Review: Apollo 11

Relive the 1969 moon landing in Apollo 11. On July 16, 1969, Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins, and Buzz Aldrin blasted off from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida to begin their historic eight day mission to become the first men in land on the moon. With the help of newly discovered audio recordings and 65mm […]

Review: Leaving Neverland

Two men who are claiming to have been sexual abused as kids by Michael Jackson tell their story in Leaving Neverland. Wade Robson and Jimmy Safechuck are two men who befriended Michael Jackson when they were children. Through interviews between them and their family members, Robson and Safechuck tell their parallel stories of how their […]

Review: Fyre: The Greatest Party That Never Happened

A planned music festival turns into a complete disaster in Fyre: The Greatest Party That Never Happened. Billy McFarland was a New York based entrepreneur, who co-founded the music booking app Fyre, along with rapper Ja Rule. As a way to promote the app, McFarland decides to host a music festival on an island in the Bahamas and creates a promotional […]

Review: Hal

The career of filmmaker Hal Ashby is revisited in Hal. Beginning his film career as film editor, which included winning an Oscar for his friend Norman Jewison’s 1967 film In the Heat of the Night, Hal Ashby began his directorial career with the racially charged drama The Landlord in 1970. He followed this up with the controversial cult romance Harold and Maude in […]

Review: Free Solo

One of the world’s most acclaimed rock climbers attempts his most perilous challenge in Free Solo. Alex Honnold is an acclaimed rock climber, who has gained notoriety for his success at free solo climbing, where he does not wear any safety gear. Alex decides that the time has come to face his biggest challenge of free […]

Review: Bad Reputation

The career of Joan Jett is chronicled in Bad Reputation. Since she has been very young, Joan Jett had the ambition to become a rock star, despite the industry having a bias against women. When she was still a teenager, Jett co-founded the all female punk rock group The Runaways, which experienced great success in the […]

Fantasia 2018: Boiled Angels: The Trial of Mike Diana

The story of the only American artist convicted for obscenity is told in Boiled Angels: The Trial of Mike Diana. In the late 1980s, Florida-based teenager Mike Diana began his underground comic “Boiled Angel,” which was designed by Diana to be be the most offensive zine ever published, with the comics featuring very graphic depictions of […]

Review: Westwood: Punk, Icon, Activist

The life and career of fashion icon Vivienne Westwood is told in Westwood: Punk, Icon, Activist. Coming from humble beginnings in the north of England, fashion designer first came into prominence through her relationship with Sex Pistols manager Malcolm McLaren and her role in helping to create the fashion of the punk movement in the 1970s. In the […]

Review: Won’t You Be My Neighbour

The story of the life an career of Mr. Rogers is told in Won’t You Be My Neighbor. In the late 1960s, Fred Rogers started the children’s television series Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, as a way to connect children to the issues of the day, using his singing, storytelling, and puppetry. The show ran for over […]

Review: Ferris’s Room

A Toronto artist recreates the titular character’s bedroom from Ferris Bueller’s Day Off in Ferris’s Room. For an exhibition at the Gladstone Hotel, Toronto artist Sarah Keenlyside painstakingly recreates Ferris Bueller’s bedroom from John Hughes’ 1986 cult film Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. After the success of the Toronto exhibition, Sarah is invited to Chicago to restage the […]