Film

2.1

Review: ‘Hostiles’

Writer and director Scott Cooper’s Hostiles isn’t one of the worst films ever made, but it’s one of the worst kinds of films: a self-important, plodding, and basic diatribe about the negative impact of Colonialism that’s too wrapped up in its own sense of personal accomplishment and air of ennui that it doesn’t realize how it’s conforming to negative stereotypes instead of subverting them.
3.3

Review: ‘In the Fade’

The winner of this year’s Golden Globe Award for Best Foreign Language Film and Germany’s official selection for this year’s Oscars, In the Fade deserves more credit for the direction of Fatih Akin and a commanding, empathetic performance from Diane Kruger than the film as warrants as a whole.

Television

Food & Style

Vijaya Selvaraju

Vijaya Selvaraju and Quaker’s Warm Welcome

Food expert and YouTuber Vijaya Selvaraju is lending her voice, and her cooking skills, to Quaker's Warm Welcome program that supports newcomers to Canada with winter coats. When newcomers arrive in Canada they're not always prepared for the cold winter months, and this year Quaker will donate money from the purchase of specially marked boxes of Quaker products to buy coats for new Canadians.

Technology & Gadgets

Piper Computer Kit

5 gift ideas for kids | 2017 Holiday Gift Guide

The holidays are nearly here, and if you need a few special gift ideas for the children in your life, I've got five gift ideas for kids that will bring a smile to their faces. My top kid-themed gift ideas, that I've also tried and reviewed here, include Barbie, Imaginext, Piper, Blockitecture, and a book by Hannah Alper.

Travel

Fogo Island Inn

Newfoundland in the Ford Edge | St. John’s to Fogo Island Inn

Canada is breathtaking. From coast to coast to coast, and along the border, Canada is a place of discovery, and even for those of us who live here, there are new adventures around every corner. In the fall, my family and I had a trip of a lifetime when we drove a 2017 Ford Edge from St. John's, Newfoundland to the stunning Fogo Island, and stayed at the Fogo Island Inn.

Music