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Documentary 2016

Directors fawn over the man who captured iconic images of the Beatles, the Kennedys and Martin Luther King, Jr. more

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Film about Black Swan choreographer Benjamin Millepied’s attempts to revive an old institution is fascinating but flawed more

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Cinematographer Kirsten Johnson's film, cobbled together from images from a decade and a half of her work, is one of the year's best more

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Strong documentary focuses on the stories corporate media ignore and the indie journalists filling in the blanks more

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First-time director’s pic is both gut-wrenching and inspiring more

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Doc focuses on a high-end soup kitchen that uses surplus food from other eateries to feed the dispossessed more

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One of the year’s most important docs shows testosterone-charged small-town SWAT teams and security experts who take Minority Report seriously more

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Plodding, ponderous doc about climate change makes the same point over and over more

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Wistful doc follows Lee, Lifeson, Peart and their support crew on their 2015 North American tour more

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Hot Docs audience choice winner targets Greenpeace and other poorly informed animal rights activists more

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Clear-eyed doc tracks a woman's journey from abuse survivor to first female cabbie in town more

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Golden Bear-winning documentary stuns with its quiet observational stance more

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With a little more length, charming doc could have been a total winner more

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Kevin Hart: What Now?

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Actor and stand-up asks important questions about Hollywood and race in concert movie, but offers up no answers – or decent jokes more

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Doc's use of animation to depict mass shooting isn't quite successful more

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Film about a shelved production of The Fantastic Four lives up to its title more

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Doc about man whose Asperger syndrome compels him to pretend to work for the New York City transit system misses some stops more

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So it’s no surprise that Ron Howard's documentary is such a big hit more

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Film about Regent Park's Street Health program shows great compassion more

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Doc shows we're too error-prone to be trusted and history shows we almost paid the price more

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