Monthly Archives: January 2012

In Honour Of The Plummeting Temperatures

The Cardigans. Possibly my favourite band just for enjoying every iteration of their development. 1994 – “Rise And Shine” It’s Sweden, it’s sunny, let’s all enjoy a smorgasbord of cabbage and forget our troubles! 1996 – “Lovefool” Taking the delightful … Continue reading

Posted in FlaTube, Hey Look At This | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

A Good Day For Straight, Gender-Normative, Able-Bodied Men

Just in case anyone thought the world was a place where we can all get along, singing that song from that Coca-Cola ad that always appears on “TOP 100 ADS EVER!!!”, holding hands and gently spinning into a vortex composed … Continue reading

Posted in Hey Look At This, LGBT Rights, Sober Thoughts, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

100-Word Review: “Modern Love” At Factory Theatre

Modern Love falls into the emerging genre of “technology separates us all”, but for sheer speed of delivery, writer-star Jessica Moss’ show is uniquely absorbing. She navigates the minefield of online dating, her powerhouse dialogue variously becoming and belittling people … Continue reading

Posted in Reviews, Theatre Reviews | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

100-Word Review: “Pina”

My opinions on dance have already been discussed – if you can’t tell me a story, it feels hollow. But Pina – in memory of choreographer Pina Bausch, with touches of documentary – elevates the form by fidelity to the … Continue reading

Posted in Movie Reviews, Reviews | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

100-Word Review: “Young Adult”

This writer-of-Juno dramedy stars Charlize Theron as Mavis, a teen fiction author who returns to her home town to recapture her ex. What could have been a mess of Juno vs. Up In The Air (Jason Reitman directs) vs. Tall … Continue reading

Posted in Movie Reviews, Reviews | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

From Oner To Goner

The Silent House is a new horror film that seems somewhat standard if a little intensely focused on its main character. Standard, that is, until you see that it’s all one shot. I presume that there is some trick editing … Continue reading

Posted in FlaTube, Hey Look At This | Leave a comment

100-Word Review: “Carnage”

Adapting Yasmina Reza’s play God Of Carnage (and showing it), this spry 80 minutes concerns two sets of parents discussing – and then battling over – a fight between their kids. Foster, Winslet, Reilly and Waltz are all assured, and … Continue reading

Posted in Movie Reviews, Reviews | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment