Hot Docs 2019: ‘On the President’s Orders’ Documents the Philippine Drug War

‘On the President’s Orders,’ directed by James Jones and Olivier Sarbil, is a jarring account of Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte’s war on drugs.

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Hot Docs 2019: ‘The Corporate Coup D’État’ Examines For-Profit Politics

A look at how private interests are taking over American politics, ‘The Corporate Coup D’État’ makes its Canadian debut at Hot Docs 2019 in Toronto, Canada.

Biff Bam Pop’s Alien Invasion rolls camera on Super 8

When the trailer for JJ Abrams’ Super 8 first hit the public eye, everything about it seemed so mysterious. It appeared as a sort of supernatural film, but it was … Continue reading Biff Bam Pop’s Alien Invasion rolls camera on Super 8

Wim Wenders at TIFF: Wings of Desire

Wings of Desire, Wim Wenders’ final fictional film from the 1980s, is lighter than a feather. The wispy gates of heaven open to an overcast Berlin in the twilight of … Continue reading Wim Wenders at TIFF: Wings of Desire

Wim Wenders at TIFF: Paris, Texas

Wim Wenders’ visionary Palme d’Or winning film Paris, Texas is the culmination of the director’s many years of hard work capturing life on the road. This poetic study of what … Continue reading Wim Wenders at TIFF: Paris, Texas

Wim Wenders at TIFF: The American Friend

Wim Wenders’ neo-noir thriller, The American Friend, looks like it was cut from the same cloth as other films from the genre. When viewing the film in 2016, it’s hard … Continue reading Wim Wenders at TIFF: The American Friend

Winter at TIFF: Wim Wenders’ Early Shorts

As part of their expansive retrospective on the exceptional German director Wim Wenders, The TIFF Bell Lightbox delivers a rare opportunity to see the man’s early short films as one … Continue reading Winter at TIFF: Wim Wenders’ Early Shorts

Stop Motion Animation Retrospective: Monty Python’s Life of Brian and Fantastic Planet

The TIFF Bell Lightbox’s stop motion animation retrospective continues this extended holiday weekend with several more impressive titles. Of particular note are screenings of the two 1970s European classics, Monty … Continue reading Stop Motion Animation Retrospective: Monty Python’s Life of Brian and Fantastic Planet

Holiday Gift Guide 2015: Hip-Hop Reissues

While most of today’s commercial music is being sold in digital formats, hard copy music hasn’t totally died. We’re seeing many of the great albums of yesteryear getting deluxe re-issues … Continue reading Holiday Gift Guide 2015: Hip-Hop Reissues

Stop-Motion Animation Retrospective: King Kong and The Adventures of Prince Achmed

The TIFF Bell Lightbox, Toronto’s foremost review cinema house, is putting on an extensive stop-motion animation retrospective for the public over the next few months. Titled ‘Magic Motion: The Art … Continue reading Stop-Motion Animation Retrospective: King Kong and The Adventures of Prince Achmed

Interview with This Changes Everything’s Co-Producer, Katie McKenna

The word on This Changes Everything, the latest documentary film from the socially charged husband and wife team Avi Lewis and Naomi Klein, is starting to spread. After debuting this … Continue reading Interview with This Changes Everything’s Co-Producer, Katie McKenna