Review: Arthur Miller’s The Crucible

SPENCER BAILEY, QUINN HARRIS, & HILARY FENDER <Contributors> On the evening of Nuit Blanche, your Mock Trial producers took a trip down to the charming distillery district to Soulpepper Theatre, one of Toronto’s most reliable theatres for classic productions. The show was Arthur Miller’s The Crucible, the same playwright who penned Death of a Salesman. …

Taking a Bite out of Your Budget

CASS DA RE <Features Editor> Have you been to Buca lately? What about Splendido, Scaramouche, Sotto Sotto, Scarpetta or Mistura? What do you mean you haven’t been to the most expensive Italian restaurants in Toronto lately? The “price of textbooks” and “tuition” you say? To that I say: I couldn’t agree more.

TIFF Review: Seven Psychopaths

MAX PATERSON <Arts & Culture Editor> As TIFF progresses and the stars drift in and out of the Toronto social scene, it was hard for the Obiter to ignore a chance to rub knuckles with Hollywood’s finest. We were fortunate enough to be invited to the premiere of Seven Psychopaths, the new feature by writer/director …

TIFF Review: Comrade Kim Goes Flying

NANCY SITU <Senior Editor-in-Chief> It’s not every day that a Western-financed North Korean fiction feature shows in a Yonge-Dundas theatre on a breezy Tuesday night. It’s not even every day that North Korean fiction films can be Western-financed. In fact, Comrade Kim Goes Flying was the first ever. The “light-hearted romantic comedy” is about a …