Tuesday, January 22, 2019

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Film / Television

Letter from Berlin: What Did You Do in the Cold War, Daddy?

By Stan Persky | 2016 February 29

Eyes on the Spies. Revisiting the Cold War with Steven Spielberg and John le Carre.

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Forever Old

By Stan Persky | 2016 February 7

It’s Oscar season. Paolo Sorrentino’s “Youth” isn’t nominated for Best Picture, but it’s as interesting as anything else on view.

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It’s a Bird! It’s a Plane! No! It’s an Ex-Superhero Actor Looking for Artistic Redemption!

By Stan Persky | 2015 February 20

It’s Oscar time, and Dooney’s goes to the movies in search of a Best Picture.

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Is It a Beauty? Is It Great?

By Stan Persky | 2014 February 20

It’s Oscar season. Dooney’s goes to the movies to see Paolo Sorrentino’s “Great Beauty.”

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Cinefile: “Hang Me, Oh Hang Me”

By Stan Persky | 2014 February 5

It’s Oscar time. Stan Persky goes to the movies and sees Oscar Isaac in a grim folk song film by the Coen brothers.

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Unvarnished Truth

By Ron Silliman | 2013 June 20

Ron Silliman reviews Margarethe von Trotta’s film about Hannah Arendt.

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Spiral Diving at the Toronto Fringe

By Brian Fawcett | 2009 July 9

Brian Fawcett is front row centre at the Toronto Fringe Festival.

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Tony Nardi’s Letters

By Brian Fawcett | 2006 November 14

Brian Fawcett goes to a theatre to find out what’s happening to Canadian film and television actors, and why Tony Nardi is angry about it.

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Bareback Rider

By Stan Persky | 2005 December 26

Now playing: not-your-average John Wayne-Western.

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The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou

By Brian Fawcett | 2005 June 24

Brian Fawcett goes to the movies, somewhat belatedly, and finds something he likes very much.

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