The Flood – A Nuanced Story of Seeking Refuge

Yazmeen Kanji is the Founder and Creative Director of Films With A Cause. She has graduated from the University of Toronto, studying Peace, Conflict and Justice Studies at the Munk School of Global Affairs, Equity Studies and Cinema Studies. Having Read more…


Class, Education, and Culture in Irrfan Khan’s Cinematic India – An Examination of Hindi Medium & Angrezi Medium

Anvesh Jain is a rising senior at the University of Toronto, pursuing a specialist degree in International Relations. His work has been featured by the NATO Association of Canada, the Mackenzie Institute, the Literary Review of Canada, and the Synergy Read more…


‘A Woman Under the Influence’ – The Power of Female Leads

Hooria Mohammad is in her second year of study at the University of Toronto where she double majors in Earth and Environmental Systems and Political Science, with a minor in Cinema Studies. John Cassavetes’ vehement, audacious, and unique filmmaking has Read more…


Issues of Representation and Change in “Mrs. America”

Robyn Bacon is a recent Cinema Studies undergraduate from the University of Toronto. Her interests include feminist film, comedy, and horror film. Robyn hopes to become a screenwriter or open up her own production company. Robyn aims to and write Read more…


Why Ramy’s Idiosyncratic Storytelling is More than just Muslim Representation on Screen.

Hooria Mohammad is in her second year of study at the University of Toronto where she double majors in Earth and Environmental Systems and Political Science, with a minor in Cinema Studies. Ramy Yousef’s vehement, audacious, and unique Hulu series Read more…


If Only I Had Died First… – Reviewing ‘After Life’

Shiven Kumar: Shiven can often be found either binge-watching or binge-reading his favourites time and time again. A management student with a love for writing, he can turn the conversation on its tail with his out of the world thought process. Read more…


‘The Farewell’ – A Culturally Significant Rarity in Western Cinema

Jasmine Ryu Won Kang is an incoming second-year student at the University of Toronto, majoring in biochemistry and immunology. It indeed comes somewhat as a surprise that a film spoken predominantly in Chinese garnered an overwhelming wave of support and Read more…


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 Read more…


Reduced to Rubble: A Reflection on Jia Zhangke’s ’24 City’

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 Read more…


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 Read more…