May 20, 2019

BEERFEST | Loading Dock Party x Storm Brewing x East Van

Storm Brewing | Grandview-Woodland, Vancouver

Grandview-Woodland—(May 20, 2019) Over the holiday long weekend, Storm Brewing brought their local community together for a rainy Victoria Day Loading Dock Party in their East Vancouver neighbourhood at the end of Commercial Drive.

May 16, 2019

CINEMA | 'John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum' Reloads

"Tick tock, Mr. Wick."
Keanu Reeves Chad Stahelski | John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum

I think John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum broke me. Action star Keanu Reeves reteams once again with longtime stuntman turned director Chad Stahelski for another blood-soaked, ultraviolent riff on gun-fu hitman genre flicks. However, the third effort is so unbelievably relentless and punishing despite some truly inventive choreography and stylishly fun direction put to screen.

May 13, 2019

SCREEN | Birthing A 'One Child Nation' x DOXA 2019

DOXA 2019 | Nanfu Wang Jialing Zhang | One Child Nation

China's notorious and sweeping one-child policy (1979-2015) is widely considered to be one of human history's most consequential acts of social engineering—and as such, it's more than deserving of its documentary feature. Co-directors Nanfu Wang (who frequently appears on camera) and Jialing Zhang examine the policy's sordid history within the context of Wang's own personal experiences and family involvement in One Child Nation.

May 9, 2019

KAFFE | Coffee Italian Style x Caffe Di Beppe x Gastown

Caffe Di Beppe | Gastown, Vancouver
caffè mocha
GastownCaffe Di Beppe, the front-facing coffee shop portion of the two-hander space of Di Beppe, has quickly become a charming little cafe destination after replacing over the short-lived Joe Pizza location from the same proprietors behind St. Lawrence and Ask for Luigi, Kitchen Table Restaurants.

May 6, 2019

CINEMA | 'Pokémon Detective Pikachu' Chooses Mystery

Ryan Reynolds Rob Letterman | Pokémon: Detective Pikachu

Based on the popular Nintendo video game franchise, Pokémon Detective Pikachu is a wildly offbeat Who Framed Roger Rabbit meets Blade Runner style CGI live action adaptation that blends so many different influences for a somewhat conventional but imaginatively amusing mystery adventure.

May 2, 2019

CINEMA | Seth Rogen and Charlize Theron Take the 'Long Shot'

Seth Rogen Charlize Theron Jonathan Levine | Long Shot

Seth Rogen and Charlize Theron star as an unlikely pairing in director Jonathan Levine's latest romantic comedy, Long Shot. It's a somewhat half-baked political satire meets mostly endearing Pretty Woman in reverse style story thanks to the talent and chemistry of its leads.

April 25, 2019

CINEMA | Into the Future – 'Avengers: Endgame' Over

"I am inevitable."
Brie Larson Scarlett Johansson Don Cheadle Chris Hemsworth Chris Evans Anthony and Joe Russo | Iron Man | Marvel's Avengers: Endgame

Marvel Studios' de facto ending to their sprawling twenty-one film spanning Infinity Saga storyline feels like such a satisfying conclusion and resolution to Infinity War that surprisingly deals with the nature of parenthood. For Avengers: Endgame, directors Anthony and Joe Russo have assembled possibly the most movie ever and definitely the most Marvel of movies yet.

April 22, 2019

GENRE | Elisabeth Moss Destroys 'Her Smell'

Elisabeth Moss Alex Ross Perry | Her Smell

Prolific indie filmmaker Alex Ross Perry has crafted a boldly audacious pseudo musical biopic starring a towering Elisabeth Moss (in their third collaboration) as fictional rock star Becky Somebody. Not unlike Steve Jobs, Her Smell unfolds over several distinct, highly dramatic events across a decade in the life of its self-destructive, narcissistic subject for a truly theatrical (somewhat claustrophobic) drama.