Toronto’s very own Hot Docs Film Festival is on the horizon. In preparation of the event kicking off next month, Hot Docs has announced the entrants in its Special Presentations category: a showcase of high-profile, award-winning and star-studded documentary selections. In honour of these films, here are a few more incredible documentaries you might not have heard of. 5. Street […]
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Each year, the Oscars provide an opportunity to recognize the greatest works the movie industry has to offer; a true celebration of the art of filmmaking. Nevertheless, there are always a few truly excellent films which slip through the cracks and don’t receive the acclaim they deserve. With the 90th annual Academy Awards behind us, let’s take a look at […]
During this summer’s ridiculous heat wave, you probably rode on a stuffy, non-air-conditioned TTC subway train at least once. For any Bloor-Danforth line commuter, there’s nothing worse than walking through a muggy, packed station, only to board a subway train with air so thick you can barely breathe. It’s the moment in your day when your mood takes an instant […]
No means no. My mother first explained that phrase to me when I began showing interest in boys. It was even more important when they began showing interest back. But pickup artist Julien Blanc doesn’t take no for an answer. That’s his first rule. “There is no such thing as rejection because it’s never over,” Blanc says in one of […]
Although Burma has lifted its 50-year media censorship, government intervention still looms over freedom of expression and journalists. “Journalists still face problems in freedom of expression,” said surgeon and human rights activist Dr. Ma Thida at the International Issues Discussion (IID) series last Wednesday. Hosted by IID and PEN Canada, the event Behind the Veil of Democracy: Burma’s struggle for Freedom, […]