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Film Review: Foxcatcher is a Tragicomedy of Desperation

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While most of the buzz is clamouring around Steve Carrell’s transformative role as the aloof and privileged John Du Pont, it’s actually Channing Tatum that anchors Foxcatcher. Bennett Miller uses icy detachment to spin the harrowing saga of the Schultz brothers, Mark (Channing Tatum) and Dave (Mark Ruffalo) who buy into the vision of America and its exceptionalism by millionaire John Du Pont (Steve Carrell). Miller found the story absurdly funny, and that dark humour finds... Read More

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Editor’s Pick: Decadent Shearling Reading Socks

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It’s nippy outside, so I’ve been opting to stay in some nights, curled up with a glass of Pinot and spending hours a little time watching Netflix. The best part is not the binge movie watching or the wine, or even wearing my faded, fourteen year old pajamas. It’s the socks. Cosy, shearling-lined, cable knit socks that keep my toes warm and calves snug. My original pair was gifted at an Indigo holiday media preview, but I’ve indulged in a second pair... Read More

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Gary Taxali Designs for Harry Rosen

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This fall, Harry Rosen introduces a new collection of five special-edition pocket squares designed by acclaimed Canadian artist Gary Taxali.  Gary Taxali is an artist and award-winning illustrator whose work has appeared in Royal Canadian Mint special edition coins, GQ, Esquire and Rolling Stone. He draws influence from vintage comics and advertising art to communicate the comic ironies of pop culture. The artist launched “The Art of Flirtation” by Gary Taxali for... Read More

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VIFF Film Review: Whiplash is a Musical Adrenaline Rush

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Vancouver International Film Festival finished with a bang with Whiplash, an excellent character study of a drummer pushed to the brink by his hardliner teacher. Whiplash poses the eternal question: how much will you sacrifice of yourself to become the greatest? It’s that provocation that fuels the relationship between Andrew (Miles Teller) and Fletcher (J.K. Simmons), who won’t stand for any mediocrity in his showcase competitive band at the Shaffer Musical Conservatory. There’s... Read More

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Jugni Style Fêtes Indian Filmmaker Nagesh Kukunoor

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Not ones to give up the opportunity for a party, we recently celebrated Indian director Nagesh Kukunoor’s film journey with a bit of fun, food and lots of drink in Vancouver. Jugni Style and Indian Summer Arts Society hosted a private dinner for Nagesh Kukunoor, whose film Lakshmi screened at the Vancouver International Film Festival in October. The film looks at child abduction and human trafficking in India, and is inspired by a true story. Arts and culture types gathered... Read More

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Masaba at Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week S/S 2015

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We’re rethinking prints (in a good way) for Spring/Summer 2015 after taking in Masaba Gupta’s collection at Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week. The designer took inspiration from patakhas (firecrackers), which translated into fiery prints and whimsical hairpieces. Masaba, who recently concluded her tenure as creative director at Satya Paul, joined hands with beauty brand Fiama Di Wills for a somewhat strangely-themed collection – the clothes featured embellishments... Read More

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VIFF Film Review: The Riot Club

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The Riot Club is a deliciously dark tale of the upper-class brats at Oxford’s famed “Riot Club.” The film follows them at their annual club dinner as they descend into debauchery and ultra-violence. Based on Laura Wade’s play Posh, the film retains her original bite in its portrait of the unbridled privilege of Riot Club members, who belong to Britain’s illustrious families. The film follows the new recruits: bad seed Alistair (Sam Caflin) and our... Read More

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