Articles by: Mackenzie Allen

Photo by Mackenzie Allen.

Cosplay is not consent at Toronto Comic Con

Toronto’s annual Comic Con is taking place this weekend and, just like every year, it’s guaranteed to be packed to the gills with enthusiastic fans, large crowds and talented cosplayers showing off their amazing outfits. It’s important to remember that just because someone is dressed up, there is no excuse to touch or photograph them without their express consent. Sexual […]

by Mackenzie Allen· · Arts & Life
Still from This Film is Not, dir. Kirby Dick

The five best documentaries you’ve never heard of

Toronto’s very own Hot Docs Film Festival is on the horizon. In preparation of the event kicking off next month, Hot Docs has announced the entrants in its Special Presentations category: a showcase of high-profile, award-winning and star-studded documentary selections. In honour of these films, here are a few more incredible documentaries you might not have heard of. 5. Street […]

Chang School holds its annual photography exhibition

Chang School holds its annual photography exhibition

They say a picture is worth a thousand words, but did you know that your picture could be worth half-a-thousand dollars as well? Ryerson’s G. Raymond Chang School of Continuing Education held its annual photography exhibit last week, starting on Tuesday and culminating in a public reception on Friday evening. The exhibit was hosted at the Art Square Gallery, and […]

by Mackenzie Allen· · Arts & Life, Photography
Photo still from Take a Walk on the Wildside

RU grad wins big at the Canadian Screen Awards

  The trailer for Lisa Rideout’s award-winning film Take a Walk on the Wildside, a film directed by Ryerson University graduate Lisa Rideout, won Best Short Documentary at the Canadian Screen Awards last night. The unique film focuses on a Toronto-based cross-dressing boutique (owned by fellow Ryerson alumna Paddy Aldridge) which offers an inclusive “transformative” experience to people from all […]

Photo Still from THE LEGO BATMAN MOVIE, dir. Chris McKay

Five great films that missed the Oscars

Each year, the Oscars provide an opportunity to recognize the greatest works the movie industry has to offer; a true celebration of the art of filmmaking. Nevertheless, there are always a few truly excellent films which slip through the cracks and don’t receive the acclaim they deserve. With the 90th annual Academy Awards behind us, let’s take a look at […]

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