"The Pickup Game"

Review: ‘The Pickup Game’

Filmmakers Matthew and Barnaby O’Connor have an interesting film on their hands with “The Pickup Game.” For starters, it will open your eyes to a controversial industry you might know very little about. On the other hand, it has subjects who behave so cringeworthily you might develop secondhand embarrassment while simultaneously being appalled while watching […]

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"The Walrus and the Whistleblower"

Review: ‘The Walrus and the Whistleblower’

To describe “The Walrus and the Whistleblower” in three sentences: It’s upsetting. It’s important. It will leave you wanting answers. In her first feature documentary, Nathalie Bibeau’s “The Walrus and the Whistleblower” documents the journey of former Marineland trainer Phil Demers on his mission to expose the park for alleged animal abuse and to save […]

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"The Boys Who Said NO!"

Review: ‘The Boys Who Said NO!’

Some films are too important not to see. “The Boys Who Said NO!” is one of those films. Directed by Oscar-nominated filmmaker Judith Ehrlich, “The Boys Who Said NO!” is the first documentary to tell the story of nonviolent resistors who openly opposed the military draft during the Vietnam War. Seven years in the making, […]

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"This Film Should Not Exist"

Review: ‘This Film Should Not Exist’

Anyone who has ever been a fan of a band, no matter the genre, will appreciate the dedication filmmakers Gisella Albertini, Massimo Scocca, and Nicolas Drolc took to capture the essence of a time integral to one band’s career. Anyone who has ever been a fan of the Country Teasers, however, will be especially captivated […]

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"The World's Best Film"

Review: ‘The World’s Best Film’

Directed by Joshua Belinfante, “The World’s Best Film” is an engrossing journey about what it means to be the best and whether one can actually be the best at anything. When a 1 kilogram tumor was found between his heart and lungs in 2014, Belinfante, facing his own mortality, began to re-examine his approach to […]

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Review: ‘As the Crow Flies’

Directed by Tess Girard, “As the Crow Flies” follows the journey of a group of young Royal Canadian Air Cadets as they take part in an intense flight training program to earn their private pilot’s license. Typically, such a feat takes individuals six to eight months. For these 17-year-olds, they have seven weeks. “As the […]

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Review: ‘Unraveling Athena’

What does it take to become the highest ranked women’s tennis player in the world? That is the question Francis Amat seeks to answer in the feature length documentary “Unraveling Athena” premiering in Australia at the Melbourne Documentary Film Festival on July 28th. Four years in the making, the film features interviews with over 20 […]

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