Tag Archive | Bloor Hot Docs Cinema

The Waiting Room Review (Kirk Haviland)

The Waiting Room Directed by Peter Nicks Today (Friday, Jan 18), the Bloor Hot Docs Cinema begins an exclusive run of another of its 2012 festival favorites, The Waiting Room. When the shortlist of documentaries up for nomination for this year’s Academy Awards was released back in early December, director Peter Nicks found his film […]

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 […]

Darwin Review (Matt Hodgson)

Darwin Review (Matt Hodgson)

Darwin (2011) Directed by Nick Brandestini Darwin starts a run at the Bloor Hot Docs Cinema in Toronto starting today, August 24th. If life’s getting you down and the mistakes seem to be piling up like unpaid bills, you may feel like leaving civilization in the dust. Pack your bags and grab your closest loved […]

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 […]