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Simon is a roving writer and editor who has been crawling slowly Westward across Canada for the last decade. (He currently resides in Toronto.) He obtained a BFA in Film Studies from Concordia University in the spring of 2012 and a Graduate Certificate in Technical Writing from Algonquin College in 2015. He is a former co-host of the Televerse podcast. His favorite films include F for Fake, Brazil, Stroszek, The Fog of War, Grave of the Fireflies and In a Lonely Place. He can be found on Twitter (mostly yelling about far-left politics, ye been warned) at @hollowmines.

TIFF 2017: ‘I Love You, Daddy’ finds art and life in uneasy conflict

It's impossible to separate the rumors about Louis C.K. from his new movie - and the movie itself makes clear he knows that.

The Lodgers | A Twin Peaks Podcast, Episode 29: Enjoy Yourself, It’s Later Than...

Adam Nayman, with an assist from an array of our former guests, helps us to sort out the final episodes and send us on our way towards the after-Twin Peaks-life.
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TIFF 2017: ‘The Square’ Tackles Art and Class with Mordant Humor

The Square Directed by Ruben Östlund Written by Ruben Östlund 2017/Sweden / Germany / France / Denmark In 2014, Swedish writer-director Ruben Östlund took aim at masculinity and bourgeois hypocrisy...
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TIFF 2017: ‘The Killing of a Sacred Deer’ Stops Lanthimos in His Tracks

The Greek satirist stumbles in his second English-language feature.

The Lodgers | A Twin Peaks Podcast, Episode 28: [Redacted on FBI orders]

Guest Miriam Bale joins us as The Return comes to a head. Cooper's head, to be specific.

The Lodgers | A Twin Peaks Podcast, Episode 27: Goodnight, Margaret

A catharsis-heavy episode puts our intrepid hosts through the emotional ringer.

The Lodgers | A Twin Peaks Podcast, Episode 26: Me, a Tulpa?

After a couple of weeks in which The Return taunted and tantalized viewers by holding back on incident, "Part 14" decided to blitz us with...

In its final season, AMC’s ‘Halt and Catch Fire’ proves you don’t have to...

Mad Men was supposed to be a gamechanger. AMC’s landmark drama launched the careers of at least a half-dozen great actors, redefined the deployment...

The Lodgers | A Twin Peaks Podcast, Episode 25: Sonny, Sonny, You’re Gonna Die

Seth Mnookin (of MIT's Graduate Science Writing program, Vanity Fair, and a whole bunch of other very cool stuff) for some reason felt compelled to ask if he could come onto our little Twin Peaks podcast...and we (reluctantly) obliged.

The Lodgers | A Twin Peaks Podcast, Episode 24: Horne Under a Bad Sign

Just in time for the episode that frustrated the broadest set of Twin Peaks viewers, New York Times / rogerebert.com writer Glenn Kenny (@Glenn_Kenny) joins us...

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