By Benny Streeter
Since 1930, the Oscars have been held with the purpose of judging the quality and merit of film. The Oscars are seen as the most prestigious award in the film world, and yet, the academy that judges the films have shown themselves to be incompetent and unfit for the job. Continue reading And The Oscar Goes To
By Benny Streeter
Quick zoom-in shots of heroes flying by, extreme fight choreography between spartans and dark depictions of a twisted criminal world. These are some of the specialties of director Zack Snyder. Throughout this piece, I’m going to rag on him pretty hard so I felt that I should mention his strengths first.
Continue reading “Don’t Release The Snyder Cut”
By Lauren Olszaniecki
It’s the time of year when approximately one-and-a-half million families across Canada get ready to buy their Christmas tree. The cycle of Christmas trees year after year is a metaphor for the human impact on the environment.
Continue reading Tree Farms are the Reason to Skip the Christmas Tree
By Benny Streeter
When a director or writer is doing a bad job on a film the final product will have obvious cracks. Many important elements of film writing can sometimes seem almost absent in big studio movies, whether it’s the inability to take risks or an overambitious mess of convoluted plot, proper balanced stories can feel like a needle in a haystack when facing the unending wave of mediocre work. The main problem seems to be that so few major studios are capable of knowing what goes into making a good script, and that’s what I’ll be going over here today.
Continue reading “Plot Points”
By Ben King
In a year where hitting a jam packed dance floor can be considered a crime, there has been a recent influx of albums created for that sole purpose. Dua Lipa with Future Nostalgia, Lady Gaga with Chromatica, and Kylie Minogue with the aptly titled Disco, are just a few examples of albums created specifically for the dance floor that have debuted this year alone. While these projects are excellent endeavors, they don’t quite reach the bar Jessie Ware set with her fourth studio album, titled What’s Your Pleasure.
Continue reading “Album Review: Jessie Ware – What’s Your Pleasure?”
By Christina Dinh
Recently, I’ve been getting a lot of Victorious clips recommended to me. They’ve brought me a wave of nostalgia, but hadn’t pushed me to actually revisit the show until I saw a clip from the 2012 episode The Breakfast Bunch – an homage to the movie, The Breakfast Club. I used to be a huge fan of both Victorious and The Breakfast Club. I decided, why not rewatch it? I expected to feel nostalgic and have a few laughs, not to craft an entire analysis on the importance of being critical of the media we consume. Continue reading Victorious, The Breakfast Club & Being Critical
By Noor Rashid
As students, we’ve watched from the sidelines as decision-makers debate the future of education during COVID. Over the summer, everyone was talking about the fate of the 2020-21 academic year. Some students prepared to go to university, while younger public school students waited to hear any information at all.
Continue reading “Two-Tiered Education During a Pandemic”
By Kifi H.
(Art by Maia Fadd)
Are you a feminist? A simple question a lot of people shrug off or bluntly answer no to. Have you ever thought why, though? Why is it that we hear the word “Feminazi” before feminist. For what reason do we see overcorrection and extremism, instead of just an undermined correction? Continue reading “Are You A Feminist?”