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, 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:

  • Jumanji The Next Level
    December 14, 2019

    Jumanji: The Next Level Review

    For a film all about finding oneself, Jumanji: The Next Level seems to have left its heart back in the jungle.

  • October 31, 2019

    Harriet Review

    Anchored by Cynthia Erivo’s strong performance, Harriet delivers a heroine who is worthy of a swashbuckling origin story.

  • By the Grace of God Ozon
    October 17, 2019

    By the Grace of God Review

    By the Grace of God, the latest work from French auteur François Ozon, is both a scathing commentary and a tale of bravery and compassion set against the backdrop of abuse in the Catholic church.

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    August 2, 2019

    Hobbs & Shaw Review

    Easily the funniest film in the action-packed Fast & Furious universe, Hobbs & Shaw opens up new roads for this spin-off franchise to travel down.

  • Yesterday-Himesh-Patel
    June 26, 2019

    Yesterday Review

    Is director Danny Boyle’s Beatles inspired musical Yesterday worth the “Ticket To Ride” or should you just “Let it Be”?

  • The Souvenir
    June 7, 2019

    The Souvenir Review

    It is easy to see why Joanna Hogg’s The Souvenir connected with many critics when it premiered at Sundance earlier this year, but will this semi-autobiographical tale of privilege and addiction connect with viewers or leave them cold?

  • Nipawistamasowin: We Will Stand Up
    May 31, 2019

    nîpawistamâsowin: We Will Stand Up Review

    Tasha Hubbard’s powerful documentary nîpawistamâsowin: We Will Stand Up details the murder trial and political fallout that ensued after Colton Boushie’s death, as well as the dangerous ways racism has embedded itself into the Canadian legal system.

  • Tolkien Nicholas Hoult
    May 10, 2019

    Tolkien Review: The Real Lord of the Rings

    Tom of Finland director Dome Karukoski returns with another biopic about an influential creative mind, this time turning his sights to famed Lord of the Rings writer J. R. R. Tolkien. Does the film do justice to the man or is it more focused on his legendary work?

  • Little Review
    April 12, 2019

    Little Review

    With its message of female empowerment and the note perfect performances, Little offers some big laughs.