Author Archives: Dave Simpson

The Breadwinner

This Ain’t Your Disney Princess! Featuring an internationally acclaimed Canadian-written story, produced by an international star (Angelina Jolie), on Monday, January 22nd Spinning Reels presents The Breadwinner. The Breadwinner tells the remarkable story of Parvana, a young girl who is forced … Continue reading

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Loving Vincent

The world’s first fully oil-painted animated feature film, Loving Vincent brings the art of Vincent van Gogh to life to recount the life story of this most mysterious, mythical, and tragic of great painters. Shot first as a live-action film, acted … Continue reading

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Churchill

What would YOU have done? We know him as the face of Britain during the Second World War, but what was he REALLY like?  Churchill is a portrait of the man rather than the myth- even if he was one of the most recognizable … Continue reading

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The Sense of an Ending

Is the unexamined life worth living??  Jim Broadbent stars as Tony, a man quite comfortable in his present existence, who receives a nudge from the past which causes him to search not only in his memories, but also the value … Continue reading

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Tulip Fever

Tulips as the flower of love? When wealthy merchant Cornelis (Christoph Waltz, Inglourious Basterds) commissions a portrait of his beautiful wife Sophia (Alicia Vikander, The Danish Girl), an irre­pressible passion begins to bloom between Sophia and the talented young artist … Continue reading

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Porcupine Lake

“Incredibly deep and natural performances.”   That quote about Porcupine Lake is from filmmaker Jane Anderson, the Emmy Award winner for Olive Kitteridge, and signals the value of movies by writer, producer, and director Ingrid Veninger in understanding the human condition. … Continue reading

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Beatriz at Dinner

What a dinner party! If you were ever inclined to play the game of being able to invite anyone you wanted (dead or alive) to dinner, these folks would be sure to provide some very lively banter. In fact, the … Continue reading

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Spinning Reels Bursary Award 2017

This year for the ninth annual Spinning Reels Bursary, we are happy to announce that we gave two awards of $1,000 to two local students. The proud recipients of Spinning Reels bursary are John Kahn and Jesse Ricottone John attended … Continue reading

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Maudie

The Artist MUST Create Maudie is the story of Maud Dowley, a Nova Scotian constrained both physically and emotionally by juvenile rheumatoid arthritis and a well-meaning yet overprotective family. Despite the family’s lack of faith in Maud, she strikes out on her … Continue reading

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Their Finest

It was the ‘Unknown’ War  If it’s true that the first casualty of war is truth, then there’s bound to be a LOT of manipulation of ‘Alternate Facts’ on both sides of the conflict. Their Finest is an interesting take on the British … Continue reading

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