Film Festival Coverage

Hot Docs 2013: Expedition to the End of the World Review (Paolo Kagaoan)

Expedition to the End of the World Directed by Daniel Dencik The titular Expedition to the End of the World happens every summer, taking its expert Danish passengers to Greenland. The journey, as well as the filmmakers going with them this time around, have no set agenda. Surprisingly, it’s the chosen method for most filmmakers, […]

Hot Docs 2013: Fuck For Forest Review (Paolo Kagaoan)

Fuck For Forest Directed by Michal Marczak Other than being in Hot Docs, Michal Marczak’s Fuck For Forest has another Canadian connection. A Canadian woman working in Dusseldorf who agrees to be recorded while performing sexual acts with one of FFF’s members (Recording sex is one of the things that FFF does). She cites her […]

Hot Docs 2013: I Am Breathing Review (Paolo Kagaoan)

I Am Breathing Featuring Neil Platt, Louise Platt and Oscar Platt Directed by Morag McKinnon and Emma Davie Let me talk about I Am Breathing’s obsession with visuals, which seems like a grim thing to consider while discussing a movie about a man with Motor Neurone Disease. The movie uses many close-ups – computer screens, […]

Hot Docs 2013: Future My Love Review (Paolo Kagaoan)

Future My Love Featuring Maja Borg and Jacques Fresco Directed by Maja Borg A text can simply show the facts, which, at best make us feel like we’re soaring, exceeding our human, intellectual potential. Or it focuses on the consequences, making us feel weighed down and ambivalent. The latter is the riskier method and that’s […]

Alex Winter uploads his thoughts on ‘Downloaded’ (Interview)

Alex Winter uploads his thoughts on ‘Downloaded’ With his new documentary “Downloaded” having it’s Hot Docs debut tonight, Alex Winter has finally graduated from being Bill from “Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure” into a seriously talented documentarian with a sharp eye for story and humor. The film is a rousing crowd pleaser and one of […]

Hot Docs 2013: Downloaded Review (Kirk Haviland)

Downloaded Director: Alex Winter In 1998, teenage hacker Shawn Fanning cracked the code that enabled peer-to-peer file sharing online. In 1999, he partnered with his friend and fellow teen Sean Parker (later of Facebook fame) to launch a little service known as Napster. The music-sharing website transformed not only the music industry, but technology as […]

Cineplex’s Great Digital Film Festival Preview (Kirk Haviland)

Cineplex’s Great Digital Film Festival Preview Starting Feb 1, 2013 select Cineplex theaters across Canada will participate in the fourth annual ‘Great Digital Film Festival’. The festival runs from Feb 1 through Feb7 and is dedicated to bringing classic films back to the big screen, and often in digital format for the first time. This […]