HEADS UP | The Nine Movies You Need To Catch At VIFF (September 25 – October 10)

HEADS UP | The Nine Movies You Need To Catch At VIFF (September 25 – October 10)

by Chris Mason Stearns | 16 days. 9 screens. 365 films from 70 countries. With so much on offer at this year’s Vancouver International Film Festival, the possibilities can be overwhelming. What to catch? What to skip? Where to start?

SMOKE BREAK #1122 | Wes Anderson From Bikes, Sleds, Planes, Trains, & Automobiles

SMOKE BREAK #1122 | Wes Anderson From Bikes, Sleds, Planes, Trains, & Automobiles

This new supercut by Jaume R. Lloret splices together iconic POV vehicle shots from the following Wes Anderson movies: The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004), The Darjeeling Limited (2007), Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009), Moonrise Kingdom (2012), and The Grand

GOODS | Movies At Market Dinner Series To Launch With Premiere Of “Spinning Plates”

GOODS | Movies At Market Dinner Series To Launch With Premiere Of “Spinning Plates”

The GOODS from Market by Jean-Georges Vancouver, BC | Grab your gourmet popcorn and a seat, and join MARKET by Jean-Georges for a culinary journey with an inspired take on the classic pairing of dinner and a movie. Shangri-La Hotel,

SMOKE BREAK #1100 | Trailer For “Chef” Starring Jon Favreau & Robert Downey Jr.

SMOKE BREAK #1100 | Trailer For “Chef” Starring Jon Favreau & Robert Downey Jr.

Chef, a new comedy about an executive chef’s life and times following a dust-up with a critic, is coming out next month. From the looks of the trailer above, what makes it authentic isn’t Scarlett Johanssen as a hostess, the

DRINKER | A Wine-Soaked Doc Series From The Same People Who Brought Us “SOMM”

DRINKER | A Wine-Soaked Doc Series From The Same People Who Brought Us “SOMM”

by Treve Ring | From the folks who brought us SOMM comes a series of short, evocative vine vignettes, produced in conjunction with The Guild of Sommeliers. Others in the series include Piedmonte and Tuscany, but I was taken by

SWAG | Win Two Tickets To The Advance Screening Of “The Grand Budapest Hotel”

SWAG | Win Two Tickets To The Advance Screening Of “The Grand Budapest Hotel”

We have a bunch of tickets to give away to Vancouver’s advance screening of Wes Anderson’s new film, The Grand Budapest Hotel, on the night of Wednesday, March 12th at International Village Cinema (7pm). The film “recounts the adventures of

SMOKE BREAK #1061 | “Design Is One” Doc On The Lives & Influence Of The Vignellis

SMOKE BREAK #1061 | “Design Is One” Doc On The Lives & Influence Of The Vignellis

One of my favourite “characters” in the 2007 Helvetica typeface documentary was Massimo Vignelli. The Milanese designer came across as confident, opinionated and uncompromising, plus he had a rad sense of personal style and the greatest quote in the whole

VANCOUVER LEXICON | Brollywood

VANCOUVER LEXICON | Brollywood

Brollywood | Nickname/Place | A portmanteau of Hollywood and brolly (umbrella), Brollywood is a reference to both the rainy climate and the large movie industry in Vancouver. Usage | “The X-Files left Brollywood because it was too rainy.”

SMOKE BREAK #1011: The Tech Industry’s Thought Leaders Try To Predict The Future

SMOKE BREAK #1011: The Tech Industry’s Thought Leaders Try To Predict The Future

Curious about the future of interactive design technology? Check out Connecting, a very well put together documentary film by Bassett & Partners. The 18 minute “Connecting” documentary is an exploration of the future of Interaction Design and User Experience from some

HONOUR BOUND: Check Out The “Jiro Dreams Of Sushi” Documentary This Week

HONOUR BOUND: Check Out The “Jiro Dreams Of Sushi” Documentary This Week

The acclaimed documentary, Jiro Dreams of Sushi, is now out in theatres amd if you’re the least bit interested in the art of cooking (or the fetishisation of perfection), you should go see the hell out of it. We know

Smoke Break #865: A Moving Short Film On Humanity’s Divorce From The Natural World

Smoke Break #865: A Moving Short Film On Humanity’s Divorce From The Natural World

Hanna Maria Heidrich, a student at Germany’s Filmakademie Baden- Württemberg, crafted this short but poignant film about humanity’s ever-broadening disconnect with nature (via Laughing Squid).

FILM: Fundraiser For Gavin Froome & Mike Bernard’s “Coast Modern” In Strathcona

FILM: Fundraiser For Gavin Froome & Mike Bernard’s “Coast Modern” In Strathcona

There’s a sweet-sounding fundraiser for a beautiful-looking film on West Coast Modernist Architecture by Gavin Froome and Mike Bernard going down in Strathcona next Thursday night. Footage will be shown, plus there will be the inevitable music, dancing and partying

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