Tag Archive | Documentary

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 […]

Netflix: The Imposter Review (Matt Hodgson)

Netflix: The Imposter Review (Matt Hodgson)

The Imposter (2012) Starring Adam O’Brian, Frédéric Bourdin, and Carey Gibson Directed by Bart Layton In between unsolicited screenwriting and job hunting (some of the hardest and yet most rewarding work I’ve ever done vs. the Maslovian requirements of food and shelter and the currency exchanged for them) I’ve been spending a lot of time […]

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 […]

Toronto After Dark 2012: My Amityville Horror Review (Robert Harding)

Toronto After Dark 2012: My Amityville Horror Review (Robert Harding)

Toronto After Dark Film Festival 2012 My Amityville Horror Starring Daniel Lutz, Laura DiDio, and Neme Alperstein Directed by Eric Walter The “Amityville Haunting” seemed to spring out of nowhere. The novel The Amityville Horror: A True Story written by Jay Anson was published in 1977. This brought about many inquisitive minds who decided to […]