John Harkness (1954-2007)

I’ve just heard about the passing of NOW‘s longtime film critic John Harkness. I never had the opportunity to meet John, but his reviews have been a staple in the pages of NOW since its inception in 1981. He also contributed articles to Sight and Sound and Take One, as well as writing for the Cinematheque Ontario programme guides. Over the years, I’ve absorbed thousands of his carefully-chosen words and I hope at least a little of his talent has rubbed off. He will be sorely missed by the film community in Toronto and far beyond.

His friend and fellow critic Norm Wilner has a more personal remembrance.

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