Monthly Archives: April 2012


The title, all in caps, is meant to invoke the voice of Tom Allen from CBC, as he used to say it on a program, that, alas is no longer part of Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)’s schedule. CBC keep changing … Continue reading

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Met Walküre

Before I begin this review, I want to give a quick shout out to my pal Robert. “Salut Robert.  Oui je sais que je suis “easy”, ou, comme on dit  “You had me at “Wes Herd dies auch sei/ hier … Continue reading

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Tina Fey — Bossypants

Don’t trust a man who claims to be writing about feminism.  We have agendas.  Now of course sometimes I fool people because they see “Leslie Barcza” and think I am a girl. But I can’t be trusted. There are several … Continue reading

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Young funny adult people

When you run into a film unlike any you’ve ever seen before, there’s a temptation to attempt to make sense of it through other films one has seen.   How else would we know a unicorn, except by our previous experience … Continue reading

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The voice among the corn

In big cities development & culture seem to be big powerful forces, beyond either our understanding or control.  Plans are made, enormous amounts of money are committed & spent, and the buildings go up. It happens in smaller towns too, … Continue reading

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Freud & Jung, Shore & Wagner

A Dangerous Method is David Cronenberg’s recent film concerning a fascinating triangle.  The two men are analysts Sigmund Freud & Carl Jung.  And then there’s Sabina Spielrein, who was both patient & lover of Jung.  While there’s a domestic triangle … Continue reading

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TIFT Great Expectations

I had great expectations.  I had driven to Barrie for the latest Talk is Free Theatre (“TIFT”) show at the Mady Cenre for the Performing Arts adapted and directed by Richard Ouzounian from Charles Dickens’ novel, none other than Great … Continue reading

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