DAVID BIANCULLI

Founder / Editor

ERIC GOULD

Associate Editor

LINDA DONOVAN

Assistant Editor

Contributors

ALEX STRACHAN

MIKE HUGHES

KIM AKASS

MONIQUE NAZARETH

ROGER CATLIN

GARY EDGERTON

TOM BRINKMOELLER

GERALD JORDAN

NOEL HOLSTON

 
 
 
 
 
2021
Jan
20
 
 
Call My Agent! is the anti-Entourage...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2020
Dec
31
 
 
And the prize for the best documentary of 2020 goes to – wait for it – The Crown. Go ahead, laugh...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2020
Dec
14
 
 
In trying times, empathy can be in short supply...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2020
Dec
12
 
 
There are so many exquisite moments in The Queen's Gambit, Scott Frank's haunting, evocative miniseries adaptation of Walter Tevis's 1983 novel about a female chess prodigy, that it's hard to know where to begin...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2020
Nov
24
 
 
There have been both better seasons and worse seasons of The Amazing Race...but watching this season...has been an odd, strangely disorienting experience...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2020
Nov
21
 
 
There are two performances that jump out instantly in the new season of The Crown (on Netflix), and they're not the performances you might expect...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2020
Nov
13
 
 
It's that gentle, exquisitely personal side of a 17-year-old still learning to navigate her way through an uncertain future that jumps out over and over again in I Am Greta, the evocative, surprisingly moving feature-length documentary...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2020
Nov
1
 
 
The horse has bolted the barn where COVID-19 is concerned but, even so, National Geographic Channel's Virus Hunters... is an eye-opening look at the day-to-day travails of virus researchers...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2020
Oct
28
 
 
Wildfires claim hundreds of thousands of animals — deer, foxes, coyotes, and other wild animals — while a handful of human volunteers do their best to provide respite for desperate, panicked animals...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2020
Oct
16
 
 
At its heart, the Photo Ark is one man's 25-year mission to save the world's wildlife, one photo at a time...
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 

Alex Strachan

Alex Strachan has written extensively about television since 1995. He was the staff television critic for The Vancouver Sun from June 1995 to 2003. Prior to that, he was a general-assignment reporter and sportswriter at the Sun, which he originally joined in 1979. He became the national TV critic for Canada’s Postmedia News chain, or Canwest Global Communications as it was then called, in September 2003. He wrote for the chain from 2003-15, during which time his stories appeared regularly on Canada.com and in such daily papers as the National Post, Vancouver Sun, Montreal Gazette, Ottawa Citizen and Calgary Herald. In recent years, his writing has focused more on media analysis and industry trends than celebrity profiles and background features, but he still finds time to watch The Voice and The Amazing Race, not to mention guilty pleasures like Banshee and Amazon Hotel. Alex's personal website focuses on his concern for the world around us through his stunning photographs from his world travels. In addition, check out Alex's blog on his site which he tries to update every two days or so. You can also follow Alex @astrachanideas