Hot Docs 2012: Ready to See Some Docs!

The Hot Docs film festival begins in full today and I will be seeing my first two screenings tonight with the double-bill of The Imposter and GLOW: The Story Of The Gorgeous Ladies Of Wrestling, both of which will be screening at the Bloor Hot Docs Cinema. It has worked out that I will be seeing an […]

Hot Docs 2012: My Final Schedule

I have finalized the films that I will be seeing this year at HotDocs.  Even though it’s my second time at the festival, this will be my first time seeing a decent selection of films. There are 11 films that I am confirmed to be checking out.  For all intents and purposes this is my […]

More HotDocs Highlights

We are only a week away from the 2012 film festival.  Things are starting to shape up for me and I am expecting to see at least ten films at this year’s festival (which is an improvement from the single film I saw last year). I plan to have my final screening schedule finalized on […]

Hot Docs Highlights

This year’s edition of the Hot Docs Film Festival begins in just under a month’s time and I’ve been thinking about what films I would possibly want to see a the festival.  I’m not sure on the exact number I will be seeing at Hot Docs this year, though I hope to see at least […]

Thoughts on the Renovated Bloor Cinema

This evening I went to a screening at the new reopened (and renamed) Bloor Hot Docs cinema.  The theatre recently finished months of renovations and has now reopened as the main hub for the Hot Docs film festival. I might be because I only went to the Bloor a handful of times before the renovations, […]

Canada’s Top Ten: My Thoughts on Take This Waltz

For my final film of Canada’s Top Ten, I saw this quirky romantic comedy directed by Sarah Polley.  One thing that stands out for this film right away is that even though it’s a Canadian film that takes place in Toronto, it features a very well-known cast of both Canadian and American actors, including Michelle […]

Canada’s Top Ten: My Thoughts on Café de Flore

Last night I saw a film at Canada’s Top Ten that I can probably say will end up being the best of the films that I have seen. Café de Flore tells two stories.  The first story, set in present day Montreal, is about a love triangle of sorts in which a DJ named Antoine (Kevin Parent) […]

Canada’s Top Ten: My Thoughts on A Dangerous Method

I’m started to head into the cream of the crop of the Canada’s Top Ten selection.  A Dangerous Method is of course the latest film by David Cronenberg.  The very fact that the film is directed Cronenberg might affect the opinions of some from an auteuristic point of view.  On it’s the own, I thought that […]

Canada’s Top Ten: My Thoughts on Edwin Boyd

The second film I saw at Canada’s Top Ten also happened to be the film that won Best Canadian Film at the last film festival. Edwin Boyd is a film that tells the story of the notorious Canadian bank robber of the same name.  The film tells how Edwin Boyd (played by Scott Speedman) got into […]

Canada’s Top Ten: My Thoughts on Keyhole

 TIFF’s annual celebration of Canadian Cinema is now well underway and today I saw the first of five films I plan on seeing in the Canada’s Top Ten series – Guy Maddin’s Keyhole. This was only the second of Maddin’s films that I have seen, the other being 2008’s My Winnipeg.  However, it’s definitely obvious […]