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Hot Docs 2014: Advanced Style

Posted by Pam April 19, 2014 2 Comments 64 views

In our youth-obsessed culture, we don’t see a lot of old people. Lina Plioplyte’s Advanced Style illustrates the absurdity of that.

Hot Docs 2014: Penthouse North (2014)

Posted by Robert Liwanag April 19, 2014 0 Comment 49 views

Ostensibly about a rent controlled Manhattan apartment, Penthouse North is really a meditation on aging, denial and misguided nostalgia.

Overlooked Gems: The Efficiency Expert (1992)

Posted by Lesley Coffin April 18, 2014 0 Comment 69 views

The Efficiency Expert is one of the few films that actually lives up to the descriptor “Capraesque.”

Hot Docs 2014: David & Me (2014)

Posted by Brandy Dean April 18, 2014 0 Comment 64 views

Meant to shine a light on the plight of wrongly convicted David McCallum, David & Me mostly shines a spotlight on filmmaker Ray Klonsky.

Hot Docs 2014: The Notorious Mr. Bout (2014)

Posted by Brandy Dean April 18, 2014 0 Comment 68 views

As much an examination of international laws regarding the arms trade as a character study of Viktor Bout, The Notorious Mr. Bout is also incredibly funny and entertaining.

The Mubi Cinematheque: The Blue Angel (1930)

Posted by Jason Wilson April 17, 2014 0 Comment 106 views

You can catch Josef von Sternberg’s masterpiece The Blue Angel on MUBI right now.

Hot Docs 2014: The Sheik (2014)

Posted by Brandy Dean April 17, 2014 0 Comment 198 views

Don’t be a jabroni for fuck’s sake. Just go see The Sheik at Hot Docs.

Hot Docs 2014: No Lullaby (2014)

Posted by Brandy Dean April 17, 2014 0 Comment 115 views

No Lullaby is not an easy or pleasant documentary to watch but it is an unswerving look at the lasting impact of childhood sexual abuse.

Hot Docs 2014: The Writer with No Hands (2014)

Posted by Brandy Dean April 16, 2014 0 Comment 151 views

The Writer with No Hands is a look at whether a conspiracy theory is more about the conspiracy or the theorist.

Hot Docs 2014: The Internet’s Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz (2014)

Posted by Brandy Dean April 16, 2014 0 Comment 154 views

Aaron Swartz’s story is an impossibly sad one, but The Internet’s Own Boy deserves much credit for veering toward the moving and the inspirational rather than the tragic.

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