Linda Barnard

Linda Barnard is a career journalist who has been covering movies at the Toronto Star and thestar.com, Canada’s largest newspaper, since 2005. In addition to reviewing films and writing interviews and features about the industry, she helps anchor the Star’s coverage of the Toronto International Film Festival and Hot Docs International and does First ReelMovies, a weekly webcast review at thestar.com with Star movie critic Peter Howell. Linda is also a top critic with rottentomatoes.com and a member of the Toronto Film Critics Association.

 

Articles by Linda Barnard

 

Sharon Shattuck on FROM THIS DAY FORWARD and Growing Up With A Transgender Dad – Linda Barnard Interviews

from this day smallAs documentary filmmaker Sharon Shattuck planned her wedding two years ago, she recalled her father’s unsettling request, made when she was about 13 on the drive to school: “Whenever you get married, I hope that you’ll let me wear a dress when I walk you down the aisle.” Read more…

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Top Ten 2012 – Linda Barnard

Amour

Zero Dark Thirty

The Master

Rebelle (War Witch)

Moonrise Kingdom

Beasts of the Southern Wild

Argo

Skyfall

Compliance

Safety Not Guaranteed

Honourable mentions

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TURN ME ON, GODDAMIT!- Review by Linda Barnard

Runaway hormones are the stuff o fmany a teen angst story, but in Norwegian director Jannicke Systad Jacobsen’s compellingly quirky comedy “Turn Me On, Goddammit!,” it’s a teen girl who suffers for having sex on the brain. Read more>>

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IN HER EYES: WOMEN IN THE DIRECTOR’S CHAIR: Linda Barnard comments

Women who work behind the camera are wondering if Kathryn Bigelow’s historic Oscar for Best Director for THE HURT LOCKER was a watershed moment or just a blip on a notoriously fickle industry’s radar.

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MEET RADIOMAN, STAR OF MORE THAN 100 MOVIES: Linda Barnard interviews

Once a homeless alcoholic, Radioman has played background roles in more than 100 New York-shot films, gaining respect and his own kind ofcelebrity. Read more>>

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THE BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL – Review by Linda Barnard

While you can never tire of Judy Dench, this raj-raj throwback is tiresome. Read more>>

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BATTLESHIP – Review by Linda Barnard

Where else but Hollywood would somebody get the bright idea to take a board game with no human characters and spend more than $200 million spinning it into an alien-invasion flick? LindaBarnard still has a headache from over-the-top BATTLESHIP. Read more>>

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