Kelly Bedard

There are two distinctly British films playing in theatres right now. The King’s Speech, one of Oscar’s top contenders, is a formal high-art story about monarchy, duty and the pressure of expectation. Made in Dagenham is a scrappy, spirited, populist film about factory workers fighting for their rights. The former’s principle plot is centered on […]

  Kelly Bedard

The new film adaptation of the Pulitzer Prize/Tony-winning play Rabbit Hole has gotten some excellent reviews. If I were watching this film as an original story, who knows, I might agree with them. But as an adaptation of the remarkable play I saw just a few months ago, the film of Rabbit Hole is but […]

  Kelly Bedard

It really is a shame that The Golden Globes, one of the only major award shows that makes a point of acknowledging comedies and musicals, often does such a bad job of it. Academy pretension will most likely keep talented comedy actors like Emma Stone out of the Oscar race, so The Globes is where […]

  Rachael Nisenkier

The Fighter is the latest effort from controversy magnet David O’Russell. Although he may be best known to the general public as being a brief viral sensation thanks to an expletive filled diatribe aimed at Lily Tomlin on the set of I Heart Huckabees . However, I have loved him since his work on the […]

  Kelly Bedard

before you read Kelly’s review “Black Swan: hate”, read its counterpart- Rachael’s review “Black Swan: love“ Black Swan has one of the freshest ratings on Rotten Tomatoes’ current chart. It’s got award nominations, critical praise and excellent buzz. And once again I’m left as that weird reviewer over there who just doesn’t get it. (This […]

  Rachael Nisenkier

a review by Rachael  Some movies are all about the interaction between the audience and the film. Most comedies are like this. You are meant to react to the movie as yourself, and it is almost as though a conversation is going on between you (as audience member) and the story being told, but you […]

  Kelly Bedard

 127 Hours is a lot. And very little. And all sorts of things. It’s a bit of a slog, it’s beautifully shot, it’s the James Franco show, it’s bloody, it’s tough, but mostly, it’s pretty amazing. There are two superstars who really make 127 Hours what it is (aside, obviously, from Aron Ralston, the real […]

  Kelly Bedard

The true story of Valerie Plame, the CIA agent who was exposed by the Bush White House as payback for her diplomat husband speaking out of turn, is enthralling. It’s got built-in suspense, fascinating characters, some of the highest stakes ever to make it onto the page of a screenplay. The film stars the excellent […]

  Kelly Bedard

It’s been month since I saw I’m Still Here, Casey Affleck’s disturbing and unpleasant documentary about Joaquin Phoenix’s meltdown and coinciding quest to become a rapper. Despite the gross lateness of this review, I actually saw the film the week it came out, before I’d had a chance to read any articles informing me that […]

  Rachael Nisenkier

I have a confession to make. Despite years of soccer-playing, action-figure-collecting, comic-book-reading, action-movie-loving tomboy-ery, I’ve always, truly, wanted to be a Disney princess. But I didn’t want to be just any princess: I wanted to be Belle, the confident heroine who ultimately saves herself and her love with her brains and good heart. This is […]

  Rachael Nisenkier

If I were to remake the list below, Deathly Hallows would easily and handily fall at number 1. It wouldn’t even be a debate. Let’s just get this out of the way, right here: to me, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows was easily the best film of the series, the best adaptation of a […]

  Kelly Bedard

Earlier this year my father bought Life Magazine’s “100 People Who Changed the World”. I read the thing cover to cover. There were tons of omissions, none quite so confounding to me as Mark Zuckerberg, the founder of Facebook. My dad didn’t understand why I insisted that the 26-year-old billionaire should be on the list, […]

  Rachael Nisenkier

Full disclosure: Although I’ve never joined a fan club, written a celebrity a letter, or started a blog dedicated to my love for a boy band member, Ben Affleck is the closest thing I have to a life-long celebrity obsession. It’s not even a romantic obsession. I don’t doodle his name on my notebooks, and […]

