September 22, 2018

CABLE | Feel Like A 'Maniac' on Netflix

"No one sees into your heads but us."
Emma Stone Jonah Hill Cary Fukunaga | Maniac Netflix

True Detective season one auteur Cary Joji Fukunaga directs every episode of the slow burn, ultra-experimental ten-episode Netflix mini-series Maniac starring Superbad co-stars Emma Stone and Jonah Hill. To say it plays as a trippy, surreal ride is certainly an understatement.

September 21, 2018

VIFF 2018 | 'Matangi/Maya/M.I.A.' Makes That Fame

Mathangi Maya Arulpragasam M.I.A. Steve Loveridge | Matangi/Maya/M.I.A. | VIFF 2018

VIFF 2018—Few pop artists have more interesting life stories than the actual music they produce. Britsh-Sri Lankan rapper M.I.A. (aka Mathangi "Maya" Arulpragasam) shows herself to be such a complex, fascinating figure as her documentary Matangi/Maya/M.I.A., titled after her various monikers, reveals plenty of insight into her dynamic personal history in and outside of the spotlight.

September 20, 2018

VIFF 2018 | 'The Sisters Brothers' Shoots Sideways

"We're the Sisters brothers."
John C. Reilly Joaquin Phoenix Jacques Audiard | The Sisters Brothers | VIFF 2018

VIFF 2018—Set in 1851 in the American West during the California Gold Rush and based on Canadian-born author Patrick deWitt's historical novel, French filmmaker Jacques Audiard's adaptation of The Sisters Brothers is slightly surreal, post-modern take on the classic western genre of films. It's an entirely clever and wholly original take on men of the old west for contemporary times.

September 19, 2018

VIFF 2018 | Must See BC – Emile Hirsch 'Freaks' Out

Bruce Dern Zach Lipovsky Adam B. Stein | Freaks' Out | VIFF 2018

VIFF 2018—Shot in Vancouver, filmmakers Zach Lipovsky and Adam B. Stein set their secretive supernatural, sci-fi-tinged thriller, elusively titled Freaks, as a mysterious character drama set almost entirely in a single location.

September 18, 2018

GRUB | Little Juke Fried Chicken x Opening x Davie Street

Little Juke Fried Chicken | Davie Street, West End, Vancouver

Davie Street—(August 28, 2018) The popular Juke Fried Chicken establishment opened up a second, counter-service location dubbed Little Juke Fried Chicken in the thick of the West End toward the tail-end of summer.

September 17, 2018

VIFF 2018 | Must See BC – Flirting with 'The New Romantic'

"I felt like a goddamn lady."
Jessica Barden Hayley Law Carly Stone | The New Romantic | VIFF 2018

VIFF 2018—BC filmmaker Carly Stone's first feature The New Romantic, about a college sex columnist who explores the world of "sugar babies" (or mutually beneficial romantic relationships), comments without judgment on current trends of modern romance (or lack thereof) and impersonal hookup culture.

September 13, 2018

VIFF 2018 | 20 Most Anticipated Films (You Should See)

"Expand the frame."
VIFF 2018 | Vancouver International Film Festival

VIFF 2018—It's almost here. As Hollywood awards season kicks into high gear, fall means Vancouver's two-week-long arthouse film festival is almost upon us. The Vancouver International Film Festival celebrates its 37th year with an expanded focus on all forms of multimedia and cinematic storytelling as they showcase hundreds of local, Canadian, and international films celebrating contemporary world cinema.