What to Watch
 

January 22, 2021

 

Confused over where to watch the newest movies opening each week? Film editor Barry Hertz is your guide with his FAQ for moviegoing in 2021, from where to find on-demand flicks to what’s going on with theatres. Then, pick something to watch from our reviews of this week’s new releases, including Critic’s Pick Psycho Goreman. (And a note on that designation – we’re eliminating the star-rating system on film reviews and instead highlighting excellent works as Critic’s Picks.)

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Guide
 
What does ‘on-demand’ mean? Plus answers to 2021’s many other moviegoing FAQs
 

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  What does ‘on-demand’ mean? Plus answers to 2021’s many other moviegoing FAQs
 

Barry Hertz

 
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Television
 
Flack: A must-see about PR monsters and their nasty clients
 

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  Flack: A must-see about PR monsters and their nasty clients
 

John Doyle

 
Television critic
 
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Funny, not funny: One great sitcom and a bunch of losers
 

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  Funny, not funny: One great sitcom and a bunch of losers
 

John Doyle

 
Television critic
 
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Perfect distraction from politics: One dark, slightly dopey Brit mystery
 

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  Perfect distraction from politics: One dark, slightly dopey Brit mystery
 

John Doyle

 
Television critic
 
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French actor Omar Sy brings star power to Netflix’s international hit Lupin
 

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  French actor Omar Sy brings star power to Netflix’s international hit Lupin
 

Sono Motoyama

 
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Interviews
 
How Alison Brie accidentally conquered the pandemic-era movie market
 

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How Alison Brie accidentally conquered the pandemic-era movie market
 

Barry Hertz

 
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Film reviews
 
Psycho Goreman is the Canadian splatter comedy of your dreams, or maybe nightmares
 

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  Psycho Goreman is the Canadian splatter comedy of your dreams, or maybe nightmares
 

Barry Hertz

 
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Netflix’s The White Tiger is far more than just a bleaker Slumdog Millionaire
 

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Netflix’s The White Tiger is far more than just a bleaker Slumdog Millionaire
 

Aparita Bhandari

 
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Jason Segel deserves better than the gooey sentimentalism of Our Friend, and so do you
 

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Jason Segel deserves better than the gooey sentimentalism of Our Friend, and so do you
 

Barry Hertz

 
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Full Stream Ahead: Dave Franco’s horror debut, Budapest’s best film of the year and, you guessed it, Frank Stallone
 

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  Full Stream Ahead: Dave Franco’s horror debut, Budapest’s best film of the year and, you guessed it, Frank Stallone
 

Barry Hertz

 
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Opinion
 
Inauguration on TV: From farce to fun in four hours
 

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  Inauguration on TV: From farce to fun in four hours
 

John Doyle

 
Television critic
 
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As U.S. presidency changes, so goes all-news cable: CNN up, Fox News down
 

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  As U.S. presidency changes, so goes all-news cable: CNN up, Fox News down
 

John Doyle

 
Television critic
 
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In the news
 
How streaming watch parties are boosting new viewing platforms
 

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  How streaming watch parties are boosting new viewing platforms
 

David Friend

 
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With B.C. movie theatres closed, Rio indie cinema says it will reopen as a sports bar
 

DARRYL DYCK/The Canadian Press

  With B.C. movie theatres closed, Rio indie cinema says it will reopen as a sports bar
 

David Friend

 
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In case you missed it
 
How Canadian TV and film production is succeeding in spite of the pandemic
 

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  How Canadian TV and film production is succeeding in spite of the pandemic
 

Johanna Schneller

 
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