September 28, 2023

CINEMA | John David Washington Meets 'The Creator'

"They're not people [...]. It's just programming."
Veronica Ngo Gareth Edwards | The Creator
20th Century Studios / New Regency
Embattled Rogue One director Gareth Edwards makes his largely triumphant return to sci-fi blockbuster filmmaking after a seven-year absence. The Creator is a visually arresting, often technically dazzling original piece of somewhat derivative entertainment.

September 25, 2023

GRUB | Fast Food Italian Style x Monzo Burger x Opening x Granville

Monzo Burger | Kitchen Table Restaurants | Granville Street, Vancouver

Granville—(September 7, 2023) Kitchen Table Restaurants opened its hotly anticipated retro burger joint (their twelfth restaurant) called Monzo Burger (a spin on the word "Manzo"—Italian for "beef") located on the ground floor of the Vancouver House building to much local fanfare by giving away free cheeseburgers to its first thousand customers.

September 21, 2023

VIFF 2023 | ESPN on Public Shaming – 'I'm Just Here for the Riot'

"You have to kinda put yourself in the mindset of 2011."
| I'm Just Here for the Riot | VIFF 2023
Vancouver International Film Festival
VIFF 2023ESPN relives the infamous hockey riots that started after the Vancouver Canucks' devastating game seven home loss in the 2011 NHL Stanley Cup Final. Co-directed by local documentary filmmakers Kathleen S. Jayme (a two-time VIFF Audience Award-winner) and Asia Youngman, I'm Just Here for the Riot dissects public shaming through our city's disobedient history of disapointing hockey losses.

September 18, 2023

VIFF 2023 | 10 Most Anticipated Films (You Should See)

"Vancouver is a city for filmmakers and cinephiles."
VIFF 2023—(September 6, 2023) Get ready for the city's eleven-day arthouse cinematic showcase when the 42nd annual Vancouver International Film Festival kicks off at the end of the month. Choose between all of VIFF's smörgåsbord of multimedia offerings as hundreds of films from across the continent and world are screened in celebration of contemporary cinema.

September 14, 2023

CINEMA | Talking Heads Starts 'Stop Making Sense' x TIFF 2023

"Talking Heads was such a good band."
David Byrne Jonathan Demme | Talking Heads Stop Making Sense | TIFF 2023
Toronto International Film Festival
A24's newly acquired, soon-to-be re-released 1984 seminal Talking Heads live rock documentary directed by the late Jonathan Demme has been gloriously restored in sparkling 4K video optimized for IMAX screens. Long considered "the greatest concert film ever" made, Stop Making Sense's pulsating musical cinematic composition feels as energetic and rhythmically innovative as ever, nearly four decades later.

September 11, 2023

SCREEN | Emilia Clarke Gives Birth to 'The Pod Generation'

Rosalie Craig Sophie Barthes | The Pod Generation
Vertical Entertainment / Photon Films
French-American filmmaker Sophie Barthes travels into the near future for a science fiction romantic comedy starring Emilia Clarke and Chiwetel Ejiofor as prospective parents in The Pod Generation. As the title slightly hints, technology has developed where a woman no longer has to give birth as special egg-like pods can now hatch newborn babies.

September 7, 2023

WANDER | Meet Me in Gastown x Café Kitsuné x Water Street

Meet Me in Gastown | Water Street | Downtown Vancouver

Gastown—(August 31, 2023) On Lst week, several blocks of the historic Water Street were cordoned off to traffic and taken over by pedestrians for the second annual Meet Me in Gastown street festival in celebration of local dining, shopping, and live music.

September 4, 2023

SCREEN | Lily Gladstone Discovers 'The Unknown Country'

"Just kinda floatin'."
Lily Gladstone Morrisa Maltz | The Unknown Country
Music Box Films / Cold Iron Pictures
Acclaimed Native American actress Lily Gladstone (also a co-writer) stars in the moving cross-country road trip indie drama The Unknown Country. Visual artist turned filmmaker Morrisa Maltz crafts an unconventional film telling all the little stories of the lives of strangers you meet along your travels as Gladstone's Tana reconnects with her extended family while mourning the loss of her grandma.

August 31, 2023

CINEMA | 'Bottoms' Empowers A Queer Female Fight Club

"Everyone hates us for being gay, untalented, and ugly."
Havana Rose Liu Kaia Gerber  Emma Seligman | Bottoms
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer / Warner Bros. Pictures
Shiva Baby duo, Toronto-raised director Emma Seligman and star Rachel Sennott, reteam to co-write the hilariously unhinged queer teen sex comedy Bottoms. Inspired by classic high school movies of the past, things go off the rails when Sennott and Ayo Edebiri's loser lesbian classmates and childhood best friends, PJ and Josie, start their own female fight club (under the guise of self-defence) in order to try and hook up with cheerleaders and lose their virginities.