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Interview: The Makers of Metal Evolution

Step into the pit with the creators of the VH-1 series Metal Evolution as co-directors and writers Samm Dunn and Scott McFayden talk about the daunting task of documenting the history of one of music's most notoriously splintered genres.

Hemingway and Gellhorn Review

Cynically designed and crafted to win a boatload of Emmy’s and Golden Globe awards, Hemingway and Gellhorn has been engineered to seem edgy and transgressive enough to be interesting and as bland and hokey as possible to appeal to the out of touch geezers who vote for these awards in the first place.

Girls Episode 1.6 Recap

Following a successful trip to New York, herself, Sasha James returns to give us a rundown of the 6th episode of HBO's Girls, this time with producer Judd Apatow at the helm, the action taking place in Michigan, and with a lot more Goo Goo Dolls.

Theo Fleury: Playing With Fire Review

After premiering recently at Toronto's Hot Docs film festival, the documentary Theo Fleury: Playing with Fire debuts tonight on HBO Canada. The film follows Theoren Fleury - among the most controversial and memorable figures in contemporary hockey history. Director Larry Day paints a shocking and honest portrait of a man who has battled personal demons, addiction, and sexual abuse.

Girls Episode 1.4 Recap

After a week away, Sasha James returns to give us our weekly re-cap of HBO's Girls, the show that took four episodes to get around to mentioning brunch.

Game of Thrones Episode 2.5 Review

It's hard to believe the season is already half over, but HBO's Game of Thrones continues to go strong in its fifth episode, entitled "The Ghost of Harrenhal." Gruesome deaths, political schemes, hard truths, and revenge are par for the course in this series and nowhere is that more evident than in this episode.

Girls Episode 1.2 Review

Sasha James returns for a recap of the second episode of HBO's Girls, the show that no matter if you love it or hate it, looks like it's staying around for a while.

Game of Thrones Episode 2.4 Review

Starting with a fart joke and a direwolf mauling, "Garden of Bones" is an episode full of timely interventions and fateful confrontations, as well as one of the most disturbing cliffhangers you're ever likely to see on TV. Despite some missteps, HBO's Game of Thrones continues to be one of the most compelling shows on television with this fourth episode of the second season.

Game of Thrones Episode 2.2 Review

The second episode of the Clash of Kings season of Game of Thrones, entitled “The Night Lands,” is extremely well developed, but it’s also the most gratuitously smutty of the four episodes of season two that Dork Shelf has seen. We get lots of Tyrion, we get some fun original scenes, we’re introduced to a colorful pirate in Salladhor Saan and we finally get to glimpse of Pyke and the Iron Islands. With season two, the showrunners continue to demonstrate impressive juggling ability.

Game of Thrones Episode 2.1 Review

HBO’s Game of Thrones is back, and it’s at its sprawling, brutal best in the premiere episode of the second season. In “The North Remembers,” the narrative jumps regularly across continents to re-introduce the audience to the characters, and the rapidly changing world they inhabit. That the episode reconciles all this, and accomplishes these tasks in a satisfying dramatic package is a pretty remarkable feat of storytelling.

Game of Thrones Season 2 Preview

The much anticipated second season of HBO’s Game of Thrones debuts this weekend on HBO Canada. We’ve seen the first four episodes of the upcoming season, and there’s a lot that fans of the novels and the series will be happy about for this second go around.

Interview: Michelle Fairley of Game of Thrones

Last week we were fortunate enough to speak with actress Michelle Fairley, who plays Winterfell matriarch Cateyln Stark on HBO's Game of Thrones. We discussed the series, her character's headspace at the beginning of this season, Fairley's favourite season two characters, what the future holds for Catelyn Stark, and more!

Game of Thrones: The Exhibition Preview

Game of Thrones: The Exhibition opened yesterday in Toronto, and runs for he next eight days at the TIFF Bell Lightbox. Dork Shelf was lucky enough to get a guided tour on Thursday, and we were pretty impressed by all of the costumes, props, and weaponry from HBO's fantasy series that were on display.