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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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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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Update on Disney’s Missing Mom Theory

The Myth of the Missing Mom – Disney’s (and Pixar’s) Canon (1937-2017) The biggest thing that I have noticed about this myth in the past three years is how much Disney is not following it in its recent films. It … Continue reading

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Beauty and the Beast (2017)

Beauty and the Beast (2017) Perhaps continuing in the vein of disturbing pretexts for relationships, Beauty and the Beast is not without controversy. The original fairy tale entirely involves Belle being sold to the Beast by her father and learning … Continue reading

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Having Fun With Side Characters

MURDOCH MYSTERIES Season 10, Episodes 13 & 14 (The Missing)(Mr. Murdoch’s Neighbourhood)  These two episodes are much more well-balanced in tone than the previous two. Overall, the mysteries in each are classic whodunits, the main characters get a chance to … Continue reading

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A Fitting Tribute

MURDOCH MYSTERIES Season 10, Episodes 2 & 3 (Great Balls of Fire Pt. 2)(A Study in Pink) The second half of Great Balls of Fire pays tribute to the Great Fire of Toronto of 1904 – an important event that … Continue reading

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Premiere 2 – Getting Back to the Story

MURDOCH MYSTERIES Season 10, Episode 1 (Great Balls of Fire Pt. 1) Since last season did not end on a cliffhanger and no one was left in direct mortal peril, nor was any murder left unsolved, the premiere of Murdoch … Continue reading

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