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Hot Docs 2014: Love Hotel (2014)

Posted by Brandy Dean April 26, 2014 0 Comment 6128 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 3082 views

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

Sevilla (2012)

Posted by Jared Bratt April 25, 2014 1 Comment 5947 views

Directed by Bram Schouw and written by Marcel Roijaards, Sevilla is an eleven minute short-film (from the Netherlands) that feels just as emotionally resonant, stylistically raw, and utterly potent as any feature film.

Hot Docs 2014: Pipeline (2014)

Posted by Brandy Dean April 25, 2014 0 Comment 3553 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 3283 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 4730 views

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

The Mubi Cinematheque: The Circus (1928)

Posted by Jason Wilson April 24, 2014 0 Comment 5997 views

The Circus might not by Charlie Chaplin’s most emotionally potent film, but it sure is funny.

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

Posted by Lesley Coffin April 24, 2014 0 Comment 3189 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 3756 views

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

Hot Docs 2014: Come Worry With Us!

Posted by John Munshour April 24, 2014 0 Comment 4468 views

Come Worry With Us! is about Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra, but it’s not just another concert film.

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