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:


  • Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire Toronto
    November 12, 2018

    Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire Preview at The VOID

    The VOID’s new Star Wars-themed hyper-reality experience is a like a dream come true. It’s an action-packed multi-sensory, untethered story, designed to thrill VR veterans while remaining accessible to newbies.

  • November 9, 2018

    What’s New & What You May Have Missed

    Don’t trust any one person who claims they’re on top of all the new movies and TV series hitting theatres and streaming services. To make life easier, the team at That Shelf will pool their collective knowledge, and chime in with the latest – and straight up late – additions to the pop culture conversation.

  • CUFF Docs 2018
    November 3, 2018

    CUFF.Docs Unveils Its 2018 Slate

    Now in its sixth year, CUFF.Docs highlight non-fiction films during the Calgary Underground Film Festival’s five-day documentary festival. See the full lineup here.

  • Chilling Adventures of Sabrina
    October 31, 2018

    The History of Sabrina the Teenage Witch

    Watching The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina on Netflix? The team over at GameSpot Universe dropped an excellent explainer video that tells you everything you need to know about the character and her history.

  • Jinn Review
    October 27, 2018

    Jinn Review

    Director Nijla Mu’min’s coming-of-age drama Jinn isn’t the most polished film to come out of SXSW this year, but it is one of the most promising.

  • Wyclef Jean Netflix
    October 27, 2018

    Wyclef Jean Inks Netflix Deal

    Whether you’re Ready or Not, hip-hop Mogul Wyclef Jean is set to start Killing us Softly with a new Netflix movie.

  • Bel Canto Review
    October 26, 2018

    Bel Canto Review

    Director Paul Weitz’ hostage drama Bel Canto dares to ask questions with no easy answers. It’s a film with no place for black and white thinking.

  • Restoring Tomorrow
    October 13, 2018

    Restoring Tomorrow Review

    Aaron Wolf’s documentary Restoring Tomorrow tells the story of a revered Los Angeles temple’s struggle to survive in an increasingly secular society.

  • Venom review
    October 5, 2018

    Spider-Man Spinoff Venom Weaves a Tangled Web

    What do you get when you make a Spider-Man spinoff with out a trace of Spider-Man? You get Venom, one of the most unusual comic book blockbusters produced by the genre. Read our full review.