Barry Hertz

Barry Hertz is the manager of editorial production at Maclean's, as well as its go-to arts columnist, covering culture both high and low.

Ruben Östlund on shame, cinema and skiing

With its lived-in performances and unsettling tone, the Swedish film might just be the most intense experience you’ll have in a theatre all year.


The Good Lie’s Philippe Falardeau embraces the Hollywood machine

The Quebecois filmmaker talks about working with Reese Witherspoon and how to go Hollywood without abandoning your vision


Adam Driver is a mad star for a bland world

Can the actor’s brand of gangly, nervous aggression persevere in the face of film’s soulless leading-man stereotype?


Jean-Marc Vallée: Film’s redemption man

The Quebec director has been saving Hollywood stars. Now he’s doing the same for Canadian cinema.


TIFF 2014: Trends and tales from Toronto

What we learned at TIFF 2014, from the best under-the-radar films to the biggest festival blunders


Why the Rob Ford drama shouldn’t upstage TIFF

The film festival has been blissfully free from the City Hall circus. For the sake of the city, let’s keep it that way.


TIFF 2014 Diary: Big Game’s Samuel L. Jackson is in it to win it

Highlights from the eighth day of the festival, including a butt-kicking POTUS and a philosophical Martin Scorsese


TIFF 2014: Keira Knightley on sexism and spy games

The star of The Imitation Game and Laggies discusses the strides society has yet to make


TIFF 2014: Adam Sandler loses his sole in The Cobbler

Highlights from the seventh day of the festival, including Adam Sandler’s latest attempt at career rehab and John Cusack’s thoughts on America’s path to war (really)


TIFF 2014 Diary: Cracking Benedict Cumberbatch’s code

Highlights from the sixth day of the festival, including The Imitation Game’s spy master and A Good Kill’s Ethan Hawke


TIFF 2014 Diary: Getting good vibrations with Brian Wilson

Highlights from the fifth day of the festival, including swinging with Spider-Man’s Andrew Garfield and talking old age with Mark Ruffalo