Category Archives: Critics

Geoff Pevere: An Appreciation

Over the past week, a quiet but very profound change has taken place in the small world of Toronto film journalism. Geoff Pevere, one of the Toronto Star’s full-time film critics, has moved to the Books section. In return, longtime … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Variety: Blogs Reshaping Film Coverage

An interesting article by Variety columnist (and blogger) Anne Thompson claims that film bloggers are here to stay, and that they’re changing the way studios and their publicity departments deal with the media in general. Bloggers have the ability to … Continue reading

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Geoff Pevere Lecture Tonight

Toronto Star film critic Geoff Pevere is giving a free lecture tonight at Regis College (affiliated with the University of Toronto) entitled “The Transcendental Screen: Spirituality in the Movies”. It’s part of Regis College’s Lenten Lecture series and takes place … Continue reading

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Oscar Loathing

[The Oscars have] got nothing to do with standards of good moviemaking. And I mean nothing, as in what’s left when you take zero from zero, multiply it to infinity and divide it the number of times Alfred Hitchcock, Howard … Continue reading

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