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 filmContinue reading “The Waiting Room 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 theContinue reading “The Fruit Hunters Review (Kirk Haviland)”

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 toContinue reading “Toronto After Dark 2012: My Amityville Horror Review (Robert Harding)”

Planet In Focus 2012: Bay of All Saints Review (Kirk Haviland)

Planet In Focus Environment Film Festival 2012  Bay of All Saints (2012) Directed by Annie Eastman Part of the lineup at this year’s Planet In Focus Environmental Film Festival, Bay of all Saints takes us deep into an area of a world we rarely get to see. In Brazil’s Bay of all Saints district theContinue reading “Planet In Focus 2012: Bay of All Saints 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 heartContinue reading “Detropia Review (Kirk Haviland)”