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Keanu Reeves is having a moment right now

Every week, the q screen panel convenes to look at the biggest stories happening in the worlds of film, television and streaming entertainment.
Why is the internet so obsessed with Keanu Reeves in 2019? (Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
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Every week, the q screen panel convenes to look at the biggest stories happening in the worlds of film, television and streaming entertainment. This week, arts journalist Tina Hassannia and TIFF's Kiva Reardon join host Tom Power to talk about all things Keanu Reeves.

For many, Reeves is best known for Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure, The Matrix franchise and Speed, but a whole new generation of fans now know him from the John Wick action movies. He's also recently voiced a character in Toy Story 4 and another in the video game Cyberpunk 2077, and if that weren't enough, Scotland just had the first ever KeanuCon film festival.

Keanu Reeves announces the video game Cyberpunk 2077 at the Microsoft Xbox press event ahead of the E3 gaming convention in Los Angeles on June 9, 2019. (Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images)

So why is Reeves having such a moment in the pop zeitgeist right now? Why are memes of him conquering the internet? Our screen panel dives into this phenomenon and carefully broaches the question: is Keanu Reeves overrated?

Click 'listen' near the top of this page to hear the full conversation.

— Produced by Tyrone Callender

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