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29 March 2017

Remounted: Slip

By // Theatre (Toronto)

Walking into the theatre, the audience also walks into a crime scene. Chairs line the walls of Tarragon’s upstairs workspace, facing the middle of the room where a woman in …

29 March 2017

Beauty and the Sheep

By // Cinema

I am a straight up sucker. Just take my money. Seriously. Take my money. This is the dark truth of my movie consumption habits. A fatal flaw I’ve had to …

28 March 2017

guys, Everything might actually be GreatAgain

By // Theatre (Toronto)

2017 sucks, everything’s scary, America’s crumbling into ruins and taking the rest of the world down with it, blah blah blah; this we all know and, if you don’t, well, …

25 March 2017

Yes Ma’am, Honey: RuPaul’s Drag Race Returns

By // TV

One of the highlights of my 2016 was watching all 8 regular seasons of RuPaul’s Drag Race and both seasons of All Stars. So, while I can’t say I’m a …

21 March 2017

On Stage in TO: Millennials

By // Theatre (Toronto)

People, especially non-millennials, love to talk about millennials. We’ve been dissected, scrutinized and written about to truly remarkable extents. The latest Survivor season was all about examining what makes us …

21 March 2017

My Cinematic 2016: 81-100

By // Cinema

For the past four years, I’ve been ranking every film I see- just the new releases, from January 1st to December 31st. The rankings are subjective, based entirely on how …

20 March 2017

Theatrefront’s Orange Dot

By // Theatre (Toronto)

The Orange Dot, a Theatrefront presentation, is all about mansplaining. If you’ve been living under a rock for the last few years and don’t know what mansplaining is, then this …

18 March 2017

TO Sketchfest 2016: Part 3

By // Theatre (Toronto)

Check out Parts 1 & 2 of our SketchFest coverage. The Defiant Thomas Brothers This American duo clearly prides itself on being edgy (just look at that promo shot :s) …

16 March 2017

TO Sketchfest 2016: Part 2

By // Theatre (Toronto)

Vest of Friends A four-guy group in ugly vests, Vest of Friends hit the Toronto Sketch Comedy Festival with a goofy and superficial set full of boyish observational humour- “what’s …

15 March 2017

Guys, Are You Watching Riverdale?!

By // TV

You’re probably not watching, because it’s on the CW and, despite the boost in programming over the last few years, you still see the CW as teen fare. You’re absolutely …

14 March 2017

Modern Times at Bad Times: Blood Weddings

By // Theatre (Toronto)

Blood Weddings is currently on stage at Buddies in Bad Times. Federico García Lorca’s play is a classic, and has a rightful place in theatre history, but is a difficult …

14 March 2017

TO Sketchfest 2016: Part 1

By // Theatre (Toronto)

Tom and Erica It all starts in the darkness, a tiny stage in front of you and the shuffling of a restless audience waiting for the comedian to come on …

09 March 2017

Cirkopolis: Fanciful Dystopia

By // Theatre (Toronto)

When the curtain rises, the stage is a blur of muted greys, of bland beiges. Bodies trundle to and fro with shuffling urgency to a discordant jumble of notes – …

08 March 2017

A Series of Unfortunate Events: The Wide Window

By // TV

The third story in A Series of Unfortunate Events is “The Wide Window” and it’s…fine. It is good at points, but never achieves any greatness. The pacing problems from “The …