Wendy Dallian

District 9

What would you do if someone handed you 30 million dollars and told you to make whatever movie you wanted? Peter Jackson did just that for up and coming director Neill Blomkamp, and boy did Blomkamp...

Reefer Madness

PAL Theatre's stage musical, of the classic cult film Reefer Madness, is an ambitious action packed journey back to drug crazed 1936. Up and coming directors Maddison Popov and Brianna Wiens do...

Othello

This is a tough play to do well, and a seasoned audience well versed in Shakespeare can be a tough crowd. How does one make it fresh and memorable? Director Dean Paul Gibson had his work cut out for...

Comedy of Errors

This weekend, I had the great pleasure of attending a performance of The Comedy of Errors at Bard on the Beach. Director David Mackay does a marvellous job of interpreting and expanding on the...

Fat Pig: Highly Recommended

Neil Labute is the master of the uncomfortable. Take the title of his controversial play, Fat Pig. With two three letter words, he manages to outrage, a clever ploy that dares us to ask him to...

State of Play

Kevin MacDonald's State of Play is an intriguing, fast paced political thriller, staring Russell Crowe as Cal McAffrey, the unconventional investigative reporter trying to solve the murder of a...

RIP Opens at Ridge Theatre Tonight

Brett Gaylor's ambitious documentary, RIP: A Remix Manifesto, is an eye-opening, insightful, and amusing look at one of the pressing issues of the Internet Age: how corporate culture and...

The Oscars: Who Should Win, Who Will Win

This year I'm ready for the Academy Awards. I've schlepped my way from theatre to theatre watching film after film, spent a million hours in front of the TV watching CDs of the ones that were...

Jennifer Pickford, Film Maker, Documentarian, Storyteller

Documentary film maker Jennifer Pickford is unmistakable in rich colors and brilliant long strawberry hair as she meets me with the new CD on the table, The Wreck of the King David, a compilation of...

The 21st Floor

It's not often these days I get to go to the theatre.I mean the theatre as opposed to the cinema.The other day my friend Paul sends me an email asking if I'd like to help out at the door of...