"Man on the Bus"

Review: ‘Man on the Bus’

In “Man on the Bus” director Eve Ash beautifully weaves together the complicated history of her family into a compelling narrative that is both emotionally absorbing and impactful. Viewers who have discovered long-lost loved ones or family members they never know existed will be particularly moved by the secrets and discoveries Ash uncovers. Perhaps that’s […]

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"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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Melbourne Documentary Film Festival

11 Features to See at the Melbourne Documentary Film Festival 2020

The 2020 Melbourne Documentary Film Festival is set to begin June 30th. Due to the current COVID-19 situation, documentary fans will have the chance to take part in a special virtual screening of the films from home this year. As always, the Melbourne Documentary Film Festival excels at selecting a diverse array of documentaries that […]

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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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