Tag Archive | Hot Docs

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: 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]