Posts filed under "Documentary"

Hot Docs 2014: Self(less) Portrait (2014)

Posted by Brandy Dean April 28, 2014 0 Comment 2804 views

50 people sit down in front of a camera and tell their tale. That sounds like an interesting premise for a documentary, but Self(less) Portrait falls flat.

Hot Docs 2014: The Immortalists (2014)

Posted by Brandy Dean April 27, 2014 0 Comment 5172 views

Live forever or die trying, that’s the motto of biologists Aubrey de Grey and Bill Andrews. What’s more, they’re sure it’s just within reach.

Hot Docs 2014: What Is Left? (2014)

Posted by Claire Dunderman April 27, 2014 0 Comment 3858 views

What Is Left is a strong addition to the growing repertoire of intellectual political films; with a tone of dread of misdirection yet hope for those on the track to the future to find the right track.

Hot Docs 2014: Love Hotel (2014)

Posted by Brandy Dean April 26, 2014 0 Comment 6552 views

Despite the lube deliver by pneumatic tubes, the documentary Love Hotel isn’t all about sex and kink.

Hot Docs 2014: Fire Followers

Posted by John Munshour April 26, 2014 0 Comment 3469 views

Fire Followers might be a staged doc or a pseudo doc, or it just might be as interesting as watching paint dry.

Hot Docs 2014: Pipeline (2014)

Posted by Brandy Dean April 25, 2014 0 Comment 3850 views

Vitaly Mansky’s Pipeline is a visual document of life along Russia’s Urengoy-Pomary-Uzhhorod pipeline. Shot in 7 countries over 104 days, Mansky paints a picture of a pipeline more as a kind of modern spice route, stitching together various cultures, concerns and characters in unexpected ways.

Hot Docs 2014: Absences (2014)

Posted by Brandy Dean April 25, 2014 0 Comment 3621 views

Absences from filmmaker Carole Laganière inspires a fresh look at loss and the almost contradictory positive aspects of loss.

Hot Docs 2014: Red Lines (2014)

Posted by Sam Cooper April 25, 2014 0 Comment 5141 views

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

Tribeca Film Festival 2014: The Battered Bastards of Baseball (2014)

Posted by Lesley Coffin April 24, 2014 0 Comment 3319 views

The Battered Bastards of Baseball show us what has been missing from baseball because of it’s focus is on big business…players with the pure and simple goal of winning they game their playing.

Hot Docs 2014: Rich Hill (2014)

Posted by Robert Liwanag April 24, 2014 0 Comment 4074 views

What truly elevates Rich Hill, award winning study of poverty, is its subjects and the filmmakers’ genuine sense of empathy.

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