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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's Unsung Anniversaries takes a look at the Charlie Sheen and Kristy Swanson 1994 action comedy The Chase, a film that is actually better than our Film editor remembered it being.
Our Film and Performing Arts Editor gives his picks for what he thinks will win big at tomorrow night's Oscar ceremony. Please note: he is still not an expert.
To wrap up the week, we talk about some places in Toronto where you can get together to watch the Oscars tomorrow, we look ahead to next week's Canadian Screen Awards, we look at two TIFF Bell Lightbox series about books and food on film, and talk a little bit about how TIFF's Paul Verhoeven retrospective is just starting to get really good.
As far as religious retellings go Son of God is a mostly passable highlight reel of the New Testament that should largely please the faithful and not bore the unconverted or disinterested to tears. It's just a shame that the first half has very obviously been cobbled together from the TV miniseries most of its footage comes from.
The engrossing and incredibly well researched and laid out documentary Lost Heroes: The Untold Story of Canadian Superheroes seeks to preserve and restore a legacy of Canadian literature that no one back in the 1940s really thought to protect all that much.