News & Features – NOW Magazine https://nowtoronto.com/movies/features/index.rss Mon, 17 May 2021 15:44:18 +0000 Mon, 17 May 2021 15:44:18 +0000 en-US Norman Wilner The 50 best movies on Netflix Canada right now NOW critics pick the best recent movies, overlooked classics and essential titles available on the streaming platform

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Norman Wilner Video: How Ben Wheatley made In The Earth between lockdowns The maker of Kill List, Sightseers and Rebecca talks about shooting his new horror movie (safely, outdoors) during a pandemic

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Norman Wilner What’s new to VOD and streaming this weekend: May 14-16 Including reviews of The Underground Railroad, The Killing Of Two Lovers, In The Earth and more

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Julia Mastroianni How to host outdoor movie nights in your backyard The Toronto Outdoor Picture Show is launching a COVID-safe program called the Toronto Backyard Picture Show

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Radheyan Simonpillai DOC Vanguard award recipient Lisa Jackson celebrates her community In an emotional acceptance speech, Lisa Jackson honoured the Indigenous film community and advocated for more support and empathy for emerging BIPOC voices

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Norman Wilner Drew Hayden Taylor is reclaiming Indigenous culture with the APTN show Going Native The Anishnawbe author and journalist explores the ways in which Indigenous people are shaping food, movies, music, architecture and more

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Radheyan Simonpillai Thuso Mbedu on the pain and glory of Barry Jenkins’ The Underground Railroad The actor discusses finding moments of beauty, comfort and magic within a story about slavery

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Radheyan Simonpillai Kayla Grey is shifting conversations in sports media The TSN anchor is going beyond sports and ready to tackle culture on her own show

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Kevin Ritchie Hot Docs 2021: Zo Reken, One Of Ours claim top prizes Emanuel Licha, Yasmine Mathurin and Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers won honours at the annual doc fest

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Norman Wilner What’s new to VOD and streaming this weekend: May 7-9 Including Almodovar’s English-language debut, Eat Wheaties! and season 3 of The Girlfriend Experience

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Kelsey Adams Hot Docs 2021: Jennifer Holness expertly links beauty and power in Subjects Of Desire The Toronto filmmaker’s doc is an ode to Black women that brings to light the systemic forces they fight against every day

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Norman Wilner Invincible creator Robert Kirkman talks casting J.K. Simmons and saying goodbye to The Walking Dead In a video conversation, the comics creator talks about the beginnings of Invincible and the end of his other big show

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Norman Wilner Inside Out 2021 to screen Language Lessons, Charli XCX doc Toronto’s 2SLGBTQ+ film festival is going virtual for a second year with 33 features and five episodic series,

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Kevin Ritchie Questlove to give keynote talk at Hot Docs 2021 The musician-turned-filmmaker will chat with NOW culture editor Radheyan Simonpillai about his music doc Summer Of Soul

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Kevin Ritchie Hot Docs 2021: 12 must-see films according to NOW critics The annual documentary film fest is streaming across Canada until May 9

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Norman Wilner What to watch on Amazon Prime Video Canada in May 2021 Including Barry Jenkins’s adaptation of The Underground Railroad, Solos and Panic

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NOW Staff Hot Docs 2021 reviews: directory Keep checking back as NOW’s movie critics continue to review films throughout the festival

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Norman Wilner What to watch on Crave in May 2021 Including Tenet, RuPaul’s Drag Race Down Under and new seasons of In Treatment and The Girlfriend Experience

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Norman Wilner What’s new to VOD and streaming this weekend: April 30-May 2 Including The Mitchells Vs. The Machines, Tom Clancy’s Without Remorse and Catching A Serial Killer: Bruce McArthur

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Radheyan Simonpillai Why movie and TV productions in Ontario are shooting during the third wave With ICUs overwhelmed, industry professionals weigh in on whether the film shoots need to temporarily shut down

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Norman Wilner David Cronenberg is making another movie… in Greece Seven years after his last feature, the revered Toronto writer/director is gearing up to make Crimes Of The Future in Athens

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Charlie Smith Hot Docs 2021: Dressing down to chronicle Canada’s oldest nudist camp Filmmakers Danny Berish and Ryan Mah got naked to make the short documentary Nude To Me

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Julia Mastroianni Hot Docs 2021: Meet the Toronto activists taking on Uber As films about gig work screen at Hot Docs, a new coalition wants to change the public narrative around ride-hailing and delivery apps 

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Norman Wilner What to watch on CBC Gem in May 2021 Including Lena Waithe’s Twenties, Bad Rap, Matangi/Maya/M.I.A. and Keyboard Fantasies: The Beverly Glenn-Copeland Story

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Norman Wilner 40 at 40: Doc filmmaker Ron Mann recalls the start of Toronto’s New Wave As part of NOW’s 40th anniversary series, the documentarian discusses working independently and finding new platforms during the pandemic

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Norman Wilner Oscars 2021: Nomadland makes history, but the Academy trips itself up Chloe Zhao became the first Asian woman to win best director, but the decision to shuffle the order of categories knocked the wind out of Oscar’s finale

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Radheyan Simonpillai Hot Docs 2021: Tanya Talaga and Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers find parallels in personal films The filmmakers discuss the importance of narrative sovereignty in Spirit To Soar and Kímmapiiyipitssini: The Meaning Of Empathy

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Norman Wilner What’s new to VOD and streaming this weekend: April 23-25 Including Stowaway, Chaos Walking, Shadow And Bone and The Marksman

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Norman Wilner What to watch on Disney+ Canada in May 2021 Including Cruella, The Bad Batch, Marvel’s M.O.D.O.K. and, technically, Black Widow

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Kevin Ritchie, Glenn Sumi and Norman Wilner What to watch on Netflix Canada in May 2021 NOW critics pick the best movies and TV shows coming to the streaming platform

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