Calm down about those Game of Thrones spoilers: there’s more to a story than its ending

Ned Stark
Film, News & Commentary, Screen, TV |

Baz Luhrmann’s 1996 adaptation of Romeo and Juliet was a significant cinematic experience for 12-year-old me. The lush aesthetics, the baroque-meets-alt rock-meets-pop soundtrack, baby-faced Leonardo DiCaprio – it all mingled to ignite a fierce, burning passion that could only be expressed through an entire bedroom wall plastered with magazine clippings. Of course, we know the

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Joanne Brookfield makes ‘no apologies’ about being a woman in comedy

Joanne Brookfield 3
Comedy, Festivals |

It’s rare for a superhero blockbuster to inspire a near-spiritual experience, but that’s what Patty Jenkins’ 2017 film Wonder Woman did for author and comedian Joanne Brookfield. In the opening chapter of her new book No Apologies (Echo Publishing, $29.99) she describes, awe radiating off the page, how it felt to watch “a woman saving the world”: “Imagine if that

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