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Hot Docs 2015: Attacking the Devil – Harold Evans and the Last Nazi War Crime – Jacqui Morris & David Morris

Yesterday, I discovered a new hero. His name is Harold Evans. I love films about newspapers, and when they introduce me to people I should have heard of and haven’t … Continue reading

April 26, 2015 · Leave a comment

Hot Docs 2015: Planetary – Guy Reid

Yesterday morning, I sat down and watched perhaps the singularly most important film that is screening at Hot Docs this year, and if you’re not in Toronto, you can track … Continue reading

April 26, 2015 · Leave a comment

Hot Docs 2015: (T)error – David Felix Sutcliffe and Lyric R. Cabral 

Screening tonight at the Lightbox at 9:45pm is this thriller of a documentary, that pulls the curtain back from the FBI’s counterterrorism efforts within the continental United States and the … Continue reading

April 26, 2015 · Leave a comment

Hot Docs 2015: Tuk-Tuk – Romany Saad 

Screening today at the Scotiabank theatre at 9:15 is this vibrant and intriguing look at the streets of Cairo, through the eyes of three young boys. Bika, Abdullah and Sharon … Continue reading

April 26, 2015 · Leave a comment

Hot Docs 2015: Raiders! – Jeremy Coon & Tim Skousen

Screening today at the Hart House theatre at 9:30 is a documentary that completely encapsulated my youth and filled me with awe, and a fire to create. Back in 1981, … Continue reading

April 26, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Eclipse (1962) – Michelangelo Antonioni 

Continuing my exploration of the drama genre after my viewing of Last Tango in Paris for the Great Movies – 100 Years of Film book. So I settled in to … Continue reading

April 26, 2015 · Leave a comment

Hot Docs – A Woman Like Me – Alex Sichel, Elizabeth Giamatti

When Alex Sichel is diagnosed with terminal cancer, she immediately envisions another woman – a different version of herself – who undergoes the same journey, but in the spirit of … Continue reading

April 25, 2015 · Leave a comment

Orphan Black S03E02 – Transitory Sacrifices of Crisis

Buckle up Clone Club, after a week’s rest, Orphan Black (tonight on Space) dives right back into things this week as the Castors (Ari Millen) continue their pursuit of the … Continue reading

April 25, 2015 · Leave a comment

Hot Docs 2015: Circus Dynasty – Anders Riis-Hansen 

Screening today at the Lightbox theatre at 6:30 (rush tickets only, I’m afraid) is this magical, and heart-touching love story set against the back drop of one of Europe’s largest circuses, the Circus … Continue reading

April 25, 2015 · Leave a comment

Hot Docs 2015: Chuck Norris Vs Communism – Ilinca Calugareanu

Screening today at the Hart House theatre at 9:30pm is this masterful, and highly enjoyable documentary that plays like a Cold War thriller. The year is 1985. The place, Romania, … Continue reading

April 25, 2015 · Leave a comment

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