Arts Review

REVIEW: Three to See at the Shaw Festival

The fun of a weekend at Shaw this summer is that so many of the plays are such successes—and yet, in the case of the three being reviewed here, each—The Sea, Juno and the Paycock and The Philanderer–is quite unique.… read more

REVIEW: Magic in the Moonlight

Woody Allen has completed a new film, Magic in the Moonlight, and, once again, it stars a who’s who of actors: Colin Firth, Emma Stone, Simon McBurney and Marcia Gay Harden, to name a few.… read more

REVIEW: A Most Wanted Man

It would be grand to say that A Most Wanted Man is a masterpiece. Adapting le Carré is a very difficult task; it’s nearly impossible to convey his plots and characters in two hours.… read more

REVIEW: GMO OMG

The clever title says it all about Jeremy Seifert’s calculatingly funny and politically savvy take on Genetically Modified Organisms. Oh My God, indeed.… read more

Boyhood

Over twelve years of shooting and two and a half hours of film, Richard Linklater’s Boyhood gradually acquires the gravitas of an epic 19th century novel. Time passes in a manner similar to a masterpiece by Dickens or Tolstoy.… read more

Doc of the Dead

Doc of the Dead Zombies seem to be everywhere these days—in a theatrical version of the ’68 classic Night of the Living Dead; on TV in the series The Walking Dead; in the sci-fi blockbuster … read more

Life Itself

Now, Roger Ebert is the subject of a documentary feature, Life Itself, directed by Steve James, whose Hoop Dreams is a contemporary doc classic, and co-produced by the legendary Martin Scorsese.… read more

Cabaret and The Philadelphia Story At the Shaw Festival

Two of the plays at Shaw’s Festival Theatre are also film classics. What makes Cabaret and The Philadelphia Story still work so successfully on stage—and why did the stories transfer so well to the screen?… read more

Obvious Child

For better or worse, Obvious Child is always going to be known as “that abortion comedy.” It’s certainly better than anonymity. … read more

Uvanga

Unlike most previous Inuit productions, Uvanga (which means “myself” in Inuktitut) depicts events taking place in contemporary times and doesn’t resort to the mytho-poetics of Atanarjuat … read more