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Rip Me A Yarn, Stat: Buffy, Stories & The Toybox

There is nothing wrong with a good story. Say it again. One more time. There is nothing wrong with a good story. I, [INSERT FABULOUS NAME OF YOUR CHOOSING], do solemnly swear that there is nothing wrong with a good … Continue reading

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100-Word Review: “Merrily We Roll Along” at Harold Pinter Theatre

The sign of a good Sondheim production is when you’re not terrified for the actors. The complex and twisted lyrics, overlapping story and emotional beats, blink-and-you’ll-miss-them plot details: it’s a juggling act. “Merrily”, a tragedy wrapped up in laughs, unfolds … Continue reading

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100-Word Review: “Black Mirror – The Entire History Of You”

The first two episodes too often placed concept over character, but “The Entire History Of You” is a pitch perfect rendering of a world where every memory is stored and replayed ad nauseum. Told through the eyes of an increasingly … Continue reading

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100-Word Review: “Black Mirror – 15 Million Merits”

The first ep strayed into soapboxery, the second’s planted itself there. Granted, the story of a future where people spend their lives building points to enter reality competitions is going to be somewhat alien. But as protagonist Bing stood in … Continue reading

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100-Word Review: “Black Mirror – The National Anthem”

A punchline, really. Terrorists kidnap the fictional Princess Susannah (the “Facebook Princess”) and vow to execute her unless the Prime Minister fucks a pig on television. But the opener of Black Mirror – Charlie Brooker’s three-part commentary on technology – … Continue reading

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100-Word Review: “The Arbor”

A gem my housemate at Spooool stumbled upon, The Arbor unravels the working class English life and death of Andrea Dunbar. Dunbar’s rise to something of a kitchen sink troubadour for a lost generation – and her subsequent fall into … Continue reading

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100-Word Review: “Dying City” at Toronto Free Gallery

How do you love someone when it hurts, when it’s too difficult, and when you don’t know how? Dying City – the story of war widow Kelly’s (Lesley Faulkner) interactions with her husband before he leaves, and his twin a … Continue reading

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