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24 May 2017

Schumer & Hawn Get Snatched

By // Cinema

Comedy feels like it’s in a transition zone – from the emotions + improv vibes of mid-aughts Judd Apatow to more traditional, high concept comedies like Amy Schumer’s latest, Snatched. …

23 May 2017

A Successful Contemporary Take on Onegin

By // Theatre (Toronto)

Based on Pushkin and Tchaikovsky’s nineteenth century poem and opera, respectively, with themes including love at first sight, unrequited love, and regret, one might be weary of another attempt to …

23 May 2017

Wolf Manor’s Caesar

By // Theatre (Toronto)

Wolf Manor Theatre Collective’s Caesar is a sporadically competent reimagining of Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar with five actors playing multiple roles. Julius Caesar, Cassius, and Brutus are all played by women …

21 May 2017

Handmaid’s Tale: “A Woman’s Place”

By // TV

In episode five, “A Woman’s Place,” our series explores the complicity of the women in the world of Gillead, and it is terrifying. Not only do we get a deep …

19 May 2017

Richard III at the Arcola

By // Theatre (London)

I enjoy comic relief in a tragedy. Some say it butchers the essence of the play but I like it. Richard III at the Arcola takes a rebellious spin turning …

19 May 2017

At Soulpepper: For Colored Girls…

By // Theatre (Toronto)

Soulpepper’s For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When The Rainbow is Enuf is now on at the Yonge Centre. Ntozake Shange’s play was originally written in 1974, but still resonates …

19 May 2017

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2: The Family Trope

By // Cinema

*some mild spoilers below* Let’s be honest with ourselves – a full third of the reasons people want to see the second installment of the Guardians of the Galaxy franchise …

17 May 2017

Telltale’s Guardians Game: a Must-Play for Fans

By // Games

Telltale Games are known for their tough decisions; but here there was no question. I started kicking the corpse along with Rocket, while taunting the defeated super villain. Gamora was …

16 May 2017

I’m Doing This For You: A Skillful Experience of Attentive Storytelling

By // Theatre (Toronto)

What a delightful pleasure to familiarize myself with the unique performance style of Haley McGee for the first time…

16 May 2017

The Handmaid’s Tale: “Faithful”

By // TV

This was the first episode of The Handmaid’s Tale that throughout felt like… a TV show. A really good TV show, mind, but a show that relies on the normal …

13 May 2017

Angels in America: Parts I & II at the National

By // Theatre (London)

I’m gaslighting myself in going to the big shows. Shows that scream, shows that flash, shows that flail their banality around like spaghetti and people clap. They clap! They clap. …

13 May 2017

The COC’s Tosca

By // Theatre (Toronto)

The lights go down, the famous crashing motif begins and the curtain immediately flies up to reveal the chapel of a massive Roman church, into which an escaped prisoner appears, …

12 May 2017

Spotlight Australia: The Return by Circa

By // Theatre (Toronto)

The final offering of the Canadian Stage Spotlight Festival: Australia was The Return by Circa, a genre-defying combination of cirque and opera. The stage is shared equally between the circus …

12 May 2017

RISER 2017

By // Theatre (Toronto)

Two Birds One Stone  “Some of this is true and some of it is not” Natasha Greenblatt says to openTwo Birds One Stone, which premiered as part of the Why …