Kiran Ambwani’s Lumière infinie/Infinite Light exhibit applies analogue techniques to digital production – and the results are magical.
A new theatre piece takes us deep into the southern American woods to the bodies of five dead children.
Sensual and fun, Lois Leveen’s novel Juliet’s Nurse is a bold reimagining of an iconic love story.
Alejandro González Iñárritu’s new movie Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) is a deliciously messy foray into meta-cinematic meta-theatre.
A review of Donna-Michelle St. Bernard’s Governor General Award-nominated, Dora Mavor Moore-prizewinning play, Gas Girls, now playing at the Segal Centre.
A review of Belles-Soeurs – The Musical, playing at the Segal Centre
Writing about a city which has been the subject of not just modern literary narratives but of the subcontinent’s centuries-old erudite Urdu and Persian poets such as Ghalib, Mir and Amir Khusrow, could not have been easy. With diverse characters — from rich businessmen to aspirational, middle-class youth working and call-centre agents, Dasgupta manages to foreground, in original ways, Delhi’s transformational and often contradictory modernity.
Simon Hughes and Mario Doucette at Division Gallery
A Rover review of David Fincher’s Gone Girl
Chih-Chien Wang reveals his Distance to the Sea in his nuanced and delicate exhibit at Pierre-François Ouellette art contemporain.
A sparkling production of David Ives’ Tony Award-winning Venus in Fur launches Centaur Theatre’s 46th season. This turbo-charged backstage comedy has audiences rising to their feet in rapture.
Almost an unknown in the English speaking world, Patrick Modiano recently won the Nobel Prize in Literature for his work which is inspired by disappearance, memory, and the German occupation of Paris. Pour que tu ne te perdes pas dans le quartier, his most recent book, is an enigmatic, puzzling look at childhood memories with a surprising ending.
A review of Celia’s Song, by Lee Maracle (Cormorant Books)
Two of Quebec’s top filmmakers have turned out major movies about difficult boys and neglectful parents. Mommy overwhelms. Boychoir goes for the heart.
In Michael Crummey’s novel Sweetland, the crusty hero clings to the old Rock with an irrational tenacity. Sweetland is populated with vivid, distinctly drawn characters: Queenie Coffin, a chain-smoking agoraphobic who sits by the window of her house reading romance novels, the wild Priddle brothers, Irish twins who make piles of money in Fort Mac and then come home to drink it all away and the aptly named Loveless and his unfortunate cow.