Entertainment

vivoboard September 20, 2018

Looking for a picnic spot near Trouville beach last month, we clambered over the Normandy rocks and found the perfect cove. Only someone else had found it first. A man, perfectly naked, lay bronzed and burning on the sands. Quite put us off our saucisson and peaches. If you have grown up on British beaches […]

vivoboard September 20, 2018

BURBANK, CALIF.—Paul Feig’s latest film, A Simple Favor, is hard to categorize. One part suburban noir, one part dramatic thriller, the film follows the evolution of the unlikeliest of friendships before shifting into a murder-mystery whodunit. Somehow, it also manages to be funny. “It’s not a joke-fest, this movie, but it’s behaviourally very funny,” said […]

vivoboard September 20, 2018

“Is there repetition or is there insistence?” asked Buddies in Bad Times Theatre’s artistic director, Evalyn Parry, over the phone. There are a couple of reasons she’s tossing this question around. First, she’s playing Gertrude Stein in the Buddies 2018/2019 season opener Gertrude and Alice; the author known best for the line “Rose is a […]

vivoboard September 19, 2018

By Ben RaynerPop Music Critic Tues., Sept. 18, 2018 Clearly, Toronto has some affection for Frank Turner. The English folk-punk troubadour and his ace backing band, the Sleeping Souls, set up shop at the 1,350-capacity Phoenix this week for three consecutive shows — the first two of which sold out long ago, the third of […]

vivoboard September 18, 2018

By Vinay MenonEntertainment Columnist Mon., Sept. 17, 2018 Tom Arnold is on a gonzo mission to save the world from Donald Trump. On Sunday night, this two-year odyssey took a violent turn when Arnold got into a scrap with Mark Burnett, the TV mogul and longtime friend of the U.S. president. As Arnold tweeted just […]

vivoboard September 18, 2018

LOS ANGELES—This story was supposed to begin differently, but Rami Malek stole my line. After spending more than an hour chatting with him on the Fox Studios lot here, I had to ask why he had been so jumpy at the interview’s outset. He had twitched, hugged himself, crossed and uncrossed his legs, scratched his […]