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#TIFF '17 | Coralie Fargeat's REVENGE

Soaking the perennial rape/revenge thriller in a strikingly hypnotic style, writer-director Coralie Fargeat's compelling feature debut reframes the genre's typical proclivities with a gaze that scrutinizes male bodies and foregrounds its protagonist's transformation into a hardened vehicle of vengeance. It's a potent gambit, and one that permits its upsetting premise to assume a wry sense of humour as it careens towards a cathartic climax of outrageously bloody retribution and a rather practical use of Saran Wrap.
Evoking Kubrick's Lolita, Jen (Matilda Lutz), arrives at a remote desert villa with her millionaire Adonis boy toy (Kevin Jannsens) for a weekend of romantic (and illicit) frivolity. Things go south quickly when her lover's unseemly hunting pals show up and make inappropriate advances that escalate into an outright assault. The men quickly try to sweep their attack under the rug, but Jen won't have it and, well… hell hath no fury....
Photographed wi…

.@MenaceGotBeats feat. .@Trinidadjamesgg & .@kingchip - "Kyrie" (Prod. by Menace) (Billboard Premiere)

Menace feat. Trinidad Jame$ & King Chip - "Kyrie" (Prod. by Menace) (Billboard Premiere)  This is Menace's first project which he is working on and wants a cool record that he had complete control over from the lyrics to the beat. This record came to life while in the studio in L.A with Trinidad Jame$. Menace was playing some beats and when this one came on Jame$ told him to load it up, he said "This is the one". It was around NBA playoffs and the Cavs were playing the Warriors on the big screen in the studio and Kyrie did a crazy move and Trinidad got the hook from it. Saying "I feel like I'm Kyrie you can't check me". So Menace just sat on the the record for a while and two weeks ago he turned on sports center and Kyrie is the talk of the town with his trade to the Celtics. So it was only right he releases the record now with all this Kyrie hype. Menace is currently working on some records with Nines who is one of U.K's biggest artis…

#HotNicaNights in Toronto // .@flordecana - Photo Recap

HotNicaNights in Toronto
What: Flor de Caña Rum Fire & Ice Party When: Wednesday, August 16th from 6 p.m. to midnight Where: Cabana Pool Bar, 11 Polson St. This hot summer party experience with an ice volcano luge, award-winning 18-year-old rum served straight from the barrel, mesmerizing fire dancers, delicious cocktails and Nicaraguan-inspired fare. #HotNicaNights. Thank you to Cait for the invite, it was definitely a night to remember...




Thank You Nikki for being part of this project....
"FINEST"






UK it girl, .@IzzyBizu performs with Coldplay's Chris Martin at intimate show

UK it girl, Izzy Bizuperforms with Coldplay's Chris Martin at intimate show at The Wynwood Yard, Miami  photo credit: FujiFilmGirl / Andrea Lorena
British artist, Izzy Bizu performed a stripped back acoustic set at The Wynwood Yard Miami last night, with a special impromptu appearance from Coldplay's Chris Martin.  The two performed a track together in front of a packed out crowd who had gathered for the venue's Reggae Sundays event.
Izzy Bizu, who has been supporting Coldplay on their stadium tour this summer, took to social media last night to express her thanks to Chris Martin, expressing that the show was "extra special," and sharing photos across her Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Izzy Bizu's tour with Coldplay includes a performance in Miami at Hard Rock Stadium tonight.
From South West London, the 22 year old artist was selected as 2016 Brits Critics Choice finalist, The BBC’s Introducing Artist of the Year 2016 and chosen as the voice of the 2016 Euros w…

#TIFF '17 | BOOM FOR REAL: THE LATE TEENAGE YEARS OF JEAN-MICHEL BASQUIAT

TIFF '17 | BOOM FOR REAL: THE LATE TEENAGE YEARS OF JEAN-MICHEL BASQUIAT (TIFF Docs) Directed by Sara Driver (Acquisition Title/ ICM Partners)

