July 16, 2018

CINEMA | Bo Burnham Graduates from 'Eighth Grade'

"It's gonna be lit!"
Elsie Fisher Josh Hamilton Bo Burnham | Eighth Grade

YouTuber turned comedian Bo Burnham makes his feature-length directorial debut with a poignant exploration of female adolescence. Newcomer Elsie Fisher stars as a soon to be high schooler unpacking her last days of middle school. Eighth Grade takes one specific point in childhood (à la Boyhood) and explores it thoroughly with some touching, deeply affecting results.

July 12, 2018

GENRE | Lakeith Stanfield Feels 'Sorry to Bother You'

"You don’t talk white enough."
Lakeith Stanfield Boots Riley | Sorry to Bother You

Rapper turned filmmaker Boots Riley, frontman of the leftist Oakland hip-hop crew The Coup, has made a totally original absurdist dark sci-fi comedy grounded in elements of magical realism set in the world of telemarketing. Sorry to Bother You is a boldly batsh*t crazy, sometimes maddening but always ambitious visualization of the exploitative nature of corporate culture.

July 9, 2018

FEAST | Chef's Dinner x Grey Goose Marché x Edible Canada

Grey Goose Vancouver | Edible Canada, Granville Island

Granville Island—(June 25, 2017) Grey Goose Canada's annual summertime dinner and cocktail soirée took place at Edible Canada bistro this time around with a Marché themed affair inspired by the fresh ingredients found at local marketplaces.

July 5, 2018

CINEMA | Documenting Our Visual Heritage – O 'Design Canada'

Greg Durrell | Design Canada

Canadian identity is fascinating in its subtle visual clarity and consistency. Vancouver graphic artist turned filmmaker Greg Durrell uses the minimalist and timeless principles of mid-century graphic design to explore how our country's national symbols developed artistically throughout recent history in his illuminating first documentary film, appropriately titled Design Canada.

July 2, 2018

CINEMA | 'Ant-Man and the Wasp' Magnifies Silly Antics

"Who are you and why do you know so much about car wash protocol?"
Paul Rudd Evangeline Lilly Peyton Reed | Ant-Man and the Wasp

Tune into our audio review of Ant-Man and the Wasp on Episode 172 of the Vertical Viewing Podcast (available on iTunes) where we also discuss the latest in pop culture with regular co-hosts Scott Willson, Jared Sargent, and Michael Lynd. (01:17)

June 28, 2018

CABLE | Feel the 'GLOW' of Season 2 on Netflix

Alison Brie Betty Gilpin Liz Flahive Carly Mensch | GLOW Netflix

The endearingly female friendship focused Netflix series about the titular "Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling" returns. GLOW's second season is a winning complement the first's surprising break out fun as creators/showrunners Liz Flahive and Carly Mensch double down on the 1980s style themes around single women working in unusual and highly male-dominated work environments.

June 27, 2018

FEAST | Origo Club x Opening x Richmond Oval Village

Origo Club | Richmond Oval Village

Richmond—(June 27, 2018) The Lower Mainland's newest dining concept Origo Club, spun off from its Beijing members-only club namesake, combines a few different (very distinct) sensory experiences forming an intriguing upscale triple threat combination: laidback café by day and classic French bistro by night joined by a contemporary Asian art gallery.