Monthly Archives: April 2010

Gasland

Gasland (Director: Josh Fox): When dir­ector Josh Fox receives a let­ter from a gas com­pany offer­ing him $100,000 to drill on his prop­erty, he’s sorely temp­ted. Until he starts hear­ing stor­ies about com­bust­ible tap water and unex­plained health prob­lems from … Continue read­ing

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Thieves By Law

Thieves By Law (Director: Alexander Gentelev): I’ve been read­ing Misha Glenny’s excel­lent sur­vey of the world of organ­ized crime, McMafia: A Journey Through the Global Underworld, so the sub­ject of this film inter­ested me. An exposé of the inner work­ings … Continue read­ing

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Marwencol

Marwencol (Director: Jeff Malmberg): In April 2000, Mark Hogancamp was attacked out­side his local bar by a group of five men who beat him so viciously that he was left in a coma for nine days. The dam­age to his … Continue read­ing

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Survivors

In what is likely to be the only piece of non-Hot Docs-related news for the next little while, I’m happy to announce that BBC America/BBC Canada this week released Seasons (or more accur­ately, Series) 1 and 2 of Adrian Hodges’ … Continue read­ing

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Strange Powers: Stephin Merritt and the Magnetic Fields

Strange Powers: Stephin Merritt and the Magnetic Fields (Directors: Kerthy Fix and Gail O’Hara): Very early in the film, a title card informs us that “To some, [The Magnetic Fields] are an iconic band. To most, they are com­pletely unknown.” … Continue read­ing

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