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Doc Review: The Amina Profile (2015) ★★★★★

Amina Arraf. Born on October 12, 1975. She has a strong, and extremely unique personality. She is afraid of nothing, not even the heavily armed secret police of Damascus, who can arrest her, or even worse, kill her, for her modern views on life. 378 more words

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Interview: Sophie Deraspe and Sandra Bagaria talks The Amina Profile

It is no secret that everyone uses social networks. Some take advantage of advance technologies to stay connected with family members, some with friends…. But someone used it for absolutely different reason, such as meeting new people or to find love in their life. 3,998 more words


Doc Review: Dreamcatcher (2015) ★★★★

Everyone deserves to have a life they dream of. Every child deserves to have an unforgettable childhood. Every teenager deserves to have a regular teenage life. 482 more words

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Buy it now. Hot off the press, literally!

When I opened this morning’s Globe and Mail (Saturday, July 4, 2015) and started browsing the various sections, my heart lifted when I saw the full-page picture of the intelligent and frankly-spoken Iris Apfel on the cover of… 300 more words

40 years of comedy in "SNL" doc Live from New York!

“Live from New York, it’s Saturday Night!”

Those iconic words have opened each episode of “Saturday Night Live” for the past 40 years.  As the seminal sketch comedy show closes the book on its 40th season, a new documentary chronicling the show’s effect on and response to American culture for the past four decades. 1,724 more words


Icarus, Reversed: Sunshine Superman

BASE jumping is back, baby. The acronym stands for Building, Antenna, Span and Earth. In practice, it means strapping on a parachute and hurling oneself off a tall, fixed place, whether a skyscraper, communications tower, bridge or forbidding mountain cliff. 816 more words

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Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck - Bloor Hot Docs Cinema, Toronto - May 15-30, 2015

HBO Documentary Films

Written and Directed by Brett Morgen


Review by Vanessa Markov

Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck is a brilliantly successful attempt to get behind the eyes and into the head of the late… 376 more words