A lifelong Torontonian, Norman Wilner became the senior film writer for NOW Magazine in early 2008. Previously, he had reviewed films for Metro newspapers across Canada, and covered every video format imaginable (yes, even Beta) for the Toronto Star column from 1988 to 2006.
His byline has appeared in Cinema Scope, Montage, Marquee and even The Hollywood Reporter that one time. You may also remember him from his appearances as a critic and commentator on any radio or television program that will call him. He’s also the host of the Someone Else’s Movie podcast, which is really good and you should listen to it.
He served as secretary and vice-president of the Toronto Film Critics Association from 2008 to 2016; in 2009, he was a member of the features jury for Canada’s Top Ten. A member of the international film critics’ organization FIPRESCI, he’s sat on festival juries in Toronto, Montreal, London, Vienna and Palm Springs. He lives in Little Italy, just a short walk from two coffee shops, three sandwich shops and one movie theatre.