Pat Mullen

Associate Editor / Senior Critic
Pat Mullen received an MA from Carleton University where his studies focused on adaptation and Canadian cinema. He is the publisher and co-editor at POV Magazine, Canada’s destination for documentary culture, and has contributed to other publications including The Canadian Encyclopedia, Beatroute, Awards Daily, Paste, Documentary, and his independent blog Cinemablographer. Pat is a member of the a Toronto Film Critics Association and the Online Film Critics Society. He lives in Toronto with his cat, Fellini.


Articles by Pat Mullen:


  • September 16, 2022

    TIFF 2022: The Whale Review

    Brendan Fraser gives a transformative, career-defining performance in Darren Aronofsky’s The Whale playing a 600lb eating himself to death.

  • September 14, 2022

    TIFF 2022: Causeway Review

    Jennifer Lawrence gives a quietly introspective performance in Causeway as a soldier recovering from a traumatic brain injury.

  • September 13, 2022

    TIFF 2022: My Policeman Review

    Harry Styles, Emma Corrin, and David Dawson star in My Policeman, a tepid romance in which absolutely no sparks fly.

  • September 11, 2022

    TIFF 2022: We Are Still Here

    Australian anthology film We Are Still Here sees ten Indigenous directors offers stories of trauma, tragedy, survival, and resilience.

  • September 11, 2022

    TIFF 2022: Viking Review

    Stéphane Lafleur’s Viking is a wry, observant, and truly grounded space comedy.

  • September 10, 2022

    TIFF 2022: Bros Review

    Billy Eichner’ and Nicholas Stoller’s unabashedly gay rom com Bros is a sharp, funny, and spot-on portrait of gay life.

  • September 8, 2022

    TIFF 2022: Holy Spider Review

    Ali Abbasi’s Holy Spider is a gripping true crime drama fuelled by an excellent turn by Cannes Best Actress winner Zar Amir Ebrahimi.

  • September 7, 2022

    TIFF 2022: The Maiden Review

    The Maiden signals Graham Foy as one of the major Canadian talents to watch at the 2022 Toronto International Film Festival.

  • September 4, 2022

    How to Festival in Person: A TIFF Tip Refresher

    We couldn’t be happier that TIFF is back on the big screen, but navigating a return to IRL requires a TIFF tip or two. Even this week, four members of That Shelf‘s crew ran into each other at the pre-fest press screenings, and it really felt like TIFF was coming back. Seeing movies is fun, […]

  • August 19, 2022

    Beast Review: The Mane Event

    Idris Elba finds himself in Liam Neeson mode with Beast, a completely ridiculous adventure that will have audiences rooting for the lion.