Kim Linekin

MyFLIX Curator

Kim Linekin has been a film critic since 1999 when she was hired by NOW Magazine, Toronto's biggest alt-weekly. From there she became senior film critic at Toronto's Eye Weekly and started covering films on-air for CBC Radio, Canada's public broadcaster. She's written film reviews for Vancouver's alt-weekly The Georgia Straight and Calgary's Fast Forward Weekly. As MSN Canada's senior film and TV writer from 2009-13, Kim's articles were often picked up by MSN's sites in the US and abroad, and occasionally reached 3+ million readers.

Kim was a longtime member of the Toronto Film Critics Association. She served on FIPRESCI (the international association of film critics) juries at film festivals in Germany, Canada and all over the U.S., then chaired the Vancouver Film Critics Circle for three years before stepping back to have a baby in 2015.

Kim is currently CBC Radio's nationally syndicated pop culture columnist, where she covers news and trends in TV, film, music, books, videogames and internet phenomena. She also writes features for the Director's Guild of Canada magazine and POV, a documentary-focused magazine.
Her current focus is the golden age of television, particularly shows with sly relevance and deep emotional resonance like FX's The Americans


To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before

When her secret love letters somehow get mailed to each of her five crushes, Lara Jean finds her quiet high school existence turned upside down.

The Sinner

When a young mother inexplicably stabs a stranger to death, a sympathetic detective struggles to unlock the mystery buried in her missing memories.

Set It Up

In desperate need of a break from the office, two beleaguered assistants team up to trick their workaholic bosses into falling in love.

To the Bone

Ellen, a 20-year-old with anorexia nervosa, goes on a harrowing, sometimes funny journey of self-discovery at a group home run by an unusual doctor.

Miss Stevens

Emotionally vulnerable teacher Rachel accompanies three students to a weekend drama competition and forms an unexpected bond with troubled teen Billy.

Jane the Virgin

A virginal young woman's routine medical exam abruptly transforms her life into a story as complicated and dramatic as the telenovelas she loves.

Stranger Things

When a young boy vanishes, a small town uncovers a mystery involving secret experiments, terrifying supernatural forces and one strange little girl.


A medical student-turned-zombie tries to retain her humanity by eating brains at the morgue and finds she has an uncanny new gift for solving crimes.

Better Call Saul

This Emmy-nominated prequel to Breaking Bad follows small-time attorney Jimmy McGill as he transforms into morally challenged lawyer Saul Goodman.