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Award-winning novel ‘The Dishwasher’ is a dark, nostalgic trip to a past Montreal

Stéphane Larue’s novel, The Dishwasher, begins with an all-too-familiar scene: Montreal in the dead of winter. However, the story that emerges from beyond the snowbanks is anything but ordinary.  Larue’s novel is a masterful depiction of Montreal in all its dark, eclectic charm at the turn of the new millennium. […]

An end in sight: How independent Montreal cinemas are coping with COVID-19

Quebec authorities have allowed concert venues, theatres, and cinemas to open as of June 22 as part of the province’s deconfinement plan. The government’s lack of forewarning from, however, left some independent venues unprepared and unable to open on June 22 without sufficient safety measures—such as shields and precise measurements […]

‘Influence’ presents a damning portrait of Lord Tim Bell

Influence, written and directed by Montreal-based documentary filmmakers Diana Neille and Richard Poplak, sets forth a captivating portrayal of Lord Tim Bell, the British advertising executive who co-founded the public relations firm, Bell Pottinger, and helped to put Margaret Thatcher into 10 Downing Street. Influence does not get lost in the […]

Finding feminist solitude in Natasha Perry-Fagant’s “The Absence of Silence”

Walking past Segal’s, the beloved Saint-Laurent grocery store, you may have noticed the phrase “#FringeBuzz” plastered to the windows on the second floor. Behind those windows is the Minimain, a black box performance space in the Mainline theatre. This is where actor, director, and playwright Natasha Perry-Fagant performed her one-woman […]