Barry Hertz

Barry Hertz


Deputy Arts Editor/Film Editor, @globeandmail. Formerly @nationalpost, @macleans. Fast & Furious enthusiast. Directly under the sun ... now.

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🚨🚨🚨🚨Gary Larson's The Far Side is back! Sort of! Which is good enough for me! 🚨🚨🚨🚨

50 Crazy Ways to Save Hollywood by @richardrushfield  is a must-read.

Telluride, @TIFF_NET , @la_Biennale , and @TheNYFF  release "official letter of solidarity," ahead of the fall film festival circuit. Your guess as to what this exactly means is as good as mine.

BREAKING: @Telefilm_Canada  announces third-party investigation into allegations of misconduct made against one of its employees. "To ensure that the process remains independent, the investigation has been entrusted to a third party, the firm le Cabinet RH. "

NEW: Two months ahead of #TIFF20 , @TIFF_NET  is finally getting into the virtual-screening game with "digital TIFF Bell Lightbox," a film-rental platform that kicks off today w/ FIRST COW and GUEST OF HONOUR. Details below, and yes that "digital" is meant to be a lower-case "d":

It's a good hot weekend to sweat to some straight-to-streaming horror and sci-fi. Here's the best genre flicks for these deep summer nights: the haunting RELIC, the head-spinning VOLITION, the gross-in-a-good-way THE BEACH HOUSE, and the quirky SKYMAN.

Groundhog Day > Live.Die.Repeat > Happy Death Day 2U > Palm Springs > Happy Death Day > Source Code < Happy Death Day < Palm Springs < Happy Death Day 2U < Live.Die.Repeat < Groundhog Day > Live.Die.Repeat > Happy Death Day 2U > Palm Springs > Happy Death Da

Looks like #TIFF20  's drive-in movie component will take place at Ontario Place, and *not* the dormant Docks drive-in venue on Polson Pier.

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Photos of College Street West this afternoon. Disappointing and disgusting, Toronto.

Zero stars for UNPLANNED, a disgusting piece of anti-abortion propaganda that's engineered to endanger women's health.

ATTENTION ABSOLUTELY EVERYONE IN TORONTO WHO ALSO LOVES TO EAT GARFIELD-SHAPED THINGS

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No trailer for CATS, but a behind-the-scenes clip -- including Idris Elba talking about looking at the world through "the cat perspective " and Taylor Swift mouthing "meow " -- proves that this is a very real thing we should all be prepared to reckon with. #CinemaCon 

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Embargo is up, so I can say WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES gives me hope for studio filmmaking. Dark, nearly wordless, with unparalleled VFX

Warning: if you see this movie you might find out what happens in the movie

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And so Doug Ford fulfills his destiny by taking charge of what will become the largest weed-distribution operation in the country. #OnElxn  #OnPoli 

DADDY'S HOME 2 is the most toxic and reprehensible movie of the year, a slap in the face at any other point in recent history but a pure abyss of darkness in these waning days of 2017. My zero-star review for :

Relying on U.S. wire-service reviews of American movies is obviously depressing. But this is a devastating blow for the Canadian film industry, a market that will presumably be ignored entirely.

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