Tag Archives: Canada

A Delicate Balance (1973) Tony Richardson, Katharine Hepburn, Paul Scofield, Lee Remick, Drama

A Delicate Balance (1973)
In Connecticut, Agnes and Tobias are an upper-class married couple whose relationship has been uneasy for many years, since at least the time their son died; but they’ve managed to find a certain comfortable pattern of uneasiness. Agnes’s sister, Claire, lives with them and insists that her perpetual drinking is not alcoholism but willfulness. Their daughter, Julia, poised to have her fourth divorce, has come back home. Unexpectedly, her room has been taken over by Harry and Edna, best friends of Tobias and Agnes. Seized by a nameless terror that propelled them out of their own house, Harry and Edna have decided to stay.

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Prom Night (1980) Paul Lynch, Leslie Nielsen, Jamie Lee Curtis, Casey Stevens, Horror

Prom Night (1980)
For six long years, Hamilton High School seniors Kelly Lynch, Jude Cunningham, Wendy Richards and Nick McBride have been hiding the truth of what happened to ten-year-old Robin Hammond the day her broken body was discovered near an abandoned convent. The foursome kept secret of how they taunted Robin – backed her into a corner until, frightened, she stood on a window ledge… and fell to her death. Though an accident, the then-twelve-year-olds feared they would be held responsible and vowed never to tell. But someone else was there that day… watching, and now, that someone is ready to exact murderous revenge on prom night.

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Calendar (1993) Atom Egoyan, Arsinée Khanjian, Ashot Adamyan, Comedy, Drama, Romance

Calendar (1993)
A photographer and his wife take photographs of Armenian churches for use in a calendar. Their driver, a local resident, expounds on the history of the churches while the wife translates. The photographer becomes jealous of his wife’s bonding with the driver. In a series of flash-forwards, the photographer stages identical dinners with several women, who pretend to talk on the phone while he writes. His wife, now estranged from him, leaves repeated messages on his answering machine, asking why he never contacts her. Yet another thought-provoking look into strange, intertwined relationships from the always enigmatic Egoyan.

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