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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

From A Bad Moms Christmas to Underworld: Blood Wars, here are the year's cinematic stinkers more

Dec 13, 2017 11:59 AM , , Interviews and features

Calling one a comedy and the other a drama shows how tone deaf the industry is about Black lives more

Dec 12, 2017 7:30 AM Interviews and features 1 Comments

Still, this low-budget schlockfest is an improvement over the original, thanks to an amusing redneck sidekick character more

Nov 29, 2017 11:30 PM Reviews

Joyce Wong’s modest drama is bleak but effectively done more

Nov 29, 2017 4:05 PM Reviews

Film about the backstory of the Dickens classic features some good performances, but the story isn’t very filling more

Nov 23, 2017 11:30 AM Reviews

Animated film about women dealing with violence and abuse under the Taliban has substance, humour and emotional power more

Nov 23, 2017 6:30 AM Reviews

Drama about a socially awkward lawyer who emerges from another era gets sentimental but doesn’t engage us emotionally more

Nov 22, 2017 1:03 PM Reviews

Focusing on TIFF Cinematheque’s new series about Black artists, artistic director Cameron Bailey explains that TIFF’s new mandate is to change what it means to go to the movies more

Nov 15, 2017 5:06 PM Interviews and features

The timing couldn’t be worse for this tasteless comedy that encourages boys to grope girls more

Nov 9, 2017 7:00 PM Reviews

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Funding agency Telefilm says 44 per cent of projects in the pipeline have female directors attached, but greater diversity across the board is still a big issue more

Nov 2, 2017 4:35 PM Interviews and features

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Francois Duhamel/DreamWorks

This is a rare film about veterans who recognize their own trauma and are actively trying to get better more

Oct 28, 2017 3:45 PM Reviews

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Jackson Lee Davis/Netflix

Finn Wolfhard: “Before Stranger Things came out, every single thing featured the kid as the bait and that was kind of it.” more

Oct 27, 2017 7:00 AM Interviews and features

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Courtesy Netflix

The nostalgic Netflix series is still full of callbacks to 80s pop culture, but the emphasis is on character and story development more

Oct 23, 2017 1:00 PM Reviews

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Shimon Karmel

The 14-year-old's new band Calpurnia will release a new album on Royal Mountain Records in 2018 more

Oct 19, 2017 4:05 PM Features

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Samuel Engelking

A positive review from a big celeb like Drake is worth a lot to Canadian movie marketers, but not if they have to pay for it more

Oct 14, 2017 11:49 AM Interviews and features

It’s being billed as a Jackie Chan film, but it’s really a mediocre political thriller revolving around Pierce Brosnan’s former IRA soldier more

Oct 12, 2017 9:00 AM Reviews

Sean Baker’s follow-up to Tangerine may seem aimless but it builds toward an emotional downpour more

Oct 11, 2017 2:53 PM Reviews

With Denis Villeneuve’s Blade Runner sequel now in theatres, and Jean-Marc Vallée’s Big Little Lies basking in its Emmy wins, here are some films and series from them and others you can watch immediately more

Oct 5, 2017 5:02 PM Interviews and features 1 Comments

But this animated homage to Van Gogh doesn’t have much narrative pull more

Oct 4, 2017 7:00 PM Reviews

As Denis Villeneuve’s Blade Runner sequel hits theatres, it’s worth wondering why he and other Quebec directors are surpassing their English-speaking counterparts more

Oct 4, 2017 4:33 PM Interviews and features

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