Kevin Ritchie


Kevin has worked as a journalist for 20 years, first as a general assignment reporter in the daily newspaper world before being sucked into the glamorous life that is arts and entertainment coverage. For the past 10 years, he’s primarily covered music, television and film for a variety of trade and consumer outlets. He began contributing to NOW’s music section in 2010 as a reviewer and pop star interviewer, and now edits the culture pages.

Men In Black: International

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From two unnecessary live-action Disney remakes to cynical reboots and sequels, here are the year's most egregious cinematic duds Read more

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The Twentieth Century

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Matthew Rankin's melodramatic satire of Canadian identity is as beautiful as it is painful Read more


The Twentieth Century

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The Twentieth Century filmmaker explains why Canada is better at shame and propaganda than melodrama and satire Read more

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Torontonians read a lot of challenging literary fiction, stories about women living under oppressive patriarchy and Michelle Obama Read more


In the years that brought our artists to a world stage and had some wondering if we were having our "Seattle moment," these were the albums that defined the decade Read more

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The Toronto rapper expands his sound with an EP that pairs melodic flows with a nose-to-the-grindstone pragmatism Read more

Album reviews

Varda By Agnès

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Agnès Varda's final film is true to the late French cinema icon's radical spirit Read more


The Wager Theatre Gargantua

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Multidisciplinary show about belief and misinformation is full of impressive visuals and rigorous performances, but lacks substance Read more


From intriguing docs to poignant features, here, arranged by screening, are reviews of some festival highlights Read more

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FKA Twigs, Sleater-Kinney, Danny Brown, the brand new Eisbaer Festival and more live shows we can't wait to see this month Read more

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Nadav Lapid

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The director's personal and incendiary film Synonyms is about a former Israel Defense Forces solider attempting to run away from his identity Read more

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NOW's Readers' Choice 2019 cover star dishes on her meteoric rise in the city's drag scene Read more



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Israeli director Nadav Lapid goes for the jugular with a maniacal exploration of toxic nationalism, identity and shame Read more


Pass Over Kaleb Alexander and Mazin Elsadig

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Obsidian Theatre's production of of Antoinette Nwandu’s Beckettian play inventively captures the insidious tragedy of status-quo politics Read more


The rising Toronto director and photographer, one of Daniel Caesar's go-to visual collaborators, showcases his eye for order in a new art book Read more

Art & Design

Pain And Glory

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Pedro Almodóvar's self-reflective film starring Antonio Banderas is a moving meditation on aging and the lasting effects of repression Read more


Promise, Dudebox, TIFF, Dan Burke, Hotnuts, CATL, Do Right! Music, Silver Snail and Extinction Rebellion are getting spooky this year Read more

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Pride Parade 2019

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Pride's board of directors has released an open letter warning the library that "there will be consequences to our relationship for this betrayal" Read more

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The Montreal filmmaker examines how heteronormativity limits the ways men think about friendship Read more


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Our picks for the all-night art festival include road salt sculptures, a life-size board game and work by Kent Monkman, Daniel Arsham and Lisa Jackson Read more

Art & Design

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    Kevin Ritchie

    Darlene Shrugg play Bovine Sex Club, Thursday (December 22).