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‘Acts of Love’: Film Review | Hot Docs 2021

In their genre-bending documentary, Isidore Bethel and Francis Leplay explore love, intimacy and the slow unraveling of a relationship.

‘Lady Buds’: Film Review | Hot Docs 2021

Chris J. Russo profiles six female entrepreneurs in California's cannabis industry, many of whose livelihoods are upended by the state's legalization of marijuana in 2016.

‘Faya Dayi’: Film Review

Returning to the Ethiopian city of her childhood, a first-time filmmaker creates an immersive portrait of the land and its people.

‘In Our Mothers’ Gardens’: Film Review

In her feature directorial debut for Netflix, Shantrelle P. Lewis celebrates and honors the bonds between Black mothers and daughters.

‘Wrath of Man’: Film Review

Guy Ritchie reteams with Jason Statham to introduce an armored-car guard who's not what he seems.

‘Here Today’: Film Review

Billy Crystal and Tiffany Haddish star in Crystal's new directorial effort, a dramedy about a man entering the early stages of dementia.

‘The Gig Is Up’: Film Review | Hot Docs 2021

Documentarian Shannon Walsh examines the human cost of the gig economy.

‘Dirty Tricks’: Film Review | Hot Docs 2021

Director Daniel Sivan examines a cheating scandal that rocked the world of elite competitive bridge, exposing that the world of elite competitive bridge exists.

‘Viral’: Film Review | Hot Docs 2021

In this documentary composed only of YouTube videos, Udi Nir and Sagi Bornstein follow seven Gen Z vloggers during an unprecedented year.

‘Oxygen’ (‘Oxygène’): Film Review

Mélanie Laurent plays an amnesiac who wakes up in a cryogenic pod with a countdown on her life in Alexandre Aja's lean Netflix sci-fi survival thriller.

‘Here Are the Young Men’: Film Review

Eoin Macken adapts Rob Doyle's novel of post-high school malaise in 2003 Dublin, with a young ensemble cast featuring Anya Taylor-Joy.

‘Wuhan Wuhan’: Film Review | Hot Docs 2021

Award-winning documentarian Yung Chang takes an inside look at the city where COVID-19 emerged.