RSS

Radheyan Simonpillai

From indie upstarts and fierce activists to a literary legend, here are some Torontonians who made our film and TV scene exciting more

Interviews & Features

NOW film critic, Rad Simonpillai, joins q's Pop Culture Panel to discuss Deadpool's success! more

NOW in the media

One of our film critics, Rad Simonpillai, reviews The 5th Wave, Dirty Grandpa, and 45 Years on CBC News! more

NOW in the media

Danish actor Trine Dyrholm is outstanding as the washed-up former Velvet Underground singer and model more

Reviews

Spike Lee’s biopic about a 1970s cop who infiltrates the KKK critiques film history and comments on our present moment more

Reviews

the_spy_who_dumped_me.jpg

Photo by Hopper Stone Hopper Stone, SMPSP

Mila Kunis and Kate McKinnon's comic chemistry is undone by an antic, slapped-together Bourne plot more

Reviews

Toronto Caribbean Carnival 2018: from soca to dancehall, Afrobeat and more, here’s who’s soundtracking your weekend: Voice, Destra, Nailah Blackman and others. more

Features

nailah-teaser.jpg

Ikenna Douglas

20-year-old musician Nailah Blackman carries the legacy of soca in her blood, but she's also pushing the genre forward in a way few else have. Read this interview with the singer about her past and present in soca. more

Features

KeiraKnightley_MelissaMcCarthy.jpg

Courtesy of TIFF

This year's festival could be the start of awards season match-ups between several actors, directors and film companies more

Interviews & Features

Chinese filmmaker Vivian Qu's second feature is anchored by two strong performances more

Reviews

Toronto-based director Anthony Scott Burns does fine work, but the drama and the scares in this horror flick are underserved more

Reviews

Director Carlos López Estrada's film about chocolate-and-vanilla bros is intimate, insightful and frustrating more

Reviews

Equalizer 2

Glen Wilson

Antoine Fuqua's action flick is tedious and dim, but Denzel Washington delivers in the swagger department more

Reviews

America has finally caught up the B-movie franchise, as this satiric and unintentionally funny origin story proves more

Reviews

SharpObjects-HBO.jpg

Courtesy of Bell Media

Ostensibly a small-town murder mystery, the Jean-Marc Vallée-directed drama starring Amy Adams explores the ways people absorb pain more

Reviews

Upgrade.jpg

Blumhouse Productions

Leigh Whannell’s sci-fi vigilante flick about a man with an AI chip implanted in his spine is a lot of bloody fun more

Reviews

Uncle_Drew.jpg

Quantrell D. Colbert

NBA pros Kyrie Irving and Shaquille O'Neill join comic performers Lil Rel Howery and Tiffany Haddish for a silly sports comedy, but the result is an unfunny feature-length commercial more

Reviews

Sicario_Soldado.jpg

Richard Foreman, Jr. SMPSP Richard Foreman, Jr. SMPSP/Lions

This sequel doesn’t have enough skill or imagination to escape the shadow cast by Denis Villeneuve’s original drug thriller more

Reviews

The five-time Oscar nominee (who really is one of the most gracious and kindest people in the industry) gets the juiciest role of her career in eight-part adaptation of Gillian Flynn novel more

Interviews & Features

DF-09572_rgb.jpg

Quantrell D. Colbert

Brampton-bred director talks blaxploitation reboots, local dance sensations and T.O.’s hip-hop history more

Interviews & Features

Director X’s version of the blaxploitation classic is less provocative – and features a less compelling lead actor – than the original more

Reviews

Succession-BrianCox-HBO.jpg

Courtesy of Bell Media

HBO's corporate dramedy is not about the one per cent, but the titans who set the table for the one per cent to come and feed more

Reviews

But watching Jane Fonda, Diane Keaton, Candice Bergen and Mary Steenburgen play with the silly material will still make you smile more

Reviews