The recent Quebec Drama Federation event saw a wealth of anglo theatre companies setting out their stalls for the spring season. We select a few examples of what’s on offer.
This week sees both Tremblay’s Hosanna and Pinter’s The Dumb Waiter coming to Mainline Theatre. We look back at other shining examples of the two-man play.
Andrey Zvayagintsev’s Oscar-nominated film Leviathan wowed the critics but enraged Russia’s ruling elite. Adam Lawrence explains why.
Borrowing heavily from a classic Italian neo-realist film, ICKamasterdam bring contemporary dance into the boxing ring.
Haunted by life’s transience, Mark Anthony Jarman’s collection of interlinked stories evokes the fever-dream landscape of humid and sensual Italy.
Keaton is Birdman, Montreal is Charlie, and we are all… under surveillance? Your guide to Montreal culture is back and better than ever.
Xavier Dolan’s leap into the mainstream with Elephant Song comes up short against a lacklustre script and shrill melodramatics.
Sparks fly as a manic free-spirit meets a jaded middle-class couple in Centaur’s production of The Goodnight Bird.
As The Gazette loses more blood, Matthew Hays pays tribute to two departing heavy hitters and asks what’s next for Montreal’s English-language daily.
Actor Damien Atkins wants to believe. But does his one-man-show have enough of the X-Files Factor to convince the skeptics?
As The Interview is released on DVD, we ask whether it was all worth it.
Poet Zachariah Wells isn’t one to shy away from an argument. His collection of critical writing Career Limiting Moves is at once pugnacious, hilarious, and illuminating.
Much news from the book publishing industry is dire. Here’s an exciting exception, and it’s 100 per cent Montreal. Great translation ideas and more fiction.
Set among Mile End’s ultra-orthodox Jewish community, Felix et Meira is a timely and sensitive study of love versus duty.
Persephone’s latest show, The Nisei and the Narnauk’s, uses puppets, myth and music to explore Canada’s internment of Japanese-heritage citizens. It’s so good we reviewed it twice.