Women in Film and Media: Navigating a Post-Weinstein Era

On January 23rd, the Department of Cinema and Media Arts in the School of the Arts, Media, Performance & Design at York University hosted an industry panel to discuss the issue of sexual harassment and its impact within the Canadian film and television industries. The panel entitled, ‚ÄúCulture Shift: Gender and Diversity in the Film…

In Honour of Earth Day: A Look at Eco-Horror

Today is ūüĆŹ¬†Earth Day (April 22), and in honour of the largest environmental event in the world, I’m sharing a list of my favourite¬†eco-horror films. What better way to spread eco-awareness than to shock yourself with images of Mother Nature rising up against disrespectful humans and at times aggressively¬†seeking retribution for the¬†unwelcome manipulation of the…

Book Review: “I’m Thinking of Ending Things”

The Book: ¬†I‚Äôm Thinking of Ending Things by Iain Reid The colder months are perfect for curling up with a good book, something intriguing for company when we are driven indoors by the early darkness and dreary weather. Local author Iain Reid‚Äôs debut novel, I‚Äôm thinking of ending things, is an unsettling psychological thriller that…

Book Launch: The Canadian Horror Film

The Canadian Horror Film: Terror of the Soul Date: Saturday, October 24, 2015 Time: 9:00pm Location: TIFF Bell Lightbox, Toronto ON Book signing and introduction, followed by a special¬†screening of the digitally restored film,¬†The Mask¬†(Dir.Julian Roffman, 1961) –¬†the first feature-length Canadian horror movie and the first feature-length 3D film made in Canada! Date:¬†Friday, November 13,…

A Few of My Favourite Things – New Orleans

During that first visit to¬†a new city, it can be difficult¬†to¬†cover all of the major tourist hot spots and follow up on all the recommendations that your friends and family send your way. My recent trip to the ‘Big Easy’ was brief but jam-packed, and even though I still had a lot to¬†check off of…