Ian MacIntyre

Ian MacIntyre is a Toronto-based writer, actor, and comedian who performs regularly as part of the Sketchersons and Approximately 3 Peters. He also enjoys sushi but hates prepared seafood, making him the worst East Coaster ever. More info at ianmac.ca.

Articles by Ian MacIntyre:

  • Ghostbusters
    July 13, 2016

    Ghostbusters Review

    “As a fan of the original Ghostbusters…” he said, as the entire room ducked for cover.

  • Daredevil - Deborah Ann Woll - Featured
    April 16, 2015

    Daredevil: Deborah Ann Woll Interview

    Daredevil star Deborah Ann Wall discusses her character’s mysterious past, compares genre television to playing Shakespeare, and addresses the recent controversy around Netflix not offering a Described Video feature for the show.

  • December 18, 2014

    The Interview Review

    A look at a film you might never see suggests that it’s just a pretty half-assed, only intermittently amusing comedy.

  • The Newsroom - Season 2 - Will McAvoy
    July 22, 2013

    The Newsroom Episode 2.2 Recap

    The new season of HBO’s The Newsroom is up and running, and the second episode, “The Genoa Tip,” is principally spent maneuvering us towards the season’s larger ongoing stories. We get some long-overdue progress in the Jim-Maggie-Don love triangle, more of intrepid-as-opposed-to-incompetent reporter Neal Sanpat, and more than one genuinely fun scene featuring Sloan.

  • The Newsroom - Season 2 - Jim Harper MacKenzie McHale
    July 14, 2013

    The Newsroom Episode 2.1 Recap

    While The Newsroom‘s first season often mistook ripped from the headline fact for character and simplistic moralizing for profundity, having watched the first four episodes of season two we are happy to report that showrunner Aaron Sorkin seems to have fixed many of the problems that plagued the first season… and in a few cases replaced them with all new problems.

  • March 29, 2013

    Orphan Black
    Episode 1.1 Review

    Orphan Black is a slick, sexy new sci-fi thriller premiering this Saturday on the Space network. The pilot episode is engaging, tense, and deftly paced, electing to merely hint at the series’ genetic bio-conspiracy underpinnings in favour of establishing character and atmosphere.

  • Community - Featured
    September 15, 2012

    Interview: Yvette Nicole Brown & Gillian Jacobs of Community

    One of the most eagerly anticipated returning shows of the Fall has to be NBC’s Community, currently entering it’s fourth season. To celebrate the fact that all three previous seasons of Community are currently available to stream on Netflix, our own Ian MacIntyre sat down with two of the shows stars – Yvette Nicole Brown (Shirley) and Gillian Jacobs (Britta) – to discuss their favourite episodes, showrunner changes, the upcoming season, and… feet?

  • The Newsroom - Episode 1.4 Recap - Featured
    July 15, 2012

    The Newsroom Episode 1.4 Recap

    Episode four of Aaron Sorkin’s The Newsroom, “I’ll Fix You,” is a fairly engaging episode which delves the furthest into Will’s personal and emotional life thus far. Despite the strong character moments for McAvoy though, it’s beginning to seem as though the female characters on The Newsroom exist pretty much only to instigate plot.

  • The Newsroom - Featured
    June 24, 2012

    The Newsroom Episode 1.1 Recap

    Pilot episodes are notoriously hard to pull off. The writer must introduce characters, themes, and settings, all while telling a very specific type of “jumping off” story likely bearing little resemblance to the episodes that will follow. Such is the case with “We Just Decided To,” the first episode of super-creator Aaron Sorkin’s new show The Newsroom.

  • The Newsroom - Jeff Daniels - Featured
    June 21, 2012

    The Newsroom Preview

    After a notable 5-year absence from television, made even more notable by a well-deserved Academy Award win for The Social Network screenplay, Aaron Sorkin returns this Sunday to HBO with his new show The Newsroom. Ian MacIntyre previews the first three episodes of Sorkin’s fast-paced and highly political new TV series.

  • Lovers in a Dangerous Time - Featured
    April 5, 2012

    Lovers in a Dangerous Time Review

    A sweet and straightforward independent movie infused with a great deal of authenticity, Lovers in a Dangerous Time is a film to be experienced rather than merely watched. It’s a sincere and thoughtful film with relatable small-town humour and genuine soul.

  • Dragon Age: Redemption - Felicia Day - Featured
    March 6, 2012

    Dragon Age: Redemption Review

    Dragon Age: Redemption is the latest web-series from writer/actress/internet-wunderkind Felicia Day. Set in the sprawling and epic fantasy universe of BioWare’s Dragon Age game series, last year’s 6-episode web-series has now been collected on DVD. But make no mistake: Dragon Age: Redemption is no mere web-based promotional tie-in. It is an ambitious project that pushes the boundaries of what can be accomplished in web-based filmmaking.

  • Limitless - Featured
    March 17, 2011

    Limitless Review

    Limitless is a story about smart people who make bad choices that turn them into even smarter people, who then make worse choices. It’s a light, well-made action-thriller about kickass unearned power and privilege, which brings the fun but never quite shows us the dark side that it keeps threatening to.

  • Battle: Los Angeles - Featured
    March 11, 2011

    Battle: Los Angeles Review

    Do you like modern war movies, gritty action, alien invasions, Aaron Eckhart and (most importantly) do you really really like over-the-shoulder shaky cam? Do you not care for things like original dialogue, plotting, or characters? If this describes you, then Battle: Los Angeles is what you should be watching right now.