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Last updated June 12, 2024

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We Were Children

2012 | NR | 4.3 out of 5 Stars

This emotional film reflects the stories of two people who endured a Canadian program that forced First Nations children to negate their aboriginal identity. Separated from their families at a very young age, they faced brutality and mental abuse.
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Indie Game: The Movie

2012 | NR | 4.2 out of 5 Stars

This captivating documentary follows several independent game designers as they painstakingly develop their games and hope for breakthrough success. It also explores the quirky sensibility these personalities bring to their art form.
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Global Metal

2008 | NR | 4.1 out of 5 Stars

Taking their cameras to far-flung locales in Asia, the Middle East and South America, filmmakers Sam Dunn and Scot McFadyen chronicle the continuing evolution of heavy metal and chart its influence on cultures around the world. The result is a revealing portrait of an often misunderstood genre that's found new artistic expression in Chinese black metal, Iranian thrash metal and Indonesian death metal.
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Russell Peters: Red, White and Brown

2008 | NR | 4.1 out of 5 Stars

International comedy sensation Russell Peters brings his hilarious Homecoming Tour to the stage of Madison Square Garden's WaMu Theater, where he shares his hysterical thoughts on ethnic stereotypes, his own body hair, the World Cup and much more.
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Trailer Park Boys: Xmas Special

2004 | NR | 4.0 out of 5 Stars

Find out what the outrageous rascals of Sunnyvale Trailer Park were like back in the day with this holiday-themed special, which features Randy as a prostitute, J-Roc before he rapped and Barb and Lahey still together.
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Summit on Ice

1992 | NR | 3.9 out of 5 Stars

In September 1972, the world watched as Canada faced Russia in the most significant sports event of its time. It was a battle of beliefs, a clash of cultures and some would say, a war.
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The Hole Story

2011 | NR | 3.9 out of 5 Stars

Filmmakers dig deep into a discussion about corporate greed, public health and environmental disaster in this exposé of the Canadian mining industry. With a long history of injustice to workers, the business continues to be dangerous and corrupt.
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Russell Peters: The Green Card Tour

2011 | NR | 3.9 out of 5 Stars

Recorded live during a two-night stand at London's behemoth O2 Arena, this comedy special finds international funnyman Russell Peters entertaining an enthusiastic crowd with his incisive observations about race, culture and more.
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The Chocolate Farmer

2011 | NR | 3.8 out of 5 Stars

This film captures a year in the life of a Belizean family as they work their cacao plantation in the tradition of their Mayan ancestors and struggle to preserve their values in a world that is dramatically changing around them.
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Pink Ribbons, Inc.

2011 | NR | 3.8 out of 5 Stars

Who really benefits from the pink ribbon campaigns: the cause or the company? In showing the real story of breast cancer and the lives of those who fight it, this film reveals the co-opting of what marketing experts have labeled a "dream cause."
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Triple Dog

2010 | NR | 3.8 out of 5 Stars

During an innocent slumber party, an arrogant girl organizes a competitive game of dares, challenging her friends to pull off incredibly risky stunts. As the night unfolds, the teens slowly unravel, turn on one another and uncover shocking secrets.
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The Striking Truth

2010 | NR | 3.7 out of 5 Stars

This dual-subject documentary charts the careers of two compelling professional fighters: Georges St-Pierre and David "the Crow" Loiseau. One is an Ultimate Fighting Champion; the other is one of the most exciting fighters in mixed martial arts.
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Vanishing Point

2012 | NR | 3.7 out of 5 Stars

Two Inuit communities in the Arctic, linked by lineage to a legendary shaman, face the greatest social and environmental challenges in their history. While the groups share much in common, they approach technological and social change differently.
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Wiebo's War

2011 | NR | 3.7 out of 5 Stars

Paced like a thriller, this documentary chronicles back-to-nature Christian and accused eco-terrorist Wiebo Ludwig's struggle to save his little patch of Northern Canada from the scourge (or boon) of what lies beneath it: a huge natural gas field.
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Who's Counting? Marilyn Waring on Sex Lies and Global Economics

1995 | NR | 3.7 out of 5 Stars

In this insightful program, witty and irreverent economics professor, goat farmer and former New Zealand Member of Parliament Marilyn Waring challenges the numerous myths of economics.
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2010 | NR | 3.7 out of 5 Stars

Corbin Bernsen stars in this engrossing drama about James Moore, a pastor who returns to his rural hometown after losing his faith. As he investigates a deadly fire, James reconnects with his estranged father -- and with his calling.
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Examined Life

2008 | NR | 3.6 out of 5 Stars

Filmmaker Astra Taylor explores the application of contemporary philosophy to everyday life by speaking with leading philosophers in settings that underscore the tangible relevance of their theories.
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One Week

2008 | NR | 3.6 out of 5 Stars

Joshua Jackson stars in this bittersweet odyssey as Ben, a young man who's just received news of his terminal illness. Leaving his perplexed fiancée, Samantha (Liane Balaban), Ben buys a 1973 Norton motorcycle and heads for the Pacific. His journey takes him through nature, introduces him to interesting fellow travelers, brings him unexpected romance and begins to put his impending fate in perspective.
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Up the Yangtze

2007 | NR | 3.6 out of 5 Stars

When the Three Gorges Dam makes life hard for the Yu family, daughter Yu Shui must take a job aboard a cruise ship, where she enters into a dizzying microcosm of modern China. Meanwhile, her parents face the rising waters of the Yangtze.
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Legend of a Warrior

2012 | NR | 3.6 out of 5 Stars

This deeply personal documentary follows filmmaker Corey Lee's efforts to reconnect with his father, Frank, a high-kicking martial arts legend whose style of full-contact fighting made him famous -- but largely kept him from father-son bonding.
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Sabah: A Love Story

2005 | NR | 3.6 out of 5 Stars

Dutiful 40-something daughter Sabah (Arsinée Khanjian) shocks her conservative Arab family by falling for Stephen (Shawn Doyle), a non-Muslim, in this romantic comedy set in Toronto. The relationship sparks a culture clash, ensnaring Sabah between Stephen and her tight-knit family. Like My Big Fat Greek Wedding, director Ruba Nabba's film reveals what happens when Old World tradition collides with modern love. Setta Keshishian co-stars.
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Addicted to Plastic

2008 | NR | 3.6 out of 5 Stars

Focusing on manufacturing, environmental effects and solutions, a documentarian journeys around the world to trace the life cycle of plastic. While plastic is the most versatile material ever invented, its ubiquity comes at a steep cost to mankind.
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2013 | NR | 3.6 out of 5 Stars

The hard-hitting earthquake that rocked Japan's Fukushima Prefecture on March 11, 2011, delivered much more than bricks-and-mortar destruction; it also triggered a nuclear meltdown and ignited the largest nuclear disaster since Chernobyl.
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Heart: The Marilyn Bell Story

2001 | NR | 3.6 out of 5 Stars

Based on a true story, this inspiring made-for-TV biopic spotlights Canadian swimmer Marilyn Bell (Caroline Dhavernas), a 16-year-old phenom who defeats top-ranked American swimmer Florence Chadwick (Claudia Besso), stunning the world in the process. In a thrilling race across frigid Lake Ontario, Bell's perseverance and pluck help her make it to the other side while her seasoned competitor struggles.
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The Corporation

2003 | NR | 3.6 out of 5 Stars

Filmmakers Mark Achbar and Jennifer Abbott explore the genesis of the American corporation, its global economic supremacy and its psychopathic leanings, with social critics like Noam Chomsky and Milton Friedman lending insight in this documentary.
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