Doc Soup

The Last Man On The Moon Interview

Gene Cernan is the subject of Marg Craig’s documentary Last Man on the Moon. They were in Toronto to discuss the film as part of The Bloor Cinema/HotDocs’ “Doc Soup” series, our conversation was wide ranging and at times deeply moving.

This Week at The Bloor: 3/4/14

Thanks to some mid-week openings, the first of our two columns this week about what's playing at the Bloor Hot Docs Cinema looks at the love letter to street photography Everybody Street, the Doc Soup selection for March La Maison De La Radio (a misfire looking into the inner workings of public broadcaster Radio France), and a look at a one night only screening of the exceptional music documentary Our Vinyl Weighs a Ton: This is Stones Throw Records.

This Week at The Bloor: 1/31/14

This week at The Bloor Cinema, films and stories about children featuring Nina Davenport's First Comes Love and film scholar Mark Cousins' more literally titled A Story of Children and Film

This Week at The Bloor: 1/3/14

The Bloor Hot Docs Cinema kicks off 2014 with a trio of new films looking at the American educational system (in the perceptive, but flawed and skewed American Promise, extreme marathon runners (in the crowd pleasing Desert Runners), and the plight of the modern honeybee (in the gorgeous looking More than Honey).

This Week at The Bloor: 11/29/13

This week at The Bloor, one of the most harrowing and unflinching documentaries of the year, Narco Cultura, takes a look at the lesser seen sides of the Mexican drug trade, while the much lighter, but still great Tokyo Waka: A City Poem examines how one city deals with a large number of pesky crows with equal parts admiration and annoyance.

This Week at The Bloor: 11/1/13

This week, the Bloor showcases the off the mark, but well meaning look at the widening gap between the rich and poor in the US, Inequality for All and the delightful and poignant look at artists in love, Spring & Arnaud

Trouble in the Peace Review

This month's Hot Docs Doc Soup entry The Trouble in the Peace certainly paints a pretty and swift moving picture of gas pipeline corruption in the Peace River section of B.C. and Alberta, but while it doesn't lack heart, it's definitely lacking in substance. Also, strangely enough, it comes with a tie-in video game that might deliver the message better than the film can.

The House I Live In Review

Given all of the anti-drug propaganda we’re forced to swallow on a daily basis, this bitter pill of a film demands to be seen. Even if you’re well versed in the facts and issues that Eugene Jarecki's The House I Live In trots out, the material is collected, organized, and presented in such a way that will tear your guts out and infuriate you all over again.