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 of POV Magazine, Canada’s destination for documentary culture, and has contributed to other publications including The Canadian Encyclopedia, Beatroute, Awards Daily, Paste, Xtra, Documentary, and his independent blog Cinemablographer. Pat is the vice president of the Toronto Film Critics Association, a member of the Online Film Critics Society, and an international voter for the Golden Globe Awards.

He lives in Toronto with his cat, Fellini.


Articles by Pat Mullen:


  • The Fireflies are Gone
    July 4, 2019

    The Fireflies Are Gone Review

    Quebecois films are difficult to catch in Toronto these days, so it’s worth acting quickly to see Sébastien Pilote’s richly understated drama The Fireflies Are Gone (La disparition des lucioles) while it’s at TIFF.

  • The Aftermath
    March 20, 2019

    The Aftermath Review

    The predicament of how allies and rivals repair fresh wounds fuels the striking post-war drama The Aftermath starring Keira Knightley, Jason Clarke, and Alexander Skarsgård.

  • Triple-Frontier-Ben-Affleck-Feature-Image_
    March 7, 2019

    Triple Frontier Review

    The premise of Triple Frontier isn’t entirely new, but its tale of honour among thieves is one that never grows old.

  • Everybody Knows Review
    February 14, 2019

    Everybody Knows Review

    Director Asghar Farhadi’s riveting drama is a moral fable disguised as a potboiler that pulls the strings on a deceptively familiar premise.

  • Cold War review
    January 24, 2019

    Cold War Review

    Will audiences ever tire of silly love songs? A handful of ditties replay throughout Pawel Pawlikowski’s Cold War and each reprisal of a tune breaks one’s heart into pieces.

  • Lifechanger
    December 28, 2018

    Lifechanger Review

    As both a character study and an exercise in low-budget genre filmmaking, Lifechanger finds a smart balance between the ideas it seeks to evoke and the unsettling thrill that thenhorror provides.

  • Birds of Passage
    December 26, 2018

    Director Cristina Gallego Talks Birds of Passage

    The team behind the arthouse hit and Oscar nominee Embrace of the Serpent is back. We spoke with Birds of Passage director Cristina Gallego about the electrifying Colombian cartel drama.