HotDocs 2018 Review – PRIMAS

PRIMAS begins almost exactly like your standard-narrative based coming-of-age drama. Our subject is lying down in a beach, seemingly asleep and very clearly angst-ridden as we see her in scenes to follow. This quirky feeling doesn’t last for long though as we find out said subject is one of two cousins that bond over something […]

HotDocs 2018 Review – POSTINGS FROM HOME

My first ever experience with the mysterious but innovative programme at Hot Docs, DocX, was last night at the Isabel Bader Theatre. For those who aren’t aware, DocX is a programme geared towards the immersive side of documentary storytelling. The programme largely consists of Virtual Reality exhibits and short films, but Kelly O’Brien’s POSTINGS FROM […]

Hot Docs 2018 Review – UBIQUITY

There’s a gigantic difference between those few hipsters and nostalgia-fiends who crave for the days where cell phones didn’t rule the youth and those who can’t get within a certain radius of any type of technology. UBIQUITY focuses on the latter, a group of people who suffer from Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity, and how the unrecognized health […]

Hot Docs 2018 Review – OVER THE LIMIT

First-time documentarian Marta Prus makes her debut with OVER THE LIMIT, a film about the dehumanization and mental degradation that some Russian athletes suffer through to become the best. With that incredibly heavy plot description, you may get the assumption that Prus bit off far more than she can chew for her first time behind […]

Happy National Canadian Film Day!

Wednesday, April 18th, 2018 marks the fifth annual National Canadian Film Day, an annual celebration of Canadian cinema in our own very, very, very big backyard. Through my annual film festival pilgrimage to Toronto, Vancouver and Whistler Film Festivals I see a large amount of Canadian productions from all corners of the country. To celebrate […]

Truth or Dare: A New Millenial Horror Flick?

Production company Blumhouse’s latest venture into a narrative based on anxiety-inducing situations surrounding millennials is definitely geared towards that exact demographic. If the urban dictionary-related dialogue or opening credits, which are filled to the brim with hashtags and our lead characters capturing every moment they can on film didn’t give you enough of a hint, then […]