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Review: Soulpepper’s ‘Bondage’ still an emotionally resonant experience Special

Toronto - It’s been nearly three years since Soulpepper premiered its acclaimed production of “Of Human Bondage”, which began its third go-around this week. The show heads to New York in July, and if last night’s reopening was any indication, it’s ready.

Review: ‘The Girl with All the Gifts’ finds new way to tell tired story Special

‘The Girl with All the Gifts’ is a unique take on the zombie narrative that sets a coming-of-age story at a pivotal moment that will decide humanity’s fate.

Review: ‘Paterson’ is a subtle meditation on life’s brilliance Special

Jim Jarmusch’s ‘Paterson’ is a restrained reflection on life via a poet who finds inspiration in even the most rigid routine.

Review: ‘The Salesman’ discovers justice can have its own consequences Special

‘The Salesman’ is Iran’s 2017 Oscar-nominated foreign language film about a couple that faces the ultimate test of loyalty and forgiveness after an unprovoked assault.

Review: Compelling drama ‘Liv Stein’ relentless in English-language debut Special

Toronto - “Liv Stein” is like an edgier “All About Eve”, set in the classical music world, with a climax that takes cues from “Saw”. If that description is hard to believe, it suits a play about how the desperate believe anything they want to be true.

Review: ‘Gold’ is filled with riches and rocks Special

‘Gold’ doesn’t require much mining to discover excellent performances from Matthew McConaughey and Edgar Ramirez, portraying two equal but different business partners finally striking it rich.

Review: Soulpepperʼs ʻThe Last Wifeʼ is a Tudor tale for our times Special

Toronto - Kate Hennig’s “The Last Wife” may be ostensibly about Henry VIII’s marriage to Katherine Parr, but it’s misleading to view the play as a history lesson. Considering recent world events, it seems to be about now more than any other period.

Review: ‘The Founder’ exposes callous heart at beloved franchise’s centre Special

‘The Founder’ is the captivating and controversial origin story of the world’s most visited fast food restaurant, McDonald’s, in which Michael Keaton unsurprisingly excels as a ruthless man with big dreams.

Review: ‘20th Century Women’ is a tribute to all the women in our lives Special

‘20th Century Women’ is the inspiring story of three strong, imperfect women at different stages of their lives as seen through the eyes of a teenage boy.

Review: ‘Live by Night’ could have benefitted from greater focus Special

‘Live by Night’ is a personal drama masquerading as a gangster movie in which its protagonist’s journey of discovery is thoroughly depicted in an attractive manner.

Casey Affleck wins Golden Globe award for 'Best Actor in a Drama'

Actor Casey Affleck won the 2017 Golden Globe award for "Best Actor in a Drama" for his performance in "Manchester by the Sea."

Review: ‘Hidden Figures’ is a testament of our ability to create change Special

‘Hidden Figures’ is packed with inspiration as its poignant actors recount the ability for determination to overcome even the most stringent adversities.

Review: Soulpepper reimagines ʻWonderful Lifeʼ as a postwar radio play Special

Toronto - As with other overexposed holiday classics – “A Christmas Carol”, “The Grinch” and so on – itʼs hard to see “Itʼs a Wonderful Life” in a fresh way. But Philip Grecianʼs stage adaptation tries a unique approach: a live radio play.

Review: ‘Manchester by the Sea’ delivers greatness via its performances Special

‘Manchester by the Sea’ is a genuinely compelling drama, featuring impeccable performances from the exceptionally strong cast with Casey Affleck leading the way.

Review: George F. Walker completes Bobby and Tina cycle on mixed note Special

Toronto - The third entry in a trilogy is often the weakest one. Think of “The Godfather Part III”, “Return of the Jedi”, “The Return of the King” – and now, if this rule counts for indie theatre too, add George F. Walker’s “The Damage Done”.

Review: ‘Constellations’ tries to find string theory in relationships Special

Toronto - Not everybody finds quantum physics romantic or sexy. British playwright Nick Payne evidently does, as his acclaimed 2012 stage hit “Constellations” tries to examine different incarnations of a relationship between two scientists.

Review: ‘Loving’ is a rousing yet refined look at unplanned courage Special

‘Loving’ is the inspirational tale of a couple who were forced to fight to legitimize their love for each other and paved the way for other interracial couples in the process.

Review: Intense ‘Breathing Corpses’ shocks, stuns in Canadian debut Special

Toronto - Everybody dies, but how does the cycle of mortality affect those still living? That’s the theme that confronts audiences in British playwright Laura Wade’s uncomfortable 2005 drama, “Breathing Corpses”, which opened in Toronto on Wednesday.

Review: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child brings magic to the stage

Fans of the world-renowned Harry Potter books are going crazy for a new play, co-written by the author, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. So of course, the play is sold out at the Palace Theatre in London for over a year.

Review: Updated take on Ibsen classic has fresh new meaning in T.O. Special

Toronto - You may think there’s nothing new to see in Henrik Ibsen’s “A Doll’s House”, or that it lacks the shocking, revolutionary quality that it had in 1879. Well, get ready to view the play in a different way if you catch the ongoing Toronto remount.

Review: ‘Hamlet’ in Toronto’s High Park scores with strong lead, energy Special

Toronto - How do you scrunch “Hamlet” down to ninety minutes without killing the plot or losing too many of the great soliloquies? Sounds like an impossible task, but Canadian Stage manages to pull it off in a surprisingly solid High Park production.

Review: Fast-paced staging fires up ‘All’s Well’ in Toronto’s High Park Special

Toronto - “All’s Well that Ends Well” is a famous title, but it’s not one of William Shakespeare’s better-known plays. This year, Canadian Stage is tackling this rarely remounted work with a wide comedic onslaught – mostly to its advantage.

Review: ‘The Neon Demon’ is a spellbinding creature Special

‘The Neon Demon’ is a mesmerizing picture with a stunning visual style that constantly demands and rewards the viewer’s attention.

Review: ‘Into the Forest’ advocates a more natural existence Special

‘Into the Forest’ uses the cessation of the civilized world to examine the bond between two dissimilar sisters drawn together in survival.

Review: ‘Sunset Song’ waxes poetic about female hardships on the farm Special

‘Sunset Song’ is an unglamorous depiction of being a woman living in rural Scotland with a war on the horizon and a farm to tend.

Review: The real villain in ‘Money Monster’ is capitalism Special

‘Money Monster’ is a fairly transparent social commentary directed by Jodie Foster that is boosted by an excellent cast.

Review: ‘Born to be Blue’ wants you to know there’s more to Chet Baker Special

‘Born to be Blue’ uses a difficult period in real-life jazz musician Chet Baker’s life to present a dreamy reimagining of the man behind the celebrity and legendary heroin addiction.

Review: If only we could all fly like ‘Eddie the Eagle’ Special

‘Eddie the Eagle’ is the heartwarming true story of a young man who risked life and limb to achieve his dream of being an Olympian.

Review: ‘Rams’ shows varied resilience in the face of conflict Special

‘Rams’ is an Icelandic drama that weaves a gripping story about two estranged brothers who find common ground when their ancestral sheep-stock is threatened.

Review: T.O. gets up close and personal with top acting talent in ‘Tale’ Special

Toronto - “The Winter’s Tale” isn’t the favourite Shakespeare play of many, but the modern-dress version at Toronto’s Coal Mine Theatre — the inaugural production of Graham Abbey’s Groundling Theatre Company — makes it seem close to a masterpiece.
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