Tales from an eternal gypsy who believes anything can happen

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    Landing on the latter side of your 30s is a funny thing. Four years from 40? REALLY? On one hand it feels like a big number as there are some things I simply cannot do anymore...

  • Bill-Murray

    Why An All-Female ‘Ghostbusters’ Cast Is A Bad Idea

    Female "Ghostbusters"? Women putting on proton packs and saving Manhattan (again) from the paranormal? I think it's a terrible idea...

  • gratitude

    52 Weeks of Gratitude: Week Forty Two

    Today is Canadian Thanksgiving, so I thought it was apropos to share this week’s list of goodies I’m grateful for...

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    VIFF 2014: Noble

    Dubliner Christina Noble (Deirdre O’Kane) narrowly escapes poverty after surviving a tumultuous childhood. As a girl, she would busk in bars to help care for her mother and siblings…

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    VIFF 2014: October Gale

    Toronto-based doctor Helen Matthews (Patricia Clarkson) is mourning the loss of her husband (Callum Keith Rennie) and retreats to their family cottage in Georgian Bay, Ontario to process what has happened. Having never ventured to the remote island alone…

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    VIFF 2014: Two Days, One Night

    A working class mother is returning to work at a small factory following a mental health leave, only to discover she’s about to be ousted by her own colleagues. In “Two Days, One Night”, renowned Belgian filmmakers Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne…

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    VIFF 2014: 5 Must-See Films

    Hot on the heels of an exciting run of films, festivities, and red carpet encounters at TIFF, it’s time to set my sights on the west. The Vancouver International Film Festival kicks off on Thursday…

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    TIFF 2014 Oscar Contenders

    It’s amazing how quickly the word “Oscar” is heard uttered in theatre line-ups and under the breath of industry insiders the moment the TIFF buzz begins to fade. Has the race to awards season already begun? Personally, I prefer to let all the incredible storytelling sink in before attempting such lofty predictions. And yet, you can’t ignore TIFF’s proven…

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    TIFF 2014 Review: Adult Beginners

    One day you’re the cock of the walk, the next a feather duster. A mantra anyone who’s worked in high tech can surely attest to. Especially man-of-the-minute New Yorker Jake (Nick Kroll) whose soiree to celebrate the launch of his hot new product ended in disaster due to a glitch in production.

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