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Rogue One: Spinning On Bill Marshall’s Shoulders

Recovering from the shock of his death, the image that keeps reoccurring was the night—the very late night— Bill Marshall, movie producer, Toronto International Film Festival co-founder, and (much) larger-than-life rogue warrior, lifted me up, hefted me across his shoulders,

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Goodbye To All That: Reflections On An Ending Summer and Chicken Pot Pie

 There will be no more chicken pot pie.The summer of things ending–has ended. I know it’s over because the Toronto Film Festival concludes this weekend. From here on in it’s downhill to bleak winter. So as the weekend approaches, I’m

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El Sid, The Cannes Cannes, and Six Green Beans

Every year about this time I think of El Sid and six green beans. El Sid was my nick-name for Sid Adilman, the legendary Toronto Star entertainment reporter. For years in May, El Sid and I would head for the Cannes

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