About the Author

Andrew Tibbetts

Andrew Tibbetts

Andrew Tibbetts is a part-time writer, a part-time psychotherapist, a part-time professor of social work, a part-time gay father of three kids and can you tell he has attention-deficit? His short fiction has been published in Canadian Literary Journals and has gotten him nominated three times for a National Magazine Award--once winning! He lives in Toronto.

  • Cinema Guyd: “Master” Pieces

    Oct. 2, 2012, 1:18 a.m.
    There’s so much going on in Paul Thomas Anderson’s new film, The Master—and so much of it is great: truly superb direction, design, lighting, acting, cinematography, editing, scoring—that it’s a shock to notice that it isn’t working. The problem is that it’s the size and shape of an epic, but that in content it’s something much smaller: [&hellip
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  • Cinema Guyd: “ParaNorman” Activity

    Aug. 22, 2012, 6:42 p.m.
    ParaNorman is like Shaun of the Dead for kids. I can’t imagine a movie eleven year olds would like more. It’s as gruesome as the best fairy tales. In one moment Norman has to wrestle a book from the rigor mortised hands of a corpse, his recently deceased weird uncle. It’s a slapstick tour de [&hellip
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  • Cinema Guyd: Does “Hope” Spring?

    Aug. 12, 2012, 6:36 p.m.
    What’s scarier than zombies and vampires? The new Meryl Streep horror film, Hope Springs, which is about your parents’ sex life! Ugh! Not since David Cronenberg’s Videodrome have I had to watch as much of a movie through my fingers. I’d like to go on record as saying that my father does not do those things to my mother, and [&hellip
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  • Cinema Guyd: “The Dark Knight Rises”

    July 23, 2012, 5:37 p.m.
    Writer’s Note: Other than The Dark Knight Rises, I can’t think of a film’s opening night marred by a shooting. Everyone’s talking about what could possibly have been going through the mind of James Holmes. It’s silly to implicate the film to any extent in the madness. There was violence in the real world long [&hellip
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  • Cinema Guyd: “Magic” Johnson?

    July 2, 2012, 9:13 p.m.
    Some of my best friends are strippers, so I was excited to hear that something of their interesting world was coming to the screen. Magic Mike is based on Channing Tatum’s actual experience of working as an exotic dancer when he was young and starving, so the chances are that this thing might be fairly [&hellip
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  • Cinema Guyd: Pixar’s “Brave” New World

    June 25, 2012, 2:08 p.m.
    Scottish people and redheads come out, come out! It’s cool to be you right now. When Brave‘s Princess Merida takes to her hairy tank of a horse and och-aye’s through the woods like a wee sprite, firing her arrows willy-nilly, her coppery curlicues dancing in the breeze, all people of the carrot and people of [&hellip
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  • Cinema Guyd: The Sun Rises in the Wes

    June 4, 2012, 2:19 a.m.
    More than the movie itself, the audience for opening night of Wes Anderson’s “Moonrise Kingdom” warmed my heart. The first screening was sold out and I had to wait for the second, which was also packed. Hurray! People are going to the movies! The crowd was old and young, exuding cheerfulness and smarts. Seniors and hipsters, families, [&hellip
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  • Cinema Guyd: Sacha Baron Cohen Is “The Dic … Tator”

    May 19, 2012, 10:25 p.m.
    I sat behind two lesbians of color and they laughed at everything but the pee jokes, so I guess it’s alright to confess I enjoyed Sacha Baron Cohen’s disgusting new comedy, The Dictator. Shock humor, when it’s funny, has an extra kick to it, but when it isn’t funny, it doesn’t just fall flat, it [&hellip
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  • Cinema Guyd: Burton Lights Up with “Dark Shadows”

    May 14, 2012, 12:50 a.m.
      If you already love or hate Tim Burton, Dark Shadows won’t change your mind. I’d call him an acquired taste, but things seem to be going in the opposite direction—a retired taste? People are losing tolerance for his baroque whimsey. The reviews for this latest film are fairly rotten. Even though I’m in the love-him camp, [&hellip
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  • Cinema Guyd: I Know What You Should Have Watched Last Winter

    April 25, 2012, 11:14 p.m.
    Now that we’re in the pre-summer, post-Oscar doldrums, it’s time to check out what we missed on DVD or netflix. Here’s a movie that many critics dismissed. I blame homophobia: What downy pits you have, Holmes! Sherlock Holmes: Game of Shadows (2011) I avoided this one for awhile. The recent Mission Impossible, so much like a Roger [&hellip
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