Victor Stiff

Associate Editor / News Editor / Senior Critic
Victor Stiff is a Toronto-based entertainment journalist and member of the Toronto Film Critics Association. He is the News Editor and Senior Critic at ThatShelf.com and host of Dope Black Movies on YouTube. Victor has contributed to the Canadian Academy, POV Magazine, Global News, The Playlist, Screen Rant, We Got This Covered, In the Seats, and Sordid Cinema. Victor received the TFCA’s 2019 Emerging Critic award and served as a jury member at the 49th Festival du nouveau cinéma. He’s currently a programmer for the Rendezvous With Madness Festival.


Articles by Victor Stiff:


  • dead-for-a-dollar-feature-image-01
    September 29, 2022

    Dead for a Dollar Review

    Dead for a Dollar sees Christoph Waltz, Rachel Brosnahan, and Willem Dafoe star in the latest genre thriller from the legend, Walter Hill.

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    September 20, 2022

    TIFF 2022: Aftersun Review

    Aftersun offers a thoughtful, heartfelt, and visually captivating meditation on love, memory, and the passage of time.

  • sidney-poitier-feature-image
    September 20, 2022

    TIFF 2022: Sidney Review

    Director Reginald Hudlin’s documentary Sidney spotlights Sidney Poitier’s legendary life and career.

  • Venus
    September 20, 2022

    TIFF 2022: Venus Review

    Venus invites viewers to experience a gritty slice of Madrid overtaken by magic, mysticism, and gangland violence.

  • the-gravity-Steve-Tientcheu-max-gomis
    September 17, 2022

    TIFF 2022 Review: The Gravity

    Cédric Ido’s gritty sci-fi/crime movie The Gravity hints at the sophomore director’s potential.

  • September 16, 2022

    TIFF 2022: V/H/S/99 Review

    V/H/S/99 delivers all the creepy segments, gruesome violence, and morbid sense of humour fans expect from this devilishly fun anthology series.

  • empire-of-light-michael-ward-and-olivia-colman-fireworks
    September 15, 2022

    TIFF 2022: Empire of Light Review

    Director Sam Mendes’ Empire of Light is a love letter to the magic of cinema and the power of human connection.

  • broker-03-feature-image
    September 14, 2022

    TIFF 2022: Broker Review

    Hirokazu Kore-eda’s latest drama Broker is an achingly beautiful crowd-pleaser about a group of outcasts who form an unlikely family.

  • hawa-Sania-Halifa
    September 14, 2022

    TIFF 2022: Hawa Review

    Maïmouna Doucouré’s sophomore film Hawa is a bittersweet coming-of-age story guaranteed to hit you with the feels.

  • pearl-mia-goth
    September 14, 2022

    TIFF 2022: Pearl Review

    Director Ti West’s Pearl is a joyfully twisted horror flick featuring by a staggering Mia Goth performance.