Courtney Small

Featured Critic
Courtney is a Rotten Tomatoes approved film critic and co-host of the radio show Frameline. He has written for several publications including POV Magazine, Cinema Axis, Leonard Maltin, In the Seats, Black Girl Nerds, and Comix Asylum. He also discusses diversity in cinema as host of the Changing Reels podcast and is a member of the Toronto Film Critics Association, the Online Film Critics Society and the African American Film Critics Association.


Articles by Courtney Small:


  • Alain Bidard's Opal
    July 27, 2022

    Fantasia 2022: Opal Review

    This animated Caribbean-inspired fairy tale tackles heavy themes like anxiety and sadness in a nimble manner.

  • April 8, 2022

    As They Made Us Review

    Mayim Bialik shows plenty of promise as a director here as she offers up an honest examination of how the scars of the past shape the bonds of the present.

  • The Porter
    February 18, 2022

    The Porter Review

    The CBC and BET+ original series The Porter is a refreshing and invigorating series that finds rich fruit in the seeds of the past.

  • Hatching
    January 25, 2022

    Sundance 2022: Hatching Review

    A wildly original and disturbing work, Hatching marks the arrival of Hanna Bergholm as a thrilling new voice in the horror genre.

  • Emergency
    January 22, 2022

    Sundance 2022: Emergency Review

    A refreshingly original work, Emergency captures how race and perception can make even the most obvious choice extremely complicated.

  • See For Me
    January 9, 2022

    See For Me Review

    Randall Okita’s See For Me ultimately lacks the vision to truly deliver on the potential it initially shows.