February 15, 2018

CINEMA | Marvel and Ryan Coogler Fade to 'Black Panther'

"I'mma burn it all!"
Chadwick Boseman Daniel Kaluuya Ryan Coogler | Marvel Black Panther

Filmmaker Ryan Coogler has easily made Marvel Studios' most self-contained and refreshingly original superhero entry about the iconic African superhero character in the enthralling Black Panther. Coogler adds a welcome sheen of Afrofuturism to the fictional advanced African nation of Wakanda. It really stands out.

February 12, 2018

IMBIBE | Science of Cocktails 2018 x Science World

Science of Cocktails 2018 | Science World Vancouver

False Creek—(February 8, 2018) Science World's third annual charitable cocktail fundraiserScience of Cocktails, topped itself once again in bringing together over thirty of Vancouver's finest bartenders and mixologists alongside fifteen-hundred attendees to support their Class Field Trip Program.

February 8, 2018

WANDER | Murakami x 'The Octopus Eats Its Own Leg' x VAG

Takashi Murakami | 'The Octopus Eats Its Own Leg' | Vancouver Art Gallery

Downtown—(Feburary 1, 2018) Famed, eight-legged obsessed Japanese contemporary artist Takahashi Murakami celebrated his fifty-sixth birthday in style by previewing his wildly popular The Octopus Eats Its Own Leg pop art exhibition at the Vancouver Art Gallery for his first ever retrospective in Canada of his forty-year career.

February 5, 2018

CINEMA | 'The Cloverfield Paradox' Travels Through Netflix

"Logic doesn’t apply anymore."
Gugu Mbatha-Raw | Netflix The Cloverfield Paradox

For The Cloverfield Paradox (previously titled God Particle), producer J.J. Abrams has released another surprisingly anticipated effort in his pieced together Cloverfield universe series of ever so loosely tied together—at least until now—sci-fi genre features. Here, director Julius Onah unfortunately crafts an entirely derivative and nonsensical futuristic space station movie just barely assembled enough to be clunkily retrofitted into the monster movie franchise's confusing continuity.

February 1, 2018

KAFFE | Cafe Away x Timbertrain Coffee Roasters x Gastown

Timbertrain Coffee Roasters | Gastown, Vancouver

Gastown—West Cordova staple Timbertrain Coffee Roasters remains somehow both a hip and trendy joint yet still also a classical cafe full of serious but unassuming charm.

January 29, 2018

CINEMA | Take A Long Walk 'On the Beach at Night Alone'

"Die graciously!"
Kim Min-hee Hong Sang-soo | On the Beach Alone at Night

Acclaimed and prolific South Korean storyteller Hong Sang-soo continues his streak of personal humanist filmmaking in the very appropriately titled On the Beach at Night Alone. Once again starring his cinematic turned real-life muse Kim Min-hee, the hyper-naturalistic film is a ponderous but very personal journey of self-reflection put to screen.

January 25, 2018

GENRE | 'Geek Girls' Documents Hidden Female Fandom

"That comes out of just being a hot-blooded girl in a boy's world."
Gina Hara | Geek Girls Documentary

Even with the explosion of geek culture going mainstream in recent years, there's no doubt the role of women and girls has been lost as an afterthought despite their equally enthusiastic dedication to every corner of nerdy properties. This is the basic premise around Montreal-based, Canadian-Hungarian filmmaker Gina Hara's first feature-length documentary, Geek Girls, exploring the hidden side of female fandom.