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A white guy’s take on whitewashing Death Note

As a straight, white male — also arguably known as mainstream media’s favourite demographic — I’ve never had trouble feeling represented. But an upcoming whitewashed series made me stop and think twice about how I might see myself if the imagining was all up to me.Continue...

A tale as old as time, not quite retold

There’s no disputing that Disney’s 2017 live action Beauty and the Beast is beautifully crafted. The costumes, sets, music and cinematography are so detailed, it’s sometimes difficult to know where to look.Continue...

The Best Netflix Shows to Binge-Watch Based on Your Workload

Binge-watching is one of the greatest joys that life has to offer, however, if you feel you’re floundering to fit in some much-needed TV-time on top of all your homework, or if you have more time than you know what to do with, don’t fear.Continue...

Lacing up for the Conservative race

Ever since Stephen Harper’s defeat in the 2015 federal election, the question of who’ll be the most the effective leader for the Conservative Party in the Trudeau era has been on the minds of Canadians on all ends of the political spectrum.Continue...

Abstract: The Art of Design

I don’t know about you guys, but sometimes TV can stress me out. I get nervous about who’ll come out on top in Scandal, or who’ll get solitary confinement on Orange Is the New Black, or who’ll survive Game of Thrones — just kidding, no one survives.Continue...

Reviewing the Nominees

To conclude my Best Picture journey, I watched the remaining four films, all seemingly on separate ends of the Hollywood spectrum: Hell or High Water, Hacksaw Ridge, Hidden Figures, and Moonlight.Continue...

During Black History Month, other communities of colour can join in solidarity

Every person of colour is affected by systems of racism and oppression, but not all of us are affected by racism in the same way.Continue...

I can't believe you haven't seen that: Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon

What do you consider a classic film? Is it in black and white? Has it won multiple prestigious awards? Does it often feel like a chore to select it when browsing through Netflix?Continue...

Watching the nominees: La La Land and Fences

My favourite thing about movies is that when you look closely, you can see the combined hopes and fears of the people who made the film.Continue...

You are the company you keep

June 2016 — Trump Tower. A lightning bolt flashes over the New York skyline as a small hand pens a contract.Continue...

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