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09 October 2020

Exclusive Interview: Filmmaker Tanmay Singh

By // Cinema

With so many film festivals changing their programming from in-person to virtual, it can make it difficult for viewers to access and be exposed to vibrant upcoming and established short …

17 May 2019

Hot Docs Interview: The Directors of The Pickup Game

By // Cinema

If you need to be reminded about how toxic masculinity can be used as a business model, then the documentary The Pickup Game should be essential viewing. Or if you …

31 May 2018

Documentary Scores

By // Cinema

One aspect of the documentary films I’ve seen this year at Hot Docs and Inside Out Festival, is the use of musical score to add drive and liveliness to the …

30 April 2018

HotDocs Q&A: The Guardians director Billie Mintz

By // Cinema

The Guardians is an alarming new documentary from Toronto director-journalist Billie Mintz about the American public and private guardianship scam which captures unsuspecting elderly out of their home by court …

30 April 2018

HotDocs Q&A: This Mountain Life director Grant Baldwin

By // Cinema

Toronto’s HotDocs Festival is in full swing, and if you are craving a spectacular nature documentary look no further than Grant Baldwin’s love letter to British Columbia, This Mountain Life. …

02 March 2018

Exclusive Interview: Modern Whore author Andrea Werhun

By // Books

For a year I anticipated the release of my friend Andrea Werhun’s memoir Modern Whore, about her experience working as a sex worker in a Toronto escort service. I was …

07 July 2017

In the Name of Canadians‘ Vivian Belik & Aisha Jamal

By // Cinema

This year marks the 150 Centennial of the colonial founding of Canada and if you are like me, this year you may feel very uneasy about celebrating the occupation of …

22 June 2017

Exclusive Interview: Filmmaker Alex Fegan

By // Cinema

This year marks the first year of the Syracuse Contemporary Irish Film Festival, and closing out the festival is a charming and moving film by Alex Fegan called, Older than …

21 June 2017

Syracuse Contemporary Irish Film Festival

By // Cinema

Being a producer is tough. I know this from my experience self-producing my solo shows across the fringe theatre festival circuit in Canada. It’s a grind, it’s necessary for your …

10 May 2017

HotDocs ’17 in Review

By // Cinema

This year’s International HotDocs Festival in Toronto, is made up of eclectic array of documentaries divided into different categories. Part of the collection this year is an emphasis on the …

04 May 2017

Hot Docs Interview: Charles Wilkinson

By // Cinema

Vancouver is one of the most beautiful cities in Canada, however it’s nearly impossible for people to buy property due to the high housing prices. Charles Wilkinson’s documentary Vancouver: No …

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