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News flash: rom-coms are actually cool

When I tell people that one of my favourite genres is the romantic comedy, they give me a look, as if I had said knitting was a favourite pastime or that I adored watching cricket. I must be testing them, they likely think. Surely, I cannot be serious. Here is the...

Media Impact: we’re the humans of Pixar

A small family of squeaky lamps and a bouncy ball drew the affections of audiences in their small, but big-hearted, story. Luxo Jr., the first completed feature to come out of Pixar Animation Studios, set the tone for the studio’s iconic impact on society....

A Column On Colm Feore: Chatting with Canada’s Acting King

It’s no exaggeration that one of the happiest moments of my young journalistic career came at the beginning of my interview with Colm Feore. I said something that impressed a man who is one of the most prolific stage and screen actors in Canadian history. It was...

Celebrating the No wave pioneers at TIFF

Jim Jarmusch is the king of cool, but of course we all know that by now. With that shock white hair and ageless appearance, it sometimes feels as if Jarmusch is an alien who came down to Earth to observe us through film. His movies present a slightly off-kilter...

Listen to This: why I hate Frozen

At the risk of losing friends, sounding like an internet troll, and having to go into the witness protection program, I need to declare that I hate Frozen. When I first saw it in theatres, I feigned slight amusement because I really didn’t think it would turn...