Category: Canadian Entertainment

Tension between love and violence enraptures Stratford’s Julius Caesar

Julius Caesar star rating 2.5 (out of 4) By William Shakespeare. Directed by Scott Wentworth. Until Oct. 28 at the Festival Theatre, Stratford. Tickets at stratfordfestival.ca There’s a famous Alfred Hitchcock quote that advises, “Film your murders like love scenes, and film your love scenes like murders.” It came to mind during that pivotal moment…

Canadians react to death of former UN secretary-general Kofi Annan

MONTREAL—Former United Nations secretary-general Kofi Annan was remembered by Canadian politicians on Saturday as a friend of Canada and tireless advocate for peace around the world. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and former prime minister Paul Martin were among the Canadians who added their voices to the tributes pouring from around the globe following the death…

Homecoming with Julia Roberts part of TIFF’s TV lineup

By Victoria AhearnThe Canadian Press Thu., Aug. 16, 2018 The TV lineup for this year’s Toronto International Film Festival has big-screen cachet, with Amazon Studios’ upcoming series Homecoming starring Julia Roberts and four other shows organizers tout as “bold” projects with cinematic qualities. Based on the podcast of the same name, Homecoming stars Roberts as…

Children’s jackets recalled in Canada due to drawstring hazard

OTTAWA— A brand of children’s jackets are being recalled because they have a drawstring that could present a hazard. Health Canada says the Calikids nylon waterproof shell jacket, style S1654, are sold in blue, pink, red and yellow colours. The federal agency says the drawstrings at the bottom of the jackets could become entangled or…

Postcards from Niagara Falls with tour guide writer Craig Davidson

The landscape of Niagara Falls transforms in Craig Davidson’s new book The Saturday Night Ghost Club. The Canadian author, whose previous Giller Prize-nominated book Cataract City was also set here, took me on a tour of the hometown that inspires him and, like any visitors, we snapped some postcard shots. Marineland Marineland was the place…