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Lion roams jungle of this year’s cinematic tearjerkers

Lion roams jungle of this year’s cinematic tearjerkers

If there’s a theme running through the winter season’s awards contenders, it’s the primal fear all parents have about losing a child.
Mary Poppins sings and soars across Stanley stage

Mary Poppins sings and soars across Stanley stage

If your children, grandchildren, nieces and nephews have all grown up, take the child-you-used-to-be to Mary Poppins: The Broadway Musical directed by the Arts Club’s artistic managing director Bill Millerd.
Longstanding Terra Breads has a mother like no other

Longstanding Terra Breads has a mother like no other

I’ve been to Terra Breads’ café on West Fifth Avenue many times, but I’d never noticed the glass window on the back wall, which offers a peek into Terra’s production space.
Jackie paints intimate portrait of First Lady in mourning

Jackie paints intimate portrait of First Lady in mourning

Biopics of the Kennedys have largely left a trail of tired conspiracy theories and bad accents in their wake, but in Jackie, Pablo Larrain instead weaves history into the background of a much more intimate portrait of Jackie Kennedy in the days immed
Local acts sink their Keith into annual fundraiser in honour of Stones guitarist

Local acts sink their Keith into annual fundraiser in honour of Stones guitarist

Seventh annual Keithmas benefit concert supports the Greater Vancouver Food Bank
Jacob Marley retells Christmas Carol from the other side

Jacob Marley retells Christmas Carol from the other side

“Jacob Marley was dead.” In Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol we know that Ebenezer Scrooge’s business partner is “most sincerely dead,” but we don’t know why he comes back on Christmas Eve to haunt Scrooge’s bedchamber.
The Mirror Test reflects themes of body image and self-worth

The Mirror Test reflects themes of body image and self-worth

Vancouver psychotherapist-turned-playwright sees parallels between acting and counselling
Landmark play Creeps full of dark humour but no pity

Landmark play Creeps full of dark humour but no pity

It’s hard to say who the creeps are in Creeps, written in 1971 by the late Canadian playwright David Freeman.
Unsettling Christine attempts to avoid exploitation in dramatizing real-life tragedy

Unsettling Christine attempts to avoid exploitation in dramatizing real-life tragedy

While Antonio Campos’ Christine offers a throwback look at broadcast journalism in the 1970s — tape is hurriedly spliced to make it onto the air, the switch to video is imminent — the issues of sensationalizing the news to assuage sagging viewership
Annual East Van Panto keeps it festive, fun and foolish

Annual East Van Panto keeps it festive, fun and foolish

“P-A-NTO. P-A-NTO.