Black women deal with a perpetual struggle to be seen. And with that struggle comes how we see ourselves and how we are presented, which manifest differently to each observer. As we fight to wave our empowerment flag, some may see it as a signal to attack or that we are prey, things to be... Continue Reading →
TIFF 2021: Quickening
Image courtesy of TIFF Quickening covers a unique experience within a range of Canadian films documenting children of immigrants growing up in two worlds, and Haya Waseem’s feature debut firmly places itself in this realm. Sheila (Arooj Azeem), the eldest of three children, is a performing arts major at university. Her protective mother, Aliya (Bushra... Continue Reading →
Cinema Throwback: RAW at the Royal
Growing up is difficult for most. Learning who you are, what influences you, and nurture versus nature all factor in developing as a human being. When family secrets and dysfunction come into play, the “coming of age” process becomes much more complicated. Julia Ducournau’s film Raw takes these factors with a female perspective, creating a... Continue Reading →
Shudder Exclusive: Sweet, Sweet Lonely Girl
Shudder consistently offers new and exciting films that surpass all the generic horrors out there. This time, they’ve brought us director and writer A.D. Calvo who takes us back in time to combine a lonely teenage girl, unrequited love, creepy gothic horror, and a retro vibe for his latest film Sweet, Sweet Lonely Girl. Adele... Continue Reading →
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