Kelly Bedard

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 much I enjoyed and/or connected with or appreciated the film rather than on some sort of objective artistic criteria. Basically, this is a list of […]

  Kelly Bedard

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 much I enjoyed and/or connected with or appreciated the film rather than on some sort of objective artistic criteria. Basically, this is a list of […]

  Theresa Perkins

As a group of new plays and musicals toss open their doors this Spring to welcome NYC theatergoers into the new worlds that their artists have collaboratively crafted, it is time to reflect upon the exceptional productions that opened in New York during the 2016 theatre season. On January 1, My Entertainment World announced the […]

  Oliver Simmonds

Okay, time for another round. For some reason I forgot why I chose Best Actor/Best Actress categories—was there a special reason for that? They seem like a 1950’s vestige. Who knows. So here are the winners, acknowledging that two productions win twice, but I can assure those who didn’t see them they really were that […]

  Kelly Bedard

2016 was an amazing year of TV- one of the most eclectic, challenging, entertaining seasons in history with too many brilliant shows to count. We tried to watch as many of them as possible to accurately capture what stood out this year. We obviously failed- it’s literally impossible to watch everything- but we think this […]

  Kelly Bedard

2016 was a pretty decent year in movies, marked by some really exceptional performances and a couple scripts for the ages. In choosing our winners, we tried to strike a balance between the inarguable and the under-appreciated, differing from the Oscars wherever possible. The result is a list that contains a couple massive hits and […]

  Kelly Bedard

On April 10th, over 300 members of the Toronto theatre community gathered at The Great Hall on Queen Street West to look back at the productions that defined 2016 and celebrate the incredible work of hundreds of artists nominated for MyTheatre Awards this year. The evening’s hosts The Templeton Philharmonic (winners of the 2015 Outstanding […]

  Kelly Bedard

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 much I enjoyed and/or connected with or appreciated the film rather than on some sort of objective artistic criteria. Basically, this is a list of […]

  Kelly Bedard

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 much I enjoyed and/or connected with or appreciated the film rather than on some sort of objective artistic criteria. Basically, this is a list of […]

  Kelly Bedard

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 much I enjoyed and/or connected with or appreciated the film rather than on some sort of objective artistic criteria. Basically, this is a list of […]

  Kelly Bedard

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 much I enjoyed and/or connected with or appreciated the film rather than on some sort of objective artistic criteria. Basically, this is a list of […]

  Anya Wassenberg

The Gypsy Cuban Project- Havana Night Sessions Willie Bobo – Dig My Feeling Six Degrees Records- Zomba Prison Project Revolutionary Snake Ensemble- I Want That Sound! Sao Paolo Underground- Cantos Invisiveis  Kaia Kater – Nine Pin Stanley and the Ten Sleepless Knights- Quelbe! Music of the U.S. Virgin Islands Baaba Maal – the Traveller

  Kelly Bedard

It’s been an incredible year for Toronto theatre. We started out with one of the strongest Januarys in recent memory (3 of our eventual Outstanding Production nominees all played simultaneously that month) then rollicked through the spring towards an overwhelmingly popular Fringe (with an emotional goodbye to the iconic Honest Ed’s tent) and arguably the […]

  Theresa Perkins

For many, 2016 will be recalled with disdain as one of the worst years in recent memory. From political side shows (horror shows?) to international scandals to ever-frequent visits by the grim reaper, it has become difficult to look back on this past year with anything but malaise. After a bountiful year of New York […]

  Rachael Nisenkier

It’s MyCinema Awards time – that time when our writing staff digs through the long lists of movies we loved, loathed, and everything in between to try and capture The Year in Cinema. This year we fell for everything from prestige fare to jazz biopics to fascinating small movies that many other folks overlooked. The […]

  Saiya Floyd

Television continues to outdo itself in terms of quality and, let’s be honest, quantity. We were treated with incredible show after incredible show this year. Some were new, some were returning. Some were massive hits, others hidden gems. There was really something for everyone and, in coming up with our nominees, we tried our best […]

  Oliver Simmonds

2016 was the second year of the London branch and a time when many more theatres opened their doors to us, including the National and, just recently, the Almeida, signalling the coup that we now have access to virtually every new writing theatre in the city. Which is astounding given where we started from. We’ve […]

  Kelly Bedard

As I said in our awards announcement (and everyone has said basically every day for awhile now), this was not humanity’s best year. But, you know what, it wasn’t our worst either. Remember how much you all liked Civil War? I couldn’t relate to that, but I was happy seeing how happy you were. There […]

  Kelly Bedard

TV might have saved 2016. Seriously, it wasn’t the best pilot season network-wise (I’m still having nightmares about that CBS comedy slate) but how many shows were you passionately invested in in 2016? How many characters did you care about? How many worlds did you happily dive into once a week to take a break […]