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    The 2014 Nominee Interview Series

    The 2014 Nominee Interview Series: UPDATED

    So it begins, the 2014 Nominee Interview Series! It's the best time of year, starting with Nomination Announcements, ending with a Giant Party in Toronto and, in between, we get…

    The 2014 Nominee Interview Series: UPDATED
    Inside the Howland Reading Group

    Inside the Howland Reading Group

    Before The Howland Company was The Howland Company- long before they were a producing theatre company at all- they were a reading group. It all began back in late 2012…

    Inside the Howland Reading Group
    <em>Kingsman</em>: The Best Bond in Years

    Kingsman: The Best Bond in Years

    I’ve never had much of a taste for the modern James Bond films. The subpar Brosnan films, followed by the latest batch of serious and cold Craig films, have left…

    Kingsman: The Best Bond in Years
    The Last Five Years on Film

    The Last Five Years on Film

    *Originally Published: Sept 10, 2014*

    Director Richard LaGravenese did right by Jason Robert Brown and his off-Broadway masterpiece The Last Five Years. From casting to small script additions to keeping Hollywood…

    The Last Five Years on Film
    My … Awards, 2014

    My … Awards, 2014

    The stroke of midnight was 12 hours ago. That means that we're finally here, 2015. Instead of panicking because that means we're closer to 2030 than 2000 and you're just…

    My … Awards, 2014
    My Cinematic 2014

    My Cinematic 2014

    I started this last year, keeping a list of every movie I see all year (just the new releases) in order to form a definitive set of personal rankings come…

    My Cinematic 2014
    The Year's Best Entertainment

    The Year’s Best Entertainment

    There was a ton of great entertainment this year. Click on the links below to read what we thought was the best.

    Movies
    Kelly's Cinematic 2014

    TV
    Kelly's 25 Favourite TV Shows of 2014
    Saiya's…

    The Year’s Best Entertainment
    2015 Broadway Preview

    2015 Broadway Preview

    For theatre fans, the holiday season means more in New York than jam-packed stores, high-kicking Rockettes, and the dreaded SantaCon. The new year brings with it the uplifting promise of…

    2015 Broadway Preview
    What Kind of Day Has it Been?

    What Kind of Day Has it Been?

    When an Aaron Sorkin TV show reaches the end of its first season, an episode titled "What Kind of Day Has it Been" signals the end, for now. Shots rang…

    What Kind of Day Has it Been?
    Breaking Down DanceBreak

    Breaking Down DanceBreak

    The new National Ballet of Canada season has begun with the emotional gutpunch that is Manon. My intention was to review that production- the knockout leading performance from Jillian Vanstone…

    Breaking Down DanceBreak
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    The Second Girl Feels Too Secondhand

    By // Theatre (Boston)

    Although Downton Abbey has been recently winning back my attention after a humdrum 4th season, I decided to watch a different period piece being performed live at the BCA during …

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    My Theatre Award Nominee: Q&A w/ Mikaela Dyke

    By // Theatre (Toronto)

    Before we announce the winners of the 2014 My Theatre Awards, we’re proud to present our annual Nominee Interview Series. Once again, Dark Matter. We loved Circlesnake’s funny, weird, devastating parable so …

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    Girls: Ask Me My Name

    By // TV

    In Girls’ “Ask Me My Name,” Hannah is getting into her life as a substitute teacher and immediately hits it off with another teacher named Fran. He asks Hannah on …

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    Survivor: Fingers Crossed for a Better Season

    By // TV

    Last season’s Survivor left me with a bitter taste in my mouth. Sure, my favorite Natalie was one of the most deserving winners, but the rest of the cast was …

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    Porpentine Players’ Trip to Copenhagen

    By // Theatre (Boston)

    An evening spent discussing quantum physics might not sound like your cup of tea. But this year marks the 70th anniversary of the Hiroshima bombing, and Michael Frayn’s play Copenhagen, …

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    Impotent Liaisons

    By // Theatre (Toronto)

    Keep your bonbons. Your roses. Your teddy bears. I wanted something steamy for Valentine’s Day this year and when I learned that Red One was producing Christopher Hampton’s Les Liaisons …

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    Grey’s Anatomy: Starting at the End of a Great Arc

    By // TV

    Even after 10 seasons, Grey’s Anatomy continues to remind me of why it deserves to stay on television. The writers have an amazing way of creating character centric episodes that …

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    My Theatre Award Nominee: Q&A w/ Alexander Plouffe

    By // Theatre (Toronto)

    Before we announce the winners of the 2014 My Theatre Awards, we’re proud to present our annual Nominee Interview Series. Though we lament that he may have ruined bananas for us forever, …

    My Theatre 5-Interview Series 2014

    The 2014 Nominee Interview Series: UPDATED

    By // Theatre

    So it begins, the 2014 Nominee Interview Series! It’s the best time of year, starting with Nomination Announcements, ending with a Giant Party in Toronto and, in between, we get …

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    Bliss For The Spider-Women: Spider-Gwen

    By // Books

    There’s something deeply satisfying about discovering a competent, innovative cover version of one of your favourite songs. I have a great deal of admiration for artists who not only re-record …

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    Inside the Howland Reading Group

    By // Theatre (Toronto)

    Before The Howland Company was The Howland Company- long before they were a producing theatre company at all- they were a reading group. It all began back in late 2012 …

    My Theatre photos by Suzette McCanny

    Spiel’s Mixed Bag Double Bill

    By // Theatre (Toronto)

    The two one-act plays that make up Spiel Players’ double bill- currently playing as part of Fraser Studios’ 2015 indie season- are both new adaptations of strange, challenging work from radical …

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    More than One Lesson to Learn in The Object Lesson

    By // Theatre (Toronto)

    There really are not enough wonderful things to say about The Object Lesson, part of the World Stage series at Harbourfront Centre. I have not seen such an enchanting piece …

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    My Theatre Award Nominee: Q&A w/ Reid Thompson

    By // Theatre (Toronto)

    Before we announce the winners of the 2014 My Theatre Awards, we’re proud to present our annual Nominee Interview Series. Generally a festival production features a fairly simple set (or a non-existent …