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Throwback Thursday Review: Domesticated

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Back in December, I had the great fortune to witness Canadian legend, and my hero, Paul Gross act, live in person, on stage.

I went to see him in a play at a tiny theatre that was located in Toronto’s Distillery District called Canadian Stage. The play, written by Bruce Norris and directed by Philip Riccio, was called Domesticated.

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Canadian Film Day 2016: A Celebration of Canadian Films

Being in Canada, I should be watching more Canadian films, or have – at least – some knowledge of them. But despite being in the Great White North, I rarely get to see any, besides catching up on TV episodes of Murdoch Mysteries on CBC, or reminising over my childhood love of Due South in my head.

Until about a month ago, I only knew of one Canadian film, which is…

Men with Brooms

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When I was backpacking around the West side of Canada some ten odd years ago, Men with Brooms (2002) came highly recommended. I don’t know if it was a joke, or a serious proposition of my tour guide at the time, but he was adamant about this one.

Nevetheless, it became a favourite of mine.

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My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2

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Has it really been 14 years since My Big Fat Greek Wedding? A decade and a half since Toula madeover her life, met vegetarian Ian (a non-Greek), and got married?


On Greek Independence Day (March 25 – a clever link!), they returned with a sequel: My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 (2016).

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Alan Rickman (1946-2016): A Tribute Via the Eyes of My Aunt

On the 14 January 2016, I woke up to the saddest news ever.

One of my most favourite actors, Alan Rickman, had passed away.

But I’m not just any ordinary fan, who grew up watching his films. While I did (my first memory was him as Sheriff of Nottingham in Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves), I’ve had a lot more of a personal attachment to him: he was my aunt’s good friend.

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