A look at Jean-Michel Basquiat's life pre-fame, and how New York City, the times, the people and the movements around him formed the artist he became, BOOM FOR REAL weaves the story of Jean-Michel and the city with never before seen works, writings and photographs.  Director Sara Driver worked closely and collaboratively with her friends and other artists who emerged from that scene: Nan Goldin, Jim Jarmusch, James Nares, Fab Five Freddy, Lee Quinones, Luc Sante and many others.  As they participated in the film with their thoughts, period film footage, music, images, and anecdotes of their young friend, they helped visually tell the story of Jean-Michel’s downtown NYC --pre Aids, President Reagan, the real estate and art boom, and before anyone was motivated by money and ambition. The definition of fame, success and power were very differ…

David Gyasi in PANIC | Available on VOD 8.29, Watch the Trailer Here

David Gyasi in PANIC | Available on VOD 8.29,  Watch the Trailer Here 
Music journalist Andrew Deeley (David Gyasi) lives in a high-rise tower block, cut off from the world, psychologically scarred after a vicious street attack. He spends his evenings watching his neighbours and becomes infatuated with Kem, a beautiful young Chinese woman.

When Amy, a married woman he meets online, witnesses Kem’s kidnapping, Deeley tries and fails to get the police involved. He is left with no choice but to try and find Kem himself, fighting his own anxieties as he strives to find someone whom the world is happy to forget. Armed with only an Oyster card and a hammer, Deeley spirals into the heart of the Chinese Triad underworld. Hoping for a fresh start with the elusive Amy, Deely puts his life on the line as he fights to save Kem.

Shot on location in East London over three weeks, the film captures the raw, gritty energy of the city, and features a brooding, charismatic performance by t…

Filson Store Launch Preview in Toronto // .@Filson (Photo Recap)

We were at Filson's first retail location in Toronto last week, on Wednesday, August 16th (694 QUEEN ST. W). // @filson1897
Established in Seattle in 1897 to outfit prospectors headed for the Yukon, the company's 120-year legacy is built upon its reputation for honesty, quality and durability. The Filson product offering includes menswear, womenswear, luggage and accessories.
The evening was filled with feature drinks by neighbour Bar Chef, camp-inspired canapés by local chef Nathan Middleton, and live music by Old Man Grant Photo Credit: MrDamionSingh  FADED4U Filson















.@BAREGYAL END OF SUMMER SOUNDCLASH

BAREGYAL: END OF SUMMER SOUNDCLASH  BAREGYAL: SOUNDCLASH

THE OFFICIAL CELEBRATION OF WOMXN OF COLOUR IN TORONTO! 

BE OPEN. BE WILD. BE FREE.Sunday, September 3rd 2017
Phoenix Concert Theatre
410 Sherbourne St.
Doors Open at 10:00 P.M.
19+ | ID REQUIRED
PROTECT, RESPECT + SUPPORT ALL WOMXN OF COLOUR! NO MISOGYNY. NO HOMOPHOBIA. NO TRANSPHOBIA. NO HATE.
LOVE ONLY.
BAREGYAL is a safer space. 
We encourage PEACE + to embrace your differences.
*For Non-Binary + Queer-identifying friends, message within for our code word to alert security.* ​For accessibility information please contact info@thephoenixconcerttheatre.com 
SELECTORS: LISSA MONET JAYEMKAYEM
CROSSOVER
DRE NGOZI


HOSTS: TIKA THE CREATOR HERAPATRA AMILLIONMINDS


Creative Direction: GXXRLS

EARLYBIRD TICKETS ON SALE AT WWW.BAREGYAL.CA - $10

ADVANCED TICKETS:
$15

MORE AT THE DOOR.

THIS WILL SELL OUT! BAREGYAL: CARIBANA 2017 RECAP from Baregyal Toronto on Vimeo.

.@IAMBYNOE 'Rock' featuring .@ChinxMusic is available NOW!!!!

