WFC Canada: Whole New Thing


And this film sort of marks the end of my randomnly-aquired films for this project (at the 25% mark, even). Up until (and including this one) I’ve just been visiting video stores, looking at films and going “huh! this is from a country that lacks coverage!” and then buying it without any consideration for the actual film.

(Oh, and I visited the web sites of Criterion and Second Run and so on and did the same.)

But from now on out, it’s going to be more “I need , so I google ‘best film from ‘ and then buy one that looks nice. So there may be more odd films now, I guess…

Oh, this film? It’s a small budget indie film that’s kinda awkward. There’s a certain charm, but it’s also kinda creepy.

It turns out to be a kinda sweet film, but watching it, it really looked like they were going for the typical direction these films go, and that’s REALLY CREEPY.

It would have helped if they’d made it clear that at the start that this was a creep-free zone.

On the other hand, it’s Canadian, so perhaps they took that for granted.

Whole New Thing. Amnon Buchbinder. 2005. Canada.

The Canadian

  • 2 parts Canadian whiskey
  • 1 part Cointreau
  • simple syrup
  • Angostura bitters

Shake with ice and streain into a glass.

I had originally meant to do the Caesar cocktail (which is like a Bloody Mary but with Clamato Juice), but went to several stores here in Oslo today, and for some reason none of them carry “clamato”. Perhaps because… IT SOUNDS DISGUSTING?!?!?

So I went with this fake-sounding Canadian cocktail instead.

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