Half-Blaked: I am (not) America (and so can you!)

I am a citizen of the Republic of the Philippines, or in my native tongue, the “Republika ng Pilipinas.” Before World War II, my mother country remained under the sovereignty of these United States of America, as a territory not unlike Guam or Puerto Rico. In the aftermath of the war, on July 4, 1946,…

‘Take This Waltz’ delivers refreshing take on romance

A young woman questions the permanence of her otherwise happy marriage when a handsome stranger moves in across the street, creating humorous drama between her and her husband through awkward and/or horrifying situations. While this plot may seem like a contrivance of the contemporary romantic comedy genre, writer and director Sarah Polley breathes an unflinchingly…