Articles tagged with: Louise Binder

Reviews - The Devil Inside to the Italian Music Program

published: February, 18, 2012 Categories // Arts and Entertainment, Movies, Performances

Do not waste a penny or two hours of your life you can never get back on this film even if you have made a bet to see every horror movie made. Pay up on the bet.

The Devil Inside- Should have stayed Inside Do not waste a penny or two hours of your life you can never get back on this film, even if you have made a bet to see every horror movie made. Pay up on the bet. Yours in spending time wisely, The Grey- Another Wolf Bites Man Story I guess I have just seen too many plane crash in the wilderness survival stories to get excited about this one. It is realistic enough - meaning cold enough and desperate enough, and the acting is fine,especially

Louise Binder's Holiday Films & Handel's Messiah

published: December, 20, 2011 Categories // Arts and Entertainment, Movies, Performances

Maybe I was just a bit tired. It didn't help that the young woman beside had taken off her shoes and had the worst foot odour I have experienced in a long time.

  The Artist- Silence really is Golden I went to see this film with trepidation. Two hours of silence watching a screen- not so sure. In fact, it did take me a few minutes at the start to get in the groove but once I did I was completely mesmerized. This film is syrely a labour of love about the silent screen era. It explains the fascination people had with those early films. The acting and casting are amazing; the attention to detail , stunning. A must see. Perfect for the Holiday blues.

Movie Reviews: The Interrupters and Paranormal Activity 3

published: October, 25, 2011 Categories // Arts and Entertainment, Movies

Louise Binder went to see The Interrupters, True Stories of Courage on Chicago's Mean Streets nad says don’t miss it. . She also Saw Paranormal 3 and says give it a miss.

The Interrrupters is a mesmerizing, inspiring and frightening documentary about the reality of violence in the poor districts of Chicago. The story follows three "Interrupters", two young men and one woman ,i.e. former gang members , who now work to head off potentially violent confrontations between combatants, mainly black and Hispanic, with an amazing degree of success. This is due to their credibility with the perpetrators and potential perpetrators, earned by killing, robbing and violatin

TIFF - Louise's Documentaries, & Festival Stinkers Part Two

published: October, 03, 2011 Categories // Arts and Entertainment, Festivals, Movies

This year I saw nineteen films at TIFF and generally had a good experience

  This year I saw nineteen films at TIFF and generally had a good experience . Documentaries My favourite documentary was The Last Dogs of Winter, the story of a man named Ladoon who is running a programme to save the last 400 wild Husky dogs in Churchill, Manitoba. In 1995, there were 2500 Huskies but the government killed most of them in order to stop Innu people from being nomadic in nature. It was “successful”, destroying further the traditional lifestyle of these people. This courage

Movie Review: Bridesmaids

published: May, 16, 2011 Categories // Arts and Entertainment, Movies

Our movie critic Louis Binder calls it “Retro Fairy-Tale Crap with Every Sexist Cliché known to Man”

I am stunned that we still preach on film that the ultimate goal for all women is to be married/have a live-in relationship with some guy - apparently any guy. Doesn't anyone read the divorce statistics ? Doesn't anyone go to therapy? And why is it still funny to see two women jealous of each other ? Why is it still funny to make fun of women because they have eating disorders? Women have complex and interesting relationships of all kinds. Couldn't we show them? Is it really sti

Three more movie reviews from Louise Binder aka Dame Velveeta Peron

published: April, 30, 2011 Categories // Arts and Entertainment, Movies

Mini reviews of Scream 4, African Cats and Born to be Wild

 Scream 4 - An excellent addition to the brand I liked this movie much more than I expected to like it. If you like this genre and this brand, you'll have fun. Enjoy.   African Cats - Purrfect True confessions: I love cats more than most people. If you want to see incredible photography of Masai Mara in Kenya and the most beautiful creatures in the world, this is the film for you. Warning: Animals were killed during the making of this movie.   Born to be Wild - A Love story Unless you

THEATRE REVIEWS? WE'VE GOT THEATRE REVIEWS

published: April, 24, 2011 Categories // Arts and Entertainment, Movies

Louise Binder aka Dame Velveeta Peron brings you capsule reviews of what shows she's seen lately

More Fine Girls - Not Fine Enough   This play at the Tarragon is one of the unfunniest slpastick comedies I have ever seen. What was Anne-Marie MacDonald thinking of ? Avoid unless masochist.   Zero Hour - Felt more like Zero Week   This is a one man show at the Al Green Theatre. It is a monologue by an actor playing Zero Mostel. He was excellent. The show felt so dated. I know the McCarthy era was terrible but I must admit that it all pales in comparison to today's events

MOVIE REVIEWS? WE GOT MOVIE REVIEWS

published: April, 20, 2011 Categories // Arts and Entertainment

Louise Binder aka Dame Velveeta Peron has been busy. Here’s a bumper bundle of reviews of what movies she’s seen lately

The Topp Twins: Untouchable Girls Very touching: Very touchable This documentary is a pure delight. These two New Zealand lesbian activist singers are a complete joy. They have an amazing life story and they use their music and characters for fun and education about many causes. You cannot help but be engaged by these women; you will learn much about how to have a full, satisfying and emotionally healthy life. Told with humour and happiness. Warning: Don’t expect great fashion tips from

Lady Gaga delivers the Goods and more

published: March, 08, 2011 Categories // Arts and Entertainment

Louise Binder left her poker face at home, saying no to bad romance. She gets off the telephone long enough to say she was born this way, baby!

I went to see Lady Gaga last week. True confessions: I knew little about her before then (Editor's note WTF?) except that I coveted her shoes immensely and youth love her. Now youth and I love her. I was prepared to be very critical when she started the show an hour and a half late, but that melted away quickly. This showman gives it her all. She has an amazing voice and swears she has never lip-synced in any performance of any kind. She has the most astonishing dancing and acting talent. She

Biutiful - a film that is so much more than that.

published: March, 02, 2011 Categories // Arts and Entertainment, Movies

OUR MOVIE CRITIC LOUISE BINDER DECLARES BIUTIFUL SIMPLY - EMMM - BEAUTIFUL

Poignant, brilliantly acted and directed, and teeming with the complexity of humans and humanity, Biutiful should win Best Foreign Film and Javier Bardem, best actor but it probably won't, for political reasons. Javier Bardem has such a range  to his acting that it is hard to imagine that he is not actually the character he is playing . Arritu has crafted a magnificent tale of life and love that has lessons in it for all of us but he teaches them so subtly you do not realize it until

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