Tales from an eternal gypsy who believes anything can happen

Posts by Heather Magee

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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…

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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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