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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

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Jennifer Garner stars as a social media-obsessed mom in series from Girls creators Lena Dunham and Jenni Konner more

Reviews

Attempted comedy takes things out of the classroom and proves it's got a short attention span more

Reviews

A documentary about the polarizing British-Tamil musician’s life is sparking difficult conversations about race and identity – and she isn’t afraid to get heated more

Interviews & Features

Steve Loveridge's documentary biopic about the polarizing pop star is much more than a coming-of-age tale more

Reviews

Actioner about teens fighting back after their private online lives are exposed gets caught in a narrative corner more

Reviews

But the documentary, which is airing on CBC, only scratches the surface of a subject that could fill multiple films more

Reviews

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Benjamin Naishtat's neo-noir stands out in festival competition program that also included Alex Ross Perry's excellent Her Smell and Emir Baigazin’s The River more

Interviews & Features

Jonah Hill's Lady Bird-like coming of age pic, his directorial debut, is an uneven nostalgia trip more

Toronto International Film Festival 2018

Yann Demange’s film about a real-life teen who was a drug dealer and an FBI informant is fleet and heartfelt entertainment more

Reviews

Swiss/German film has some intriguing ideas about religion and science, but nothing comes together in a satisfying way more

Toronto International Film Festival 2018

Tim Sutton's drama set in the American South will make your body squirm and your soul sink more

Toronto International Film Festival 2018

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Quincy Jones, Chaka Khan and Mark Ronson performed while Rashida Jones spoke about her father in the Q&A. more

Interviews & Features

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Co-director Rashida Jones's doc about her legendary producer father Quincy Jones is redundant and incomplete more

Toronto International Film Festival 2018

Ilsa Salas is riveting in this stylish, elegant and critical character study from Mexico more

Toronto International Film Festival 2018

Ho Wi Ding's film throws ideas, genres and gendered violence together, and it's all in poor taste more

Toronto International Film Festival 2018

Emmanuel Mouret's costume drama is artful and sinfully entertaining... until the predictable ending more

Toronto International Film Festival 2018

Carol Morley's neo-noir starring Patricia Clarkson is stylish and delectably weird more

Toronto International Film Festival 2018

Film about a woman who recruits male orphans for battle has potential, but its dystopian plot is dull and its faux femme-power element feels decorative more

Toronto International Film Festival 2018

Actor Tyler York shines in first feature film to be told entirely in Haida dialects more

Toronto International Film Festival 2018

Vigilante pic starring Jennifer Garner as a wronged mom never gets down and dirty more

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