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Hot Docs 2015: Help Us Find Sunil Tripathi

Posted by Brandy Dean April 23, 2015 0 Comment 9697 views

Help Us Find Sunil Tripathi is a devastating look at the nature of truth and community in the age of social media and the 24-hour news cycle.

Hot Docs 2015: Planetary

Posted by Pam April 22, 2015 0 Comment 9947 views

Guy Reid’s new film Planetary is one of the more bountiful feasts for the eye that I’ve seen in a long time. Earth has rarely looked so beautiful. Of course, we humans are messing it up. But if you’re expecting another doom-and-gloom lesson on what we’re doing to the planet, you’re in for a surprise. […]

Hot Docs 2015: Love Between the Covers

Posted by Pam April 20, 2015 2 Comments 13250 views

Laurie Kahn opens her new documentary, Love Between the Covers, with a statistic: over 75 million Americans read at least one romance novel last year. If that little gem isn’t news to you, perhaps you’ll be surprised by the fact that romance is the biggest selling genre out there, outselling every other book genre, including […]

Hot Docs 2015: The Circus Dynasty (2014)

Posted by Pam April 19, 2015 0 Comment 9418 views

Anders Riis-Hansen’s documentary The Circus Dynasty has all the makings of a modern-day fairytale. Two talented circus families have worked together for 20 years. The Berdinos own and run the circus, and the Cassellys are fifth-generation circus artists, and the most awarded act in Europe. The heirs apparent, Patrick and Merrylu, are now poised to […]

Hot Docs 2015: On Her Own (2015)

Posted by Pam April 18, 2015 0 Comment 8681 views

Morgan Schmidt-Feng’s new documentary, On Her Own, tells a story that’s pretty familiar to most of us: the slow death of the family farm in America (and Canada, for that matter). While organic and local farming is gaining popularity, it’s difficult to compete with the output and production capabilities of huge agricultural complexes (I hesitate […]

Hot Docs 2015: Elephant’s Dream (2014)

Posted by Pam March 30, 2015 0 Comment 8219 views

Kristof Bilsen’s Elephant’s Dream is, at its essence, a story of hope and resilience in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Through portraits of three government workers, Bilsen exposes the seriousness of that nation’s crumbling infrastructure after over a century of colonization, political crisis, war and corruption. We hear a lot these days about crumbling infrastructure […]

Review: The Cow

Posted by Brandy Dean March 5, 2015 0 Comment 9500 views

The Cow is widely accepted to be the premier film in Iranian cinema and, despite whatever cultural barriers remain in fully understanding the film, that fact shines through.

Review: P Like Pelican (1972)

Posted by Brandy Dean March 4, 2015 0 Comment 9330 views

P Like Pelican screens on Thursday, March 5, 2015 at 6:30 pm at the TIFF Bell Lightbox as part of The Image Remains: Iranian Short Films introduced by Roya Akbari.

Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) on Blu-ray

Posted by Brandy Dean February 16, 2015 0 Comment 5546 views

Birdman hits dvd and Blu-ray on February 17, 2015.

The Netflix Queue: G.B.F (2013)

Posted by Jennifer Reynolds November 1, 2014 0 Comment 7977 views

I don’t expect G.B.F to become one of the iconic teen movies of this decade, but in the end it was cute, and despite some cringe-worthy dialogue it was fun, with some genuine laughs.

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