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14 April 2016

Broadway’s Crucible is Bewitching

By // Theatre (New York)

A Tamaskan dog prowls on a deserted set adorned with toppled student desks – a “wolf” relishing the eerie atmosphere (and undoubtedly sensing the unease of the audience members who …

04 September 2014

Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier

By // Books

I don’t often read classics, but when I do I’m pleasantly surprised. Daphne Du Maurier’s Rebecca  is the kind of classic novel that immediately appeals to me. It’s well known, …

27 March 2014

The Seagull Lands Gracefully

By // Theatre (Boston)

Chekhov wrote The Seagull over a hundred years ago for a Russian audience longing to laugh in the misery of their daily lives. This month, the Huntington Theatre Company brings …

26 March 2014

Lyric is Alive with Miller’s Finest Work

By // Theatre (Boston)

Death of a Salesman, by Arthur Miller, needs no introduction. It is an American classic which resonates as easily today at The Lyric Stage in Boston as it did fifty …

04 February 2014

Our Favourites: An Offer You Can’t Refuse

By // Cinema

As the film opens, we enter a dimly lit room and join the middle of what is a tale about the virtues and horrors of being an immigrant minority in …

23 December 2011

24 Days of Christmas – The Missing Stocking Edition

By // Cinema

What if angels were real, and one of them wanted to bang your wife? Also… what if he looked like Cary Grant? For my second to last Christmas movie, I …

17 December 2011

24 Days of Christmas – Existentialism Installment

By // Cinema

To say that A Charlie Brown Christmas is melancholy is not exactly a news flash, but it’s nonetheless affecting. From the first chords of Vince Guaraldi, you’re 100% into the …

16 December 2011

24 Days of Christmas – “I’m Dreaming Of A” Edition

By // Cinema

Aside from listening to the Bing Crosby tune “White Christmas,” I really knew nothing about the 1954 classic film by the same name. For example, I didn’t know it was …

15 December 2011

24 Days of Christmas – Nazi Referencing Edition

By // Cinema

Now that’s more like it. From the first frames of Santa Claus Is Coming to Town (fake newsreel footage of kids trying to get ready for the arrival of Santa …

14 December 2011

24 Days of Christmas – Frosty Reception Edition

By // Cinema

The second of our classic animation trifecta is Frosty. Shorter and less revolutionary than its reindeer brethren, Frosty looks less like Coraline and more like a classic Rocky and Bullwinkle …

13 December 2011

24 Days of Christmas: Claymated Installment

By // Cinema

Ah, claymation. The most sacred purview of Christmas movies. The next few installments of the 24 Days of Christmas will be going through the Christmas classics of the claymated and …

06 December 2011

24 Days of Christmas: Wonderful, Tear-jerking Classic Edition

By // Cinema

I went through a brief period in high school when I was positively obsessed with Jimmy Stewart. It was when I first started to get into older films, and I …

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