February 14, 2019

VIEW | A Summer Crush for 'Bernadette' x JFL NorthWest

Sam Straley James Psathas Sarah Jane Murray Sarah Shirkey Johnny Lim James Guyton John Psathas | Bernadette | 2019 JFL Northwest Film Festival

First-time feature filmmaker John Psathas' mid-'90s, coming-of-age comedy takes the usual cues of the well-worn teen movie genre to express a simple story of a summer crush. Bernadette seems initially built on an unrequited infatuation and heartache but almost abandons that idea to take on a more full-blown workplace comedy feel mixed with sports tropes for good measure.

February 11, 2019

SPOTLIGHT | Science of Cocktails 2019 x Science World

Science of Cocktails 2019 | Science World Vancouver

False Creek—(February 7, 2019) The sold-out Science of Cocktails, Science World's fourth annual charitable cocktail fundraiser, continued its strong streak of cocktail fun again in assembling over two-dozen of Vancouver's most talented bartenders and mixologists to entertain its 1,500 attendees in support of the Class Field Trip Program.

February 7, 2019

CINEMA | 'Alita: Battle Angel' Scraps Together Fun

"You're the most advanced weapon ever."
Rosa Salazar James Cameron Robert Rodriguez | Alita: Battle Angel

DIY filmmaker Robert Rodriguez takes on producer/co-writer James Cameron's vision of the future to adapt the Japanese cyberpunk manga created by Yukito Kishiro for a truly imaginative action-adventure. Long in development, Alita: Battle Angel is another dystopic sci-fi fantasy that uses Cameron's trademark sense of world-building and Rodriguez's hard-scrabbled aptitude for visual filmmaking to realize its basic story.

February 6, 2019

CINEMA | 'The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part' Grows Up

Chris Pratt Elizabeth Banks Alison Brie Phil Lord Christopher Miller Mike Mitchell | The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part

Celebrated animation/comedy filmmakers Phil Lord and Christopher Miller return to the toy construction world again as co-writers and producers for their much ballyhooed Warner Animation follow-up. The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part isn't as awesome but is a perfectly suitable super-sequel to their surprisingly inventive original The Lego Movie.

February 5, 2019

VIEW | 'High Flying Bird' Plays Ball on Netflix

"They invented a game on top of the game."
André Holland Zazie Beetz Steven Soderbergh | High Flying Bird Netflix

Prolific filmmaker Steven Soderbergh continues his experimental tricks in the pro basketball lockout drama, High Flying Bird. Shot on an iPhone and set around the antagonistic world of sports managers, it's a searing, incisive look at how athletes are commodified and inventively explores divides in the business world while slyly commenting on the disruptive nature of the current film industry itself.

February 4, 2019

VIEW | Lauren Lapkus Seduces 'The Unicorn'

"Surf's up. We're gonna find our unicorn!"
Lauren Lapkus Nick Rutherford Robert Schwartzman | The Unicorn

Rooney frontman and musician turned indie filmmaker Robert Schwartzman tackles intimate curiosity and long-term relationships in his sex comedy, The Unicorn. Comedians Lauren Lapkus and Nick Rutherford (also a co-writer) star as a bored, long-engaged couple in a rut, Malory and Caleb, who happen upon new sexual situations that fire up their desire for more personal satisfaction.

January 31, 2019

FEAST | Ancora Waterfront Dining x Ambleside x West Van

Ancora Waterfront Dining | Ambleside, West Vancouver

North Shore—(January 23, 2019) Earlier this month, Peruvian-Japanese restaurant Ancora Waterfront Dining and Patio excitingly opened up their second location in the Ambleside district of West Vancouver after the popularity of their first peak spot overlooking False Creek Fisherman's Wharf.