Entries Tagged as 'Film'

Visiting the Monsters

November 20th, 2017 · No Comments

One of the advantages of living in a city that Guillermo Del Toro likes to shoot movies in AND that possesses a major art gallery is that you get to see the incredible exhibit “At Home With Monsters” (currently running at the AGO). In fact, in our case, we got to see it twice. I’d go […]

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Tags: Art · Events · Film

Wouldst thou live deliciously? Let me research that.

April 18th, 2016 · No Comments

The key question from The Witch, the movie most of my friends were seeing in February and March. I go along with the unanimous praise. Even the parts I didn’t think quite worked (I understood what they were getting at but the execution didn’t quite hit the mark) were thought-provoking. One of my coworkers and I came […]

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Tags: Books · Film · Uncategorized · Writing

Are you not entertained? Yes, we are.

January 29th, 2016 · No Comments

Spurred by reading Mary Beard’s book about Rome, SPQR, and by memories of our tour of the Colosseum, we decided to rewatch Gladiator the other night.  Not withstanding my affection for men in period armor (with wolfskins),  the film still works.  Oh, parts of the plot don’t make any sense, Rome was apparently to be […]

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Tags: Film · Influences · Writing

Words into pictures

March 12th, 2015 · No Comments

On my way to the “Page to Screen” cocktail party designed to link Canadian writers and publishers with film and TV production companies, I was thinking about the ways in which each of my books might work -or not – as a movie or television show. I love movies and it’s very clear that what makes […]

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Tags: Books · Film · Influences