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Donny Darko, 1984 film revivals are appropriate for these Trumpian times: Howell

Funny thing about doom ’n’ gloom cinema: critics and regular moviegoers alike often sniff at fresh depictions of terrible things to come. Time and politics — like the election of…

Family files lawsuit in Canadian filmmaker’s Florida Keys dive death

The family of a Canadian filmmaker and conservationist who died during a shark filming excursion off the Florida Keys filed a wrongful death lawsuit Tuesday.  Rob Stewart, 37, of Toronto,…

Slip is something to keep savouring: review

Slip Written by Alec Toller, Mikaela Dyke, Daniel Pagett, Alex Paxton-Beesley, Paloma Nuñez and Anders Yates, directed by Toller. Until April 2 at Tarragon Workspace, 30 Bridgman Ave. Tarragontheatre.com or…

‘Tapping into the comedy of couples’: How Chuck Barris made TV that was ahead of its time

‘Tapping into the comedy of couples’: How Chuck Barris made TV that was ahead of its time

First, he had The Dating Game. Then came The Newlywed Game. And he followed it all up with the madcap mayhem that was The Gong Show. Sure, many have written off the game…

Kim Kardashian West ‘mentally prepped’ for rape during robbery in Paris

LOS ANGELES—Kim Kardashian West says she “mentally prepped” herself to be raped while being held at gunpoint during a Paris jewelry heist last year. Kardashian West discussed the incident on…

Factory Theatre play Trigonometry is not quite the sum of its parts: review

Trigonometry Written and directed by Rob Kempson. Until March 25 at Factory Theatre Studio, 125 Bathurst St. TrigonometrythePlay.com or 416-504-9971. Inspired by an essay by playwright Sarah Ruhl, in which…

An anti-Trump remix: Snoop Dogg turns BadBadNotGood’s Lavender into political track

An anti-Trump remix: Snoop Dogg turns BadBadNotGood’s Lavender into political track

Snoop Dogg’s remix of a song by Canadian group BadBadNotGood has triggered a controversy with its politically charged message and satirical music video. The veteran rapper released a music video…

‘Bandi’ describes North Korea in fiction for first time

The fact that The Accusation is the first work of fiction to be smuggled out of North Korea, and had to be published under a pseudonym (“Bandi” means “firefly”) because…

‘This is wild’: Baroness von Sketch Show takes top honour at Screen Awards

‘This is wild’: Baroness von Sketch Show takes top honour at Screen Awards

In a fitting nod to International Women’s Day, CBC’s all-female comedy Baroness von Sketch Show was one of the knockout winners Wednesday night at the Canadian Screen Awards (CSAs). And…

It’s not what Emma Watson wore; it’s what she said: Menon

Emma Watson can wear whatever she wants. That would be my short answer to a CNN story on Monday, in which the headline doubled as a cultural interrogation: “Emma Watson’s…