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Belly up to some bangra
New films bring harrowing drama, amiable humor or...
Prophet and loss; a parable
EMV brings Missa Darwin to Christ Church
BAC's "Illusionists" -- magic unrealism
A pop star as a diva, a French hit transferred to New York...
"Full Light" at end of long, dark tunnel
Counting violence against women
RBG’s early triumphs; a gem of a Canadian movie and old and...
Your numerology cycles for 2019
Now that the final stages of death and dying are happening to me...
I have a raft of doctors. And I now have them all over the country on account of my rare tumour and the collective expertise of the neuro-specialists at Toronto Western Hospital. Toronto...
Jul 11th, 2011
The King’s Speech, The Tourist, Black Swan, Trigger and Enter the Void
England’s King George VI had to struggle against a stuttering handicap. Now Colin Firth gives an award-worthy portrayal in The King’s Speech. (read more)
Dec 10th, 2010
A young woman fights for independence, despite personal tragedy
In 2008, I met a young woman who had more barriers than most girls. Maria* was 17 when I met her. Her mother had just died from cancer. She was diagnosed with borderline autism as a child and had a...
Loretta A. Cella
Nov 13th, 2010
Vancouver International Film Festival Picks for the last two days: Thursday & Friday
My picks for the last two days include Incendies, the VIFF film that shook me the most. Also a ghost story, thoughts on marriage and one very speedy bank robber. (read more)
Oct 13th, 2010