Part profile and part concert film, July Talk: Love Lives Here looks at what happens when a band best known for touring and high-intensity, spontaneous live shows is forced to pivot towards something a lot more uncertain and meticulous.
Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival 2023
The fear and sadness of losing a loved one collide with the frustrations one faces when caught up in a broken system in Quebecois filmmaker Denys Desjardins’ latest and most personal documentary, I Lost My Mom.
Rich in economic, cultural, culinary, and familial histories, the amusing, cheekily titled, and disarmingly complex documentary The Lebanese Burger Mafia is a satisfyingly full meal.
The life of a talented, but struggling artist is rendered in tender, aching detail in Quebec based filmmaker Justine Harbonnier’s documentary Caiti Blues.
The intriguingly structured two-part ESPN 30 for 30 entry The American Gladiators Documentary shows there’s a lot more to one of the 1990s biggest cultural phenomenons than meets the eye.
Praying for Armageddon, a look into the influence Christian nationalism has on American politics and foreign policy, is equally insightful, timely, wallowing, and repetitive.
Built around a subject some would describe as complex at best and insufferable at worst, the documentary Jackie the Wolf is a layered, deeply personal profile piece built around a controversial, sometimes hard to like person who still shows a great deal of compassion and love for those around them.
A poignant look at emotional depletion and challenged faith, A Still Small Voice is one of the most moving documentaries made during the recent pandemic era about people struggling to keep a level head.
Director Benoît Bringer investigates a shadowy band of Russian mercenaries responsible for widespread atrocities in the eye opening The Rise of Wagner, a film that shoulders the burden of being increasingly timely rather well.
Director Shannon Alexander examines the apparent supernatural haunting of an everyday family in the thin, only somewhat engaging documentary It’s Coming.