What to Watch
 

October 26, 2020

 

We have plenty of streaming picks to fill your weekend, whether you’re looking for horror films to get you ready for Halloween, comedies to take your mind off the state of the world or a dose of jaw-dropping satire, in which case may we recommend Sacha Baron Cohen’s Borat sequel, Borat Subsequent Moviefilm, out on Amazon Prime Video on Friday. If this newsletter was forwarded to you and you'd like to subscribe, please visit our newsletter signup page. Lori Fazari

 
Streaming picks
 
Full Stream Ahead: The best new horror movies to stream this Halloween
 

Crave

  Full Stream Ahead: The best new horror movies to stream this Halloween
 

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Full Stream Ahead: From Borat’s forgotten masterpiece to a faith-based satire, your best comedy bets to stream this weekend
 

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  Full Stream Ahead: From Borat’s forgotten masterpiece to a faith-based satire, your best comedy bets to stream this weekend
 

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Television
 
CBC’s Trickster – brilliant at times, bracing and entertaining
 

CBC

  CBC’s Trickster – brilliant at times, bracing and entertaining
 

John Doyle

 
Television critic
 
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Ratched on Netflix is a misunderstood masterpiece
 

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  Ratched on Netflix is a misunderstood masterpiece
 

John Doyle

 
Television critic
 
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Opinion
 
Lilly Singh: YouTube’s openness allows anyone to have a voice – that freedom should be protected
 

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Lilly Singh: YouTube’s openness allows anyone to have a voice – that freedom should be protected
 

Lilly Singh

 
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Behind the film scenes
 
Why the NFB’s breakout short film How to Be at Home leans into loneliness
 

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  Why the NFB’s breakout short film How to Be at Home leans into loneliness
 

Dave McGinn

 
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Canadian BIPOC filmmakers: Why don’t we know who they are?
 

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Canadian BIPOC filmmakers: Why don’t we know who they are?
 

Tonya Williams

 
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Oy vey, what a year: Toronto Jewish Film Festival finds digital opportunity in a year of crisis
 

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  Oy vey, what a year: Toronto Jewish Film Festival finds digital opportunity in a year of crisis
 

Barry Hertz

 
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Film reviews
 
Sacha Baron Cohen’s Borat sequel is a jaw-dropping masterpiece of cringe comedy
 

Amazon Prime

Sacha Baron Cohen’s Borat sequel is a jaw-dropping masterpiece of cringe comedy
 

Barry Hertz

 
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Netflix’s Over the Moon will make even the most hardened Frozen dissident yearn for an army of Olafs
 

Netflix

  Netflix’s Over the Moon will make even the most hardened Frozen dissident yearn for an army of Olafs
 

Barry Hertz

 
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In the news
 
Streaming service Quibi shutting down just months after launch
 

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  Streaming service Quibi shutting down just months after launch
 

Tali Arbel

 
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Comedian John Oliver has sewage treatment plant named after him in Connecticut city
 

The Canadian Press

Comedian John Oliver has sewage treatment plant named after him in Connecticut city
 
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