Category Reviews

Movie Review: X-Men: Days of Future Past, a most excellent film

Days of Future Past is the story of a human horror frog who’s as immortal as his sideburns are long getting sent back in time to prevent the cunning Tyrion Lannister from being assassinated by a jaundice eyed woman in a blue bodysuit. The movie is chock full of everything the public expects of a […]

Movie Review: The Amazing Spiderman 2: The Revengening

Superhero movies are common fare for moviegoers during the summer blockbuster season, and for good reason. They promise equal dollops of action, romance, and one liners. In an era of twerking, anthrax, and casual racism, they are one of the few things you can count on these days, and Peter Parker delivers. We watch Spidey […]

Public art in Edmonton: Winston Churchill

South of City Hall is Churchill Square. Flanked by theatres, galleries and cafes, it is a place that blossoms like a concrete flower in the summertime. Food trucks, buskers, and even ping pong tables host businessmen and bohemians alike. The square is named after Sir Winston Churchill, the man who saw the U.K through some […]

Restaurant review: 7-11

When one thinks of fine dining they imagine strict dress codes, weasel lipped francophone waiters, and prices so high they would make Alison Redford puke in terror. But that was the trend of old. Across the city, enterprising chefs are opening restaurants where you can enjoy artisanal fare at affordable prices. Diners no longer have […]

Movie Review: The Grand Budapest Hotel

Master of horror and carnage Wes Anderson’s latest, The Grand Budapest Hotel, tells the story of an odorous gerontophile working at a luxurious hotel who callously steals priceless works of art, and the bloodshed that follows. Characters are beheaded, shot, stabbed, and mutilated with vigour as we follow hotel concierge Gustave H and his mentee […]

The atrocious upset of the 2014 Academy Awards

The night of Sunday March 2nd saw the rare opportunity for famous millionaires to give each other golden statues. The statues, known as “Oscars”, are miniature reproductions of the shining golems that stand watch over a hobnobbing creative aristocracy as they sun themselves like reptiles under camera flashes. Being awarded one indicates that your art […]

Movie review: Lego

When watching a film, occasionally the preceding trailers actually outshine the feature. If not only for sheer volume of the former, the movie I saw falls into this category. The teasers themselves started out predictably for a children’s movie. Mr. Peabody and Sherman presents a historiographic rumination on determinism as presented by an anthropomorphic canine […]