Is It a Beauty? Is It Great?

February 20, 2014 by  
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It’s Oscar season. Dooney’s goes to the movies to see Paolo Sorrentino’s “Great Beauty.”

Cinefile: “Hang Me, Oh Hang Me”

February 5, 2014 by  
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It’s Oscar time. Stan Persky goes to the movies and sees Oscar Isaac in a grim folk song film by the Coen brothers.

Unvarnished Truth

June 20, 2013 by  
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Ron Silliman reviews Margarethe von Trotta’s film about Hannah Arendt.

Spiral Diving at the Toronto Fringe

July 9, 2009 by  
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Brian Fawcett is front row centre at the Toronto Fringe Festival.

Tony Nardi’s Letters

November 14, 2006 by  
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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.

Bareback Rider

December 26, 2005 by  
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Now playing: not-your-average John Wayne-Western.

The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou

June 24, 2005 by  
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Brian Fawcett goes to the movies, somewhat belatedly, and finds something he likes very much.

Biopics: I Say Epicky, You Say Opicky

January 29, 2005 by  
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We send our chief popcorn cruncher to the movies. We want to know about Oscar, but he’s interested in The Glory That Was Greece.