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Rose Napoli and Jamie Robinson in Canadian Stage's Much Ado About Nothing in High Park, 2019

Photo by Dahlia Katz

Liza Balkan's production for Canadian Stage lacks subtlety, but Shakespeare's wit and wisdom still come through Read more

Theatre

Marianne Ihlen Marianne & Leonard

Elevation Pictures

Nick Broomfield's doc about Leonard Cohen and Marianne Ihlen's relationship fails to penetrate the cliché of the poet-muse symbiosis Read more

Reviews

Four Sisters, at Luminato, 2019

Photo by Jeremy Mimnagh

The final work in Susanna Fournier’s ambitious Empire Trilogy pays rich theatrical dividends Read more

Theatre

Njo Kong Kie in I Swallowed A Moon Made Of Iron, 2019

Photo by Dahlia Katz

Njo Kong Kie's song cycle offers up a meticulously crafted platform for the heartbreaking poems of factory worker Xu Lizhi Read more

Theatre

Rouvan Silogix's surrealist parable features an urgent message and go-for-broke performances Read more

Theatre

Diego Matamoros, Kawa Ada and Kyra Harper in Copenhagen, at Soulpepper

Photo by Cylla von Tiedemann

Soulpepper’s production of the heady play about a meeting between brilliant scientific minds is interesting but often drowned by waves of verbiage Read more

Theatre

Son Of Saul filmmaker László Nemes looks at Budapest on the cusp of the Great War Read more

Reviews

Modern Times Stage Company's production of Chekhov's last play is straightforward, funny and affecting Read more

Theatre

Unsafe Sook-Yin Lee

Dahlia Katz

Canadian Stage's documentary theatre production addressing censorship, online call-outs and shaming plays it safe Read more

Theatre

The Venezuelan-Canadian's solo show about language, sexuality, identity and performance is powerful, but could use tightening Read more

Theatre

Lianna Makuch's epic play about a woman's journey to war-torn Ukraine to find a long-lost relative covers too much terrain, but there's lots of theatricality and fascinating reportage Read more

Theatre

Denis Côté’s film about a small Quebec town reeling from tragedy is a compassionate, subtle commentary on the casualties of urbanization Read more

Reviews

Documentary work drawing on drama classrooms from Canada and England to Taiwan and India is most affecting when its message is conveyed through people's interactions, not their proselytizing Read more

Theatre

Curated by Diana Sanchez and Guillermo del Toro, TIFF's month-long survey of Mexican cinema includes rarities and works by renowned auteurs Read more

Film Fests & Special Screenings

Soulpepper's collection of short plays by the Nobel laureate is razor sharp, but the production could be more diverse in terms of people of colour and female roles Read more

Theatre

Ersatz biopic about German artist Gerhard Richter features lots of foreshadowing and exposition, but eventually pays off after the two-hour mark Read more

Reviews

Leroy Street Theatre's shaggy production of Rajiv Joseph's two-hander intermingles the tender and the grotesque Read more

Theatre

Matthew MacKenzie's politically charged black comedy is set in the wake of the 2016 Fort McMurray wildfire Read more

Theatre

Presented entirely in Inuktitut, this evocative show consisting of five stories from Inuit lore provides a feast for the senses Read more

Theatre

Susanna Fournier's Empire Trilogy – an ambitious experiment in serial narrative – gets off to a smashing start Read more

Theatre