The process of artistic creation is one that does not involve thinking, but often channeling.
BYNOE is releasing the first single titled “ROCK” from his third studio project, “Sweet Sight For Sour Eyes”.
In the 4 min track, Bynoe tells a story of a determined man struggling with everyday life and struggles during, and after incarceration.
The track features, the late rapper Chinx vocally sketching and shaping a hook of hopefulness, all from mental confinement.
​​​​Be sure to check back for the visual release for this track plus more in the weeks to come at IAMBYNOE.COM


Puerto Vallarta Offers Last Summer’s Hoorah During Labor Day // .@PuertoVallarta

PUERTO VALLARTA OFFERS LAST SUMMER’S HOORAH DURING LABOR DAY
Labor Day signals the end of the summer travel season, but it also offers the opportunity for one last summer getaway before school starts and the work pace picks up again. With direct nonstop flights from cities across the United States and Canada and an impressive array of activities and a favorable exchange rate, Puerto Vallarta is an ideal location for all travelers seeking a last-minute getaway at great prices.

Puerto Vallarta has partnered with local hotels and airlines to provide the best last-minute deals, for more information and to book a trip, visit www.visitpuertovallarta.com.


FAMILY ADVENTURE
Puerto Vallarta is one of Mexico’s top family destinations and ideal for all types of family trips, from multi-generational to single parent visits. The city offers a myriad of outdoor activities that can turn a visit to Puerto Vallarta into a fun-filled packed adventure – from water sports to swimming with dolphins and rele…

NAV, Metro Boomin - Perfect Timing (Intro) // .@BeatsByNav + .@MetroBoomin

Collab Album Features A Slew of Guest Stars Including Gucci Mane, 21 Savage, Lil Uzi Vert & More! 
NAV & Metro Boomin release their highly-anticipated project Perfect Timing. The album, released via XO/Boominati Worldwide/Republic Records, is available on all digital streaming platforms – to purchase/stream the album CLICK HERE. In celebration of the release, Nav and Metro have also dropped the music video for the title track, “Perfect Timing” – WATCH HERE. For a full track listing of Perfect Timing, please see below.
The album was born out of the two artists mutual admiration for each other’s skills behind the mixing board, having previously worked on NAV’s viral hit “Up,” (featured on NAV’s self-titled debut mixtape). Perfect Timing includes tracks produced by NAV and Metro Boomin both collaboratively and separately. The pair teased two tracks off the project  last week - “Perfect Timing” and “Call Me” - in anticipation of the release which has garnered attention from the lik…

BOY SMELLS Announces NEW ADDITIONS

BOY SMELLS VOTIVE SET - KUSH, ASH, and CEDAR STACK
the original three smells from BOY SMELLS
Neutral coconut and beeswax blended candles with a braided cotton wick, in a glossy black glass tumbler. Comes in an embossed matte pink carton. Manufactured in Los Angeles, California. 3oz per votive candle.  RETAIL PRICE - $42.00  AVAILABLE starting October 15, 2017, www.BOYSMELLS.com


CINDEROSE
rose, tuberose, oakmoss, and smoke
Inspired by the floral photographs of Gregory Crewdson, the newest scent Cinderose exposes the sinister side of the familiar. Notes of rose, orange blossom, and jasmine are mixed with smoke, cedar, and birch tar to create a scent that is both beautiful and troubling.
Neutral coconut and beeswax blended candles with a braided cotton wick, in a glossy black glass tumbler. Comes in an embossed matte pink carton. Manufactured in Los Angeles, California. 8.8oz per candle.
RETAIL PRICE - $29.00
AVAILABLE starting October 15, 2017, www.BOYSMELLS.com
BOY SMELLS VOTIVE SET - KUSH, …

HMPL JEAN // .@bbcicecream

FALL '17 DELIVERY I Tied rope beltDistressed featuresTied bandana on left leg Patches on right leg Helmet head on the rivetsStar design elements on the pant legsMantra phrases embroidered and printed Tonal helmet on the back pocket; top corner 100% CottonImported
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