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Interview: Micheal Palmieri and Donal Mosher

At this year’s Hot Docs, the film that undoubtedly had the biggest effect on me was Off Label. This erstwhile “issue doc” turned out to be so affect­ing that I lit­er­ally could not write about it for months. You can … Continue read­ing

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Off Label

Off Label (Directors: Michael Palmieri and Donal Mosher): The most chal­len­ging film at this year’s Hot Docs was not a sur­prise to me. I’d seen the dir­ect­ors’ pre­vi­ous film October Country (review) at a Doc Soup screen­ing back in 2010, … Continue read­ing

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Marley

Marley (Director: Kevin Macdonald): While wait­ing in line before the Hot Docs screen­ing of the Bob Marley bio doc Marley, it occurred to me how little I knew about the man, des­pite his iconic status and my hav­ing listened to … Continue read­ing

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Detropia

Detropia (Directors: Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady): Much has been writ­ten and said about the long, slow decline of Detroit and Detropia, from dir­ect­ors Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady, weighs in with its per­spect­ive on this sad story. Shot over … Continue read­ing

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The Queen of Versailles

The Queen of Versailles (Director: Lauren Greenfield): When dir­ector Lauren Greenfield first star­ted film­ing the fam­ily of Florida time­share bil­lion­aire David Siegel (includ­ing his wife, Jackie, their seven kids, an adop­ted niece, and mul­tiple pets), it was to doc­u­ment the … Continue read­ing

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