I is for Ida


Ida is an Oscar-nominated Polish film by Pawel Pawilowski. It is a beautifully-shot, haunting meditation on identity, spirituality and loneliness. I reviewed it last year in the run-up to the Oscars. Click on the photo to read the review. Bonus: I is also for Inception I have seen Inception several times, and I admire and […]

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Drawing the Curtain


I reviewed some books for the current issue of Canadian Literature. Regarding Stan Persky’s Post-Communist Stories, I wrote: A thoughtful, warm, and often wryly funny examination of a topic usually given a sober treatment: the state of the former Eastern Bloc after the collapse of the Soviet Union. Perhaps because in his day job Perksy […]

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