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A Dangerous Game (U.K.) To borrow a phrase from Waylon Smithers, Donald Trump achieves cartoonish levels of supervillainy in this sequel to You’ve Been Trumped. (And his morally...
The Well (USA) Cormac McCarthy took all the fun out of post-civilization fantasy fiction. Director Tom Hammock makes a game effort at putting it back with this bloody, faux-...
While everybody else in the city is turning into a back-to-nature hairball, lysergic psychonaut, or avant-garde laptop jockey, the Vicious Cycles remain endearingly loyal to three...
With its debut LP, No Bad Days, BESTiE managed to pair the happiest postpunk Afro-groove hybrid we’ve heard in these parts for a while (if ever) with the goofiest cover art in...
At Rogers Arena on Tuesday (September 9) With his increasingly rare live appearances in Vancouver, an air of expectation hung over Straight music chief Mike Usinger’s performance...
Of course it only takes a few minutes before we’re discussing Tonto’s Expanding Head Band. “They made a couple of records in the early ’70s,” begins Jeremy Schmidt, moving through...
When it was built in the mid ’80s, the geodesic dome that these days houses Science World provided a vision of the future loaded with an instant touch of nostalgia. This tension...
With his Oscar-winning Dallas Buyer’s Club still fresh in our minds, the Vancouver International Film Festival has scored Quebecois director Jean-Marc Vallée’s latest, Wild, for...
He’s the missing link between Thin Lizzy and the Sex Pistols, Scott Walker and glam rock, and the former teen star who tried, along with his Live Aid partner Bob Gel­dof, to feed...
Among his other accomplishments—writer, director, actor, Marc Jacobs model—Matthew Gray Gubler makes a fantastic idiot. “You have to kind of cut off your peripheral vision when...

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