Film

3.4

Review: the documentary ‘Restless Creature: Wendy Whelan’

A famous, but aging and injury plagued ballerina struggles with obsolescence in Linda Saffire and Adam Schlesinger’s observational and complex documentary Restless Creature: Wendy Whelan. Following a titular subject who says she once told people she would rather die than live in a world where she couldn’t dance, Restless Creature: Wendy Whelan simultaneously functions as comeback story, a loving ode to a career well spent, and a character study of a professional determined to go out on her own terms.
2.0

Review: ‘The Black Prince,’ starring Satinder Sartaaj

The historical biopic The Black Prince is trying to do something admirable and heartfelt, but writer director Kavi Raz stumbles when trying to make a good film out of its rich source material. Sloppily directed, incoherently paced, but bearing the seeds and beats of something that could have been a sweeping and moving epic, The Black Prince is a low-budget dud that earns a lot of points for having its heart firmly in the right place, but has little else to recommend it.

Television

The Wild Summer of Wynonna Earp’s Varun Saranga

Actor Varun Saranga is having the busiest summer of his professional life this year, and he’s relishing every moment of it. The Scarborough, Ontario native recently joined the ensemble cast of the SyFy and Space original series Wynonna Earp (airing on Fridays at 10pm) for the second season, and it was recently announced this past weekend that it would be returning for a third next year. But for the already veteran performer and emerging filmmaker, Wynonna Earp and his groundbreaking character on the show are only the start of the new whirlwind phase of his career.
GLOW on Netflix

Amplify: Netflix celebrates women, together

Change is empowering women--from the Women's Marches in the United States, and female mentorship programs like Sheryl Sandberg’s #LeanInTogether--and on television Netflix has been a strong supporter of bringing women together, and to the forefront of their own stories.

Food & Style

Technology & Gadgets

Ford Moto Dreams

Ford unveils Max Motor Dreams concept crib

Parents have been there time and again: it's bed time and your little one just won't fall asleep, but when they're in the car, they seem to be able to fall asleep almost instantly. Some parents may resort to driving their wee ones around to get them to sleep, but Ford has unveiled a concept crib that may make bed time even easier.

Travel

The Hotel Saskatchewan in Regina

Regina’s historic and regal Hotel Saskatchewan

Historic hotels are doorways into a city, where you not only peer into the past and future, but live a part of the story the city has to share. Across Canada, some of the most incredible stories and spaces started with the stunning Canadian Pacific Railway hotels that were opened in the years following Confederation, like Regina's Hotel Saskatchewan.
Mama Shelter cafe and bar

Mama Shelter Los Angeles with Hamilton Watches

Often my discoveries of cool new hotels come as a part of a larger or much different purpose for my actually being there. Sometimes a cool interview with an actor or director brings me to their favourite hotels which then gives me the opportunity to explore and develop an appreciation for that hotel independently and sometimes it is a special occasion that is either specific to the hotel or specifically related to the hotel.

Music

Iduna

Video premiere: Iduna’s “Strike The Set”

Toronto's Iduna want to bring back the alternative rock that they grew up on in the 90s. For the mindful, alternative quartet, growing up on Toronto's festivals and music venues inspired them to follow their influences and deliver a mix of heavy, soulful, and high energy rock and roll.