Kelly Bedard

Sean Patrick Thomas is a millennial icon; there are basically no straight women my age who didn’t have his photo on their bedroom wall. But he’s also a classically trained working actor who, mid-pandemic, turned in one of the scariest, most memorable performances of the year.  Nearly 20 years to the day after the release […]

  Kelly Bedard

Imagine for a second that you’re the one person on earth who survived 2020 without a television. Congratulations, you’ve done the impossible, but I have terrible news for you- you really missed out. There was a lot of great TV in 2020- beautiful, fun, heartbreaking, sometimes life-saving TV. If you only watch 30 minutes of […]

Directed by ARC Artistic Producer Christopher Stanton, and Resident Artist Aviva Armour-Ostroff,…

  Kelly Bedard

I rewatched the final episode of Trying‘s glorious first season on Apple TV+ before my interview with its extremely endearing writer Andy Wolton. It really is one of the most perfectly pitched, utterly honest pieces of writing I’ve seen on television in a really long time. The whole season is special but that final episode […]

  Kelly Bedard

Our last night out reviewing theatre in 2020 was spent at Comedy Bar seeing six pieces at the Toronto Sketch Comedy Festival. The best of them was the incredible first solo effort from Anders Yates. Over the years, we’ve seen Yates perform excellent team sketch and improv, traditional scripted work, and even some stand-up comedy. […]

  Kelly Bedard

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy nominee Kayla Cromer (who plays Matilda on Freeform’s Everything’s Gonna Be Okay) is the first autistic actor to star as a series regular on television. That’s an incredible fact, almost as incredible as Cromer’s thoughtful, vulnerable, hilarious performance on one of our favourite shows of 2020, creator Josh Thomas’ […]

  Kelly Bedard

Eclipse Theatre’s limited run of Sondheim’s Sunday in the Park with George at Toronto’s Jam Factory last March was one of the last pieces of theatre we got to see before the COVID-19 pandemic shut everything down. Thankfully, that excellent production gave us the memory of Tess Benger’s effervescent and thoughtful performance as Dot, which helped […]

  Kelly Bedard

Mae Martin’s autobiographical-adjacent Netflix series Feel Good was one of the great emotional experiences of our 2020 Year of Television. Playing an emotionally truthful/factually ambiguous version of “Mae” navigating love and addiction as a London stand-up, Martin’s easy charm and astounding vulnerability immediately captured our hearts, earning them a nomination for Outstanding Leading Performance in […]

  Kelly Bedard

We may not have been able to celebrate our Critics’ Pick Awards Season to the extent that we’d like this year because of the pandemic but that can’t stop us from hosting our favourite part of the awards, our annual Nominee Interview Series. The list is short this year because we had so few nominees […]

Hello, Fellow Social Isolators! Like you, we’re determined…

One of the loveliest parts of our job is that sometimes we get to preview newly published works that relate to our content. Two such books made their way to us in the past few months and we thought we’d take a moment to highlight them for you. The first is Linda Vista, the latest […]

  Kelly Bedard

It’s time, once again, for the On DVD series featuring new releases from Warner Brothers, Dark Sky Films, and Sony Home Entertainment. They’ve provided us with free copies to review. All opinions are our own.  Updated: March 8, 2021 Movies The movies released on DVD/Blu-ray from the above Home Entertainment companies run the gamut. Like, they […]

  Kelly Bedard

Hello, Fellow Social Isolators! Like you, we’re determined to do all we can to #FlattenTheCurve and limit this COVID-19 horror show as much as possible. We’re donating where we can, but mostly we’re staying out of the way, hauled up alone in our apartments riding it out so we don’t contribute to the spread of this thing. So that means we’re […]

  Kelly Bedard

Hello, Fellow Social Isolators! Like you, we’re determined to do all we can to #FlattenTheCurve…

  Kelly Bedard

These are crazy times and we’ve all taken on a bunch of new projects as we socially isolate in order to help stop the spread of Covid-19. We’re donating where we can, we’re cleaning the pantry, we’re organizing the 2300+ title dvd library. We finished work on the Nominee Interview Series even though the live event for our yearly Critics’ […]

  Kelly Bedard

I am not a woman of ritual. There’s very little in this world that I do because I’ve always done it, not a birthday tradition or a makeup routine or even a consistent time for breakfast. But this, I do. The Bachelor Scale, my yearly ranking of The Bachelorette‘s cavalcade of mediocre suitors, that happens […]

  Kelly Bedard

Hello, Fellow Social Isolators! Like you, we’re determined to do all we can to #FlattenTheCurve…

  Kelly Bedard

The Musician Spotlight Series shines a light on up-and-coming bands and solo acts creating heartfelt and original work across genres, giving them an opportunity to talk about their music, their collaborators, and why they do what they do. Click Here to follow the series as it progresses. To submit an artist or band for consideration, email editors@myentertainmentworld.ca. […]

  Kelly Bedard

The Author Spotlight Series shines a light on writers creating heartfelt and original work across genres, giving them an opportunity to talk about their books and why they do what they do. Click Here to follow the series as it progresses. To submit an author for consideration, email editors@myentertainmentworld.ca. … Sachiko Murakami Sachiko Murakami is the author […]

  Kelly Bedard

The Musician Spotlight Series shines a light on up-and-coming bands and solo acts creating heartfelt and original work across genres, giving them an opportunity to talk about their music, their collaborators, and why they do what they do. Click Here to follow the series as it progresses. To submit an artist or band for consideration, email editors@myentertainmentworld.ca. […]

  Kelly Bedard

Hello, Fellow Social Isolators! Like you, we’re determined to do all we can to #FlattenTheCurve and limit this COVID-19 horror show as much as possible. We’re donating where we can, but mostly we’re staying out of the way, hauled up alone in our apartments riding it out so we don’t contribute to the spread of this thing. So that means we’re […]

  Kelly Bedard

The Author Spotlight Series shines a light on writers creating heartfelt and original work across genres, giving them an opportunity to talk about their books and why they do what they do. Click Here to follow the series as it progresses. To submit an author for consideration, email editors@myentertainmentworld.ca. … Kerri Sakamoto Kerri Sakamoto is the Toronto-born […]

  Kelly Bedard

These are crazy times and we’ve all taken on a bunch of new projects as we socially isolate in order to help stop the spread of Covid-19. We’re donating where we can, we’re cleaning the pantry, we’re organizing the 2300+ title dvd library. We finished work on the Nominee Interview Series even though the live event for our yearly Critics’ […]

  Kelly Bedard

Hello, Fellow Social Isolators! Like you, we’re determined to do all we can to #FlattenTheCurve..

  Kelly Bedard

The Author Spotlight Series shines a light on writers creating heartfelt and original work across genres, giving them an opportunity to talk about their books and why they do what they do. Click Here to follow the series as it progresses. To submit an author for consideration, email editors@myentertainmentworld.ca. … Danny Ramadan Danny Ramadan is a Syrian-Canadian […]

  Kelly Bedard

Hello, Fellow Social Isolators! Like you, we’re determined to do all we can to #FlattenTheCurve and limit this COVID-19 horror show as much as possible. We’re donating where we can, but mostly we’re staying out of the way, hauled up alone in our apartments riding it out so we don’t contribute to the spread of this thing. So that means we’re […]