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22 February 2017

The MyEntWord Podcast: Oscar Preview w/ Clay Keller

By // Cinema

The Oscars are this Sunday and are sure to be full of political fireworks and upset victories (or maybe predictable landslides, we’ll see). In anticipation of the 89th Academy Awards, …

22 February 2017

Nominee Interview Series: Michael Rinaldi

By // Theatre (Toronto)

Before we announce the winners of the 2016 MyTheatre Awards, we’re proud to present our annual Nominee Interview Series. Anna Chatterton’s solo show Quiver incorporates live sound effects created and recorded and …

22 February 2017

Nominee Interview Series: Marcus Nance

By // Theatre (Toronto)

Before we announce the winners of the 2016 MyTheatre Awards, we’re proud to present our annual Nominee Interview Series. Nominated this year for Outstanding Performance in a Musical for his role in The …

21 February 2017

Superior Donuts: CBS vs. Toronto’s Coal Mine

By // TV

This is a big thing to say considering the consistently critically beloved status of Toronto’s Coal Mine Theatre since its bombastic debut with The Motherfucker with the Hat back in …

21 February 2017

Nominee Interview Series: Sondra Radvanovsky

By // Theatre (Toronto)

Before we announce the winners of the 2016 MyTheatre Awards, we’re proud to present our annual Nominee Interview Series. Sondra Radvanovsky is one of the world’s most renowned sopranos. She received her …

20 February 2017

On Stage in TO: Tough Stuff

By // Theatre (Toronto)

Blue Remembered Hills (Good Old Neon) This dark, unpleasant, uncompromisingly strange piece of physical theatre is born out of a British teleplay in which a group of children play and …

20 February 2017

Nominee Interview Series: Debashis Sinha

By // Theatre (Toronto)

Before we announce the winners of the 2016 MyTheatre Awards, we’re proud to present our annual Nominee Interview Series. Prolific sound designer and composer Debashis Sinha is nominated for the third time …

19 February 2017

Nominee Interview Series: Jennifer Dzialoszynski

By // Theatre (Toronto)

Before we announce the winners of the 2016 MyTheatre Awards, we’re proud to present our annual Nominee Interview Series. This is Jennifer Dzialoszynski’s third nomination in a row. Well, third and fourth, …

18 February 2017

Pilot Watch: The Santa Clarita Diet

By // TV

Netflix needs to slow down. They appear to be operating under a “the more the merrier” business plan and at a certain point that level of saturation cannot possibly support …

16 February 2017

Nominee Interview Series: Kat Letwin

By // Theatre (Toronto)

Before we announce the winners of the 2016 MyTheatre Awards, we’re proud to present our annual Nominee Interview Series. We’re doing most of our interviews in person this year (as evidenced by …

12 February 2017

Critical Consensus & Company Theatre’s John

By // Theatre (Toronto)

This is not a review. The Company Theatre’s production of John– a dense, complex, hilarious personal epic by celebrated playwright Annie Baker- is extraordinary on a hundred different levels and …

09 February 2017

Season Wrap Up: Crazy Ex-Girlfriend

By // TV

*spoilers throughout* The second season of Rachel Bloom & Aline Brosh McKenna’s wacky, honest, fun, moving, groundbreaking, silly, progressive gem of a musical comedy moved fast. Really fast. Like, a full …

07 February 2017

Winter at the COC: A Wagner Breakthrough

By // Theatre (Toronto)

The Canadian Opera Company has been slogging through Wagner’s interminable Ring Cycle over the past three seasons. And I’ve been slogging through my reviews of said marathons of melancholy Germans …

06 February 2017

On Stage in TO: Winter Shakespeare

By // Theatre

The Winter’s Tale (Groundling Theatre Company) I’ve talked about this production before, focusing mainly on the problems that overwhelm the action of the first and last acts of this strangely …