Wednesday Wine Reviews by @Sam_WineTeacher

  2015 Syrah-Viognier Hester Creek Oliver, BC $25.99 Garnet/black with deep intensity.  An inviting nose of dark fruit, cocoa, earth, white pepper and vanilla. Good balance with soft ripe tannins.  The flavours mirror the nose followed by a medium-plus finish.   2018 Rosé Vanessa Vineyards Cawston, BC $24.99 Take a sip and you’ll think you’ve … Read more Wednesday Wine Reviews by @Sam_WineTeacher

Vancouver International Film Festival – 2019 – “Cranks” a review

The film, shot in black and white, uses many local actors to achieve the ‘80’s look. Everyone is always listening to the radio and sometimes the movie audience sees actual “crank” letters superimposed with the action on the screen.

Vancouver International Film Festival 2019 “We Are Not Princesses” – a review

“We Are Not Princesses”, an NFB documentary dedicated “to all displaced persons”, offers an unflinching opportunity to see into the lives of a group of women from Syria.

Vancouver International Film Festival presents “Scheme Birds” – a review

“Scheme Birds” is a beautifully crafted film. The intimacy with which Gemma allows her life to be shared is powerful; viewers feel what she feels and hope along with her that the next chapters of her life bring her the fulfillment she deserves.

Bard on the Beach celebrates 30 years with the fast-paced and festive Shakespeare in Love.

Now, I am one who loves to study Shakespeare.  But in truth, very little is known about the artistic life of the Bard and the evolution of his literary genius.  Shakespeare in Love (originally a movie by Marc Norman and Tom Stoppard) captured the imagination of audiences everywhere in 1998.