Hot Docs 2021 reviews: directory

Keep checking back as NOW's movie critics continue to review films throughout the festival


NOW’s film department has been busy watching selections from Hot Docs 2021’s virtual festival. Most films begin streaming on the festival’s opening day, Thursday (April 29) at 10 am. Keep checking back for more reviews. And remember a >>> sign indicates a critic’s pick.

>>> Acts Of Love (NNNN)

A.rtificial I.mmortality (NNN)

Bank Job (N)

Cannon Arm And The Arcade Quest (NNN)

>>> Come Back Anytime (NNNN)

Dirty Tricks (NN)

Fanny: The Right To Rock (NNN)

>>> Gallant Indies (NNNN)

>>> Her Socialist Smile (NNNN)

>>> Homeroom (NNNNN)

>>> In The Same Breath (NNNN)

>>> Kímmapiiyipitssini: The Meaning Of Empathy (NNNN) (see interview with director Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers)

Mau (NN)

Most Beautiful Boy In The World, The (NNN)

Nude To Me (see interview with filmmakers Danny Berish and Ryan Mah)

>>> Poly Styrene: I Am A Cliché (NNNN)

>>> Rockfield: The Studio On The Farm (NNNN)

Set! (NNN)

>>> Someone Like Me (NNNN)

>>> Sparks Brothers, The (NNNN)

Spirit To Soar (see interview with co-director Tanya Talaga)

>>> Street Gang: How We Got To Sesame Street (NNNNN)

>>> Summer Of Soul (… Or When The Revolution Could Not Be Televised) (NNNNN)

WeWork: Or The Making And Breaking Of A $47 Billion Unicorn (NNN)

>>> Writing With Fire (NNNN)

>>> Wuhan Wuhan (NNNN)

Update (May 4, 2021): This post has been updated with new reviews.

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