Bill Meyer: Rather than focus on the figures in front of the camera who have gained international recognition (Eric Garner, Freddie Gray, Michael Brown), the lens is aimed at the filmmakers themselves who captured the violent acts
Bill Meyer: Now 25 years later the most destructive race riot in America history is being remembered in no less than five major documentaries.
Ed Rampell: Wagenstein championed the “socialism with a human face” trend during the period of Alexander Dubček, First Secretary of the Communist Party of Czechoslovakia, and then “Glasnost” (“openness”) and “Perestroika” when Mikhail Gorbachev rose to leadership in Moscow.
Ed Rampell: Who is Arthur Chu? works as a cultural case study of Asians living and growing up abroad in a country where they are members of a distinct minority group.
Ed Rampell: Wexford has a vibe similar to Kevin Smith’s 1994 low budge cult classic Clerks, about menial workers in low status jobs living dead end lives in ’burby New Jersey, in that Wexford’s titular mall located in suburban Toronto is where key characters “work” as slacker security guards.