review

Bringing Strindberg’s dreams to life

Every year, Winnipeg’s Master Playwright Festival honours a playwright whose work has been significant to the craft and inspiring to audiences and fellow playwrights alike….


Unnecessary Review

Holy shit you guys, I have something pretty special to talk about. In recent years popular media has evolved from standard-def to hi-def, then hi-def…


More guns, less whimsy

The Green Hornet has suffered from the expectations it created. While the film is — as I write this — the highest grossing currently in…


Dude, bro

The first major comedic release of 2011 is Ron Howard’s The Dilemma. Despite being marketed as a buddy film in the same vein as 2009’s…


Living in harmony

Among the opera personalities in town for Manitoba Opera’s production of Puccini’s famous Tosca, are husband and wife Richard Margison and Valerie Kuinka — the…


Closing time

After what many had predicted would be a bleak end to a turbulent season, the Bison football team gave the home crowd something to cheer…


Case 39 aims low, misses

Case 39, like many horror movies, relies heavily on the devices and themes of its genre. While some of these are successfully employed, the film’s…


Michael Cera in review

Fans of the Scott Pilgrim series seemed collectively intrigued by the idea of the Canadian graphic novel being transformed into an Edgar Wright flick, and…


Science book review

I like birds. Although I have probably passed my prime birding days — when I lived in my Jeep for months at a time and…