
Roxanne (1987) - Romantic comedy with a classic twist
Runaway (1984) - Future cops battle bad 'bots
Russian Roulette (1975) - Taking a shot at cold war stereotypes
Shanks (1974) - Collaboration is creatively confused
Shoot to Kill (1988) - Jurisdictional issues ignored
Spacehunter: Adventures in the Forbidden Zone (1983) - Lots to like in an amiable sci-fi mess
Squamish Five, The (1988) - Bombs at the centre of direct action
Stakeout (1987) - Comic plot pays off in serious shocks
Star 80 (1983) - Every man’s fantasy a true-life tragedy
Stay Tuned (1992) - TV satire is like watching souls fry
Strange Brew: The Adventures of Bob and Doug McKenzie (1983) - Sharing a brew with Bob, Doug and Will
Street Kids (1985; doc) - Making sense of life on the street
Stripper (1986; doc) - Recognition and respect for the world's best
Supreme Kid, The (1977) - A dark dream of desperation, despair
Thing, The (1982) - Close encounter of an unpleasant kind
This Boy's Life (1993) - Making the best of a bad bargain
Timecop (1994) - The future of law enforcement
Tokyo Cowboy (1994) - Comic vision a singular achievement
Ups and Downs (1983) - Approval no guarantee of authenticity
Vixen! (1968) - Busty blockbuster set in beautiful B.C.
We’re No Angels (1989) - Faithless remake fails to be funny
Who’s Harry Crumb? (1989) - Jokes that neither win, place nor show
Wolfpen Principle, The (1974) - Seeking freedom from an urban cage