Canada: the land of mounties, maple syrup, and strange individuals who insert videotapes into their bellies. Here is our highly subjective list of top ten Canadian films from acclaimed filmmakers Atom Egoyan, David Cronenberg, Denys Arcand, Patricia Rozema and others.
David Cronenberg had to lead this list, and no movie before or since epitomizes his surreal, subversive work as the twisted horror of "Videodrome," starring James Woods and Deborah Harry. All of his other films are worth checking out, however, especially "Crash," "Dead Ringers," and "Naked Lunch."
3. Last NightCronenberg and Polley make an appearance in Don McKellar's surprisingly touching End-of-the-World drama "Last Night," which successfully combines millennial hysteria and intimate portraits of people who know the end is coming. Not to be missed.
Sarah Polley did a remarkable job with her first feature film, [i]Away From Her[/i], an adaption of an Alice Munro short story about the love, marriage, and Alzheimer's disease. Polley has made a beautiful film, working with an astonishingly accomplished cast, including Gordon Pinset and Oscar-winning actresses Julie Christie and Olympia Dukakis.