One of the most moving films ever made about familial love and togetherness, Quest is also one of the best and most balanced documentaries of the past decade.
Although he didn’t initially set out to do so, first time documentarian Jonathan Olshefski ended up spending almost a decade with the subjects of his equally heart-warming and heart-wrenching film Quest (which opens at The Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema this weekend and expands in the coming weeks).
The fantastical teen romance Every Day comes with a high concept plot that requires a somewhat lofty suspension of disbelief, but if you’re willing to go along with it, the results are unexpectedly delightful.
Alex Garland’s trippy, elliptical, and often purposefully evasive sci-fi thriller Annihilation envelops unsuspecting viewers not only into a world they’ve never witnessed before, but a state of mind that’s rarely been experienced in cinema outside of Kubrick or Tarkovsky.
Although it’s built upon an outrageous and patently implausible plot that won’t appeal to viewers looking for anything remotely resembling realism, the dark comedy Game Night will appeal to anyone willing to unplug for 100 minutes in service of some strong belly laughs delivered by an expertly cast group of actors.
Although it’s purposefully abrasive and assuredly made with bad taste connoisseurs in mind, writer-director Brian Taylor’s gleefully deranged horror-comedy Mom and Dad is a chaotic blast from start to finish
A well meaning, suitably uplifting, but slight and narrowly focused look at youth putting on a testament to their unfairly maligned Toronto community, the documentary My Piece of the City has a great idea, plenty of relatable people to follow around, and barely enough narrative depth to hold together.
We talk to prolific DIY Canadian filmmaker Ingrid Veninger about her latest feature film, Porcupine Lake, and the challenges of creating a realistic depiction of coming of age as a young woman.
Early Man, the latest stop motion animated effort from venerable British animation studio Aardman (Wallace and Gromit, Chicken Run, Shaun the Sheep Movie), is charming and sure to delight youngsters, but also disappointing when placed alongside the company’s otherwise stellar output.
Everyone poops and many of us have potty mouths, so Poop Talk, Aaron Feldman’s look at how stand up comics depict the art of defecating in their routines, might be one of the most uneasily relatable documentaries ever made.