Judge the book cover: Murder on the Orient Express

Even though I'm not hearing great things about the new film adaptation of Agatha Christie's Murder on the Orient Express  ( New Republic calls it a "Spectacular Massacre of a Classic" ), I'm still planning on watching it eventually. The cast is incredible, although I can't remember the last time Johnny Depp made a ...

Judge the book cover: Great Expectations

I'm not sure how I've gone this long without reading Great Expectations. I'm a huge Charles Dickens fan and Great Expectations is probably one of his most-loved and widely-known books. So I thought now was as good a time as any to read this classic novel by one of my all-time-favourite authors. I have a ratty old ...

Judge the book cover: The Big Sleep

Late last year I realized that I had never read anything by Raymond Chandler. So this year I finally did something about it. I started with his classic novel The Big Sleep. I'll be honest, I didn't love it. Actually, let me be more accurate. I loved Chandler's writing style. The dialogue was fantastic, the ...

Judge the book cover: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Last week I was lucky enough to attend a screening of Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory at TIFF. This screening was part of their Food on Film series and also included a discussion (about dessert!) with Christina Tosi, founder and owner of Momofuku Milk Bar. Christina was nice enough to bring everyone a compost cookie®, ...