January 27, 2017

Netflix’s Medici: Masters of Florence is a superb and riveting costume drama about the powerful Medici family, de facto rulers of Florence in the 15th and 16th century Renaissance era. Richard Madden plays Cosimo de’ Medici, the second-generation hea...

October 28, 2016

Mona Lisa Smile stars an ensemble cast led by Julia Roberts who plays a 1950s art history professor at elite New England ladies’ college, Wellesley College. Fresh-faced and newly displaced from sunny, progressive California, Katherine Watson (Roberts...

June 3, 2016

I was pleased to catch the Artist Talk with Ed Pien on May 29, prior to the opening of the Varley Art Gallery’s summer exhibitions, which run from May 29 to September 6. Pien spoke for an hour about his processes, themes, and the evolution of his wor...

October 28, 2015

 

 

Mr. Turner is an astounding biographical film depicting the final twenty-five years of acclaimed British Romantic painter Joseph Mallord William Turner. Brought to life by the incredibly underrated thespian Timothy Spall, the somewhat brutish man a...

August 21, 2015

Hero is Rashomon 2.0, taking the basic idea of multiple story retellings and refining it with epic vistas, beautifully choreographed sword fights, a lush colour palette, riveting plotlines, and a tiny dash of ancient Chinese history. Starring Jet Li...

May 16, 2015

Partly a fictional romance and mostly a study of life in city of Delft in the 1600s, The Girl With a Pearl Earring is based on the novel of the same name by Tracy Chevalier. A young maid named Griet (Scarlett Johansson) working in the house of master...

January 28, 2015

Today, I visited the Aga Khan Museum (77 Wynford Drive, Toronto, Ontario), a large and impressive monolith of a building, clearly visible from the Don Valley Parkway. Inside and outside, the museum is all clean white planes, occasionally punctuated b...

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