By: Sera Akdogan
New on Netflix, Bong Joon-Ho’s latest film Okja reveals the horror of the mass-meat industry in an eye-opening, artistic fashion. The film exposes corporate capitalism for what it really is and makes meat-eaters feel ashamed with the story of two unlikely friends: a young Korean girl named Mija and her loving “super pig,” Okja. Featuring lead Hollywood actors Tilda Swinton, Jake Gyllenhaal, and Paul Dano, Okja is sure to entertain, but also encourages one to think about where their “natural” food actually comes from. Similar to the Planet of the Apes enterprise, Okja will capture your heart and have you rooting for the animals to win. Disclaimer: you will cry. Have a box of tissues ready.
Bard on the Beach
Shakespeare lovers, rejoice! Bard on the Beach is the one thing you can look forward to every summer, regardless of your vacation plans. Set on the picturesque stage of Vanier Park, you can watch fabulously talented actors perform Shakespeare’s finest plays. Big hits this season are Much Ado About Nothing and The Merchant of Venice, but you can’t go wrong with Shakespeare on the beach. Always get tickets early for the best seats, and evening shows are a must, so you can watch the sunset beneath the stage. Have a picnic and eat in the sun beforehand, then purchase drinks before the show! You’ll have a blast, guaranteed.