Tag: review

Review: Thundercat Leaves Montreal Love-“Drunk”

At precisely 10:15pm yesterday evening, Thundercat took the stage at Montreal’s Société des arts technologiques for what was soon to be an unforgettable evening. This was my third time seeing the Brainfeeder bassist live. The first two were held at far more intimate venues (read my review of the second show here). There is a lack of intimacy, but it is also nice… Read more →

Review: Snoop Dogg’s “Coolaid” Goes Sour with Latest Album

In a now-infamous clip from a 2014 interview with G-Unit, Snoop Dogg expresses his disapproval of every rapper nowadays biting the Migos-originated “Limerick Flow”: Two years later, it appears as if Snoop has found himself on the other side of the fence: Using flows and subject matter out of his reach in hopes of maintaining relevance on his latest LP, Coolaid.… Read more →

Review: “Hail, Caesar!” is Back to Bizarre for the Coen Brothers

Throughout their 31 years making films, Joel and Ethan Coen have created a reputation of being completely unpredictable with their choice of projects. However, with whatever they tackle, one thing is certain: high quality work ensures (yes, we’ve got love for The Ladykillers). The brothers’ latest feature, Hail, Caesar! is no exception to this rule. Set Hollywood in the1950s Hail, Caesar! follows the story of Eddie Mannix… Read more →

MRCY Festival Performances, Graded

This past weekend in Laval, the second edition of the Evenko organized MRCY Festival took place. Conveniently situated in the parking lot of the city’s Collège Montmorency, the event served as a concluding event for Quebec’s festival season, brought to us from the same people who organize Osheaga, HEAVY Montreal and Ile Soniq. The lineup featured an impressive lineup of Indie… Read more →

TIFF 2015: “Youth” Is Yet Another Masterpiece for Paolo Sorrentino

After hearing that Youth would be playing at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival, I made it my duty to get my hands on tickets to its premiere. As if the impressive cast featuring Michael Cane, Harvey Keitel, Paul Dano and Jane Fondo helmed together under the creative watch of director Paolo Sorrentino wasn’t enough to grasp my attention, the trailer… Read more →

TIFF 2015: “Sicario” Finds Emily Blunt Delivering Her Greatest Performance to Date

This past weekend, I had the privilege to attend the 40th edition of the Toronto International Film Festival. Among our most anticipated films to see stood Sicario, the latest feature by Quebec-born director Denis Villeneuve. Sicario serves as the first attempt at an action feature for Villeneuve, whose previous efforts such as Prisoners and Enemy debuted at the 2013 edition… Read more →

That Time I Deep Throated Eric Andre’s Mircophone

Upon receiving media accreditation for this year’s Just For Laughs festival in Montreal, I made a personal goal for myself: Secure an interview with the person I was most excited to see, Eric Andre. Eric is well known for his roles on hit sitcoms 2 Broke Girls and Man Seeking Woman, along with serving as host on his Adult Swim cult smash, The Eric… Read more →

Just For Laughs 2015: “Weird Al” Yankovic Sweeps Crowd With Free Show

It’s a rainy Tuesday night in downtown Montreal. Not just drizzle but rather chaotic downpour. As I make my way to Just For Laughs’ outdoor Videotron Stage, I am getting absolutely drenched. Perhaps I would have just stayed inside if it were any other night, but there is something special about this particular day: childhood hero and pop-culture phenomenon “Weird… Read more →

Review: A-Trak Returns to Montreal in Full Form for Fool’s Gold Homecoming

I arrive inside the busy St-Laurent parking lot around 6:45, just in time to see Stwo take the stage. However, as much as I enjoy the French producer, he is not the reason I am here on this particular evening. Late last month, Fool’s Gold Records announced a homecoming show, which would serve as Montreal’s own A-Trak’s return to his… Read more →

Exploring the Rewards of Raekwon’s “The Purple Tape Files” Crowdfuner

After announcing a new documentary at the Sundance Film Festival in Utah earlier this year, it seems as if Raekwon is finally gearing up to put his plan in action. Today, the Chef launched a FanBacked campaign in support of his upcoming documentary, The Purple Tape Files. The film features an in-depth exploration at Raekwon’s universally acclaimed debut album, Only Built 4… Read more →