News & Features – NOW Magazine Thu, 25 Feb 2021 22:50:39 +0000 Thu, 25 Feb 2021 22:50:39 +0000 en-US NOW Staff What to watch on Netflix Canada in March 2021 NOW critics pick the best movies and TV shows coming to the streaming platform

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NOW Staff What to watch on Disney+ Canada in March 2021 The best movies and TV shows hitting Disney Plus, including The Falcon And The Winter Soldier and the Mighty Ducks reboot, Game Changers

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Norman Wilner Solar Opposites is finally available to stream in Canada Thomas Middleditch, Sean Giambrone and Justin Roiland talk about playing an alien family in the animated series hitting Disney+

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NOW Staff What to watch on Crave in March 2021 Including Framing Britney Spears, Tina, Possessor, The Broken Hearts Gallery and Zack Snyder’s Justice League

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Norman Wilner Director Lee Isaac Chung on the “long, hard road” to Minari The American filmmaker’s highly personal family drama is a hit with critics, but don’t call him an overnight success

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NOW Staff What to watch on Amazon Prime Video Canada in March 2021 Including Coming 2 America, The Stand, Invincible and She Dies Tomorrow

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Radheyan Simonpillai Indigenous Screen Office takes a new approach to defining identity Following the Michelle Latimer controversy, Indigenous film and TV producers are organizing consultations to build policy around identity

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Norman Wilner What’s new to VOD and streaming this weekend Including reviews of Allen Vs. Farrow, Anne At 13,000 Ft, I Care A Lot, Supernova, Supervillain and more

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Norman Wilner 10 hidden gems streaming on Disney+ Canada’s Star Here are 10 movies worth seeking out when Disney+ makes grown-up titles available to stream

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Norman Wilner Video: The stars of Workin’ Moms on season 5, Calgary and COVID In a video interview, the CBC comedy show’s stars explain the tension between addressing COVID and escapist TV

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Norman Wilner Director Rose Glass on Saint Maud: “It’s deeply silly” The writer/director explains why she doesn’t find her first feature as intense as everyone else does

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Norman Wilner Trailer premiere: Violation is coming, and it’s not taking prisoners NOW presents the trailer for Madeleine Sims-Fewer and Dusty Mancinelli’s Violation, arriving in digital release this March

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Kevin Ritchie Netflix is opening an office in Canada The move comes a day after the parliamentary budget officer estimated a so-called “Netflix tax” would rake in $1.3 billion over five years

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Norman Wilner Why the Toronto Black Film Festival matters more than ever On our NOW What podcast, founder Fabienne Colas discusses the festival’s evolution for 2021 and the Being Black In Canada mentorship program

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Radheyan Simonpillai Dominique Fishback on representing the women of the Black Panther Party The actor and spoken word artist makes an impact playing writer and activist Akua Njeri in Judas And The Black Messiah

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Norman Wilner Toronto film critics are ride-or-die for Nomadland The TFCA also named And The Birds Rained Down, Anne At 13,000 Ft. and White Lie finalists for this year’s Best Canadian Film Award

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Norman Wilner In memoriam: Christopher Plummer was a consummate performer Dead at 91, the Oscar winner seemed to enjoy being famous, though he wasn’t terribly interested in being a movie star

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Norman Wilner The Golden Globes are stupid, and what else is new Yep, it’s time to pretend to take the Hollywood Foreign Press Association seriously again

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Norman Wilner A Glitch In The Matrix: Are we living in a simulation? The director of Room 237 and The Nightmare explores simulation theory in his latest documentary

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Norman Wilner Pretty Hard Cases: Shooting a cop show in a pandemic Pretty Hard Cases stars Meredith MacNeill and Adrienne C. Moore and creators Tassie Cameron and Sherry White break down their new procedural

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Kevin Ritchie CBC cancels Trickster after one season In the wake of the Michelle Latimer controversy and a libel suit, the network has pulled the plug on season two

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Norman Wilner What’s new to VOD and streaming this weekend Including reviews of The Little Things, The Dig, Palmer, Jiu Jitsu and Penguin Bloom.

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Norman Wilner Disney+ adds grown-up content with Star, but it’ll cost you The family-friendly streaming service adds hundreds of mature movies and TV shows… and nudges its price up

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NOW Staff What to watch on CBC Gem in February 2021 Including Obsidian Theatre’s 21 Black Futures project and How It Feels To Be Free

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Radheyan Simonpillai APTN to premiere doc series about Indigenous fisheries GESPE’GEWA’GI: The Last Land is about Listuguj’s fishing industry, which was born from the kind of Mi’qmaq resistance we see in Nova Scotia today

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NOW Staff What to watch on Amazon Prime Video Canada in February 2021 NOW critics pick the best movies and TV shows hitting the streaming platform including Bliss, Greenland and I Care A Lot

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Craig Takeuchi How is COVID-19 impacting women in Canada’s screen industries? A new survey will look at the challenges and issues women and caregivers in screen industries are facing during the pandemic

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NOW Staff Exclusive Clip: How It Feels To Be Free celebrates Black women who fought racism in Hollywood Alicia Keys, Samuel L. Jackson and others remember the stereotypes Lena Horne refused to play

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NOW Staff What to watch on Crave in February 2021 Including Search Party, Fake Famous and The New Corporation: The Unfortunately Necessary Sequel

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Norman Wilner What’s new to VOD and streaming this weekend Including the New Zealand indie Baby Done, the festival hit The Climb and the Fantasia retro splatter comedy Psycho Goreman

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