Category Archives: Movie Preview

May 20

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

Photography By A.J.Lam 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 music and […]

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 […]

April 30

MYSTIFY, Michael Hutchence Documentary @ Hot Docs Cinemas (Apr. 28, 2019)

Australian band INXS were super popular in the 1980s ,90s and all the way up to today! INXS singer Michael Hutchence had very tragically committed suicide in 1997, at the age of 37. Through a collection of interviews with family, band members, friends and personal footage, Mystify, opening on April 28th at Hot Docs Cinema, […]

November 17

John C. Reilly, Bill Idol, Patrick Duffy and more @ STAN @ OLLIE post-screening party – hosted by Guillotine Vodka

photography provided by Sony Picture Classics Michael Simon/Startraks Photo Stars visited the AFI Special Screening After-Party for Sony Pictures Classics’ “STAN & OLLIE” Wednesday night at Liaison Restaurant + Lounge hosted by Guillotine Vodka. John C. Reilly (RALPH BREAKS THE INTERNET), Shirley Henderson (24 HOUR PARTY PEOPLE) Director Jon S. Baird, Writer Jeff Pope, Makeup […]

September 15

TIFF Movie Debut: Jhalki

A film about bonded child labour will soon be making waves when it is released early next year. The first look launch of Jhalki, a moving tale about lost Childhood, was held in downtown Toronto in the midst of the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), by its producers along with a flurry of film professionals, […]