We catch up with Dr. Ruth Westheimer, the subject of Ryan White’s documentary Ask Dr. Ruth (now playing in Toronto and Vancouver), and talk about her early years as a holocaust survivor, her status as one of the world’s foremost sex therapists, and some of the best advice she can give to people.
The young adult romance The Sun is Also a Star has a low key charm, hopeful demeanour, exceptional direction, and two likably down to Earth lead performances that help to make up for a rather large storytelling shortcoming at its centre.
Meeting Gorbachev is a dry, straightforward, and curiously unexceptional look at one of the most divisive and noteworthy world leaders in history, which would be fine if the documentary’s co-director and primary interviewer was anyone other than Werner Herzog.
Peterloo, the latest effort from critically acclaimed filmmaker Mike Leigh, is both the British auteur’s most ambitious and least successful effort in quite some time.
Like opening up a Hallmark card and getting sprayed in the eyes with napalm, the shameless and shameful sequel A Dog’s Journey will appeal only to those who like tears jerked from their face with maximum force and by any means necessary.
The low budget, but highly ambitious and blackly comedic Swedish sci-fi thriller Aniara is one of the most original and literate genre experiments in quite some time.
A complicated, but disarmingly amusing and sometimes thrilling look at the blurred lines between genius and hubris and art and commerce, Andrey Paounov’s documentary Walking on Water will entertain and enlighten viewers who believe the film’s core subject is a master or a fool equally.
City Dreamers, a documentary chronicling the work and advocacy of four trailblazing female architects, should be required viewing for anyone interested in city planning, urban development, or understanding why preserving neighbourhoods is so important.
With a healthy balance of earnestness and brutal honesty, the documentary The Biggest Little Farm looks at the life affirming victories and confidence shaking setbacks faced by a husband and wife taking a crack at large scale, sustainable lifestyle and business practices.
John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum, the latest entry into the best action franchise going today, continues the series’ upward trajectory into fresh, exciting, but potentially top heavy territory.