Category Archives: Movie Preview

September 13

Unobstructed View And Criterion Celebrate A Monster Marriage- THE TIFF Cinephile Party@THE QUEEN ANNE-Monday, September 9th,2019

Photography By Nicholas Chan The iconic character Godzilla has been around since 1954 and there has been no shortage of memorabilia, such as: T-shirts, toys and a notable song from the rockband Blue Oyster Cult. Always a cult classic and most of us have seen Godzilla on the big/little screen or in some form of […]

July 07

Drive-By Truckers@Lee’s Palace-Wed.,July 3rd,2019

By Wayne Baggs Lots and lots of touring, the right old fashion way of becoming one of the best live rock bands out there today. Since the formation of The Drive-By Truckers in 1996 only two original members remain. Patterson Hood and Mike Cooley are sharing lead vocal and guitar duties. They are also the […]

June 13

GIRL UP@TIFF LIGHTBOX-Thurs.,June 6th,2019

By A.J.Lam Human trafficking is an extreme human rights violation and from my view, a global feminist issue. It’s the largest and most lucrative social injustice of our time. And there are more people as slaves today than at any point in history. Remember that there are various contributors that allow trafficking environments to flourish […]

May 20

OPERANATION:TALL TALES@FOUR SEASONS CENTRE FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS-THURS.,MAY 16th,2019

Photography By A.J.Lam and BKonthescene. It was a night of music, culinary experiments, libations and a musical “mashup” that transformed the three floors of Toronto’s Opera House into a place of extravagance and curiosity. It was also a night of fairytale stories on the opera stage. Inside the building, there was a glass palace of […]

May 09

HOT DOCS 2019-MILES DAVIS:THE BIRTH OF COOL@TIFF BELL LIGHTBOX-Sat.,May 4th,2019

The Birth of Cool is a superbly crafted documentary about the life of jazz great/pioneer Miles Davis and is an example of what great filmmaking can offer. Combine this with a subject that has the artistic depth, drive, and mystique, as Miles Davis had, and you readily become enthralled in his life’s story. This is […]

May 08

HOT DOCS 2019-OUR GODFATHER@TIFF BELL LIGHTBOX-Sat.,May 4th,2019

Tommaso Buscetta, aka-Don Masino, turned state’s evidence and his testimony led to the conviction of over 400 Mafiosi in Italy and the United States, and he became the first Mafia boss to ever turn his back on Cosa Nostra. Buscetta became disenchanted following the murder of a number of allies and family members, including two […]

May 08

“Who Let The Dogs Out”@TIFF BELL LIGHTBOX-Sun.,May 5th,2019

Director Brent Hodge very aptly captures the hilarious adventure of Ben Sisto’s quest to get to the bottom of “Who Let The Dogs Out.”  A subject definitely off the beaten path, it starts naturally enough with Ben noticing an incomplete citation on the songs Wikipedia page and he sets out the find the answer.  Who did let […]

May 07

HOT DOCS 2019-BELLINGCAT-TRUTH IN A POST-TRUTH WORTH-HOT DOCS CINEMA-Fri.,May 3rd,2019

This was a very intriguing documentary during Hot Docs 2019 week. Bellingcat, the name was adapted from a cartoon character, and the agency was founded in 2014 by Eliot Higgins. This is an international group that uses available info and tools such as geolocation data, 3D simulations, social media to conduct serious investigative work. Bellingcat […]

May 07

The Inside Out LGBT Film Festival Official Program Announcement-Fri.,May 3rd,2019@Artscape Daniels Launchpad-(Festival Dates-May 23rd-June 2nd,2019)

The Inside Out LGBT Film Festival announced the Official Program for the 2019 Toronto LGBT Film Festival (May 23 to June 2)last Friday.   All who attended celebrate with food and drinks, it was a first look at Inside Out’s 2019 program! Everyone received a copy of the official program while enjoying entertainment by DJs […]

May 05

A Woman’s Work @ Fox Theatre (Sat. May 4th, 2019)

The NFL in the past has denied a correlation between concussions and blows to the heads of football players. They’ve also insisted that there was no problem with equal pay for NFL cheerleaders. But, the NFL has a problem with equal pay. Director Yu Gu created A Woman’s Work, she set out to prove that […]

May 05

The Trial of Ratko Mladic@Hart House-Mon.,April 29th,2019

The ‘Trial of Ratko Mladic’ is a compelling documentary that takes us inside the largest trial argued before the UN’s International Court of Justice at The Hague since the Nuremberg Trials of 1945.  The man standing before the court, as the title tells us, is Ratko Mladic, nicknamed “The Butcher of Bosnia.” The filmmakers take full advantage […]

May 03

HOT DOCS FILM FESTIVAL PRESENTS-“There Are No Fakes”@TIFF LIGHTBOX AND AFTERPARTY@THE LODGE-Mon.,April 29th,2019

I had the opportunity to watch “There Are No Fakes” during Hot Docs film festival and I don’t think I’ve stopped telling people about it since. The documentary is unlike any I’ve seen before and shares a very riveting and important story. The exposé is based around the work of Norval Morrisseau, arguably Canada’s most […]

May 03

GORDON LIGHTFOOT:IF YOU COULD READ MY MIND@HOT DOCS THEATRE

Gordon Lightfoot is Gordon Lightfoot. When you hear his first album or his more recent material, it’s Gordon Lightfoot. A craftsman in the art of Singer-songwriter. What we get from watching this documentary is that of a man, through his songs and lyrics, honing his craft as he expresses the inner thoughts of his life and life around […]

May 02

HOT DOCS 2019-ASSHOLES: A THEORY@TIFF BELL LIGHTBOX-Wed.,May 1st,2019

Assholes: A Theory, an entertaining and new documentary from director John Walker for HOT DOCS 2019. This Doc surrounds a conversation with Aaron James, author of the New York Times bestseller of the same name, Assholes: A Theory digs into “what makes an asshole” and finds signs and traits of people who deserve this title. […]

May 02

WILLIE@HOT DOCS CINEMA-Mon.,April 29th,2019

Willie – A documentary about a man with the universal wisdom to overcome adversity in it’s most primal form. Racism. Presented is a man that is not only able to overcome the roadblocks in his own life but has the tools to teach others what he knows. The director Laurence Mathieu-Leger shows us a man […]