Daren Foster is a Toronto based screenwriter and graduate of the Canadian Film Centre with two short films, Nostalgia and Family Practice, to his credit. He has firmly held opinions on just about everything, some of which may even be informed. To His Coy Mistress - Daren's screenplay was just awarded 7th place in this year's Gimme Credit Short Screenplay Competition in Los Angeles. READ NOW and read CLICK HERE Daren in Brief -- Not columns so much as sporadic musings. WATCH THE SHORT FILMS WRITTEN BY DAREN: NOSTALGIA 8min, DRAMA FAMILY PRACTICE 11min, FILM NOIR/DARK COMEDY COLUMNS BY DAREN: November 10th - GOING, GOING GODARD - One last column, one last kick at The Dark Knight. November 3rd - BAD GRAMMER - With his latest attempt to recapture that old Frasier magic, Kelsey Grammer simply embarrasses himself. October 25th - GERMAN LESSONS - Canwest Global teeters on the verge of collapse and I'm lovin' it!! October 4th - ENTERTAINING NOT INFORMING - Cable news is where the entertainment's at these days. September 28th - A MODEST PROPOSAL - Nothing less than a complete reconfiguration of Canada's broadcast landscape. September 21st - GLAD ABOUT GLEE - An early season freshman hit! September 14th - MOVIES SUCK CONTINUED - Movies and I have grown apart. August 31st - IN MY DAY (MOVIE EDITION) - When did Hollywood forget how to make good movies? August 24th - MAGNIFICENT MAD MEN - Watch it. Watch it! WATCH IT!! August 17th - JOHN HUGHES MISREMEMBERED - John Hughes: Cinematic Giant. Really? August 10th - FATHER'S LITTLE DISAPPOINTMENT - The bitter disappointment of siring an under-achieving offspring. July 27th - WARREN BEATTY DIARY - Beatty's recent diary excerpts. July 20th - NOW THAT'S REALITY! - Norman Mailer and Rip Torn do reality programming old school. July 13th - LOU REED LIVES - Concert film reveals artist portrait of an artist as an old man. July 6th - THE FINAL CURTAIN - Even death won't spare Michael Jackson from our inquiring minds. June 29th - UNDERSTANDING BOB SAGET - After a long hard think on the matter, I still want to punch Bob Saget in the face. June 22nd - THE WHOLE WORLD LAUGHS - Or it would if the movies were funnier. June 15th - FIGHT FOR THE RIGHT - Conservatives on the run in Hollywood! Details at 11 if the liberal media wanted you to know. June 8th - BREAKING BADLY - AMC's Breaking Bad hits a sophomore slump. June 1st - AUTEUR OH DEAR - Looking back at Atom Egoyan's 25 years in the film business but falling asleep after the first year. May 25th - STARRY EYED TREK - Critics come not to praise Star Trek but to slavishly praise it. May 19th - PAX AMERICANA - Some countries aren't just like us. May 10th - A TRUE SPECTACLE - Elvis Costello hosts a talk show worth watching. May 4th - SITCOMS SOLDIER ON - Allow me a little hyperbole, if you will, for it appears that the long awaited return of the sitcom salad days is upon us. April 27th - SIT DOWN STAND UP - So it seems that I have officially become an old fart because I don't get this new comedy! April 20th - SPORT OF KINGS - Network's Saturday Night another promising TV series. April 13th - BEING WILL FERRELL - Comedy's easy. Comic genius takes work. April 6th - BROADCASTER DISASTER - Rethinking Canada's television industry. March 30th - GOOD BREAKING BAD - More great television from AMC! March 22nd - MOMENTS OF ZEN - When TV gets it right, there's nothing like it. Why don't they try it more often? March 15th - ONE WEAK INDUSTRY - Have Canadian filmmakers given up trying to find an audience? March 8th - DIABLO CODY UNPLUGGED - Oscar winning Juno screenwriter brings her quirky, can't-we-all-just-get-along sentimentality to the small screen. March 2nd - DIY - I love activist governments. Except when they activist badly. February 23rd - ROTTEN WOODY - Please stop telling me to see the latest Woody Allen movie. I'm begging you. February 17th - MARKETING THE DREAM - And we interrupt this commercial for a football update! February 10th - BOTCH KOd TV- The death of Steven Bochco and his new TV show February 3rd - Mickey Strikes Back- There