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Chvrches – Synthpop Re-Born

March 7th, 2015  |  by  |  published in FASHION, FILM & MUSIC, FEATURE | Comments Off on Chvrches – Synthpop Re-Born

Chvrches – Synthpop Re-Born

| Last Saturday there was a plan to visit Basho Cafe on Hastings and squat a while. On the way to Basho, a Pallet Coffee Roasters (article coming soon) across the street was noticed and plans to visit there in the future were formed. Plan Basho was scuttled upon realization it be not a place […]

Steven Tanaka Presents: Next Music from Tokyo

February 22nd, 2015  |  by  |  published in FASHION, FILM & MUSIC, FEATURE | Comments Off on Steven Tanaka Presents: Next Music from Tokyo

Steven Tanaka Presents: Next Music from Tokyo

Image Credits – Next Music from Tokyo and Toronto Star | Occasionally I will run searches on things I like that I normally can`t find in Vancouver to see if anything has changed around town. About 2, maybe 3, years ago I searched something like “Japanese band Vancouver.“ What I found: For the past 6 […]

VIFF – Hill of Freedom (Korea)

October 9th, 2014  |  by  |  published in FASHION, FILM & MUSIC, FEATURE | Comments Off on VIFF – Hill of Freedom (Korea)

VIFF – Hill of Freedom (Korea)

I went to the Vancouver International Film Festival (VIFF) recently and saw Hill of Freedom (자유의 언덕) by Korean filmmaker Hong Sang-Soo. A while back I wanted to know more about Hong’s work and asked a friend for a description. “Well…” and then she laughed. I wasn’t sure what that was supposed to mean and […]

Afrinese – A Documentary about Sino-African Relations

September 4th, 2014  |  by  |  published in FASHION, FILM & MUSIC, FEATURE | Comments Off on Afrinese – A Documentary about Sino-African Relations

Afrinese – A Documentary about Sino-African Relations

A couple of Halloweens ago I went to a party and chatted with someone about the upcoming Vancouver Asian Film Festival. We discussed Asian Canadian filmmakers and she mentioned her friend, Bobo Zhao, who was working on a documentary at the time about the growing socio-economic ties between China and Africa. I was immediately interested […]

SCANDAL

September 1st, 2014  |  by  |  published in FASHION, FILM & MUSIC | Comments Off on SCANDAL

SCANDAL

スキャンダル (SCANDAL) is an all-female pop-rock band from Osaka formed in 2006 when the girls were still in high-school. The quartet started out with street performances and weekend shows at Osaka Castle Park. Recognition followed and they were eventually playing clubs around the city. The group has since risen to stardom and their music has […]

Insert Credit (2012)

August 19th, 2014  |  by  |  published in FASHION, FILM & MUSIC, FEATURE | Comments Off on Insert Credit (2012)

Insert Credit (2012)

As the 2014 Vancouver Queer Film Festival rolls on, I wanted to remember Emily Carr alumnus, David Nguyen’s Insert Credit which won 2012’s Gerry Brunet Memorial Award for best short film created by a BC director. Something we have seen in the history of video gaming is a shift towards games that feel like movies. […]

My Interview with Kah-Wai Lim

August 15th, 2014  |  by  |  published in FASHION, FILM & MUSIC, FEATURE | Comments Off on My Interview with Kah-Wai Lim

My Interview with Kah-Wai Lim

A lot of us have day jobs. Most of us don’t care much for them. That doesn’t mean we’re bad workers. We’d just rather be doing something else. It’s always great to learn about people who find a way to do what they want to do. Kah-Wai Lim just happens to be one of these […]

I’m in the Mood for Love (2011)

July 25th, 2014  |  by  |  published in FASHION, FILM & MUSIC, FEATURE | Comments Off on I’m in the Mood for Love (2011)

I’m in the Mood for Love (2011)

The Vancouver Queer Film Festival this year runs August 14-24 and as a lead-up to that, I thought I would remember a film I enjoyed there a while back. I first met Jason Karman at the 2010 festival through film-makers Cal Garingan and Quentin Lee. In 2011, I had the pleasure of seeing his drama […]

MAMM – The Anti-versary

July 23rd, 2014  |  by  |  published in FASHION, FILM & MUSIC, FEATURE | Comments Off on MAMM – The Anti-versary

MAMM – The Anti-versary

In August 2011, Aaron Au of Titlecard Pictures and Kevin Li of Little Ram Media teamed up to take on the Mighty Asian Moviemaking Marathon (MAMM). They won. Although they could have used 10 days, Au and Li only needed 4 to create their script (which was built around their assigned topic “anniversaries”), recruit actors, […]

Review – Fly Me to Minami (2013)

July 21st, 2014  |  by  |  published in FASHION, FILM & MUSIC, FEATURE | Comments Off on Review – Fly Me to Minami (2013)

Review – Fly Me to Minami (2013)

Osaka-based, Chinese-Malaysian writer and director Kah-Wai Lim’s 2013 Fly Me to Minami (Koi suru minami or 恋するミナミ) is a well-executed, fun film with an organized story that leaves behind no loose ends. It looks at the intersecting lives of a fashion magazine editor from Hong Kong, a flight attendant from Seoul, and two men from […]

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