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Doc Review: Dreamcatcher (2015) ★★★★

Everyone deserves to have a life they dream of. Every child deserves to have an unforgettable childhood. Every teenager deserves to have a regular teenage life. 482 more words

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Buy it now. Hot off the press, literally!

When I opened this morning’s Globe and Mail (Saturday, July 4, 2015) and started browsing the various sections, my heart lifted when I saw the full-page picture of the intelligent and frankly-spoken Iris Apfel on the cover of… 300 more words

40 years of comedy in "SNL" doc Live from New York!

“Live from New York, it’s Saturday Night!”

Those iconic words have opened each episode of “Saturday Night Live” for the past 40 years.  As the seminal sketch comedy show closes the book on its 40th season, a new documentary chronicling the show’s effect on and response to American culture for the past four decades. 1,724 more words


Icarus, Reversed: Sunshine Superman

BASE jumping is back, baby. The acronym stands for Building, Antenna, Span and Earth. In practice, it means strapping on a parachute and hurling oneself off a tall, fixed place, whether a skyscraper, communications tower, bridge or forbidding mountain cliff. 816 more words

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Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck - Bloor Hot Docs Cinema, Toronto - May 15-30, 2015

HBO Documentary Films

Written and Directed by Brett Morgen


Review by Vanessa Markov

Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck is a brilliantly successful attempt to get behind the eyes and into the head of the late… 376 more words


Hot Docs 2015: Peace Officer

Scott Christopherson and Brad Barber’s new movie, Peace Officer, is nothing if not timely. The documentary takes a harrowing look at the increasing militarization of the police and the devastating effects of excessive police force. 503 more words


Hot Docs 2015: Breaking a Monster

We’ve all seen the familiar arc of a rising musician in so many film biopics that you can probably recite it along with me: The musician toils in their humble beginnings, uses their talent and determination to get noticed, finds success (usually compromising their artistry at the demand of The Man along the way), gets caught up in a world of excess, watches their professional and personal world crumble as a result, and –if they’re lucky – makes it out alive on the other side. 508 more words