Then, from the north, came John Paizs's wonderful, quirky comedy from 1985, Crime Wave. Mike and Mondo Justin are joined this week by Skizz Cyzyk in discussing the Canadian classic about frustrated screenwriter Steven Penny (Paizs) who struggles to complete the "best colour crime movie" while living above the garage of Kim (Eva Kovaks). He can come up with great beginnings and endings but it's the middles that challenge him. Leave that up to the advice of Dr. Jolly (Neil Lawrie).
Visit Frank Norman's fantastic fan site.
Buy Jonathan Ball's Crime Wave book
Read Greg Klymkiw's article about Crime Wave at TIFF 2014
Buy John Paizs's Invasion! on DVD
Buy Crime Wave on VHS
Visit the Winnipeg Cinemateque
Bonus interview with Jonathan Ball.