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The Representation Question

Kassia Neckles is in her second year of study at the University of Toronto where she double majors in English and Cinema Studies.  Many of my early-to-mid childhood memories are of my mother and I going to our local Cineplex on Saturdays, a venture more feasible at a time when admission was six dollars, much […]

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In Moonlight, Black Boys Look New

Kassia Neckles is in her second year of study at the University of Toronto where she double majors in English and Cinema Studies.  Barry Jenkins’ 2016 film, Moonlight, is a study in the coalescence of classical and art cinema. The co-existence of these two modes in one film may seem contradictory as “art cinema defines […]

Reduced to Rubble: Examining the Changing Economic Fortunes of China’s Migrant Workers

Christal Cheng is in her second year at the University of Toronto, majoring in International Relations and Economics, minoring in Contemporary Asian Studies. “The whole airplane factory is a huge eyeball, labour is its deepest part.” This poem by Ouyang Jianghe epitomizes the zenith of Chinese socialism where manual labour is praised, and valued. However, […]

Consumer Feminism and Gender Representation in Four More Shots Please

Anna Aksenovich is in her final year at the University of Toronto, majoring in Diaspora and Transnational Studies and minoring in Anthropology and Religion Abstract: In this paper, I will be analyzing ‘Four more shots Please!’, an Indian web TV series on Amazon Prime, with particular attention to the character Umang – self-identified as a […]

The Representation Question

Kassia Neckles is in her second year of study at the University of Toronto where she double majors in English and Cinema Studies.  Many of my early-to-mid childhood memories are of my mother and I going to our local Cineplex on Saturdays, a venture more feasible at a time when admission was six dollars, much […]

Crazy Rich Asians: A Critique and Review

How do rich Asians live? What about crazily rich ones? I’m sure many people have heard of or seen the film, “Crazy Rich Asians,” by now. I had conflicting views about it, and while I did feel represented by the all-Asian cast, I did also have quarrel with the film’s storyline. For instance, I struggled […]

Tassie Cameron of Cameron Pictures Inc.

Written Originally for the Innis Herald Tassie Cameron is the creator of the hit Canadian TV series, Rookie Blue and cofounder of Cameron Pictures Inc. Studying at the University of Toronto Tassie took courses in various disciplines ranging from English to Religion to French. In choosing to enrol in her first Cinema Studies class, her […]

A call with the original ‘Gossip Girl’, Stephanie Savage

Written Originally for the Innis Herald In choosing to enrol in Innis College, the impressive list of accomplished alumni working in the film and television industry assured me that as a youth filmmaker, I would be in an exceptional position. I have since met alumni such as Degrassi creator, Linda Schuyler; Canadian screenwriter Tassie Cameron; […]

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