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Hot Docs: Part I

Hot Docs: Part I

May 6, 2011 | By

Reviews of three films from Toronto’s Hot Docs film festival: Lotte Stoops’ debut, Grande Hotel (2010), Robert-Jan Lacombe’s short documentary Goodbye Mandima (2010), and Stefan Kolbe and Chris Wright’s doc Das Block / The Block…

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HotDocs: Revision + Other Tidbits

HotDocs: Revision + Other Tidbits

May 6, 2012 | By

Capsule review from the latest HotDocs screening: Revision (2012), the Cumberland Cinemas closes today, and Fox bids adieu to distributing 35mm film in 2014.

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HotDocs: Revision + Other Tidbits

HotDocs: Revision + Other Tidbits

May 6, 2012 | By

Capsule review from the latest HotDocs screening: Revision (2012), the Cumberland Cinemas closes today, and Fox bids adieu to distributing 35mm film in 2014.

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HotDocs: Family Nightmare + Francophrenia

HotDocs: Family Nightmare + Francophrenia

May 3, 2012 | By

Capsule reviews from the latest HotDocs screenings: Family Nightmare (2011) and Francophrenia (Or Don’t Kill Me, I Know Where the Baby Is) (2012).

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Film: Family Nightmare (2011) – HotDocs Capsule Review

Film: Family Nightmare (2011) – HotDocs Capsule Review

May 3, 2012 | By

Return to: Home / Blu-ray, DVD, Film Reviews / F . Film: Very Good / DVD Transfer: n/a/ DVD Extras: n/a Label: n/a/ Region: n/a / Released: n/a Genre: Mockumentary / Short Film / Found Footage Synopsis: A variant in the found footage & mockumentary sub-genres deals with a creepy Xmas captured on vintage home video gear. Special […]

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HotDocs: Despite the Gods + Chasing Ice

HotDocs: Despite the Gods + Chasing Ice

May 2, 2012 | By

Capsule reviews from the latest HotDocs screenings: Despite the Gods (2012), and Chasing Ice (2012) making it’s Canadian American premiere.

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HotDocs: Shadows of Liberty + Where Heaven Meets Hell

HotDocs: Shadows of Liberty + Where Heaven Meets Hell

April 30, 2012 | By

Capsule reviews from the latest HotDocs screenings: Shadows of Liberty (2012) making it’s World premiere, and Where Heaven Meets Hell (2011) making it’s North American premiere, plus editorial blather.

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Rock Docs Supreme: Janis (1974), Janis: Little Girl Blue (2015), and Louder Than Love (2012)

Rock Docs Supreme: Janis (1974), Janis: Little Girl Blue (2015), and Louder Than Love (2012)

June 8, 2016 | By

Reviews of three very solid rock docs: Tony D’Annunzio’s Louder Than Love: The Grande Ballroom Story (2012) + Amy Berg’s Janis: Little Girl Blue (2015) from MVD Visual, plus Howard Alk’s Janis (1974) on (in)glorious VHS.

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The Ravages of Colonialism: Concerning Violence + Grande Hotel

The Ravages of Colonialism: Concerning Violence + Grande Hotel

February 24, 2015 | By

Review of Göran Olsson’s Concerning Violence (2014), which begins its run at the Bloor Hot Docs Cinema Friday February 27th.

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Vinyl Docs, Part 2

Vinyl Docs, Part 2

February 13, 2015 | By

In Part 2 of Vinyl Docs, I’ve cherry-picked and reviewed a few notable short films on record collecting & selling (all available on Vimeo and / or YouTube) + a trio of archival RCA industrial films on how vinyl records are made, circa 1948, 1956, and 1958.

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