I have been a dedicated year-round volunteer for TIFF since 2012. The first year I volunteered for the festival I was still in university…in Ottawa. I completed all of my required volunteer shifts and never missed a class. How did I do that? Well, I became very familiar with the Friday night train from Ottawa […]Read more "Movie Reviews: LA LA LAND (Damien Chazelle, 2016) and ARRIVAL (Denis Villeneuve, 2016)"
A League of their Own (1992) Directed by Penny Marshall. Starring Geena Davis (Queen), Tom Hanks, Lori Petty, Madonna, Rosie O’Donnell, Jon Lovitz, and Bill Pullman. The USA National Film Preservation Board selected this film to be placed in the National Film Registry. So I only had time to watch one film this week. However, […]Read more "Weekly Watch List: March 28 – April 2, 2016"
My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 (2016) Directed by Kirk Jones. Starring Nia Vardalos, Andrea Martin, Elena Kampouris, Lainie Kazan, and John Corbett. Written by Nia Vardalos. Shot in Toronto. The trip to the theatre to see this film was a family event in the making. When the trailer was first released, my Mom excitedly […]Read more "Weekly Watch List: March 20 – 26, 2016"
On Sunday, February 21, 2016, my fellow Queen and I went to a trivia event at the Gladstone Hotel. But this was no ordinary trivia. This was BROAD CITY Trivia. YAS QUEEN! I am a big a fan of The Gladstone Hotel’s event programming. The Gladstone Hotel frequently offers events, workshops, activities, and parties at […]Read more "Sunday Funday: Broad City Trivia at the Gladstone Hotel"
Even though I was all over the city for Canadian Screen Week, I still managed to catch some films (there has to be a trophy for that or something) Room (2015) Directed by Lenny Abrahamson. Starring Brie Larson (who I loved in Scott Pilgrim vs. The World), Jacob Tremblay (who I saw at the Canadian […]Read more "Weekly Watch List"
On Thursday, February 18, 2016, I attended the opening night party of the 9th Annual Artist Project! The Artist Project is a contemporary art fair and weekend-long exhibition at the Better Living Centre (Exhibition Place). The Artist Project features emerging and veteran artists from across Canada and abroad. It is a unique event in that […]Read more "The Artist Project opening night party: February 18, 2016"
February started off with a much anticipated catch-up session with my good friend and author Samantha Joyce. As two film/literature/pop-culture fans, we share a lot in common – including our never-ending love for the Harry Potter series. So where did we organize our Ladies’ Night? No, not The Leaky Cauldron (but good guess). Fittingly, we […]Read more "The Lockhart, Toronto: Mischief Managed with Samantha Joyce"
I was perusing the shelves at Queen Video. That’s when I heard it. The phrase that made me cringe. “I didn’t even know DVDs still existed!” I clenched my jaw in exasperation. I discreetly craned my neck to glance behind me at the person who uttered such blasphemy. Of course it was a twenty-something man. […]Read more "Viva La Video Store: why video stores are still relevant (part 1 of a 2-part series)"