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TIFF 2016 Review: Gaza Surf Club

Hollowed out by war Gaza sits precariously between Egypt and Israel. It is small strip of land home to some 1.85 million people weary from years of conflict. In Gaza “There is no hope” one man tells the camera. The Gaza Surf Club combats this cynicism by grabbing...

TIFF 2016 Review: Beauties of the Night

In the early 1900s, America had The Ziegfeld Follies and Germany had the cabaret. These were hugely popular and lavish acts revolving around a particular entertainer, the showgirl. While time relegated showgirls largely to vaudevillian eye-candy, in Mexico they were...

Review: Warcraft

I have to admit I did not enter Warcraft with as much objectivity as usual. I had a strong sense of apprehension about the next two hours. I had seen the trailers, heard the buzz and dreaded another long drawn out multi-million dollar train wreck. Large movies that...

Hot Docs 2016 Review: Mully

If you’re looking to infuse a little hope into your life, Scott Haze’s biographical documentary Mully has it in abundance. It is the rags to riches tale of Charles Mully, a Kenyan who amassed an empire only to sell it all in an act of charity. Born into a small...