Our first batch of reviews for Hot Docs 2012 are in! Today we have a look at opening night film Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry, The Invisible War, Wildness, Smoke Traders, Playing the Fool, Jeff, The Mystery of Mazo de la Roche, Inocente, The Great Liberty, and James Franco's Francophrenia (Or: Don't Kill Me, I Know Where the Baby Is).
Dork Shelf film writers Andrew Parker, Phil Brown, Will Perkins, and Noah Taylor take a look at some of the films playing at this year's Canadian Film Fest, running from March 28th to March 31st at The Royal in Toronto.
In our new archival DVD column, Andrew Parker takes a look at the splatter action classic Battle Royale, while Phil Brown takes a look at Jim Jarmusch's revisionist western Dead Man.
Between Tinker Tailor Marilyn Muppets and a Girl With a Dragon Tattoo there's a lot to cover this week in DVD.
It's another big week of DVD/Blu-ray releases. This week Phil Brown takes a look at Steven Spielberg's big-screen adaptation of The Adventures Of Tintin, Lars Von Trier's crushing end of the world tale Melancholia, Jason Reitman's dark comedy Young Adult, HBO's Game of Thrones Season One box set, and more!
Not much of anything romantic on DVD this Valentine's Day (unless you count the family dynamic in the brilliant Take Shelter), but there are a pair of decent horror films, a drunken Johnny Depp, Samuel L. Jackson and Tommy Lee Jones arguing in a room for 90 minutes, and some pretty great philosophical discussions. Something for everyone! Except romantics.