• Compact Magazine: A Look at Women in New Zealand’s War-Time Comics

    Compact Magazine: A Look at Women in New Zealand’s War-Time Comics0

    It’s widely accepted that World War Two offered women temporary opportunities to step into male-dominated roles. In the case of New Zealand, they may have joined the newly established auxiliary forces, or taken on civilian roles made vacant when men enlisted. When I found that the war-time New Zealand Air Force magazine Contact – a

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  • Mudbound: A Gorgeously Shot Drama About Southern Racism

    Mudbound: A Gorgeously Shot Drama About Southern Racism0

    Mudbound Dee Rees (director), Rachel Morrison (cinematographer), Mako Kamitsuna (editor) Adapted from the Hillary Jordan novel by Dee Rees and Virgil Williams Carey Mulligan, Garrett Hedlund, Jason Clarke, Jason Mitchell, Mary J. Blige (cast) January 21, 2017 (Sundance), September 10, 2017 (TIFF), November 17, 2017 (USA) Mudbound is a raw, historical family drama with a

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  • Reel Resistance: TIFF’s Newest Programme Explores Filipino Cinema

    Reel Resistance: TIFF’s Newest Programme Explores Filipino Cinema0

    After 400 years of colonization, dictatorship, and rebellion, resistance has been written into every page of Filipino history. Spanish/American/Japanese occupations have had an impact in ways still being unpacked today, ways that have manifested in the Filipino people’s own governance of the country. This fall, the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) Bell Lightbox is bringing

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  • Review: The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye

    Review: The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye0

    The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye Sonny Liew March 2016 Pantheon Books The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye, has been nominated – and won – awards all over the world. This year, cartoonist Sonny Liew is deservedly nominated for an Eisner for his graphic novel about the history of Singapore through the eyes

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  • Mutant X vs. The People

    Mutant X vs. The People0

    • June 18, 2017

    As you may know, as every discussion of the Marvel Cinematic Universe acknowledges, 20th Century Fox owns the filmic licensing rights to Marvel’s X-Men. These rights extend somewhat murkily.

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  • What Heroes these White Men Are: A Look Back at M.A.S.H.

    What Heroes these White Men Are: A Look Back at M.A.S.H.1

    In 1970, director Robert Altman released a film that, despite its blatant anti-war rhetoric and heavy criticism of Cold War attitudes, would win several awards including five Academy Award nominations and an Oscar for it’s screenplay, and a designation of “culturally significant” from the Library of Congress. M.A.S.H — and the TV show that followed

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