Author Archives: James McNally

2016 Hot Docs CAST Awards Announcement

For the second year running, I’ve compiled a special edition of the CAST Awards, just based on what people saw during Hot Docs. Here are the CAST Top 10 based on the votes of 14 submitted ballots. Voters ranked up … Continue reading

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Girls Don’t Fly

Girls Don’t Fly (Director: Monika Grassl): When British expat Jonathan Porter appears onscreen for the first time wearing a t-shirt that says “I AM NOT A WHITE MAN,” you know you’re in for a bumpy flight. You see, Jonathan is … Continue reading

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2015 CAST Awards Announcement

On behalf of the other members of the CAST junta, I’m very pleased to announce the results of the 6th edition of the CAST Awards. I received 41 completed ballots from film lovers in the Greater Toronto Area. Here are … Continue reading

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Alles wird gut (Everything Will Be Okay)

UPDATE (Friday January 15, 2016): Congratulations to Patrick and his team, the film has just been nominated for an Academy Award for Best Live Action Short. Good luck! Patrick Vollrath’s 30-minute film drops us into the life of Michael Baumgartner, … Continue reading

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2015 TIFF CAST Awards Announcement

For the fourth year in a row, I’ve compiled a special edition of the CAST Awards, just based on what people saw during the Toronto International Film Festival. Here are the CAST Top 10 based on the votes of 29 … Continue reading

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