Tracy Wren

Tracy Wren is an award-winning poet, filmmaker and writer.  She lived in Oughterard, Ireland for many years and recently completed an MFA in film at USC. tracywrenfilms.com

Canada at the American Film Market 2012

From the invention of the game of basketball in 1891 by James Naismith of Toronto to the first SCTV broadcast in Toronto in 1976, Canadians have been out and about, entertaining the world. Canadian...

Irish Americans shine at Academy Awards pre-ceremony, the Oscar Wildes

The green carpet was laid out at Bad Robot production company in Santa Monica, California last Thursday evening for the most prestigious pre-Oscar award ceremony in Hollywood. The Oscar Wildes...

Canadians Honored at Oscar Wilde Awards

In October of 1882, Oscar Wilde arrived by train in New Brunswick to give a lecture on "The practical application of the principals of the Aesthetic Theory to exterior and interior house decorations...

Remembering Sally Menke, the editorial dynamo behind Quentin Tarentino

Editors and students gathered last week at USC to pay tribute to Sally Menke, A.C.E., editor of the iconic Pulp Fiction. During her career, Menke was nominated for two Academy Awards, two Eddie...

Fighting the Olympic Blues with The Oscar Wildes and Pre-Oscar Buzz

Do we really have to wait four more years for another winter Olympics?  Not having jewel-like Vancouver to turn to night after night for us in Los Angeles has been a little like tumbling off a...

My Interview with 24's Gil Bellows

A brief but in-depth interview with down-to-Earth Canadian actor, Gil Bellows.

When the Cheating Ex-Husband Resurfaces with Romance in His Eyes: Quel Horreur!

I found myself thinking, no, not him again.

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Release Date: July 15, 2009 Runtime: 153 min. Rating: PG13 Cast: Daniel Raddcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint, Michael Gambon, Alan Rickman, Jim Broadbent...

Night at the Museum

There may not be a lot to the story, but the clever action sequences and wacky supporting characters make up for it. It’s just so much fun to see a giant marble statue of Abraham Lincoln come to life...

The Soloist

Adapted from the novel of the same name by journalist Steve Lopez (Robert Downey Jr.) that chronicles his real life relationship with homeless cellist Nathaniel Ayres Jr., The Soloist...