Category Archives: Documentaries

The Workers Cup

The Workers Cup (Director: Adam Sobel): When Qatar was awar­ded the 2022 World Cup, there were aud­ible gasps in the room. A gulf state with no dis­cern­ible foot­ball cul­ture or his­tory, it seemed to win simply by vir­tue of its … Continue read­ing

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Becoming Bond

Becoming Bond (Director: Josh Greenbaum): James Bond is one of the most endur­ing char­ac­ters in film, and we’re used to see­ing a new actor take on the role every few years. But back in 1968, Sean Connery WAS Bond, and … Continue read­ing

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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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The Irish Pub

The Irish Pub plays from October 24–30 at the Carlton Cinemas and the Kingsway Theatre in Toronto. The Irish Pub (Director: Alex Fegan): I was born in Ireland and although my par­ents brought me to Canada when I was just … Continue read­ing

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