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For the past 27 years, The Word On The Street has been renowned for the quality and diversity of its event programming. See the lineup of incredible Canadian literary talent that appeared at our 28th festival on September 24, 2017
Movie critics Peter Howell and Linda Barnard discuss the glitz, glamour, and glitter behind and in the movies at the Toronto International Film Festival.
Peter Howell is the movie critic for the Toronto Star. He’s also president and co-founder of the Toronto Film Critics Association (TFCA), which is celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2017. Howell contributes to thestar.com website and often discusses movies as a guest on local and national radio and TV shows. Prior to movies, he was the Star‘s pop music critic. He has been a member of the Star‘s Entertainment department since 1991. An ebook of Howell’s reviews of his favorite films, titled Movies I Can’t Live Without, has been published by the Toronto Star. Howell is also the author of the self-published pulp novel, Hot Pine, a tale of mystery and lust set in the dark forests of Algonquin Park.
Linda Barnard is a National Newspaper Award-winning freelance writer and movie critic for the Toronto Star and thestar.com. A journalist for more than three decades, she says covering TIFF is the high point of her movie year ? although as with any marathon, she’s extremely glad when it’s over. She is a member of the Toronto Film Critics Association and the Alliance of Women Film Journalists, has interviewed stars from Angelina Jolie to Kermit the Frog and has participated on film juries, including Canada’s Top 10.