For 15 years Thom’s been the host and producer of televisions’ longest running movie program Saturday Night at the Movies. On August 30th, 2013, after an unprecedented 39 years of being on air, Saturday Night at the Movies comes to an end. But his love of film and broadcasting continues.
Thom’s career in broadcasting began in community radio where he hosted a two-hour arts and entertainment show. He’s covered 25 years of the Toronto International Film Festival and have appeared as a regular film critic and commentator on TVO’s More To Life, Studio 2, and The Agenda with Steve Paikin. He was also the on-air reviewer film for CBC’s PLAY with Jian Ghomeshi.
Thom’s a frequent contributor to CBC Radio Fresh Air with Mary Ito and Karen Gordon as well as the fill-in critic on CBC Radio Syndication and Metro Morning with Matt Galloway. He can also be heard once a month on CFRB’s The Pay Chen Show doing a film round-up.
His love for the arts doesn’t stop at cinema – He’s a produced playwright, a freelance writer, a film columnist and an on-air critic. He wrote and co-produced the short film ROSA’S TIME, which appeared at the 1998 Sundance Film Festival, The Toronto Short Film Festival, and the Edmonton Film Festival.
Thom is an active member of the (TFCA) Toronto Film Critic’s Association and a frequent host/guest at many film events, galas and festivals.
Angelo Muredda writes about film for Torontoist and Film Freak Central. He is also working on a PhD in Canadian fiction and film at the University of Toronto.
Phil Brown was born years ago. He then grew up, went to university, and now reviews movies, interviews people and writes comedy. He can now be found haunting movie theatres around Toronto and even sometimes on your television. He isn’t dangerous, but it’s probably best to avoid his bad side just to be safe.