Movies & TV – NOW Magazine https://nowtoronto.com/movies/index.rss Fri, 16 Apr 2021 21:51:57 +0000 Fri, 16 Apr 2021 21:51:57 +0000 en-US Norman Wilner What’s new to VOD and streaming this weekend: April 16-18 Including Willy’s Wonderland, The Courier, The Mole Agent, Mare of Easttown and Nobody

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Radheyan Simonpillai Canada’s Rising Screen Stars: Six top film talents open up during lockdown Actors and filmmakers bring cameras into their bubbles to show us where the inspiration happens

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Glenn Sumi Beans star Kiawentiio starts her dramatic journey strong The young actor gives a committed performance in Tracey Deer’s coming-of-age feature

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Norman Wilner Violation duo Madeleine Sims-Fewer and Dusty Mancinelli get intense The Toronto filmmakers graduate from unnerving shorts to a devastating debut feature

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Craig Takeuchi Vancouver actor Valerie Tian is ready to kick ass Canada’s Rising Screen Stars: The understated star of Curse Of Willow Song wants to do over-the-top comedy

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Kelsey Adams Kelly Fyffe-Marshall makes a big impact with the short Black Bodies The Brampton-based director makes movies to shed light on unsung stories

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Radheyan Simonpillai Montreal’s Caroline Monnet blurs boundaries between film and fine art Algonquin-French multimedia artist’s work explores the complexities of Indigenous identity

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Norman Wilner Kim’s Convenience finale ends the series in a good place The CBC sitcom may be ending a year earlier than expected, but its last episode found a perfect ending for its characters

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Glenn Sumi Review: Web series Private Idiots cleverly captures the past year in an hour André Sills and Oliver Ward play a pair of mismatched private investigators trying to make sense of a tumultuous year of change

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Norman Wilner Review: Nobody lets Bob Odenkirk go all John Wick on the world The Mr. Show and Better Call Saul star gets a third act as an action hero courtesy of John Wick screenwriter Derek Kostand

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Glenn Sumi Review: Kate Winslet is marvellous as Mare Of Easttown The Oscar-winning actor is utterly believable as a broken, blunt-talking cop investigating a murder

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Radheyan Simonpillai BYUtv has a come to Jesus moment on LGBTQ characters Canadian series Overlord And The Underwoods will be the Mormon-affiliated broadcaster’s first show to feature LGBTQ characters

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Kevin Ritchie and Norman Wilner What’s new on VOD and streaming this weekend: April 9-11 Including Nomadland, Sugar Daddy, The Nevers, Held and Exterminate All The Brutes

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Norman Wilner Review: Netflix super-comedy Thunder Force is a thundering dud Imagine a movie where Melissa McCarthy and Octavia Spencer get superpowers, and nothing funny happens. That’s this one

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Glenn Sumi Stratford Festival outdoor summer season announced Six plays and five cabarets will be performed at two canopies this summer from June to September

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Norman Wilner Review: 2021’s Oscar Shorts run the gamut from maudlin to magnificent The 15 nominated shorts offer everything from vivid cartoons to complex metaphors and shattering stories of lost lives

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Radheyan Simonpillai How an all-BIPOC Canadian team made a TV show for a Mormon network in the U.S. The writers overhauled scripts for two family sitcoms made for BYUtv, which is funded by Brigham Young University

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Norman Wilner Review: HBO’s The Nevers struggles with the legacy of creator Joss Whedon The writer/director left the show last fall, but accusations of abusive behaviour blunt the enjoyment of his Victorian fantasy series

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Kevin Ritchie and Norman Wilner What’s new on VOD and streaming this weekend: April 2-4 Everything new to VOD and streaming for the weekend of April 2, including reviews of Concrete Cowboy, No Ordinary Man and Godzilla Vs. Kong

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Kevin Ritchie Kim’s Convenience spinoff in the works at CBC Andrew Phung and Nicole Power will star in respective comedy shows set to air over the next year

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Norman Wilner What to watch on Amazon Prime Video Canada in April 2021 Including Made For Love, Stowaway, Them and Tom Clancy’s Without Remorse

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Norman Wilner Review: Godzilla Vs. Kong lets titans clash in style Cinema’s biggest monsters face off in the climax of Warner’s mammoth kaiju series, which is the perfect drive-in movie

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Norman Wilner Schitt’s Creek dominates the Canadian Screen Awards nominations The CBC sitcom’s final season racked up 21 nods, putting it well ahead of its comedic competition

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Norman Wilner What to watch on CBC Gem in April 2021 Including the Australian miniseries First Day, a BBC adaptation of the novel Us and a second season of Farm Crime

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Norman Wilner TV review: Netflix’s The Irregulars is rather a disappointment The series about street urchins who help Holmes and Watson expose supernatural villains is both overcomplicated and underdeveloped

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Norman Wilner What’s new to VOD and streaming this weekend: March 26-28 Everything new to VOD and streaming, including Tina, The Slowest Show, Invincible and Shiva Baby

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

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Norman Wilner Review: Amazon’s Invincible is the cure for superhero TV fatigue With a great voice cast led by Oscar nominee Steven Yeun, this animated series does justice to Robert Kirkman’s superhero comics.

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Kevin Ritchie Canada’s Drag Race judge Jeffrey Bowyer-Chapman is not returning for season 2 Drag queen Brooke Lynn Hytes and model Stacey McKenzie will be back on the judging panel

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Kevin Ritchie, Norman Wilner and Glenn Sumi What to watch on Crave in April 2021 Including Handmaid’s Tale season 4, Kate Winslet in Mare Of Easttown and Raoul Peck’s history series Exterminate All The Brutes

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