Category Archives: Katy Pontificates

The Book of Life (2014)

The Book of Life (2014) While waiting to see Disney-Pixar’s new film Coco, I finally got to see The Book of Life. Both films are about Day of the Dead, a Mexican holiday celebrated on Nov. 2, but that is … Continue reading

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Meditations on The Nutcracker Ballet

Meditations on The Nutcracker Ballet Despite how ubiquitous The Nutcracker is around Christmas – its music especially, if not the ballet or story itself (in fact, some of the music even makes it into non-Christmas-themed commercials), I realise that it … Continue reading

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Looking at One’s Life

MURDOCH MYSTERIES Season 11, Episodes 5, 6 & 7 (Dr. Osler Regrets)(21 Murdoch Street)(The Accident) Murdoch Mysteries has not been a show to shy away from difficult and timely topics, so I was not surprised by the premise of Dr. … Continue reading

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Stalingrad (2013)

Stalingrad (2013) Every year around Remembrance Day weekend, I usually pick a war-related film to watch. This year, I decided to watch the 2013 Russian film Stalingrad, which is about the eponymous battle that lasted six months 1942-43, turning the … Continue reading

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A Known Grave

copyright 2017 Two small graves, side by side, Alone amid the woods, Small crosses with painted names, All that marks whose final place This small patch of ground has become. So many dead had no graves, Their bodies left amid … Continue reading

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Orphan Black – Season 5 (2017)

Over the course of four previous seasons, even with only ten episodes apiece, Orphan Black managed to weave a web of controversy, conspiracy, and intrigue that involved numerous corporate schemes, scientific breakthroughs, and a lot of distrust. For their final … Continue reading

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Looking into the Future

MURDOCH MYSTERIES Season 11, Episodes 3 & 4 (8 Footsteps)(The Canadian Patient) It is a delicate balance in the detective genre between telling a succinct and compelling mystery and having the audience care about the main characters. In order to … Continue reading

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