THE WOLF­PACK

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(Crys­tal Moselle, U. S.). 86 min­utes. Rat­ing: NNN Raiders! isn’t the only Hot Docs en­try in which ram­bunc­tious kids recre­ate a beloved movie. The six Angulo broth­ers (aided oc­ca­sion­ally by their sis­ter) spent a great deal of their ado­les­cence in their New York apart­ment mak­ing charm­ingly thread­bare cam­corder ver­sions of their favourite fea­tures, in­clud­ing Quentin Tarantino’s Reser­voir Dogs and Christo­pher Nolan’s Bat­man tril­ogy. The rest of the time was spent watch­ing movies their fa­ther, Os­car, would bring home for them – be­cause he al­most never al­lowed his chil­dren to ven­ture out­side.

The rea­sons for Os­car’s her­metic at­ti­tude, and the is­sues that gen­er­ated it, are in­tro­duced fairly late in The Wolf­pack, rad­i­cally chang­ing the doc­u­men­tary’s tone as direc­tor Crys­tal

Moselle strug­gles with the larger ram­i­fi­ca­tions of the An­gu­los’ living sit­u­a­tion.

It’s a fas­ci­nat­ing story how­ever you present it, but a tighter struc­ture and a lit­tle more con­text wouldn’t have hurt. Apr 24, 6:30 pm, TIFF 2; Apr 26, 4 pm, Sco­tia­bank 4

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