Author Archives: Aaron Brophy

TIFF 2018: Alfonso Cuarón’s Roma Is A True Film Experience

When Sarah saw director Alfonso Cuarón’s deeply personal Roma at TIFF 2018 she considered a true cinematic experience.

In her review for Consequence Of Sound she wrote, “Cuarón has transformed the influences of his own childhood into a nuanced and reflective chronicle that manages to touch on political upheaval, class inequality, gender inequality, life, and death.”

To learn more head over to CoS by clicking here.

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Arkells Support Hamilton-Area Refugess

Arkells

Arkells

If you’ve been paying attention at all you may have figured out the Arkells have become one of the biggest rock bands in Canada in the last year or so.

They seem to understand that with this great new power they’ve also got great new responsibility.

When they played their big hometown stadium show this past June in Hamilton they also used it as an opportunity to raise funds for Refuge Hamilton Centre for Newcomer Health.

I spoke to lead singer Max Kerman about the reasons why they did this for Samaritanmag.

To read the piece go here.

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Actual Real Martial Arts Role Models

GSP

GSP

Every now and then when martial arts is wallowing in a particularly low moment (usually caused by Conor McGregor) Sarah likes to use those times to point out those who support the higher-minded ideals of martial arts.

She recently did so in a piece for Asian World Of Martial Arts where she wrote about a number of positive martial arts role models.

To read about her selections click here.

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Polaris Podcast EP 16 — The FAQ Episode

Polaris Podcast EP7 was live from Ottawa.

People have a lot of questions about how the Polaris Music Prize works.

So many questions, in fact, we dedicated a whole podcast episode to answering many of the big ones.

The answers to these FAQs and other Polaris Podcast episodes can be found on iTunes, Google Play or Spotify.

Or if you can’t be bothered to go that far you can listen to it right here:

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TIFF 2018: Widows Is A Better Kind Of Heist Film

Widows

Widows

While Liam Neeson is in the new film Widows by ace director Steve McQueen it’s important to note that nobody in his family gets kidnapped, requiring him to embark on an elaborate revenge quest.

In fact, Neeson’s quite secondary in Widows, as it focuses on Viola Davis, Michelle Rodriguez and Elizabeth Debicki, the partners of a failed heist crew who now have to take over where their men left off.

Sarah loved this film when she saw it at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival.

To read her review for Consequence Of Sound, click here.

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Polaris Podcast Went To Hamilton For EP15

Polaris Podcast EP7 was live from Ottawa.

For episode 15 of the Polaris Podcast we went on the road and recorded a house show of sorts in Hamilton, Ontario.

The event, which was held at Jillard Guitars, featured jurors Jamie Tennant (CFMU), J.C. Villamere (villamere.com) and Biljana Njegovan (Cut From Steel).

This and other Polaris Podcast episodes can be found on iTunes, Google Play or Spotify.

Or if you can’t be bothered to go that far you can listen to it right here:

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Halle Berry To Direct, Star In MMA Film

Halle Berry

Halle Berry

Halle Berry, star of such works as Catwoman, X-Men, Cloud Atlas and Monster’s Ball, will both direct and star in an upcoming mixed martial arts-related film called Bruised.

Berry will play the role of a disgraced former MMA fighter in the film.

Sarah wrote about Berry’s martial arts connections for Asian World Of Martial Arts.

To read about them go here.

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