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Brian Eaton

Brian Eaton

Rick Massie


Middle Row Centre Columnist Brian Eaton is a cinema buff who reviews films and writes on other film-related topics


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Like mushrooms after rain, interesting mini-discussions pop up spontaneously from time to time on the ArtsNet list serve. A recent one that caught my eye concerned the age-old topic of arts reviews/critiques: what are they, what purpose ... more

Apr 28, 2011 12:00 AM

It's a walking, talking paradox ... well, mostly it's a walking paradox: If wearing socks with sandals is so wrong, why do so many of us do it? I like to think it's because we Yukoners are soooo polite. If our tourists do it, whether it be from poor more

May 13, 2010 12:00 AM , Humour

Popcorn With Maple Syrup

PHOTO of Mary Pickford

People who bemoan the state of Canadian film, when compared with the media juggernaut that is the American film industry, would do well to watch Popcorn With Maple Syrup more

Dec 24, 2014 12:00 AM Photography - Film

On November 23,The Old Fire Hall will once again host a free mini-festival of Japanese films, hosted by the Japanese Canadian Association of Yukon (JCAY). This time it’s a double bill, with one film extolling the virtues of a noted Japanese food more

Nov 20, 2014 12:00 AM Movies and TV

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A glance at the credits of a film reveals that it’s a collaborative art form involving a lot of people over a lot of time. more

Nov 5, 2014 12:00 AM Photography - Film

It’s hard to believe the Yukon Film Society (YFS) is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year. Started in 1984 with a handful of volunteers, it has maintained a reputation for showing quality independent and alternative films. Its appreciative and more

Oct 23, 2014 12:00 AM Photography - Film

With the Whitehorse Correctional Centre currently under the microscope of public scrutiny, it’s a good time to look at alternatives. more

Sep 25, 2014 12:00 AM Movies and TV

Fresh from one of its most successful festivals to date, the Yukon Film Society presents a trio of superb films in its monthly Available Light Cinema series, March 22 and 23. more

Mar 20, 2014 12:00 AM Movies and TV

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Issue: 2014-01-30, PHOTO: courtesy of the Yukon Film Society

Canada's largest film festival north of 60 is about to get underway, as the 12th annual Available Light Film Festival begins in early February. Festival programmer Andrew Connors promises an impressive array of documentaries, films on the environmen more

Jan 30, 2014 12:00 AM Photography - Film

The Princess Bride is the ideal post-Christmas movie fare for the whole family. It'll be playing at the Yukon Arts Centre on the afternoon of Jan. 12, as part of the Yukon Film Society's Available Light Cinema series. First released in 1987, it has b more

Dec 19, 2013 12:00 AM Photography - Film

Muscle Shoals is a vibrant and loving tribute to the music that came out of a small recording studio in rural northern Alabama in the 1950s and '60s, which left its mark forever on the world of contemporary rock, pop, and rhythm and blues. more

Dec 19, 2013 12:00 AM Movies and TV

On Monday the Yukon Film Society's Available Light Cinema series presents a little-known but fascinating story in the history of Canadian Labour, with its showing of Under The Red Star. more

Dec 5, 2013 12:00 AM Photography - Film

"I deal with stuff that's too dumb for people to have bothered to formulate opinions on," David Byrne says in his 1986 film True Stories. Byrne, front man for the band Talking Heads at the time, directed and starred in the film, which is a quirky mo more

Nov 28, 2013 12:00 AM Photography - Film

The Canadian Labour International Film Festival (CLIFF) celebrates its fifth anniversary in the Yukon on Wednesday, November 20. CLIFF is an initiative of the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC), presented locally by the Yukon Employees Union ( more

Nov 14, 2013 12:00 AM Photography - Film

Each summer the population of Atlin, B.C. swells from its normal 400 to 2,500, as the Atlin Arts and Music Festival swings into gear for a weekend in mid-July. This year, the festival's tenth anniversary, will be no exception. more

Jul 4, 2013 12:00 AM Photography - Film

For a novice filmmaker, Moira Sauer has been getting a lot of mileage from her six-minute silent short. The latest victory for her film, The Provider, is an invitation from Telefilm Canada to screen at the prestigious Cannes Film Festival in mid-May more

May 2, 2013 12:00 AM Photography - Film

The Yukon Film Society (YFS) is taking it's production The Grub-Stake Revisited on tour in early May as part of Northern Scene at Ottawa's National Arts Centre (NAC). more

Apr 25, 2013 12:00 AM Photography - Film

The Old Fire Hall in downtown Whitehorse will host the second annual Out North Film Festival on the weekend of April 19-21. more

Apr 11, 2013 12:00 AM Photography - Film

We're all used to seeing films about broken-down musicians, but broken-down magicians? Based on the evidence of The Incredible Burt Wonderstone, it's a category best left unexplored. more

Mar 28, 2013 12:00 AM Movies and TV

"Dark Skies" was the title of a short-lived NBC series during the 1996-97 television season. It was a smartly designed, intriguing and timely show, which the network cancelled, ostensibly for low ratings. But constant pre-emptions virtually guarantee more

Mar 21, 2013 12:00 AM Movies and TV

Seth Gordon, director of last year's comedy Horrible Bosses, and its co-star Jason Bateman team up once again for Identity Thief, also starring Melissa McCarthy, whose performance in Bridesmaids paid off at the box office. more

Mar 7, 2013 12:00 AM Literature

I wanted to like Silver Linings Playbook more than I did, and really anticipated seeing it when it came to Whitehorse, two months after its release practically everywhere else. more

Feb 28, 2013 12:00 AM Movies and TV

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