Tag Archive | Bloor Cinema

The Fruit Hunters Review (Kirk Haviland)

The Fruit Hunters Review (Kirk Haviland)

The Fruit Hunters (2012) Written by Yung Chang and Mark Slutsky – based on the book by Adam Gollner Directed by Yung Chang After a highly successful Toronto debut screening as part of last week’s Toronto Reel Asian Film Festival Richmond Hill program, Yung Chang’s The Fruit Hunters starts an exclusive engagement this weekend at the […]

Detropia Review (Kirk Haviland)

Detropia Review (Kirk Haviland)

Detropia (2012) Written and Directed by Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady The once bustling city of Detroit is a shadow of its former self. Starting back in 2010 when the economic downturn was in full swing, Detroit went from downturn to depression in a heartbeat. With the closures of local automobile production plants, the heart […]

The Story Of Film Preview (Kirk Haviland)

The Story Of Film Preview (Kirk Haviland)

The Story of Film: An Odyssey Written and Directed by Mark Cousins Last year Mark Cousins in conjunction with the BBC brought us a 15 part epic series entitled The Story of Film: An Odyssey. Starting last weekend and continuing through to November The Hot Docs Bloor Cinema is presenting the entire series in 2 […]

Paul Williams: Still Alive Review (Kirk Haviland)

Paul Williams: Still Alive Review (Kirk Haviland)

Paul Williams: Still Alive (2011) Starring Paul Williams Written and Directed by Stephen Kessler In a year where this critic has personally seen some fantastic music documentaries the likes of Marley, My Father and the Man in Black  and Charles Bradley: Soul of America, I was wary that a documentary about singer/songwriter Paul Williams could […]

The Man Nobody Knew Review (Kirk Haviland)

The Man Nobody Knew Review (Kirk Haviland)

The Man Nobody Knew: In Search of My Father, CIA Spymaster William Colby Directed by Carl Colby Carl Colby’s father William did not have the average 9-to-5 American job. Part quest to enlighten the masses as to exactly what his father was responsible for and part personal exploration, The Man Nobody Knew uses a multitude […]

Joffrey: Mavericks of American Dance Review (Kirk Haviland)

Joffrey: Mavericks of American Dance Review (Kirk Haviland)

Joffrey: Mavericks of American Dance Written and Directed by Bob Hercules Robert Joffrey and Gerald Arpino were the two visionaries behind the creation and innovation of the Joffrey Ballet. Narrated by Mandy Patinkin, Joffrey: Mavericks of American Dance tells the history behind the Joffrey Ballet and the story of these two men. Through archival footage […]

The Island President Review (Kirk Haviland)

The Island President Review (Kirk Haviland)

The Island President (2011) Starring Mohamed Nasheed Directed by Jon Shenk The Island President is the story of the President of the Maldives, Mohamed Nasheed, and his fight to save his island nation from a natural disaster brought on by global warming.  It follows his history from activist to president, but spends most of its […]