Tag: Drama

Fainted When She Saw My Body: Social Construction of Monstrousness in Saga

What is a monster? The easy answer is an “unnatural” being—your zombies, ghosts, or vampires. Stories from Frankenstein to The Walking Dead showcase the idea that humans can become monstrous through action, perhaps even more monstrous than the undead. Critics like David J. Skal and Stephen King argue that fictional monsters are metaphors, vehicles to…

dramaworld. viki. web series. k-dramas. 2016.

4 Takes On VIKI’s New Series: Dramaworld

Women Write About Comics was given the opportunity to watch the first two episodes of VIKI’s new series, Dramaworld, ahead of its release on Sunday, April 17th. Angel gives an overview of the show and its context while Aimee, Angel, Claire (who will go by “Real Claire” for this review, because the show stole her name), and I…

Chasing Valentine. 2016. Producer: Bruno Marino. Co-Producer: Navneet Chhajer. Director: Navin Ramaswaran. Writers: Neal Avram Schneider & Navin Ramaswaran. Editor: Navin Ramaswaran. Director Of Photography: Bruce William Harper. Cast: Adam Langton, Gwenlyn Cumyn, Bobbie Phillips, Brad Cowan, Ryan Fisher.

Feature Films At The 2016 Canadian Film Fest

The Canadian Film Fest is an event set in Toronto celebrating Canadian filmmakers where they can showcase their work and network with others in the industry. A non-profit organization, Canadian Film Fest hopes to inspire these filmmakers to continue making motion pictures and to expose Canadian audiences to independent works. We have created an annual film festival…

The Girl Next Door. 2016. Producers: Peter Mabrucco, Lauren MacKinlay, Farah Merani. Director: Peter Mabrucco. Writers: Greg Carere. Editor: Lindsay Allikas. Director Of Photography: Duraid Munajim. Composer: Jim McGrath. Cast: Lara Jean Chorostecki, Lauren MacKinlay, Farah Merani, Brad Cook.

Short Films At The 2016 Canadian Film Fest

The Canadian Film Fest is an event set in Toronto celebrating Canadian filmmakers where they can showcase their work and network with others in the industry. A non-profit organization, Canadian Film Fest hopes to inspire these filmmakers to continue making motion pictures and to expose Canadian audiences to independent works. We have created an annual film festival…

I pooped in in. Saso Akira, Shindo, Futabasha + Crunchyroll

Is It Safe to Review a Book Before You’ve Finished it? What I’m Reading Now: Shindo

Saso Akira has caught my attention with his older work Shindo. Saso is an award-winning mangaka and manga lecturer known for stories about uncomfortable subjects; Kodomo no Kodomo, for example, is about pre-teen pregnancy, and Toto’s World is about a child who is mute. He also produced an adaptation of the controversial film Departures/Okuribito, a story about undertaking. Shindo is a manga…

Orphan Black. BBC America. Tatiana Maslany. 2014

TIFF: In Conversation with Tatiana Maslany

The lights dim and the screen brightens to reveal Tatiana Maslany, expertly portraying a paranoid Alison Hendrix ill-prepared for the neighbourhood pot luck dinner, opposite Tatiana Maslany as Sarah Manning, who must now take Hendrix’s place at the party after interrogating her husband. Sound strange? Then you have missed out on the critically acclaimed, unabashedly Canadian…

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