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Ai Weiwei: The Fake Case

Posted by Sam Cooper May 14, 2014 1 Comment 6099 views

Ai Weiwei: The Fake Case opens in Toronto on May 16, 2014 at the Bloor Hot Docs Cinema.

Lakeshorts International Short Film Festival 2014: The Films

Posted by Sam Cooper April 29, 2014 0 Comment 3237 views

Short films are more important than you think and Lakeshorts International Short Film Festival presents a strong, vibrant pool.

Hot Docs 2014: Red Lines (2014)

Posted by Sam Cooper April 25, 2014 0 Comment 4742 views

Red Lines follows Razan Shalab al-Sham and Mouaz Moustafa as they give everything during the Syrian uprising.

Hot Docs 2014: Guidelines (La Marche À Suivre) (2014)

Posted by Sam Cooper April 11, 2014 0 Comment 3813 views

Intervention can only go so far, and, as the old, proverbial saying goes, “Kids will be kids.” Troubled adolescents are the topic of Jean-François Caissy’s third feature, Guidelines (La marche a suivre), which offers an insightful and abstract look at the youth of a provincial secondary school in Canada. The kids all suffer from varying problems. […]

Hot Docs 2014: Love Me (2014)

Posted by Sam Cooper April 9, 2014 0 Comment 3805 views

Love Me is an unflinching look at the lengths people will go to to find love.

Hot Docs 2014: A Dress Rehearsal for an Execution (2013)

Posted by Sam Cooper April 5, 2014 0 Comment 3834 views

Dress Rehearsal for an Execution is a thought-provoking meditation on art imitating life, a documentary that offers a short viewing time, but hours of debate.

Top 5 Movie… Things

Posted by Sam Cooper November 26, 2013 1 Comment 5013 views

Ah, amorphous beings. Always changing shape, always wanting to murder people. Here is a short list of some of my favorite villainous beings. Creephsow 2 (1987) In a segment entitled “The Raft” four unsuspecting friends decide to take a dip in a lake for some good ol’ summer fun. Things come to a grinding hault […]

Midnight Maddness: Naqoyqatsi (2002)

Posted by Sam Cooper August 3, 2013 2 Comments 9857 views

Director Godfrey Reggio’s Koyaanisqatsi made a big splash in the art house world, amazing audiences with its beautiful imagery and dynamic score. Quite frankly, there was nothing else like this when it debuted in 1982. It’s sequel, Powaqqatsi, which came out six years later in 1988, had a lot of promise. Even though it didn’t resonate […]

Midnight Maddness: The Poughkeepsie Tapes (2007)

Posted by Sam Cooper July 27, 2013 0 Comment 5225 views

Welcome to the first article for Midnight Movies! A new weekly column bringing you reviews, scatter-brained ramblings and other oddities all focusing on cinema’s more wild, bizarre and darkly weird entries. For today we’re going to touch upon a film I watched the other night, a film that, unfortunately, is a real stinker. You may […]

The Critic

Posted by Sam Cooper July 6, 2013 0 Comment 5360 views

If you’re like me and enjoy your television shows littered with movie references, particularly funny ones, then you’re probably seen The Critic. Lasting only two seasons and a handful of webisodes, the show had a tightly woven style of humor, albiet one laced with movie parodies. If you’ve never experienced this show before, fear not. […]

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