is a 2nd ACT for Mickey Rourke! January 24 2009 - Goodbye George. Hello Barack. January 19 2009 - WANTED: GOOD MOVIES - I'd love action movies if they didn't all suck! January 12 2009 - HOORAY FOR HOLLYWOOD - A new year. Old movies. December 29 2008 - REKILL THE BATMAN - Rehashing 2008's most contentious column. December 22 2008 - KEVIN SMITH CONUNDRUM - A filmmaker fails his way to success. December 15 2008 - PUSHING UP DAISIES - Let us all remember those shows we didn't watch. December 8 2008 - THIS JUST IN - The media loves a good tragedy. December 1 2008 - UNDER THE RADAR - Aren't you that guy that used to be in that movie? November 24 2008 - PULP FICTION FOREVER - Director Quentin Tarantino never fails to disappoint. November 17 2008 - CHARLIE KAUFMAN UNLEASHED - A dizzying new film but dizzying good not dizzying bad. November 10 2008 - A GOLDEN AGE - TV sucks! Except for the following... November 3 2008 - POLITICS AS UNUSUAL - Reality sidelines the media. Everybody wins! October 27 2008 - EYES HAVE IT 2 - The ABCs of dumbing down politics. October 20 2008 - EYES HAVE IT - TV debates, insta-polling and democracy. October 13 2008 - MUSLIM COMEDY REVIEW - Ways to get your own TV show! October 6 2008 - BVLGARI VVLGARIS - Celebrity overseas whoring. September 29 2008 - COMEDY TODAY - Talking about 'Tropic Thunder'. September 22 2008 - FALLEN SEASON EXPECTATIONS - Sad first signs of fall. September 15 2008 - CONVENTIONAL WISDOM - Dylan McKay 4 President! September 8 2008 - KILL THE BATMAN - Seriously. Put him out of his misery. September 1 2008 - MY SUMMER VACATION - Leaving technology behind! August 25 2008 - PHONING IT IN - How artists decline drastically with age August 18 2008 - GUNGA GALUNGA - those films that are dear to your heart August 11 2008 - EMMY DAZE - Where is The Wire August 4 2008 - ME TALK GOOD July 28 2008 - TAKE THE CANNOLI July 21 2008 - TECHNO BEAT 2 July 14 2008 - TECHNO BEAT 1 July 7 2008 - THE INDIGESTIBLE HULK - seeing green! June 30 2008 - KING GEORGE - A Tribute to George Carlin June 23 2008 - PLAYING ONE ON TV June 16 2008 - NEW MONDAY MORNING COLUMN - LIFE IS TOO SHORT - Finally, I saw the last episode of The Wire. June 4 2008 - FLIP THIS CHANNEL - Buying first house leads to having many things on the mind. May 29 2008 - BE AFRAID VERY AFRAID - The Canadian military is no longer some namby-pamby, truce-brokering, do-gooding, adventure-seeking, peacekeeping bunch of pacifiers May 22 2008 - STONE COLD BORING ANGEL - All about The Stone Angel May 15 2008 - HARD TO SWALLOW CANDY - Madonna is back! May 8 2008 - THE DUMBEST GUYS IN THE ROOM May 1 2008 - AN ARRESTING DEVELOPMENT April 24 2008 - Just TWEEN you and me April 17 2008 - A Day at the Movies April 10 2008 - Stop the (March) Madness! April 3 2008 - Heaven's Gate Revisited March 27 2008 - ACTING OUT - A great actor working with sub-par material March 20 2008 - TECHNO ROBBER BARONS - When daylight savings time ruins my taping of The Wire March 13 2008 - DAMN AGES - Growing up is hard to do March 6 2008 - CULT OF SADNESS PART 2 - How tearjerkers still baffle me! February 28 2008 - CULT OF SADNESS - How tearjerkers baffle me! February 21 2008 - SOME TV SHOULD STAY STRUCK - post strike TV now! February 14 2008 - DOCS MUST ROCK - Documentary Films February 7 2008 - SUPER HYBERBOLE - I was a big fan of football....until January 31 2008 - HOT ON 'THE WIRE' - best show on TV January 25 2008 - GO BIG, GO HOME January 18 2008 - Just Say Ju(NO!)! January 11 2008 - CNN Everywhere Nowhere January 4th 2008 - TV in 2007 - YEAR END 'CLARENCE' Part 2 December 27th 2007 - YEAR END 'CLARENCE' - My favorites of 2007 December 20th 2007 - BRADY BUNCHED - Crappy TV transcends generations December 13th 2007 - The ABCs of Cinephilia! December 6th 2007 - THEATRE IS DEAD - and I mean it this time! November 29th 2007 - REALITY TV BYTES! November 22nd 2007 - LAWYERS GUNS and MONEY! November 15th 2007 - A MON AVIS - TV Kills Everything I Love!
November 8th 2007 - FIRST COLUMN - Write what you know!
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