Kelly Bedard

For the past two 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

This is a Cabin in the Woods-type movie. I don’t mean a riveting and inventive take on the horror genre (though it is, in some ways, that too; sort of), I mean that to reveal the full premise of this film is to undermine the experience of it. So I’m going to be coy about […]

  Kelly Bedard

No Chance in Hell (A) Did I see all the Fringe musicals this year? I at the very least came very close to seeing all the Fringe musicals this year and, at least of the ones I saw (which I think was all of them), No Chance in Hell is far and away the best. […]

  Kelly Bedard

Before we announce the winners of the 2013 My Cinema Awards, we’re proud to present our annual Nominee Interview Series. The Dirties was an affecting phenomenon of visceral independent filmmaking. Matt Johnson was its driving force, earning him three My Cinema Award nominations- Best Director, Best Screenplay (with Evan Morgan & Josh Boles) and Best Picture. With a strong backbone […]

  Kelly Bedard

Comedy Bar mainstays Bad Dog Theatre are in the middle of a horror show. On purpose. They have one week left in their current episodic adventure, portraying Torontonian walkers and the people who run from them. The show is a good one with a strong cast including director Peter Stevens in a happily more substantial […]

  Matt Dodge

“It’s a crack house… so it’s quiet”. Comedy Central is really on a roll this year. After using the return of the popular (and hilarious) Key and Peele as a catalyst, the network has been steadily rolling out their new spring programs, with two new shows premiering back to back at the end of February. […]

  Kelly Bedard

Say you’ve just started dating this really fun new person. You like them, you want them to think you’re fun and interesting and connected to all the cool things there are to do in the greatest city in the world- Toronto, obviously- but you’ve already taken them to Snakes & Lattes and now you’re out […]

  Kelly Bedard

Here’s the spiel: “You don’t have to be a history buff to get into Bad Dog’s newest and most scandalous comedy: Hogtown Empire. Director Peter Stevens has selected an alluring and savvy cast of Toronto’s quickest comedic performers to take you back to our city’s dark days of origin. For a serialized run of 5 Wednesdays […]

  Kelly Bedard

Before we announce the winners of the 2011 My Theatre Awards, we’re proud to present the My Theatre Nominee Interview Series. There aren’t many actors currently in the Toronto indie scene as dynamic as Viktor Lukawski. Trained in Paris to have superhuman physical abilities, he’s just daring enough to walk that line between inspired and […]

  Kelly Bedard

I had the best Valentine’s Day ever! Because I got to spend it with Dan & Jeff* and Harry Potter. What started as an Edinburgh Fringe show has brought the utterly hilarious duo of Daniel Clarkson and Jefferson Turner to Toronto as the two parts of the most smile-inducing production I’ve seen in years. I’m not […]