Posts By: Laura Seymour

Laura Seymour

Flicks & Folios

Most of the time I watch films that have able-bodied characters – don’t we all? But Door to Door is a whole different – and delightful – kettle of film. The star, William H. Macy, is the humble, cerebral palsy victim Bill Porter. His appearance won’t win him any Academy Awards but his acting did!… Read more »

Flicks & Folios – Harley Davidson and the Marlborough Man

“He ain’t no cowboy – more like a pretty boy”, the tough Native American in the bar cracks to “Marlboro Man.” So goes poor Don Johnson’s life”?resigned to have to club all the men in the face or put up with character descriptions that are anything but masculine. Don’s TV career was inevitably a success…. Read more »

Flicks & Folios – Film Review: The Baby Dance

Yet again doing the channel-flipping thing I bumped into a film I would not have watched without seeing some of these well-crafted performances unexpectedly. The Baby Dance is a 1998 television production that should have garnered major awards. I don’t know how some of these fantastic films ever get ignored! Laura Dern stars as Wanda,… Read more »

An Everlasting Piece (2000) – Film Review

As usual here is the brief description of the film posted by “Two men from Belfast, one Catholic and one Protestant, become business partners in a wig business.” I wish I could say that one little line puts this film into perspective, but it doesn’t. The film is delightful in so many ways. Now… Read more »

Flicks & Folios – Movie Review: Conan The Barbarian

Flipping channels one afternoon I bumped into Arnold Schwarzenegger in a fur outfit. Since much of Alberta was locked in sub zero temperatures and there were fires in the scenes I felt a bit warmer watching. I wondered if I’d previously missed Arnold in One Million Years B.C. but then I remembered he wasn’t in… Read more »

Flicks & Folios – Book Review: Facercise

Looking in the mirror has been quite a feat lately. I don’t know exactly when this happened but my face suddenly seemed to drop! It apparently happened one day when I wasn’t looking. This is embarrassing and frustrating as most of us think the only “fix” for the problem is to head to an expensive… Read more »

NEW COLUMN Flicks & Folios – Flick: Unbreakable

First, I should explain my column title. This is a new weekly column and I’ll be reviewing either films or books. I won’t be handling the “current” stuff – simply because twenty bucks and some for Larry and I to see a movie is ridiculous for us. I’ll also be reviewing books that aren’t on… Read more »


: a continuation of last week’s interview feature. For part 1 see: Q. What is your writing process? Do you sit with a paper and pen, hit a typewriter or use a word processor? A. I use a combination of longhand and pc for most of my work. In the planning stages, I draw… Read more »


First of all thanks for agreeing to be interviewed Mel. This is a real treat for me seeing as you’re my favourite author. Q. Sorry. I have to ask:I’m sure we’re all curious what your first initial stands for. Is it a secret? A. My given name is Helena – a name that was chronically… Read more »