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Wicks on Flicks

[Professional Blog]

Heidi Wicks is a freelance writer and communications consultant in St. John's.

Wicks on Flicks was initially dedicated to movie reviews and coverage of the local film industry. More of a column than a blog, a busy job and one hell of a home renovation prevented Wicks from contributing on a regular basis and she had to let it go.

But like Kate whispered to Leo as she shoved his dead body into the ocean in "Titanic," she could “never let (it) go”.

Since becoming a mom in February, 2013, Wicks revamped the blog to make it more...”bloggy”, with a broader scope and more personal subject matter. From recollections of humiliating childhood events, to adventures of a fairly clueless new mom, to complaining about current events, Wicks on Flicks likes to heckle this game we call life – often in a slightly off-colour and raw manner. So if you're either bit sensitive, or don't appreciate sarcasm, this might not be the place for you!

You can read past entries at – and from now on you can find posts right here FIRST!

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I Love Newfoundland.

I Hate Newfoundland.

A Year in Review: Me and You

The worst vacations are the best vacations

Maternity leave, I must leave you

Entertaining moments and quotes from last night's Golden Globe Awards

What I learned from #DarkNL – Part Two!

10 things I learned from #DarkNL 2014

Five Fave Christmas Movies

How to board the train OUT of Funky Town

Hey, Ma! Look what I learned in school today!

What is the history behind Thanksgiving in Canada?

I'm sorry!

Event: Nickel Festival Retrospective Screening

One more reason you shouldn't steal movies

Young filmmakers, prepare for fisticuffs!

Women celebrating women

Nickel Oscar Pool

Love, royalty and amputation

The Social Network - a social masterpiece?

Three mini-reviews for three big films

Black Swan — one killer flick

Local ladies sure to shine at the 21st annual St. John's International Women's Film Festival

Local ladies sure to shine at the 21st annual St. John's International Women's Film Festival

Four Sisters, three ladies: How the little film that could, did.

Some exciting news to share!

Ron Hynes doc to premiere at TIFF

Poll: Would you rather visit Empire Theatres to see the latest Oscar-buzzworthy feature, or plunk down on the couch for an Emmy-award-winning marathon?

A Newfie blogger muses...

Coming Soon to an outdoor theatre near youReel Downtown!

Playboy kingpin coming to St. John's

My talk with filmmaker Brigitte Berman

Wicks on Flix wants your pix!

So you wanna be a filmmaker?

Des Walsh recognized for Love and Savagery screenplay

Genies, Junos who really cares? Why isn't Canadian film considered exciting?

That sweet muzak...

Stage versus screen: Simi-differences in process

Review: The Perfect Game - hokey but good lesson for kids

The writing lifesimilarities and differences in genre

The structure of story

A unique brand of movie

In this case, a Nickel = 10

First recipient of RBC Michelle Jackson Emerging Filmmaker's Award named

Man of a thousand songs doc promises to be more grit than goosh

Nickel Film Fest: Get your full program...HERE!

The hippin' hoppin' St. John's film scene

Wanna buff up? Screenwriter's Bootcamp should do it.

Nickel: Night Two

From the mind to the screen to the canvas

Local filmmaker gets wicked-awesome opp.

My chat with Stephen Dunn: TIFF Emerging Filmmaker Award finalist

Republic of Doyle: sneak peak looks thrillingly rambunctious!

Correction in Love and Savagery post

Digital is the future of film, television, new media, says Tom Perlmutter

Picture Start takes local filmmaking up a notch

Grown Up Movie Star is one grown up movie

Festival ends with a Crackie of a film

Thanks for the films!

NIFCO's First Time Filmmaker Program shows the love, over and over again

NIFCO additions/clarifications

Local film to hit Sundance

Enhance your Oscar picks with MUN Cinema

MUN Cinema goes to the end of the world, tonight.

Twitter and Facebook and film, oh my!

Doyle ain't the only Republic in local television productions

MUN Cinema presents: Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans

'Travel' cheap via Global Cinema Series

A SERIOUS MAN provides a serious, yet simple lesson

AN EDUCATION provides just that

Local filmmaker finds inspiration inwell, local filmmakers

National Film Board to open St. John's office

Love and Savagery: enough love, enough savagery?