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    Toronto Fringe, 2015

    Toronto Fringe, 2015

    With so many productions to see (and some of our staffers headed out of town to cover San Diego Comic-Con), we've brought on extra help this year to review more…

    Toronto Fringe, 2015
    Inside Out

    Inside Out

    In a way, I exist between the audiences that Inside Out is pointed at: parents + kids. I’m long since past when my own imaginary friend faded away (RIP Doadie),…

    Inside Out
    Must See: Love & Mercy

    Must See: Love & Mercy

    When the epilogue ended and the house lights came up in the movie theatre where I saw Love & Mercy, no one moved. The real Brian Wilson was on screen…

    Must See: Love & Mercy
    Deconstructing Ex Machina

    Deconstructing Ex Machina

    Harkening back to sci fi classics such as Forbidden Planet, the majority of Ex Machina is constituted of philosophical discussion and games of verbal chess. These discussions broach many thoughts…

    Deconstructing Ex Machina
    Shaw Season Sponsor: Highgrove B&B

    Shaw Season Sponsor: Highgrove B&B

    Our Shaw Festival coverage this season is brought to you by the wonderful Highgrove Bed & Breakfast in Niagara-on-the-Lake.

    A rare affordable option a short walk from the central Queen Street…

    Shaw Season Sponsor: Highgrove B&B
    The Tony Awards 2015

    The Tony Awards 2015

    After a few days of recovery (and work), it is time to share some thoughts on the spectacle that was the 2015 Tony Awards. For the first time in years,…

    The Tony Awards 2015
    The Bachelorette vs. UnREAL

    The Bachelorette‘s Bachelors & UnREAL‘s Appea…

    The Bachelorette is here! The 2 Bachelorettes nonsense is out of the way, the season's big surprise addition has joined the ranks (Nick Viall, more on him in a moment)…

    The Bachelorette‘s Bachelors & UnREAL‘s Appea…
    The End of <em>Mad Men</em>

    The End of Mad Men

    This recap series has been dedicated to one thing, detailing the events leading up to last night’s episode. From the moment a television show takes off the conversation about the…

    The End of Mad Men
    Age of Ultron

    Age of Ultron

    There’s nothing quite like the midnight movie (okay, I’m old now, I snuck into a 10:30 showing). The hordes of fans excited for the same thing as you. The energy…

    Age of Ultron
    Fun Home on Broadway

    Fun Home on Broadway

    There is one thing that struck me immediately about the new musical Fun Home: the audience, which was unique. The lesbian couple to my left had never been to a…

    Fun Home on Broadway
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    Toronto Fringe ’15: Part II

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    Click Here for the Full List of our 2015 Toronto Fringe Reviews Hanger (A) Hilary McCormack is a wonderful actress- subtle, emotive, engaging and strong (further evidence of this can …

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    Win a Free Copy of ’71

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    To celebrate the home entertainment release of their tense Irish war drama ’71, Elevation Pictures has given us a copy of the DVD/Blu-ray combo to give away to a lucky reader. …

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    Toronto Fringe ’15: Part I

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    Click Here for the Full List of our 2015 Toronto Fringe Reviews Fruit Fruit Mouth Mouth (A-) A dramatic retelling of a children’s poem, Fruit Fruit Mouth Mouth definitely surprised …

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    Oresteia at Almeida Theatre

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    Robert Icke wants to do something with his adaptation of The Oresteia. He wants to smooth out the contrivances of Aeschylus’ original tragedy while increasing the emotional intensity. While I …

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    Toronto Fringe, 2015

    By // Theatre (Toronto)

    With so many productions to see (and some of our staffers headed out of town to cover San Diego Comic-Con), we’ve brought on extra help this year to review more …

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    Inside Out

    By // Cinema

    In a way, I exist between the audiences that Inside Out is pointed at: parents + kids. I’m long since past when my own imaginary friend faded away (RIP Doadie), …

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    The Baker’s Wife at Drayton Arms

    By // Theatre (London)

    It is refreshing when a rarer musical pops up on the London fringe circuit, and this production of The Baker’s Wife does a fine job at demonstrating one of composer …

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    Heart and Music: A New Brain

    By // Theatre (New York)

    What is your morning jam? You know what I mean. Your go to song when you are heading to work, the song you blast while getting ready for the day, …

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    DVD Update: June

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    It’s time, once again, for the On DVD series featuring new releases from Paramount Home Distribution and Elevation Pictures. Prestige Films from Elevation The Gunman: This low-profile, high star-power formula action movie is …

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    In Stratford: The Sound of Music

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    When I was six years old, I fell madly in love with The Sound of Music. And I mean madly, as in I went absolutely mad. My poor parents and …

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    At the Shaw: The O’Connell One-Acts

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    The Stratford Festival is having some women issues this year with a season that includes a dispiriting number of plays with misogynistic themes and not enough female-led works (though the late …

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    Must See: Love & Mercy

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    When the epilogue ended and the house lights came up in the movie theatre where I saw Love & Mercy, no one moved. The real Brian Wilson was on screen …

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    At the Shaw: You Never Can Tell

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    Director Jim Mezon’s staging of this GBS classic is full of light and laughter though its thematic consequences are limited once you excuse the dated gender politics (which, at a …

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    In Stratford: I Can’t Abide Dull Shakespeare

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    There’s a reason my precocious 14-year-old cousin Reagan rolls her eyes when I try to tell her about her badass Shakespearean namesake. Shakespeare’s boring, people. It’s dated (in the case …