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

Feb 17, 2016 4:09 PM NOW in the media

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

Jan 22, 2016 2:56 PM NOW in the media


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The Netflix series' third season moves beyond the Colombian drug lord's demise as a thrilling ensemble piece more

Aug 20, 2017 8:00 AM Reviews

Local director Lina Rodriguez’s sophomore feature is quiet, confident filmmaking more

Aug 16, 2017 3:43 PM Reviews

The animated sequel’s story and gags have been done before in less forgettable movies more

Aug 10, 2017 2:18 PM Reviews

Documentary about African-American women on a high school step dance team delivers a real emotional kick more

Aug 9, 2017 8:00 PM Reviews


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Adaptation of Stephen King's genre-hopping book series is little more than an overly expository franchise starter more

Aug 4, 2017 3:00 PM Reviews

Although the film is targeted to kids lulled by the colourful expressions onscreen, there are some amusing bits for adults, too more

Jul 30, 2017 3:49 PM Reviews

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But when she’s not onscreen the espionage film drags more

Jul 27, 2017 12:43 PM Reviews

Dane DeHaan and Cara Delevingne are sorely miscast as intergalactic agents in the French filmmaker's imaginative-but-awkward sci-fi flick more

Jul 20, 2017 11:02 AM Reviews

Real-life story of Maharaja Duleep Singh, who was robbed of his birthright and exiled to Britain, falls flat more

Jul 19, 2017 10:30 PM Reviews

In the era of franchises and tent poles, blockbusters now know no season more

Jul 5, 2017 1:58 PM Interviews and features


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A local Imam says arranged marriages aren't the archaic custom they once were, and they're not the same as forced ones more

Jul 3, 2017 12:27 PM Interviews and features 4 Comments

The creators seem as mystified by the franchise’s success as the bored parents in the audience more

Jun 29, 2017 5:39 PM Reviews

Zaradasht Ahmed’s film – seen through the eyes of a nurse at an emergency hospital – doesn’t debate politics or explain the country’s state of affairs more

Jun 28, 2017 8:30 PM Reviews

Kumail Nanjiani’s semi-autobiographical story about an interracial romance takes on more than the typical rom-com more

Jun 28, 2017 3:25 PM Reviews



The Big Sick star sounds off on arranged marriages (they're not so bad!), dealing with autobiographical material and finally embracing being both Pakistani and American more

Jun 26, 2017 3:12 PM Interviews and features

Exhaustive but stilted biopic doesn’t capture rapper Tupac Shakur’s charisma and dynamism more

Jun 16, 2017 12:01 AM Reviews 2 Comments

It’s also less repulsive than its male predecessor, Very Bad Things more

Jun 15, 2017 4:56 PM Reviews

There are discordant opinions about what constitutes and who defines Israeli cuisine more

Jun 14, 2017 10:45 PM Reviews

Too bad his meticulous performance as a noirish detective is almost lost amid the film’s stylistic tics more

Jun 1, 2017 9:34 AM Reviews

Especially if you’re seven and love Dav Pilkey’s popular series more

May 31, 2017 9:15 PM Reviews 1 Comments

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