Cynthia’s Thoughts: Best Picture Nominees

The 81st Academy Awards will be held this Sunday and for the first time in many years, I have actually seen more than two of the movies nominated for best picture.  I think the last time this happened was ten years ago, the year Shakespeare in Love won the top award.  I was (pleasantly) surprised […]

Interview with a TIFF Volunteer, Part II

Ada has been volunteering for the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) since the late 1990s. At that time, Ada was an undergraduate student, studying film at Ryerson University. For her, volunteering at TIFF was part of the experience of learning about film as it offered her the chance to see uncommon films and learn more […]

Interview with a TIFF Volunteer, Part I

Cynthia Cheng The Toronto International Film Festival, now underway all over the city cannot possibly be as successful as it is without its volunteers. Prospere Magazine recently had the chance to speak with two of TIFF’s volunteers. Stephanie Jones is volunteering at TIFF for the first time. A recent McMaster University grad with a degree […]

Toronto International Film Festival 2008 – September 4-13

The Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), which opened on September 4, is one of the biggest film festivals open to the public. The ten-day festival celebrates its 33rd year this year. Since 1976, the festival has grown from a showcase of select films from other festivals (at the time, TIFF was called the Festival of Festivals) to a preview of what the Oscar race might be.

Sex is Back in the City*

T U Dawood It’s been four long years since the iconic HBO television show Sex And The City went off the air in 2004, but our favourite New York quartet of femme fatales living the high-flying life is back, this time on the silver screen. Women around the world saw bits of themselves in these […]

The Day is HERE: SATC Opens TODAY!

Well, I’ve been waiting for this for AGES. While I can’t make it to the theatre tonight, or this weekend for that matter, I am definitely going to see Sex and the City: The Movie. For those of us who love the show and watched it first-run, it’s been more than four years since we […]

Harry Goldenblatt and Steve Brady: The Unideal Ideal Husbands of SATC?

Cynthia Cheng When Sex and the City made its debut on television 10 years ago, nobody thought that Charlotte and Miranda would end up marrying their respective husbands. Harry Goldenblatt and Steve Brady just didn’t “fit” with what women like Charlotte and Miranda wanted. However, the women still found that there was something about them […]

Prospere EXTRA: Carrie and Big – Not a Relationship of Equals

Cynthia Cheng It’s hard to believe that Sex and the City: The Movie will open in theatres two weeks from today. It’s been four years since we last saw “the girls.” The plot has pretty much been kept hush-hush since filming last fall, but blogs have been going crazy about the movie’s storylines since the […]