Pat Mullen is the publisher of POV Magazine. He holds a Master’s in Film Studies from Carleton University where his research focused on adaptation and Canadian cinema. Pat has also contributed to outlets including The Canadian Encyclopedia, Paste, That Shelf, Sharp, and Complex. He is the vice president of the Toronto Film Critics Association.
Next of Kin (Canada, 44 min.) Dir. Nadine Pequeneza Witness some astonishing sleuthing in Next of Kin. This CBC Docs POV work from director Nadine Pequeneza (The Invisible Heart) goes to the front lines of family services
Gretzky receives fair credit as hockey’s MVP in the documentary In Search of Greatness. Director Gabe Polsky, who previously delivered the acclaimed hockey doc Red Army, puts Gretzky’s eye for greatness in
Science Fair (USA, 90 min.) Dir. Christina Costantini, Darren Foster Science Fair is cute, fun, and inspiring, but let’s not kid ourselves: we’ve seen this documentary a million times before. It’s Spellbound with the periodic
Director Tom Volf discusses his archival portrait of opera icon Maria Callas, which tells her own story in her own words through a meticulously researched, restored, and constructed tapestry of life her,
Regarding Gravity (Qu’importe la gravité) (Canada, 79 min.) Dir. Matthieu Brouillard There are moments that make people feel like they can fly. These episodes are sometimes called sparks of inspiration. In other cases,
Restoring Tomorrow (USA, 82 min.) Dir. Aaron Wolf Director Aaron Wolf takes his camera along a spiritual and cinematic pilgrimage in Restoring Tomorrow. The director explores the USA’s crisis of faith by chronicling