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    <em>Survivor</em>: Natalie Goes All In

    Survivor: Natalie Goes All In

    Going into this Wednesday’s finale of Survivor, there’s really only one outcome I want and that’s a win for Natalie.

    It’s been a rocky season with the only really “players” voted…

    Survivor: Natalie Goes All In
    The Risky Virtue of Interpretation

    The Risky Virtue of Interpretation

    Purists will hate this Macbeth. The theatrically skeptical will find it heady and ridiculous but, mostly, it's the purists who will hate it. Director Sophie Ann Rooney takes huge, ambitious…

    The Risky Virtue of Interpretation
    Girl Meets Boy Meets World

    Girl Meets Boy Meets World

    I've been watching Girl Meets World faithfully from the moment it began. I will watch Girl Meets World faithfully until the moment it leaves the air (hopefully with a planned…

    Girl Meets Boy Meets World
    The Theatrical Emotional Spectrum

    The Emotional Spectrum: Blackbird & This One…

    In tiny spaces just off Queen West last week, two tiny plays took my breath away. One in the more metaphorical sense that it left me speechless and contemplative and…

    The Emotional Spectrum: Blackbird & This One…
    An Editorial on Brotherhood

    An Editorial on Brotherhood

    I am a girl. I have one older brother and we have our own dynamic full of complications but I feel that it’s important to say upfront that I am…

    An Editorial on Brotherhood
    The De Chardin Experience

    The De Chardin Experience

    Theatre Passe Muraille's latest 90-minute mainstage offering tells a long life story in the short moments that precede death. A reverential bio-play about a man of both god and science,…

    The De Chardin Experience
    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
    <em>Gravity Falls</em>: reviews intro and intro review

    Gravity Falls: reviews intro and intro review…

    I watch cartoons a lot. I mean, a lot a lot. In the past few years this love has been rewarded handsomely with a slew of great new content. But,…

    Gravity Falls: reviews intro and intro review…
    ABC, We Need to Talk

    ABC, We Need to Talk

    You used to be my favourite.

    In fact, you're the first network I remember watching (that includes YTV, and Canadian 90s kids lived for YTV). Full House, then Sister Sister and,…

    ABC, We Need to Talk
    Nightcrawler

    Taxi Driver & American Psycho‘s Unholy Love C…

    Part Taxi Driver, Part American Psycho, entirely a biting satire of the modern entertainment complex. Nightcrawler may sound like an X-Men spin off but it’s actually a fascinating spin down…

    Taxi Driver & American Psycho‘s Unholy Love C…
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    About Alex & The Great Undervaluation of TV Artists

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    A cast of some of TV’s most wonderful people populates About Alex, the debut feature from Parenthood writer Jesse Zwick. A dramedy about college friends reunited by tragic, awkward circumstances, …

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    Why Marco Polo isn’t the new Game of Thrones

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    At one point during the pilot episode of Netflix’s newest series, Marco Polo, Marco’s father shares a nugget of wisdom. Niccolò Polo, a seasoned merchant and traveler, tells Marco the …

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    Let’s Talk About The Classics

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    The bitter cold. The biting wind. The frozen face paint and half warm mitts that grasp onto cups of cold beer. Snow, rain, clouds, or sun. People will pay hundreds …

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    The Oscar-Baiting Game

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    The Imitation Game is well acted, well directed and interesting. It tells the fascinating story of Alan Turing, brilliant code breaker autistic, as he cracks the Nazis unbreakable code and …

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    Rachael’s Feeling Grinchy

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    How great has The Mindy Project been this season? Seriously. It’s settled down into the actuality of the Mindy + Danny relationship with aplomb. They’ve even managed to eke out …

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    Long Night’s Journey Into Day: A Savage Virginia Woolf

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    Burgeoning Stratford hotshot Tyrone Savage tread a tricky path very strategically in getting his vision of Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf to the Storefront stage (where it’s currently playing until …

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    Survivor: Natalie Goes All In

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    Going into this Wednesday’s finale of Survivor, there’s really only one outcome I want and that’s a win for Natalie. It’s been a rocky season with the only really “players” …

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    Gravity Falls 101 – Tourist Trapped

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    Our season begins with our two protagonists, Mabel and Dipper, already fleeing from some great threat. One key element of this episode that was ditched in later episodes is Dipper’s …

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    The Risky Virtue of Interpretation

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    Purists will hate this Macbeth. The theatrically skeptical will find it heady and ridiculous but, mostly, it’s the purists who will hate it. Director Sophie Ann Rooney takes huge, ambitious …

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    The Golden Globe Nominees (TV)

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    People who do not watch a lot of television may be scratching their head at yesterday’s Golden Globe Television nominations. Asking, where are Modern Family and The Big Bang Theory? …

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    The Golden Globe Nominees (Film)

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    It was the snub heard round the world. Angelina Jolie was not nominated for a single Golden Globe yesterday. Jolie was a contender for Producer/ Director on Unbroken, and in …

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    Circuit Theatre’s Ambitious Walk Across America

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    The Oberon was transformed. For this production of Taylor Mac’s The Walk Across America for Mother Earth, music by Ellen Maddow, directed by Christopher Annas-Lee, the Oberon’s main stage was …

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    Circuit Theatre Welcomes Us to Arroyo’s

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    Welcome to Arroyo’s, written by Kristoffer Diaz and directed by Jen Diamond, presented at Club Oberon this past summer. Arroyo’s is a mash-up play and hip-hop show, exploring the roots …

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    Birdman Leads SAG Film Nominations

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    Somewhere in a high tower I imagine Harvey Weinstein is looking into a cauldron, and cackling. The Weinstein Company did exceptionally well today, their film The Imitation Game has 3, …