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Crime Wave

1985

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  • If you are looking for more colorful Canadian fare, take in John Paizs’ Crime Wave (85), a delirious candy-colored parody of American pulps recently restored by the Toronto International Film Festival... With its endless divergent stories and polymorphous perversity, it’s no surprise that this Winnipeg-shot film was a major influence on Guy Maddin.

  • An enduring inspiration for many Canadian filmmakers (particularly Guy Maddin), Crime Wave is a little-seen Canadian cult classic with the kind of 16mm vibrancy that can only be properly experienced on the big screen.