Hot Docs 2012: My Thoughts on My Name is Faith

My Name is Faith is about a girl named Faith, who suffers from what is called Attachment Disorder.  As a very young child, she suffered from the neglect of her birth mother and, as a result, she is unable to trust her new adoptive parents. The film follows Faith as she goes to a camp for […]

Hot Docs 2012: My Thoughts on Herman’s House

Herman’s House is about two people – Herman Wallace and Jackie Sumell.  Wallace was Black Panther member, who was falsely accused of murdering a prison guard and has been kept in solitary confinement at Angola prison for about 40 years.  Jackie is an artist and activist, who collaborated with Wallace on an art project in which she […]

Hot Docs 2012: My Thoughts on Finding Truelove

I should probably begin by saying that even though I am going to be quite critical of this film, I am still going to acknowledge that the filmmakers are still quite young and seemed pretty happy that the film got into a film festival and was actually shown to people.  Plus, they gave out free […]

Hot Docs 2012: My Thoughts on Radioman

You may not know Craig “Radioman” Castaldo by his name, but I am almost certain that you have seen the guy.  Radioman is known for appearing at the film sets around New York City, always with his bike and trusty radio.  Often this results in him getting a brief cameo role in the production.  In […]

Hot Docs 2012: My Thoughts on Her Master’s Voice

There are 189 films screening throughout the course of Hot Docs.  With so many films screening during the week, it can be easy for some of these films to get lost in the shuffle and get overwhelmed by the docs with big buzz. I am happy to say that I have discovered one of the […]

Hot Docs 2012: My Thoughts on Beauty is Embarrassing

Beauty is Embarrassing tells the story of Wayne White, who started off as a puppeteer and has now received some recognition for his word paintings (where he paints humourous phrases over prepainted landscape). White received some early fame for he work on the popular 80s television show Pee-Wee’s Playhouse.  He also worked on the show Beakman’s […]

Hot Docs 2012: My Thoughts on Beware of Mr Baker

Ginger Baker, who was best known for his work with the bands Cream and Blind Faith, is considered one of the most influential drummers of all time.  He is also a complete madman. Beware of Mr Baker is candid look back at Baker’s life and career as told through his own words.  The entire documentary is […]

Hot Docs 2012: My Thoughts on GLOW: The Story Of The Gorgeous Ladies Of Wrestling

If you watch professional wrestling in this day and age, you would find that women wrestling is all but a joke.  For about every women wrestler that’s a true athlete (and actually a good wrestler), there’s about ten that are just hired for their looks (and are likely former models). GLOW tells a different story.  In […]

Hot Docs 12: My Thoughts on The Imposter

My experience at Hot Docs kicked off in a big way with The Imposter.  Even though it was the first film that I would see at the festival, I can say now that it is probably going to be the one to beat. The film is done in a very similar style to the films […]