Reviews and interviews from the film festival circuit, including reports from TIFF, Hot Docs, Sundance, and Cannes.
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Viveka Melki invites audiences to swing under the big top in her wonderful feature debut After Circus.
Tower by Keith Maitland is a fascinating animated documentary that’s innovative and ambitious with its look at a University of Texas shooting.
John Bolton brings the WTF factor to Hot Docs with the bizarre, ambitious, and ridiculously entertaining Aim for the Roses.
Chelsea McMullan's Michael Shannon Michael Shannon John is one of most original and off-the-cuff documentaries at Hot Docs.
Random Acts of Legacy restores decaying home movies shot by Silas Fung and, in turn, considers the representation of Asian-American lives.
Jacob Nossell mounts an ambitious production within Natural Disorder, but it turns into a head-scratcher rather than a mind-blower.
Audrie & Daisy is an accomplished film loaded with novelistic detail about the girls, their families, and the boys who betrayed them.
As The Incomparable Rose Hartman shows, the people taking the pictures can be far more interesting than the subjects within the frame.
A testament to fortitude, and a genuinely entertaining film, Chris Smith's American Movie remains a peerless feature doc.
John Walker explores his family history as an Anglophone in Quebec My Country Mon Pays