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Film Review: 'Beware the Slenderman'

Parents might monitor their kids’ time online a little more closely after watching “Beware the Slenderman,” the un-heartwarming story of two real-life little girls who nearly stabbed a classmate to death because they thought it would please a fictive bogeyman who’s gained recent traction on the internet. 685 more words


Film Review: 'Sour Grapes'

“Sour Grapes” investigates an embarrassing scandal that rocked the world of highest-end wine collectors — and left as many as 40,000 “fake” bottles still circulating in their milieu — approaching the stunningly expansive scam as a real-life comic mystery fit for Hercule Poirot, complete with a cast of privileged dupes for whom the average viewer isn’t likely to feel much sympathy. 730 more words


Film Review: 'Holy Hell'

Last year, Sundance pulled a sneaky trick when announcing the documentary competition lineup, withholding the name of the filmmaker behind “Holy Hell,” said to be an exposé told from within a real-life West Hollywood cult. 870 more words


Aim for the Roses

“It’s going to be a long 102 minutes”. This was my first impression of Aim for the Roses, which made its world premiere at the Hot Docs Film Festival in Toronto. 448 more words


Hot Docs 2016 Interview: Susan Gluth on "Urmila: My Memory is My Power"

It’s not easy to review this film as it touches a certain aspect of society that may turn my review into politics. But the endless power of this film is that it really makes you feel angry, but in the meantime, proud, that it is able to show something that many of us who live in cozy houses must see which is Susan Gluth`s documentary is about. 293 more words


Hot Docs 2016 Interview: Hélène Choquette on "A Dog`s Life" and Homelessness

The issue of homelessness, whether in a big or small city, has always been and will always be a hot topic to talk about. More importantly, it’s so tremendously easy to judge someone you see standing on the streets hoping to receive a penny from you. 1,227 more words


Film Review: 'Nuts!'

The potentiality of a President Trump has many pondering Americans’ susceptibility to snake-oil salesmen, making it a particularly opportune moment for “Nuts,” about a now-little-remembered public figure of great popular appeal nearly a century ago. 795 more words