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

Unlike Michael Bay’s bang ’em up films, this prequel features small-scale action that’s refreshingly coherent more


Indigenous artists say the province's move has put the Ontario Arts Council-administered fund in jeopardy more

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When white saviour characters feel outmoded, Hollywood flocks to "white devil" narratives, like The Mule and The Old Man & The Gun, to re-centre whiteness more

Interviews & Features

Based on the story of a WWII vet busted for being a drug mule for the Sinaloa cartel, The Mule is better than Gran Torino, but that’s not saying much more


From the hottest DVDs and books, to arty pins, T-shirts and the album everyone should have on vinyl. more

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Emily Blunt fills the iconic role fabulously, but nothing else about the film – including the unmemorable songs – will upstage the original more



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Andy Serkis-directed Legend Of The Jungle is a flawed but fascinating adaptation of the classic story more


In about a month these films will likely be vying for Oscar’s big prize. Here’s what their wins would say about the movie industry. more

Interviews & Features

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Carlos Somonte

Alfonso Cuarón's Netflix film Roma won Best Picture and Best Director from the Toronto Film Critics Association. The TFCA also announced nominees for Rogers Best Canadian Film Award more

Interviews & Features

From yet another unnecessary Harry Potter prequel to stupid movies featuring Mark Walberg or Jennifer Garner or Bruce Willis wielding guns, here are the year's cinematic stinkers more

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But Toronto-raised actor Shamier Anderson’s charm and comic timing prevent the pic from diving off a cliff more


NOW critics watched a lot of TV this year and not all of it was good. These titles have been permanently removed from our queues. more

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TIFF Bell Lightbox's programming also includes a retrospective of Mexican films co-curated by Guillermo del Toro, feminist film hero Dorothy Azner and a talk by director James Gray more

Film Fests & Special Screenings

Say Her Name: The Life And Death Of Sandra Bland is best when it simply focuses on the woman at its core more


Barry Avrich's film profiles Ben Ferencz, the last surviving prosecutor from the Nuremberg Trials more




The caricatured Native American characters in Netflix's The Ballad of Buster Scruggs is part of the satire, but is that portrayal responsible? Critic Adam Nayman and filmmakers Lisa Jackson and Shane Belcourt discuss more

Interviews & Features



In our Chill Winter Guide, find 50 of the best cultural, arts, music, food and outdoor events happening in Toronto from November 2018 to March 2019. more

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The theatre company firms up its new leadership team by recruiting the Crow's Theatre managing director more



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An interactive map of Toronto-set film and TV locations looks a lot like a recent study that shows how the city is divided by race and income more

Interviews & Features

The Criterion Channel will make the boutique distributor's library of contemporary and classic cinema gems available online in one place more

Interviews & Features