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Norman Wilner

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A life-long Torontonian, Norman became the senior film writer for NOW in early 2008. Previously he had reviewed films for Metro newspapers across Canada and covered every video format imaginable (yes, even Beta) for a Toronto Star column from 1988 to 2006. He served as secretary and vice-president of the Toronto Film Critics Association from 2008 to 2016 and has been 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 hosts NOW's monthly free screenings at The Royal and TIFF's Reel Talk: Sneak Previews at TIFF Bell Lightbox. He’s also the host of your new favourite podcast, SOMEONE ELSE’S MOVIE [someoneelsesmovie.com]. Norm lives in Little Italy with his wife, the magnificent knitwear designer and author Kate Atherley, and their terrible dog.

El Camino

Sony Pictures Television/Netflix

Vince Gilligan's feature length coda shows us what happened to Jesse Pinkman after Walter White's death -- and gives Aaron Paul the showcase he deserves Read more

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Director Noah Hawley, Lucy In The Sky

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The Fargo and Legion auteur makes his first feature, and gets some flack for making a character study rather than the tabloid story people think they want Read more

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Paramount Pictures

Ang Lee's CG-heavy thriller about an assassin targeted by his own younger clone pitches Will Smith straight into the uncanny valley Read more

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Pulp Fiction’s Roger Avary pads his thin narrative with rambling stories, protracted confrontations and satire that just doesn’t land Read more

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Rob Grant’s genre-stretching film is both a barbed comedy of manners and a survival picture Read more

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Sofia Bohdanowicz’s latest film (in collaboration with actor Deragh Campbell) asks lots of existential questions Read more

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Noah Hawley’s fascinating film is inspired by the real-life story of disturbed astronaut Lisa Nowak Read more

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Blood Quantum

Elevation Pictures

How many film festivals can one city fit into a month? Here is a guide to those jockeying for your attention Read more

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Adam Bolt’s documentary turns scientific data into an engaging narrative Read more

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Corey Stanton’s rich crime drama feels like it was adapted from a dusty old pulp novel Read more

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Vincenzo Natali’s adaptation of the Stephen King-Joe Hill novella is familiar but creepily effective Read more

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The Japanese auteur’s latest gangland thriller contains a core of delicate nobility at its centre Read more

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Despite starry names, Steven Soderbergh’s look at the Panama Papers scandal is kind of a wash Read more

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Joaquin Phoenix finds lots of pathos in the title role, but Todd Phillips’s hollow film won’t change the history of superhero cinema Read more

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The third season of Nick Kroll’s animated comedy continues to get big laughs from awkward suburban adolescence Read more

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Alejandro Landes’s psychologically rich film set in an unnamed Latin American country deserves to be seen in a theatre Read more

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VVS Films

Even if this isn't the final go-round for Sylvester Stallone's living weapon, John Rambo has nothing left to say Read more

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Between Two Ferns: The Movie

Adam Rose / Netflix

Zach Galifianakis and Scott Aukerman's fake talk show keeps its spiky spirit intact as an all-star mockumentary on Netflix Read more

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James Franco’s bizarre adaptation of Steve Erickson’s novel has lots of intriguing parts, but they don’t come together Read more

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Julia Sarah Stone impresses as a trafficked teen who’s given the opportunity to reinvent herself Read more

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Norm talks about his favourite flicks and where to watch them this summer on Metro Morning! Read more

NOW in the media

NOW Senior Film Writer, Norm Wilner, talks about Don McKellar's 'Last Night' on The Filmmakers! Read more

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Our Senior Film Writer, Norm Wilner interviewed by ET Canada about Suicide Squad backlash! Read more

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Norm Wilner hosts an In Conversation with author Tom Roston on May 2nd at Bay Street Video! Read more

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Norm Wilner will host a Q&A with painter and actor, Stephen Lack who played lead character “Cameron Vale” in the film Scanners! Read more

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WIN passes to the 35th Anniversary Screening of SCANNERS on April 20th at the Royal followed by a Q&A with Norm Wilner & Stephen Lack + a limited edition National Canadian Film Day prize pack! Read more

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Our Senior Film Editor, Norm Wilner joins q's pop culture panel to discuss A&E's new prison-set reality show '60 Days In' plus more! Read more

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Norm Wilner makes a cameo on Global News to discuss a potential Oscars boycott! Read more

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Norm Wilner shares his Oscar predictions with CTV News Channel! Read more

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Norm Wilner joins a panel on q to discuss his predictions for Oscar night! Read more

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