Eli Glasner

Entertainment reporter and film critic

Eli Glasner is a national entertainment reporter and film critic for CBC News. Each Friday he reviews films on CBC News Network as well as appearing on CBC radio programs coast to coast. Covering culture has taken him from the northern tip of Moosonee, Ont. to the Oscars red carpet.

Latest from Eli Glasner

As cinema attendance drops, director Ang Lee taps technology to lure fans back to theatres

Filming at 120 frames a second and creating a digital copy of Will Smith are just a few of the tricks Ang Lee is hoping will lure audiences back to the movies.

As cinema attendance drops, director Ang Lee taps technology to lure fans back to theatres

Filmming at 120 frames a second and creating a digital copy of Will Smith are just a few of the tricks Ang Lee is hoping will lure audiences back to the movies.

As cinema attendance drops, director Ang Lee taps technology to lure fans back to theatres

Filmming at 120 frames a second and creating a digital copy of Will Smith are just a few of the tricks Ang Lee is hoping will lure audiences back to the movies.
Analysis

No laughing matter: Critics and audiences debate whether Joker and Jojo Rabbit go too far

The films Joker and JoJo Rabbit have divided critics and audiences at the Toronto International Film Festival, sparking interesting debates about whether they send irresponsible messages. Eli Glasner takes a closer look.

Astronauts and Jokers and zombies, oh my — this fall's must-see festival films

For film fans, September means the start of a string of festivals. Here's a preview of this fall's must-see movies.
Analysis

What the Disney-Sony spat means for the future of Spider-Man

A spat over the friendly neighbourhood Spider-Man is a sign of the growing box office muscle of the Walt Disney Company, which ended a sharing arrangement with Sony Pictures.

From Lady Thor to Blade, why Marvel is doubling down on diversity for Phase 4

Lady Thor. Blade. The deaf speedster Makkari. As Iron Man and Captain America step off stage, Marvel's plans for the next phase of films are challenging fanboy expectations while reflecting the growing face of the audience.

'Eureka': Canadian helps restore audio from Apollo 11 mission control

When time and decay made the original mission control recordings unusable, a Canadian with a passion for moon missions helped bring the voices back.

'It's the worst': Astronauts sound off on what Hollywood gets right and wrong about space

From Space Camp to Star Wars there's a galaxy of films and TV shows set in the great beyond. CBC News spoke to astronauts past and present to see which ones have the right stuff.

'A slap in the face': Georgia film crews caught between abortion ban and boycott

Some of the biggest names and networks in Hollywood are trying to apply pressure to stop a restreictive abortion law in Georgia from going into effect. CBC's Eli Glasner visited the state to see how the war of words is affecting the burgeoning TV and film industry.

Country style rapper Lil Nas X joins forces with Wrangler Jeans to mixed results

If you thought you'd seen the last of the song Old Town Road, you haven't visited a Wrangler store lately. The jean company recently launched a new line of products with chart-topping rapper Lil Nas X.

Disney déjà vu: Why movie studio is reworking its greatest hits from Aladdin to Little Mermaid

Aladdin is just the latest in a string of Disney remakes as the studio looks to entice a new generation of fans.

'I just broke down crying': Canadian video game creators face gruelling 'crunch' hours

The video game industry is hugely profitable, but it has a dirty little secret: Crunch. For years, many workers have toiled for incredibly long hours to meet game release deadlines, often with no overtime pay. It takes a toll on their health. Now, some in the industry are demanding change.
REVIEW

Avengers: Endgame review — Marvel sends off original heroes in style

Avengers: Endgame begins in a dark place, but gives fans what they want by revisiting past Marvel moments in a new light.

Captain Marvel's battle? Heroic expectations, toxic fans

Brie Larson suits up as Captain Marvel, as her comments around diversity in media has led Rotten Tomatoes to step up its troll-fighting measures.