  Rachael Nisenkier

Teen comedies live or die based on their casts. A brilliant script is a plus, kicking direction can be a boon, and an original concept is always appreciated, but they live or die based on their casts. Think of the very best teen movies (Ten Things I Hate About You, Mean Girls, Can’t Hardly Wait, […]

  Kelly Bedard

The documentary about Joan Rivers is doing really well. It’s gotten a lot of great press, strong ticket sales and a 91% fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes. It also happens to be really good. It’s fascinating, disturbing, funny and tragic. I’ve never been a Rivers fan, and the film not only told me why that’s […]

  Kelly Bedard

I’ll keep this brief, there’s not actually a lot to say about this film. The coolest thing about Salt is that the lead role was originally written for Tom Cruise and then tweaked to fit Angelina Jolie. The fact that a skinny chick like Jolie is in practice a hundred times more badass than Hollywood’s […]

  Kelly Bedard

Beezus and Ramona was my favourite book when I was little. I read it with my mom. Then I read the rest of the series, all 7 of them. I haven’t revisited these beloved books in years but, remembering them as a cornerstone of my childhood, I couldn’t have been more excited (and apprehensive) when […]

  Rachael Nisenkier

But what the hell does it all mean? SPOILER WARNING. I purposefully left my review vague, so you could read it without having seen the movie. No such promises will be made here> It’s understandable if you’re left scratching your head at the end of Inception. I think you’re meant to be. Nolan and co. […]

  Rachael Nisenkier

I think that in talking about Inception, you can do one of two things. First, you can analyze what the film means – what was Nolan saying, what does his world consist of, does it make sense? Second, you can actually talk about whether or not it was a good movie. I’m not saying the […]

  Rachael Nisenkier

I’ve come to take it as a granted that my favorite movie of the summer and year will probably be a Pixar film. I’ve learned to accept that the film that’s going to bring me to the highest level of pathos and enjoyment will inevitably be something brought to me in animated form. This has […]

  Rachael Nisenkier

This post is brought to you by My Cinema’s new writer, Rachael. To begin with, a disclaimer: If the mere thought of sparkly vampires makes your blood boil, if you’re so sick of Robert Pattinson’s face and Taylor Lautner’s abs that it makes you feel like Edward when Bella stands in front of a fan; […]

  Kelly Bedard

Tom Cruise is very good at stunts. He runs fast, shoots well, can dangle from a building, throw himself into things and generally leap and fling about heroically. He’s also charming, can hold the camera’s focus and deliver a line effectively. He’s quirky, can play interesting characters and instantly earns the audience’s trust, even if […]

  Kelly Bedard

Hi Movie Fans,  Welcome to My Entertainment World’s newest site: My Cinema. Here we’ll be discussing our thoughts on current and classic cinema, sharing movie news and actor profiles. To kick off the site, here’s a list of films currently in theatres that are worth the watch, or completely skippable:  DEFINITELY GO SEE: Toy Story […]

  Tessa Cernik

I must first admit that it took me a few days to gather my thoughts about Alumnae Theatre’s production of The Queens by Normand Chaurette, translated by Linda Gaboriau. Upon my return to Toronto after a year of participating in the Halifax theatre scene, I was very excited to get the opportunity to start my […]

  Kelly Bedard

Last weekend BU on Broadway premiered their spring mainstage production: a lighthearted and uplifting musical, a favourite of mine, Seussical. Though plagued with the occasional flaw, the production was for the most part absolutely wonderful and easily one of my favourite things I’ve seen in my time in Boston. Seussical itself, written by Ahrens and […]

  Kelly Bedard

Last week I saw the touring production of The Lion King at The Boston Opera House. It was okay. I say it was only okay not because it was anything less than a thoroughly enjoyable musical experience but because the piece itself is capable of being so much more. During its extended stay in Toronto […]