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J.D. Lafrance
Worked at Ridley College
Attended University of Western Ontario
Lives in Canada
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Beach Red
In his book of collected film
criticism, Ghosts in the Machine , Michael
Atkinson makes a convincing argument that actor/director Cornel Wilde is more
of a maverick filmmaker than the much more celebrated Sam Fuller. To be fair,
Wilde has far fewer director...
In his book of collected film criticism, Ghosts in the Machine, Michael Atkinson makes a convincing argument that actor/director Cornel Wilde is more of a maverick filmmaker than the much more celebrated Sam Fuller. To be fair, Wilde has far fewer directorial efforts than Fuller – only nine ...
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Cousins
I’ve always felt that it was
rather unfortunate that Four Weddings and
a Funeral (1994) is regarded as a classic romantic comedy while Cousins (1989) is barely remembered at
all. Of course, I’m biased as I don’t really care for the former and adore the
latt...
I've always felt that it was rather unfortunate that Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994) is regarded as a classic romantic comedy while Cousins (1989) is barely remembered at all. Of course, I'm biased as I don't really care for the former and adore the latter, a remake of the 1975 French comedy ...
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Dead Poets Society
Peter Weir is a filmmaker fascinated by
outsider protagonists thrust into strange environments that they must navigate,
be it an Australian journalist in 1965 Jakarta ( The Year of Living Dangerously ) or a veteran Philadelphia cop
hiding out in Amish count...
Peter Weir is a filmmaker fascinated by outsider protagonists thrust into strange environments that they must navigate, be it an Australian journalist in 1965 Jakarta (The Year of Living Dangerously) or a veteran Philadelphia cop hiding out in Amish country (Witness) or a headstrong inventor ...
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Five Easy Pieces
Jack Nicholson had one of the best runs of any actor during the 1970s and that’s
saying a lot when you consider it was at a time when the likes of Robert De
Niro, Gene Hackman and Al Pacino, among others, were doing some of their very
best work. Nicholson a...
Jack Nicholson had one of the best runs of any actor during the 1970s and that's saying a lot when you consider it was at a time when the likes of Robert De Niro, Gene Hackman and Al Pacino, among others, were doing some of their very best work. Nicholson actually made a big splash with his ...
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Lost Souls
Sometimes you can go
exploring the nooks and crannies of an actor’s filmography for an obscure gem
or an unfairly overlooked film. Lost Souls (2000), starring Winona Ryder , is not one of those movies. Filmed in
1998 and scheduled to be released in October ...
Sometimes you can go exploring the nooks and crannies of an actor's filmography for an obscure gem or an unfairly overlooked film. Lost Souls (2000), starring Winona Ryder, is not one of those movies. Filmed in 1998 and scheduled to be released in October 1999, it was pushed back to February ...
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The Nickel Ride
I sometimes wonder while
watching a heist film, what happens to the loot from a big score? Where is it
stored? The Nickel Ride (1974)
answers these questions by focusing on a man in charge of a set of Los Angeles warehouses
that store the loot. It is a crim...
I sometimes wonder while watching a heist film, what happens to the loot from a big score? Where is it stored? The Nickel Ride (1974) answers these questions by focusing on a man in charge of a set of Los Angeles warehouses that store the loot. It is a crime film you might not have heard of as ...
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Southern Comfort
Walter Hill ’s best films are
gritty, no frills explorations of the violent conflict between men, be it the
lone gang that has to run a dangerous gauntlet through New York City in The Warriors (1979) or a veteran cop’s
relentless pursuit of a ruthless escap...
Walter Hill's best films are gritty, no frills explorations of the violent conflict between men, be it the lone gang that has to run a dangerous gauntlet through New York City in The Warriors (1979) or a veteran cop's relentless pursuit of a ruthless escaped convict in 48 Hrs. (1982).
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Dead Poets Society
Peter Weir is a filmmaker fascinated by outsider protagonists thrust into strange environments that they must navigate, be it an Australian journalist in 1965 Jakarta ( The Year of Living Dangerously ) or a veteran Philadelphia cop hiding out in Amish count...
Peter Weir is a filmmaker fascinated by outsider protagonists thrust into strange environments that they must navigate, be it an Australian journalist in 1965 Jakarta (The Year of Living Dangerously) or a veteran Philadelphia cop hiding out in Amish country (Witness) or a headstrong inventor ...
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Ant-Man
Flush from the unprecedented
series of successful movies based on their comic book titles, Marvel Studios
has been emboldened to start making movies on their lesser known characters,
the first being Guardians of the Galaxy (2014). Its surprise commercial an...
Flush from the unprecedented series of successful movies based on their comic book titles, Marvel Studios has been emboldened to start making movies on their lesser known characters, the first being Guardians of the Galaxy (2014). Its surprise commercial and critical success paved the way for ...
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The Lineup
BLOGGER'S NOTE: This post originally appeared on Edward Copeland's blog. Coming early
on in his career, The Lineup (1958)
is the kind of no-nonsense crime film that director Don Siegel excelled at and,
in some ways, anticipated the same approach he took to ...
Coming early on in his career, The Lineup (1958) is the kind of no-nonsense crime film that director Don Siegel excelled at and, in some ways, anticipated the same approach he took to his remake of The Killers (1964) years later. He wastes no time as The Lineup starts off with an exciting chase ...
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Roadracers
Still hot off his feature
film debut with El Mariachi (1992), Roadracers (1994) marked Robert Rodriguez ’s first foray into the Hollywood studio system and it was not a
smooth transition. Accustomed to shooting fast and loose and with complete
creative cont...
Still hot off his feature film debut with El Mariachi (1992), Roadracers (1994) marked Robert Rodriguez's first foray into the Hollywood studio system and it was not a smooth transition. Accustomed to shooting fast and loose and with complete creative control, he met resistance from a crew that ...
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"The two most common elements in the universe are hydrogen and stupidity." - Harlan Ellison
Introduction
I'm currently working on a book about the films Michael Mann.
Education
  • University of Western Ontario
    1992 - 1995
  • Brock University
    1997
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