Kaiya Shunyata

Kaiya Shunyata is a Film Studies student (and aspiring screenwriter/director) hailing from Ontario, Canada. She is passionate about the “monstrous feminine” trope, levitation in Horror, gold jewelry and synth music. Her favorite films include, Annihilation, Prisoners, The Social Network and Blade Runner 2049.

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The Nightingale: An Irresponsible and Horrific Tale

When a film is acclaimed or belittled, I always pledge that I will gather my own thoughts before forming an opinion. Context is everything - as it can make or break how a...

The It Franchise: How a Horror Phenomenon Built a Home in my Heart

The most intriguing aspect of Stephen King's renowned novel It, has always been the coming of age story that is at the forefront of the narrative. This particular theme was elevated with Andy...

Luce: A Tale of Love and Manipulation

Luce (2019), begins with the title character giving a speech to his school about how his parents have provided him with everything he needs to find success in his life and high-school career....

Teen Spirit: A Muddled yet Pleasant Debut that Celebrates Escapism through Music

It’s almost impossible not to love a film that begins with its titular character listening to “Genesis” by Grimes. Music is an important part of every teenager’s life, whether it...

Fast Color: A Poignant Superhero-Drama That Demands to be Seen

Some may argue a directors biggest feat is getting a strong performance out of their actors, and Julia Hart is no stranger to overcoming that obstacle. Hart’s directorial debut, Miss Stevens (2016) came and went...

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Rambo; thoughts

As the final chapter of the Rambo series arrives in cinemas, we take a look back at the original trilogy as well...

In an Era of Remakes, Can Greta Gerwig’s Little Women Give Us Something New?

What new things can Greta Gerwig’s take on this beloved classic bring to the table stacked high with countless adaptations done before?

Fast Color: A Poignant Superhero-Drama That Demands to be Seen

Some may argue a directors biggest feat is getting a strong performance out of their actors, and Julia Hart is no stranger...

Truth to the Lie: The Children’s Hour

“Maybe I love you the way they said I love you!” Martha Dobie, played by Shirley MacLaine,...

the Horror Renaissance

As I sat down in my film class after having seen It: Chapter Two the previous weekend, I was astonished to hear...