Cane Toads: The Conquest – Quickie Review

A tongue-in-cheek documentary detailing the continuous westbound migration of cane toads across Australia and the devastation they leave in their wake. Extremely compelling, highly absorbing and very amusing. Even though these amphibians are tremendously destructive, they are amazing creatures. There are some crazy statistics in this film. Available on Netflix.

Searching For Sugar Man – Quickie Review

The true story of recording artist, Sixto Rodriguez. A man haled by many as the voice of his generation. He never made a dent stateside and for that he lived in poverty all the while he was tremendously popular and successful in various countries overseas. Extremely powerful and moving movie of discovery. His music is …

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Red Army – Quickie Review

This documentary is about the Soviet Red Army hockey team as mainly told by one of the team’s most storied captains, Slava Fetisov. This is a fascinating film that documents the parallels between the rise and fall of the Soviet empire in relation to it’s hockey program and the end of the cold war. Very …

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Capturing The Friedmans – Quickie Review: 31 Nights Of Horror – Day 14 / Film #1

This is a very unsettling and horrific documentary about an upper-class Jewish family that is torn apart after the father and youngest son are accused of some heinous crimes. The movie does an excellent job of unfolding the story and it reveals everything unbiasedly as you hear arguments from both sides. Riveting, yet upsetting film.

Nightmare, The – Quickie Review: 31 Nights Of Horror – Day 7 / Film #3

An okay documentary about various people suffering from sleep paralysis and end up envisioning that they are being visited by shadowy figures. Interesting subject matter told through interviews and reenactments. The thought of the reality is much scarier than the film’s execution. Hoped for better.

Jodorowsky’s Dune – Quickie Review

I am a sucker for movies about movies especially documentaries and this is easily one of my favourites. Jodorowsky’s passion for this project then and even now, more than 40 years later, is extraordinary and infectious. The behind the scenes talent he assembled went on to do landmark films together and newer films are still …

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