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Review: ‘Weiner’ is an intimate portrait of a man who defies privacy Special

‘Weiner’ is the unbelievable true story of former congressman Anthony Weiner who appears to be a great politician but flawed man.

Review: ‘Raiders!’ doc leaves audiences wanting more Special

‘Raiders!: The Story of the Greatest Fan Film Ever Made’ is an amusing and inspiring tale of a group of kids with more drive than many adults and how that ambition can be sparked again years later.

Review: ‘It’s So Easy and Other Lies’ is a reserved rock doc Special

‘It’s So Easy and Other Lies’ is a documentary that recounts Guns N' Roses' guitarist Duff McKagan’s story in his own words, accompanied by appropriate audio and visual enhancements.

Review: ‘Dark Horse’ is a heartwarming tale of underdogs with 2 to 4 legs Special

‘Dark Horse’ chronicles the life of a racehorse that led a working-class community to some of the UK’s most prestigious racing events.

Review: Hot Docs finds happiness in less than 60 minutes Special

In these polar opposite Hot Docs selections, “The Pursuit of Happiness” can be summed up for its subjects in less than an hour.

Review: Hot Docs makes ‘em laugh Special

Hot Docs lightens the mood with a couple of comedic selections in its “Special Presentations” section, featuring innovators from the screen and stage.

Review: There’s no two films alike in Hot Docs’ World Showcase Special

Hot Docs’ “World Showcase” includes a variety of selections that provide a glimpse of significant and/or interesting events from around the world.

Review: Canada brings a woman’s perspective to Hot Docs Special

Two films in Hot Docs’ “Canadian Spectrum” explore women’s participation in war, past and present, voluntary and involuntary.

Review: Hot Docs provides new perspectives on familiar subjects Special

Werner Herzog returns to Hot Docs with a 10-part reflection on the internet, which will screen next to the latest explorations of scientology and abortion law in the U.S.

Review: Not all Hot Docs’ films are traditional documentaries Special

“Nightvision” is the Hot Docs programme designed for festivalgoers seeking films that deal with outside of the box subjects.

Review: Control is a major theme at Hot Docs 2016 Special

“Command + Control” is an intriguing programme at Hot Docs that includes in-depth investigations, which explore the effects of various forms of domination.

Interview: Largerthanlife talks documentary, dream female duets Special

Wantagh - Largerthanlife sat down and chatted with Digital Journal on April 18, prior to their concert at Mulcahy's Pub and Concert Hall in Wantagh.

Review: Steve Aoki charms on new 'I'll Sleep When I'm Dead' documentary Special

New York - Steve Aoki's new documentary "I'll Sleep When I'm Dead" made its world premiere last night on April 15 at Beacon Theatre in New York City.

Review: Documentary explores Rubik’s Cube in ’20 Moves’ Special

The Canadian Film Fest brings audiences the story behind the ever-addictive Rubik’s Cube in the amusing documentary, ’20 Moves.’

Op-Ed: Mark Schultz' 'Prince of Pennsylvania': Best sports documentary

Olympic gold medalist Mark Schultz is back stronger than ever with his newest documentary "Prince of Pennsylvania" by ESPN Films. It is perhaps the best sports documentary of 2015.

Review: Mark Schultz mind-blowing on 'Prince of Pennsylvania' documentary Special

Olympic gold medalist Mark Schultz stars in ESPN Films' "The Prince of Pennsylvania" documentary, and it is a compelling account.

Review: ‘Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead’ is true to National Lampoon Special

‘Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead: The Story of the National Lampoon’ is the unabashed chronicle of the controversial magazine’s even more controversial existence.

Review: TIFF 15 — 'Ninth Floor' exposes a blind spot in Canada’s history Special

‘Ninth Floor’ reveals the superficiality of Canada’s allegedly endless tolerance by recounting the Sir George Williams University riot of 1969.

Review: Disney really can do it all as seen in this week’s releases Special

This week’s releases include a full but very different Disney slate with a live-action version of a classic fairy tale; a compelling documentary about primates; and an entertaining ‘Star Wars’ extension with Lego.

Review: This week’s newly released serial killers have differing motives Special

This week’s releases include a noir with a unique character; the inside scoop ‘Friday the 13th’ fans have been waiting for; some early, eccentric Wes Craven; and a cool take on the zombie.

Review: ‘Steve Jobs—The Man in the Machine’ penetrates below the surface Special

Director Alex Gibney’s ‘Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine’ removes the rose-coloured glasses to look at the rise of the Apple co-founder.

Review: ‘Steak (R)evolution’ offers disorganized enlightenment Special

‘Steak (R)evolution’ is a fascinating documentary that travels the world, exploring how different farming techniques and breeds of cow affect the flavour of meat.

Review: Finding the comedy in the tragedy in Tig Notaro's story Special

Watching the documentary Tig, you'll be struck by two things: how to surface from tragedy so deep, it almost kills you; and finding the laughter in things often deemed too uncomfortable to discuss. Welcome to comedian Tig Notaro's life.

Review: War comes in many forms in this week’s releases Special

This week’s releases include a charming Al Pacino; a new take on a cult classic; varying degrees of war, from Civil to street gang to robot; an eye-opening documentary; and a man who discovers his dream is more of a nightmare.

Review: Every music fan needs to watch the new Amy Winehouse documentary Special

Watch what fame does to not only your head, but also your body. That's one of the many warnings in Asif Kapadia's acclaimed film Amy about the late singer Amy Winehouse, who in July 2011 died at 27 from alcohol poisoning in her London home.

Amy Winehouse documentary, 'Amy,' shatters box office records

This past Fourth of July weekend, the newest Amy Winehouse documentary, "Amy," was off to a great start, and it broke several records.

Review: The only thing not veiled in ‘Deep Web’ is its agenda Special

‘Deep Web’ is a compelling documentary that explores a secret realm of the Internet and suggests a twenty-something idealist may have been unfairly prosecuted for his activities in this world.

Review: ‘Deli Man’ is full of flavour and heart Special

‘Deli Man’ is a documentary that demonstrates the distinctiveness of the delicatessen, as well as the devotion of those who eat at and run them.

A cappella group Pentatonix releases 'On My Way Home' documentary

A cappella group Pentatonix has released their newest "On My Way Home" documentary. It is available exclusively on Vimeo On Demand.

Review: New documentary reveals the consequence of little white lies Special

Why do so many of us lie and think it's no big deal? How does dishonesty cripple our economy, hurt our relationships and bruise our self-esteem? A new documentary, recently screened in Toronto, expertly answers those questions and many more.
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