Archive for the ‘Richard Sez’ Category


This week Richard sits in with guest host Ken Connors to discuss the weekend’s big releases, Richard Gere in “Norman” and the animated movie “Spark: A Space Tail.”

Listen to the whole thing HERE!



Huff Post editor Joshua Ostroff and parenting writer Samantha Kemp-Jackson join Richard and Beverly Thomson and CTV NewsChannel’s ‘Behind the Headlines’ panel. This week they weigh in on the woman who decided to climb a crane in Toronto, saturated fats myth debunked and more woes for United Airlines.

Watch the whole thing HERE!

IFOA: RICHARD In Conversation with Joel Thomas Hynes Wednesday May 3, 2017!

Interview: IFOA Weekly

Brigantine Room, Harbourfront Centre

235 Queens Quay West
Toronto M5J 2G8

Cost: $10, Free for Supporters and Students

Join film and television critic and author, Richard Crouse, as he interviews award-winning multidisciplinary artist Joel Thomas Hynes about his new book We’ll All Be Burnt In Our Beds Some Night. Do not miss the opportunity to see them both on the IFOA stage!

We’ll All Be Burnt in Our Beds Some Night is the story of one man’s kicking-and-screaming attempt to recuperate from a life of petty crime and shattered relationships, and somehow accept and maybe even like the new man emerging from within, the one he so desperately needs to become.

Joel Thomas Hynes is an award-winning multidisciplinary artist from Calvert, Newfoundland. He is the author of numerous acclaimed works, including Down to the Dirt, Right Away Monday, Straight Razor Days, God Help Thee: A Manifesto and Say Nothing Saw Wood (adapted for film under the title Cast No Shadow and nominated for four Canadian Screen Awards). Also a musician, Hynes writes and directs for film and theatre, and works as an actor in television and film. He has performed in productions including Down to the Dirt, The Book of Negroes, Rookie Blue, Republic of Doyle, Eyewitness and, currently, Orphan Black and Frontier.


Huffington Post editor Joshua Ostroff and para-athlete Pamela LeJean join Richard and Beverly Thomson and CTV NewsChannel’s ‘Behind the Headlines’ panel. This week they weigh in on whether there is too much societal pressure to own a home, and should upscale restaurants be able to ban children?

Watch the whole thing HERE!

Canadian Music Week: Richard in conversation with Denise Donlon.

Richard hosted an on-stage interview and Q&A with cultural icon Denise Donlon at Canadian Music Week.

Denise Donlon’s bio (from “DENISE DONLON is one of Canada’s most successful broadcasters and corporate leaders. She has been a co-host and producer of The NewMusic, Director of Programming and VP/General Manager of MuchMusic/CityTV, President of Sony Music Canada, General Manager and Executive Director of CBC English Radio, and co-producer and co-host of The Zoomer. She has also devoted herself to numerous charitable initiatives, working with organizations such as WarChild Canada, MusiCounts, and the Clinton Giustra Enterprise Partnership. She sits on a number of boards and has been honoured with the Humanitarian Spirit Award and the Trailblazer Award at Canadian Music Week, Woman of the Year from Canadian Women in Communications, Woman of Vision from Wired Women, and was inducted in the Broadcast Hall of Fame. She is a Fellow of the Royal Conservatory of Music and a Member of the Order of Canada. She lives in Toronto with her husband, Murray McLauchlan, and their son, Duncan.”

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“Last Night” Q&A with Don McKellar for Canadian Film Day!

Richard hosted a Q&A with Don McKellar, star, director and writer of the 1998 CanCon classic “Last Night” in celebration of National Canadian Film day at the Revue Cinema in Toronto.

Synopsis from IMDB: “It’s 18:00 in a somewhat deserted Toronto on the last day before the scheduled end of the world at midnight, the end which has been known now for months. Most people are treating midnight as a matter-of-fact event with little sense of panic. In fact, many are celebrating this last day. Most have very specific wants for this last day and will do whatever they need to to make those wants happen. And some, such as Duncan and Donna with the gas company, are working, ensuring that the masses are served and comfortable during the final hours. The Wheeler family are marking the last day by having a Christmas party, although sullen adult son Patrick, his thoughts in part stemming from being recently widowed, has made it clear he wants to be alone in his own home at the end. Patrick’s wants may be in jeopardy when a woman named Sandra – Duncan’s wife – lands on his doorstep. Sandra is stranded, trying to make it across town to her own home so that she and Duncan can carry out their own last …”

“Tommy’s Honour” Q&A and golf chat with director Jason Connery

Richard hosted a screening of the historical golf drama “Tommy’s Honour” with director Jason Connery at the Oakville Cineplex. Hear an in-depth conversation between the two on the Richard Crouse Show on NewsTalk 1010 at 9 pm on Saturday May 6.

More on the film from wikipedia: “In St Andrews, Scotland in 1866, 15-year-old Tommy Morris (Jack Lowden) is an avid golfer like his legendary and pioneering father, Tom Morris (Peter Mullan). “Old Tom” is greens-keeper for The Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews, as well as the town’s club- and ball-maker. He is the two-time winner of the first major golf tournament, The Open Championship, which he founded in 1860. He also established golf’s standard of 18 holes per round. But young Tommy is beginning to chafe at his father’s dictates, especially in the rapidly changing world they live in.

“Tommy soon outshines his father, winning The Open three times in a row while still in his teens. The “dashing young man of golf”, he draws flocks of spectators to the sport and becomes its first touring professional.

“Father and son repeatedly clash over the unwritten rules of social class, and this culminates when Tommy marries his sweetheart Meg (Ophelia Lovibond), a woman of lower standing with a shameful secret in her past. As the story concludes, Old Tom makes a fatal misjudgement that strips Tommy of everything he holds dear. Following the results of that fateful choice, Old Tom takes on a personal mission that carries him through the final decades of his life: that of honouring his son Tommy.”



Huffington Post editor Joshua Ostroff and actor Shelley Hamilton join Richard and Beverly Thomson and CTV NewsChannel’s ‘Behind the Headlines’ panel. This week they weigh in on the gaffe-happy White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer.

Watch the whole thing HERE!