Tales from an eternal gypsy who believes anything can happen

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    TIFF 2014: What Really Happens on the Red Carpet

    As the Toronto International Film Festival came to a close tonight, the glitterati has packed up and returned to their respective posts. The red carpets have been rolled and…

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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…

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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…

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    TIFF 2014 Review: The Riot Club

    Dirty, rotten, filthy, scoundrels … are just a few of the adjectives that come to mind after previewing The Riot Club. Well-bred, well coiffed with a not-so-subtle air of arrogance, these boys exemplify greed and cast a dark shadow on the British class system.

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    TIFF 2014 Review: Preggoland

    30-something. Single. Down on her luck. We’re all familiar with this character, yes? But where many cooker-cutter clichés about single girls in their thirties (sorry Carrie) fall short, Jacob Tierney’s Preggoland presents this demographic honestly – minus the Manolos.

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    TIFF 2014: Festival Street

    Curated art displays, pop-up performances, live music, and places to kick back and relax. Glitterati aside, Festival Street will be the epicentre of excitement during the Toronto International Film Festival.


    This is 70

    Following up from my Dad’s 60th birthday interview is another major family milestone this month. My father-in-law Bob, who is aging ever so gracefully, turns 70…


    This is 60

    Both sides of my family are celebrating milestone birthdays this year. My dad turned 60 (today!) and my father-in-law turns 70 this weekend. To celebrate, I thought it might be fun to interview them as a way to pay tribute…


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