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Hot Docs Review: God Knows Where I Am

When potential homebuyer Kevin Carbone visits an abandoned New Hampshire farmhouse and peeks through a window, he makes a startling discovery: the body of a middle-aged woman lying on the living room floor next to some scattered notebooks. Her name is Linda A. Bishop, a middle-aged homeless woman who suffered from bi-polar disorder and psychosis.[…]

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HOT DOCS Review: Raving Iran

Raving Iran starts with a nighttime drive through the streets of Tehran. Walls and billboards everywhere are festooned with images of religious and political leaders. Our protagonists, Anoosh and Arash, are stopped by police, who search their car but find nothing. The two young men then laugh at having fooled the cops by concealing their[…]

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Batman v. Superman: What Movie did the Critics See?

A few days ago, as I was exiting the last Toronto IMAX screening of Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, a few hundred fans were lined up for an advance screening of Captain America: Civil War. The stylized S on my t-shirt was met by an army of starry shields. I half-jokingly asked if anybody[…]

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Concert Review – Prince & 3rd Eye Girl – May 19th – Sony Centre – 11 PM Show

Sometimes it’s hard to review a concert. The experience is so emotional and immediate that it’s hard to put into words, and any attempt to render it on the page is of necessity reductive.  Such is the dilemma I face as I try to describe Prince’s late show last night night at the Sony Centre.[…]

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An Open Letter to DC Comics and Amy Jenkins, Senior Vice-President of Business and Legal Affairs: Honouring 5-Year Old Murder Victim Jeffrey Baldwin is Honouring the Legacy of Superman

Dear Ms. Jenkins I was dismayed to read this afternoon that DC Comics is refusing to allow the use of the Superman shield on a statue commemorating 5 year-old murder victim Jeffrey Baldwin. The statue was commissioned by Todd Boyce of Ottawa, who did not know the child or the family, but was so moved[…]