The Mind Reels Visits the CBC

Last week, Sue Maynard and I were invited to attend the CBC 2017 – 2018 Season Preview. We knew it would be a chance to catch up with some good friends, and perhaps make some new ones. Arriving at 250 Front St West here in Toronto, we checked in and immediately were able to catch…

Hot Docs 2016: Obit – Vanessa Gould

  Having its international premiere this evening at 9:15 at the Bloor Hot Docs Cinema, is what may be my favorite documentary at the festival so far. With additional screenings on Tuesday May 3 at 3:45 at the Isabel Bader Theatre, and again at 9:15 on Saturday May 7, with a final screening at the…

Hot Docs 2015: Help Us Find Sunil Tripathi – Neal Broffman

Screening today at the ROM theatre at 7:00pm is this amazing, important, and emotionally involving film that introduces us to the Tripathi family. In the early months of 2013, their youngest son, Sunil, a Brown University student left his home in Providence one night, and disappeared. The family was distraught, but organized, and welcoming the help of friends and volunteers…

The Newsroom S02E03 – Willie Pete

Now this is what I’m talking about! This week’s Newsroom dives right into the events of the time! The Genoa tip from last week, about the use of sarin gas on a civilian population during a black-ops extraction, doesn’t look like it’s going to pay off as Mackenzie (Emily Mortimer) can’t seem to track down…

Natasha Eloi (Part 1)

Natasha Eloi is about as amazing as people come, she’s a self-taught videographer, a journalist, a sci-fi and movie geek, and just a delightfully fun soul whom Sue and I simply clicked with. We met for an evening of chattage at the Duke of Kent, and we sat there for almost three hours, and recorded for almost…

Fan Expo – Media Professionalism & Ethics

I am not a professional journalist. I openly admit that, though I’m sure my writing gives me away from time to time. I will admit first and foremost, I’m a fan. That’s why Sue and I started this site. We were fans that felt that a lot of the things we loved weren’t getting the…

The Newsroom S01 E01- We Just Decided To

Integrity. Honesty. Accountability. Objectivity. Not words that one tends to associate with the news, and journalists who are restricted to presenting the ‘facts’ as their corporate sponsors want nowadays. That’s not to say that there aren’t hardworking investigative journalists out there anymore. I know there are. It’s just too bad, they are being shoved aside…