Documentary 2016

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

Dec 14, 2016 4:30 PM Reviews

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

Dec 14, 2016 3:41 PM Reviews

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

Dec 14, 2016 2:45 PM Reviews


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

Dec 7, 2016 4:15 PM Reviews

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

Nov 30, 2016 1:34 PM Reviews

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

Nov 30, 2016 1:20 PM Reviews

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

Nov 9, 2016 4:55 PM Reviews

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

Nov 9, 2016 4:54 PM Reviews

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

Nov 2, 2016 5:30 PM Reviews

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

Oct 26, 2016 5:30 PM Reviews

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

Oct 19, 2016 5:30 PM Reviews

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

Oct 19, 2016 5:30 PM Reviews

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

Oct 19, 2016 5:30 PM Reviews

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

Oct 14, 2016 12:24 PM Reviews

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

Oct 12, 2016 5:30 PM Reviews

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

Oct 5, 2016 5:30 PM Reviews

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

Oct 5, 2016 5:30 PM Reviews

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

Oct 5, 2016 5:30 PM Reviews

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

Oct 5, 2016 5:30 PM Reviews

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

Sep 21, 2016 5:30 PM Reviews