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A cultural analysis of the Canadian comic phenomena of the Trailer Park Boys.


A report on the 29th International Hong Kong Film festival.


An interview with director Tomoko Matsunashi on her film The Way of the Director.


A look back at the underappreciated films of Bill Forsyth, with an emphasis on Comfort and Joy.


The evolution of Québécois popular hero IXE-13 from serial novel to film.


A narratological comparison between the epistolary novel Les Liaisons Dangereuses and its most recent filmic adaptation, Cruel Intentions.


Woody Allen, Melinda and Melinda, Eros, Wong Kar-wai, Michelangelo Antonioni, Crash


An analysis of the film's engagement with philosophical discourse in a comedic mode.


On the occasion of Fuon (The Crying Wind, Japan, 2004, 106 mins.) showing in competition at the 2004 Festival des Films du Monde (World Film Festival), in Montreal, the director of the film, Higashi Yoichi, along with principal actor, Uema Muneo, and Yamagami Tetsujiro, the film’s producer were interviewed by Peter Rist for Offscreen.


Perhaps still an appendice to the mega-Just For Laughs Comedy Festival, the new programming crew are out to make a mark.


A focus on the documentaries and shorts, with a special attention given to How's Your News?


An interview with long time Cinefester and film historian Leonard Maltin.


Throughout, Tati contrasts the cold colors and industrial sounds of the Arpel’s and the Plastac factory to the warm, earth tone colors, traditional French music, and human sounds of the old quarter. Tati may prefer this idealized vision of the past, but he remains the realist.


The most gratifying aspect of Criterion's new digital transfer of Mario Monicelli's classic comedy caper film I Soliti Ignoti (Big Deal on Madonna Street) is the fuller appreciation of the stunning black and white cinematography by Gianni Di Venanzo.


The subject of Cane Toads is so bizarre, and the reaction of the people interviewed so emotionally polarized, that it feels like a mockumentary. On the broad scope of things, Cane Toads tells the cautionary tale of what can happen when nature is tampered with.


A relatively new breed of film comedy hybrid has emerged in the past 20 or so years, the 'mockumentary.'


Offscreen presents for the first time in its orginal English language, this revised version of an essay that appeared in a French translation in Séquence magazine in 1995. Read on to see how Peter Jackson revolutionized horror (or comedy?) with his startling early feature films.


Will Buster Keaton ever date? Unlikely, as this recent retrospective demonstrates.


The continual blur of Montreal Film festivals does not allow the seasoned filmgoer much chance to breathe, let alone contemplate each individual festival within the city’s cinematic global whole.


Leslie Nielsen was in Montreal this past summer shooting the (Canadian-German co-production) film, 2001: A Space Travesty, which he not only stars in but also co-wrote with Joseph Bitonti, Francesco Lucente, and Olimpia Lucente, and served as executive producer. The following interview took place during a set visit on August 25th, 1999.

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