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Hot Docs

When posting my reviews of fest films, I like to group them by theme or subject matter rather than just randomly dumping them by day-of-the-week. But, every year, there are a handful of docs that, for…
Every year, the festival serves up a heaping plate of eco-themed docs and plenty of films about nature or humanity’s relationship to the natural world. This year was no exception. Here are eight that …
In Death of a Saint, director Patricia Bbaale Bandak travels to Uganda and reconnects with the past as she probes the murder of her mother 24 years earlier. We posed our Qs à la mode to Patricia, and …
With a broad range of topics served up in easily digestible bites, the short films at Hot Docs always prove that great (and, sometimes, not-so-great) things can come in small packages. Here are 10 of …
Be it disability rights, prisoners’ rights or even the right to take ownership of your own cultural heritage, many fest films explore complex social issues. Here are five that I checked out. Norweg…
Director Ken Wardrop's So This Is Christmas examines the holiday season through the lens of individuals for whom it's not necessarily a joyful time of year. We posed our Qs à la mode to Ken, and here'…
Director Chloé Barreau revisits her past relationships — the good, the bad and everything in between — through candid interviews with her former partners in Fragments of a Life Loved. We posed our Qs …
In Billy & Molly: An Otter Love Story, director Charlie Hamilton James documents the life-changing friendship that develops between a Scottish man and the ailing river otter he nurses back to heal…
There’s a wealth of potential documentary subjects in the creative world, and there’s never a shortage of great films about art and artists on offer at Hot Docs (see previously reviewed outstanding 20…
In The Day Iceland Stood Still, director Pamela Hogan revisits the historic women's-rights protest in 1975 and some of the key players who helped bring it about. We posed our Qs à la mode to Pamela, a…
Director Jon Ornoy's Lost in the Shuffle explores both card tricks and the centuries-old murder-mystery secrets behind the images on the court cards in every deck. We posed our Qs à la mode to Jon, an…
Director Tamara Segura travels to Cuba and examines the complicated relationships between her alcoholic late father and the rest of her family in Seguridad. We posed our Qs à la mode to Tamara, and he…