Category Archives: Hot Docs

Hot Docs Documentary Film Festival

Hot Docs 2018: Recommendations

I was fortunate enough to see a few films at Sundance this year that are now making their way to Toronto for the Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Film Festival, which is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year. The festival … Continue reading

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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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