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.

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    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…

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    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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