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:


  • Devotion
    November 23, 2022

    Devotion Review

    Devotion tells the tale of Jesse L. Brown, the first Black aviator in the Navy, and his wingman Tom Hudner during the Korean War.

  • Stay the Night
    November 16, 2022

    Stay the Night Review

    Stay the Night is a charming romance that sometimes it just takes one night for love to blossom.

  • Bandit
    September 22, 2022

    Bandit Review

    Bandit tells the story of The Flying Bandit, one of Canada’s most notorious bank robbers who managed to rob 59 banks in the late 1980s.

  • Chevalier
    September 20, 2022

    TIFF 2022: Chevalier Review

    Chevalier explores the life of one of the greatest composers whose legacy was unfairly erased from the history books.

  • Brother
    September 16, 2022

    TIFF 2022: Brother Review

    An emotionally resonant film that presents Scarborough in a poetically beautiful and gritty light unlike it has ever been captured on screen before, Brother is a marvel to behold.

  • When Morning Comes
    September 12, 2022

    TIFF 2022: When Morning Comes Review

    Kelly Fyffe-Marshall’s debut feature is poetically beautiful and vibrant love letter to Jamaica and the sense of community it fosters.

  • The End of Sex
    September 10, 2022

    TIFF 2022: The End of Sex Review

    As many couples can attest, marriages tend to fall into a familiar routine once children enter the picture. This is exactly the predicament that Emma (Schitt’s Creek’s Emily Hampshire) and Josh (Jonas Chernick, who wrote the screenplay) find themselves in in the charming comedy The End of Sex. After encountering a couple headed towards divorce, […]

  • The Umbrella Men
    September 10, 2022

    TIFF 2022: The Umbrella Men Review

    The Umbrella Men is a heist comedy about a group of musicians attempting to pull of a bank robbery on the busiest day of the year.