Norman Wilner

Senior Film Writer


A lifelong Torontonian, Norman Wilner became the senior film writer for NOW Magazine in early 2008. Previously, he had reviewed films for Metro newspapers across Canada, and covered every video format imaginable (yes, even Beta) for the Toronto Star column from 1988 to 2006.

His byline has appeared in Cinema Scope, Montage, Marquee and even The Hollywood Reporter that one time. You may also remember him from his appearances as a critic and commentator on any radio or television program that will call him.

In 2008, he was elected secretary and vice-president of the Toronto Film Critics Association; in 2009, he was a member of the features jury for Canada's Top Ten. A member of the international film critics' organization FIPRESCI, he's sat on festival juries in Toronto, Montreal, London, Vienna and Palm Springs.

He lives in Kensington Market, just a short walk from any of fourteen coffee shops.