Dave Canfield
Chicago, Illinois

Canfield is a member of the Chicago Film Critics Association but can't decide if that makes him a critic. He is a writer for the well respected Magill's Cinema Annual and has been with Twitch Film since the beginning but can't decide if that makes him a writer. He's often called to speak and teach various people but is not sure if this makes him a teacher. If you think you know what Canfield is please write or call the guys at Twitch Film. There is a substantial reward leading to the successful identification of this man.

The Stack: HOUSE OF PSYCHOTIC WOMEN, THE FOG, Danny Boyle's TRANCE, STREET TRASH, And Much More

Films mentioned this week in our video review roundup include Sony's Magic Magic, West of Memphis and Shout Factory's Ralph Bakshi's Heavy Traffic, Swamp Thing, The Incredible Melting Man, Kentucky Fried Movie, and The Producers. 20th Century Fox catalogue titles... More »
  

Giveaway: Win A Bundle Of Despair Blu-ray Prize Packs - Copies Of NORTH FACE And THE SILENCE From Music Box Films

While the rest of the world celebrates Britain's bundle of joy, the good folks at Music Box Films are offering you the chance to win your own bundle of despair. Yay! Actually, North Face is a visually stunning hi-def experience based on... More »
  

Video Reflections: THE JEFFREY DAHMER FILES Looks Into The Abyss

Now on DVD, The Jeffrey Dahmer Files is a documentary that attempts to tease out the effect the infamous serial killer's actions had on the city of Milwaukee Wisconsin, particular the largely black neighborhood where he lived when he committed... More »
  

Hey, Chicago! Wanna See THE CONJURING For FREE This Monday?

I really like James Wan. Some dislike him simply because they loathe the Saw franchise. I'm not a huge fan of the sequels but I found Saw gripping all the way to the end and fairly funny to boot. I... More »
  

Hey, Chicago And Wauwatosa, Wisconsin! Win Tix To An EVIL DEAD Screening

Live in Chicago? Or Wauwatosa, Wisconsin? Two separate contests. 25 admit two admissions, one goretabulous flick. Evil Dead has been causing solid buzz everywhere it's played and now you have an early chance to find out for yourself. These two... More »
  

The Stack March Episode One: WESTWORLD Finally Hits Blu, Plus ELM STREET Films, SCHINDLER'S LIST, PHANTASM II, And More

Welcome Back to The Stack! They say March comes in like a lion and in this case I'm inclined to agree. This turned out to be one of my most fun months ever. The 70s sci-fi dystopian classic Westworld hit Blu,... More »
  

The Stack: March Editorial -- You And Your Spleen: A Guide To Trolling The 2013 Oscars

Welcome back to The Stack! There are all kinds of stacks. I have stacks of films that need watching and reviewing. Stacks of books that need read and links that need sorting through etc. But once a month I'll be sorting... More »
  

The Stack: February Episode Two Includes THE MASTER, SKYFALL, New Shout Factory and More

Welcome back to The Stack! This installment showcases Oscar winners and losers Skyfall, The Master, Argo, and The Sessions, as well as new vintage SE's from Shout Factory,  including Terror Vision, The Video Dead, The Joshua Tree and Prison. The truly... More »
  

FRANK HENENLOTTER Brings BASKET CASE & BRAIN DAMAGE to Chicago March 8 & 9.

Wow! Chi-Town gets it's fair share of fun film events but the weekend of March 8-9 is looking off the hook. On March 8 TERROR IN THE AISLES kicks off with the BASKET CASE TRIPLE FEATURE. Director Frank Henenlotter will... More »
  

Meeting The Criterion: THE MAN WHO KNEW TOO MUCH (1934), Nolan's FOLLOWING, THE QATSI TRILOGY, BRAZIL

Behold the tale of how I came to dive deep into The Criterion Collection. Almost all of us own the stray Criterion disc or two of our favorite films. Some of us have dozens of Criterion titles but collect far more... More »
  

The Stack: February Episode One Includes TAI-CHI ZERO, CITADEL, CABARET, and More!

Welcome back to The Stack! This installment has me checking out and ruminating on the horror film Citadel, the touching and thoughtful doc about artist Wayne White Beauty is Embarrassing, Miike Takashi's newest Samurai foray Hara-Kiri, the surprisingly bland animated... More »
  

Chicago's Music Box Theater Throws 70mm Film Festival: 2001, VERTIGO, Tati's PLAYTIME and LIFEFORCE!

The Music Box Theater in Chicago, Illinois is presenting a 70mm film festival from February 15-28. If you've never seen a film in 70mm and you live in the Chicago area, prepare to be completely overwhelmed. 70mm isn't about size,... More »
  

The Stack: DIE HARD Blu-ray Box, DEADLY BLESSING, THE NEST, THE SEVEN-PER-CENT SOLUTION, THE IMPOSTER, SEARCHING FOR SUGARMAN, and TALES OF THE NIGHT

Welcome Back to The Stack. I'm your host Dave Canfield here with a bunch of fun! In all seriousness, I am mucho grateful for all the folks who fired off the following releases for review. I'd barely seen ANY of these... More »
  

The Stack. COMPLIANCE, LIGHTNING BUG, WAKE IN FRIGHT, THE POSSESSION, and JACK AND DIANE

Welcome back to The Stack. This week's releases were exceptionally fun to sift thru and I'm especially glad to be able to chat about some obscure stuff you might not have heard of before. The disturbing Compliance, the surprisingly effective... More »
  

Interview With Ray Harryhausen: Master of the Majick's Author Mike Hankin And Publisher Ernest Farino Hails The Coming Of VOLUME ONE!

The opportunity to interview the author and publisher of the Ray Harryhausen - Master of the Majicks series was not something I took lightly. I've waited nervously for each volume, knowing that in the high stakes world of publishing a... More »
  

The Stack: SLEEP TIGHT, DREDD, THE JAZZ SINGER, DRIVING MISS DAISY, GRAND HOTEL, MISS MINIVER

Welcome Back to The Stack! I'm your host Dave Canfield and this week I'm looking at home video releases from the first two weeks of January. What's included? Jaume Belaguero's masterful thriller Sleep Tight, the sci-fi comic book based actioner Dredd,... More »
  

The Stack: LOOPER, COSMOPOLIS, BRAVE, FINDING NEMO and FRANKENWEENIE

Welcome back to The Stack, where host Dave Canfield opines and informs on what's new on DVD and Blu-ray, offers up conversation with informed fans, industry figures and talent and seeks out the geek epicenter of his own meandering fandom. This... More »
  

Wonderfully Disturbing Ice Cream Ad: I may never eat ice cream again.

Normally I wouldn't post a commercial just because I found it entertaining. But this may be the most disturbing ad I've ever seen. Ice cream anyone? Now would be the time to find out who made this, what they are... More »
  

Watch a New Episode of The Stack: Holiday Gift Guide Part Two: Box Sets For Kids!

Welcome back to....The Stack!  In part two of the Holiday Gift Guide your Uncle Dave  wrangles dead snakes, tells his kids to shut up and likewise invokes the holiday spirit by looking at some off the beaten path box sets... More »
  

Win Tickets: Terror in the Aisles 13 - Rare Screening of SOCIETY with Director Brian Yuzna in Attendance!

This Friday Nov. 30, 2012 offers a rare opportunity for Chicago Horror fans. The mad geniuses behind the long running Terror in the Aisles mini-film fest are screening the rarer than rare SOCIETY (1989) and bringing director Brian Yuzna out... More »
  
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