Courtney Small

Senior 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, CBC Arts, Exclaim!, 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:


  • May 28, 2024

    Get Physical: Bob Marley: One Love

    Bob Marley: One Love arrives on 4K Ultra HD this week. The film got us thinking about legacy and who ultimately tells our story.

  • Humane
    April 25, 2024

    Humane Review: All in the Family

    Caitlin Cronenberg’s thriller Humane envisions a world where climate change has gotten so bad that the government must reduce society by 20%.

  • Thelma
    January 30, 2024

    Sundance 2024: Thelma Review

    Inspired by a real-life phone scamming incident, Thelma follows one 93-year-old’s journey to reclaim the money that was stolen from her.

  • Oppenheimer Poster
    November 21, 2023

    Get Physical: Oppenheimer

    The release of Oppenheimer on 4K UHD Blu-ray this week is another reminder that this year has featured a slew of strong ensemble performances.

  • Dear Jassi
    September 19, 2023

    TIFF 2023: Dear Jassi Review

    Dear Jassi is a powerful tale of the unwavering flame of love and the brutal injustice that often tries to extinguish it.