Edward Willett

A review of the filmed-in-Saskatchewan Tideland

Here’s the first review I’ve seen of Terry Gillam’s Tideland, shot in Saskatchewan (as you can see in the photo that accompanies the article, which was clearly taken in the Qu’Appelle Valley). In fact, a great deal of it was shot across the street from the condo we lived in until last October, at the Canada-Saskatchewan Production Studios.

Here’s the opening paragraph of the review. I’m not entirely sure the reviewer cared for the movie:

The newest Terry Gilliam movie is best described as nightmarish. With no particular point, the end of the film evokes relief and embarrassment, as if you have just finished witnessing Gilliam pass an enormous kidney stone. One feels the urge to let go his clammy hand, pat him gently and ask him if he feels better.

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