Radheyan Simonpillai

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 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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The latest in the preteen franchise is stuck in stupid slapstick mode more

May 17, 2017 2:00 PM Reviews

Master Of None’s second season can teach Canadian media ­something about voice appropriation more

May 17, 2017 1:21 PM Interviews and features

Director Guy Ritchie tries to inject Game Of Thrones intrigue into this mythical tale, but the result is nonsensical more

May 10, 2017 5:31 PM Reviews


Sébastien Raymond

Sequel to Canadian buddy cop comedy smugly sends up what’s wrong with the U.S. but doesn’t notice its own failure at inclusivity more

May 10, 2017 5:15 PM Reviews 7 Comments

The fine acting and directing in this film about hookup culture is undone by some bizarre contrivances more

May 3, 2017 9:00 PM Reviews 1 Comments

After confronting brutal oppression in his CBC film The Skin We’re In, the director gets quieter in Hot Docs’ Unarmed Verses, a vibrant look at three talented Black youths uprooted by a forced “revitalization” ­project in North York more

Apr 26, 2017 8:00 PM Hot Docs 2017

Never mind that pollution has led to species endangerment – just look how cute the animals are! more

Apr 19, 2017 7:30 PM Reviews 2 Comments


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Charlize Theron is glorious but underused, while Jason Statham and Dwayne Johnson ride away with this sequel more

Apr 13, 2017 5:53 PM Reviews

Fast 5

Jaimie Trueblood

Unlike the self-deprecating Rock, the grumbling, humourless Fate Of The Furious star taps into an old-school chauvinism more

Apr 12, 2017 1:32 PM Interviews and features 5 Comments

Remake of 1979 caper flick settles for cheap gags and unearned sentiment more

Apr 10, 2017 3:01 PM Reviews

Film about teens at Masai Ujiri’s basketball camps in Africa feels shallow more

Apr 5, 2017 8:00 PM Reviews

The best movie in the franchise recognizes everything that was wrong with the first two films and tries to correct it more

Apr 5, 2017 7:00 PM Reviews

Doc about the murder of jazz musician Lee Morgan never comes alive more

Apr 5, 2017 6:30 PM Reviews

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