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  critic Frank Scheck.

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Here are two of my Hollywood Reporter reviews of films recently screened at Toronto's Hot Docs:

Bojana Burnac's My Life Without Air profiles world champion free-diver Goran Colak. To read my review, click here.

Darren Mann's This Cold Life profiles the residents of the world's northernmost town. To read my review, click here.

------Frank Scheck

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Attiya Khan and Lawrence Jackman's documentary A Better Man focuses on Khan's confrontations with the ex-boyfriend who abused her 20 years earlier. To read my Hollywood Reporter review of the film that recently received its world premiere at Hot Docs, click here.

--------Frank Scheck

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

An uptight businessman and a daffy female chef forge a connection over their shared love of fine food in Derek Hui's romantic comedy This is Not What I Expected. To read my Hollywood Reporter review, click here.

-------Frank Scheck

Monday, May 8, 2017

Jill Campbell's documentary Mr. Chibbs profiles former NBA star Kenny Anderson. To read my Hollywood Reporter review, click here.

Amy Johnston plays an American who competes in a deadly martial arts competition in Chris Nathon's action film Lady Bloodfight. To read my Hollywood Reporter review, click here.

---------Frank Scheck

Friday, May 5, 2017

David Byars' documentary No Man's Land provides a fly-on-the-wall account of the 2016 occupation of the Malheur Wildlife Refuge. To read my Hollywood Reporter review of the film featured at the Tribeca Film Festival, click here.

Danger Close, Christian Tureud and David Salzberg's third documentary in their military-themed trilogy, revolves around embedded war reporter Alex Quade. To read my Hollywood Reporter review, click here.

-------Frank Scheck

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