Ithaka chronicles the campaign to free WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange as his father John Shipton and fiancée Stella Morris remind audiences of the implications for the free press at stake in their fight.Continue Reading
REVIEW: The Internet’s Own Boy – The Story of Aaron Swartz
Hot Docs 2014’s opening film, The Internet’s Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz depicts the computer programming genius who dreamt up important Internet innovations while in his teens.
REVIEW: See No Evil
Fans of the 2011 Hot Docs hit Project Nim will surely go ape for this year’s festival offering See No Evil.
REVIEW: Kung Fu Elliot
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REVIEW: Gun Porn
If porn has a money shot, then Gun Porn has six thousand of them.
REVIEW: Write Down, I am an Arab
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REVIEW: The Writer with No Hands
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Watermark is a brilliant documentary feature, a cinematic essay that examines its subject—water—in diverse and enlightening ways.
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20 Feet from Stardom Review: It’s Just a Shot Away
The stories told in Morgan Neville's Twenty Feet from Stardom form a bittersweet chorus about a passion for music that endures.
Book Review: Goin’ Down The Road
New book on Goin' Down the Road proves there is always new life to be breathed into even the most well worn of subjects.