Hot Docs 2019: The World or Nothing

Filmmaker Ingrid Veninger make her non-fiction debut with this profile of twin Cuban dancers in The World or Nothing. Rubert and Rubildo Donatien Dinza are twin brother from Cuba, who make up the dancing duo Sensación Gemela. With professional opportunities for the two being non-existent in Cuba, Rubert and Rubildo have just recently relocated themselves […]

Hot Docs 2019: Our Godfather

The family of one the biggest Mafia turncoats speaks out in Our Godfather. In the mid-1980s Tommaso Buscetta broke the Mafia code of silence, when he became the first high ranking mob boss to turn against Cosa Nostra. Through his testimony, over 400 Mafiosi and he and his family went into hiding out of fear […]

Hot Docs 2019: Bellingcat – Truth in a Post-Truth World

Citizen journalists revalutionize the concept of online opensource investigation in Bellingcat – Truth in a Post-Truth World. Bellingcat is a collective of “citizen investigative journalists,” founded by Elliot Higgins in the UK. Featuring volunteer members from all across the world, Bellingcat uses social media to help with various investigations, ranging from the MH17 disaster to […]

Hot Docs 2019: Mr. Toilet: The World’s #2 Man

One man has made it his mission to ensure that everyone has access to proper sanitation in Mr. Toilet: The World’s #2 Man. Based on his experiences growing up in Singapore, Jack Sim knows first hand the agonies of not having access to proper toilets. As such, he has formed the World Toilet Organization, the […]

Hot Docs 2019: Buddy

The relationship between six guide dogs on their owners are explored in Buddy. Even though guide dogs are a necessary need of their owners, the connection that develops between the two are often deeper than any other relationship in their lives. Filmmaker Heddy Honigmann follows six guide dogs and what what they mean to their […]

Hot Docs 2019: The Rest

Artist and activist Ai Weiwei goes on the frontlines of the refugee crisis in Europe in The Rest. Refugees from Afghanistan, Syria, and other war torn nations have come to Europe seeking a new life. However, the refugees are refused asylum by France, Italy, Germany, Greece, Sweden, and Turkey are left unable to move forward […]

Hot Docs 2019: Human Nature

The people and science behind the “CRISPR Revolution” are explored in Human Nature. Since the 1970s, scientists have been experimenting with gene therapy. However, since this is a random process, the results of such experiments could not be controlled. However, with the discovery of CRISPR, it has become increasingly possible to manipulate human DNA to […]

Review: Missing Link

An explorer helps a Sasquatch try to find his brethren in Missing Link. Sir Lionel Frost (Hugh Jackman) is an explorer, who specializes in investigating mythical creatures, which results in him being scorned by a society of great men headed by Lord Piggot-Dunceby (Stephen Fry). Desperate to become accepted by the society, Lionel follows a […]

Review: Long Day’s Journey Into Night

A man searches for a lost love in Long Day’s Journey Into Night. Luo Hongwu (Huang Jue) returns home to Kaili for his father’s funeral. While there, Luo decides to search for his old love Wan Qiwen (Tang Wei), who continues to haunt him. His search eventually leads him to a festival in a small […]

Review: Her Smell

The future of a once-successful all-female punk band is threatened by the self-destructive behaviour of its lead singer in Her Smell. Becky Something (Elisabeth Moss) is the lead singer and guitarist of the punk rock band Something She, along with bassist Marielle Hell (Agyness Deyn) and drummer Ali van der Wolff (Gayle Rankin). While at […]