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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

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

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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

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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

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

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Gabrielle Union picture should work a lot better than it does more

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Mike Ford

The British-Tamil musician encountered a few hiccups en route to her Hot Docs appearance in Toronto more

Movies & TV

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Samuel Engelking

After a quarter-century of civil war that is estimated to have claimed the lives of more than 100,000 civilians and culminated in an uneasy peace in 2009, sustainable aid is what’s needed to help younger people overcome the trauma of war more

News

Deniz Gamze Ergüven’s disappointing follow-up to her Oscar-nominated Mustang is based on real events, but nothing rings true more

Reviews

Art enthusiasts will love this doc about artistic identical twins Joel-Peter and Jerome Witkin, whose life-long estrangement gives the doc a satisfying through line more

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Occasionally charming and awkwardly sentimental film explores pop fandom more

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Steve Loveridge's fascinating doc looks at the evolution of the Grammy-nominated recording artist and outrage-generator more

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Cynthia Lowen's quietly furious doc looks at women who have been victimized online more

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Audrey Gordon's film about siblings separated by foster homes who reunite annually is small, lyrical and often beautiful more

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Jon Pack

Sequel about French-Canadian Mounties and Americans in Quebec hits a major humour roadblock more

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Matt Johnson, whose criticism of Telefilm's funding system sparked them to invite him to develop a new model, discusses how it will work more

Interviews & Features

The just-released movie, adapted from the late Richard Wagamese's acclaimed novel about a hockey player who survived Canada's residential school system, highlights problems about who gets to tell stories in this country more

Interviews & Features

Faith-influenced movie is based on an inspiring story about a volleyball team that rallied together to honour the memory of one of their players more

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George Pimentel

The #AfterMeToo movement started by Mia Kirshner, Freya Ravensbergen and Aisling Chin-Yee is pushing the country's screen industry to adopt a strong zero-tolerance policy against sexual assault in the workplace more

Interviews & Features

Pacific Rim Uprising lacks the geeky and affectionate charm of Guillermo del Toro's original actioner about giant robots, but Star Wars actor John Boyega livens things up more

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