September 30, 2016

VIFF 2016 | Sally Hawkins Paints 'Maudie' As Melodrama

VIFF 2016 | Sally Hawkins Ethan Hawke Aisling Walsh | Maudie

VIFF 2016—British actress Sally Hawkins stars as Nova Scotian folk artist Maud Lewis in Maudie, a rather straightforward but altogether charming Irish-Canadian co-produced historical biography of the arthritic painter. Directed by Aisling Walsh and co-starring a gruff Ethan Hawke as Lewis' fish peddler husband, Everett, the biopic is framed as an unconventional mid-century love story.

September 27, 2016

VIFF 2016 | 10 Films You Should See (and Beyond)

VIFF 2016 | Vancouver International Film Festival

VIFF 2016—Now that the Hollywood glitz and glamour of TIFF has passed, we can focus on our own hometown arthouse film festival. The Vancouver International Film Festival celebrates its 35th year starting this week with an expanded focus on all visual forms of storytelling as well as showcasing over three-hundred local, Canadian, and international films celebrating contemporary world cinema.

September 26, 2016

FEAST | The Salted Vine Kitchen + Bar x Squamish

The Salted Vine Kitchen + Bar | Squamish, BC

Squamish—(September 13, 2016) Former Araxi Chef de Cuisine Jeff Park and manager/sommelier Pat Allen recently opened The Salted Vine Kitchen + Bar in downtown Squamish just off the Sea to Sky Highway.

September 22, 2016

CINEMA | Mark Wahlberg Spills – 'Deepwater Horizon' Thrills

Mark Wahlberg Peter Berg | Deepwater Horizon

Lone Survivor director Peter Berg's big screen dramatization of the eponymous 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico off the Louisiana coast, Deepwater Horizon, is an effective, harrowing film with a talented cast that wastes little time and reinforces the carelessness surrounding the human disaster that took eleven lives.

September 19, 2016

FEAST | Fall Menu x Torafuku Modern Asian x Strathcona

Torafuku Modern Asian Eatery | Strathcona, Vancouver

Strathcona—(September 12, 2016) The Le Tigre team and Executive Chef Clement Chan unveiled their new fall menu for the year-old Torafuku ("lucky tiger" in Japanese) modern Asian eatery—already fixture on the North end of Main Street near Chinatown.

September 15, 2016

WEEKENDER | Vancouver Zombiewalk 2016

Vancouver Zombiewalk 2016 | Vancouver Art Gallery

Robson—(September 10, 2016) Droves of the made-up undead gathered once again over the weekend for the annual Vancouver Zombiewalk in front of the entrance to the Vancouver Art Gallery (while the front and usual gathering epicentre is currently under construction) to the fright and delight of many onlookers near Robson Square.

September 12, 2016

CINEMA | Tom Hanks Saves 'Sully'

Tom Hanks Clint Eastwood | Sully

Prolific 86-year-old filmmaker Clint Eastwood continues his streak of taking rich, real-life material and executing with a talented but problematic hand in SullyTom Hanks stars as hero pilot Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger responsible for averting the peril of US Airways Flight 1549 in 2009, dubbed the "Miracle on the Hudson".