Hello Film Fans and Fanatics!!!
Here we are at the end of 2006! Another way to put it is 317 releases later. 317! 40 of which were Canadian (woohoo - go Canada!), and 3 were re-releases of previous films. Being the curious creature I am I tallied up how many I saw with was 32/317 of all the releases (about 10%) and 8/40 of the Canadian films (20%). If memory is correct last year I was at about 3% total, so thinkgs are looking good so far.
What would a last of the year newsletter be without favorites lists? No fun, that's what! I'm all for fun so here is my list... Shannon's favourite films of 2006:
Favourite Canadian film: The Rocket / Maurice Richard
Honourable mentions: Metal: A Headbanger's Journey and Bon Cop, Bad Cop
Favourite US film: Tie: Little Miss Sunshine and Dreamgirls
Honourable mention: The Fountain
Favourite Foreign film: Night Watch / Nochnoy Dozor
Honourable mentions: District B13 / Banlieue B13 and Three Times / Zui hao de shi guang
Favourite Dance film: Take the Lead
Honourable mention: Step Up
Films with a Strong Message: An Inconvenient Truth and Unnatural & Accidental
Disappointments: X-Men: The Last Stand, Superman Returns, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (note they are all sequels)
Most Disturbing: The Proposition
Wish I'd Never Seen: Crank
Surprized I Didn't See: Poseidon, House of Sand / Casa de Areia, Lady in the Water, The Guardian
Solid Entertainment Choices: V for Vendetta, Casino Royale
There you have it, what was film in 2006 like for you?
Have a happy & safe New Year!
Friday December 29th, 2006 Releases
The Painted Veil
Dir: John Curran (We Don't Live Here Anymore, Praise)
Cast: Edward Norton, Naomi Watts, Liev Schreiber, Toby Jones, Diana Rigg
Fur: An Imaginary Portrait of Diane Arbus
Dir: Steven Shainberg (Secretary, Hit Me)
Cast: Nicole Kidman, Robert Downy Jr., Ty Burrell, Harris Yulin, Jane Alexander
**please note this list of releases reflects first run film released in Toronto, Ontario, Canada on Dec 29, 2006**