Hot Docs 2019 Review: The Edge of Democracy

Densely packed with the intricate details surrounding Brazil’s current political nightmare (and, by natural extension and comparison, similar governmental scandals playing out around the world), The Edge of Democracy is a lot to take in during a single sitting, but also one of the most vital and cautionary documentaries of the year.

Hot Docs 2019 Review: Midnight Family

Thrilling throughout, occasionally heartbreaking, and sometimes even darkly comedic, Midnight Family, director Luke Lorentzen’s verite look at Mexico’s broken healthcare system, is a modern day parable about the dangers of increased privatization and the corruption that takes root where governmental oversight used to be.

Review: Long Day’s Journey Into Night

Stark realism, stylish cinematography, and dream-like flights of fancy commingle and enhance one another in Chinese writer-director Bi Gan’s Long Day’s Journey Into Night, a surreal, stunning, and rigorous take on classic film noir tropes and conventions that defies neat and tidy categorization.