Harry Potter in Concert

Review: ‘Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone’ in concert

Movie scores are magic. Most of the time, we only experience that spellbinding effect from the other end of a speaker, months or even years after the orchestra has recorded them. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone In Concert is one of those rare events though that brings the magic alive, pairing the movie that started the film franchise with a live orchestra playing John Williams’ beautiful score right in front of you.

Gary Whitta

Gary Whitta on the dream job writing ‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’

“A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away…” It’s the start of many childhood dreams, especially for those of us born in the 70s who grew up in the midst of the original Star Wars films. The franchise inspired many of us, and gaming critic turned screenwriter Gary Whitta was no different, until he actually got a chance to contribute to the legendary stories with the screenplay for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.

Ted Kotcheff - Director's Cut

Director’s Cut: Canadian cinema and television legend Ted Kotcheff

Hailing from Toronto’s own Cabbagetown neighbourhood, I recently had the pleasure of sitting down with Canadian film and television legend Ted Kotcheff. In these days of instant celebrity gained by many who have done absolutely nothing worth celebrating, it is wonderfully refreshing and gratifying to sit down with someone who not only had to fight his way up through the ranks but who actually blazed a number of original trails along the way.