Ariel Fisher

Ariel Fisher is a freelance writer, editor, and podcaster from Toronto, Ontario. She has written for Toronto Film Scene, Sound on Sight (now PopOptiq), and Rue Morgue Magazine, and currently contributes to Fangoria Magazine and Birth.Movies.Death. She participated in BBC Culture’s 2017 poll of the 100 greatest comedies of all time as well as their 2018 poll of the 100 greatest foreign-language films. She co-hosts, edits, and produces After All: A Mary Tyler Moore Podcast, a cross-generational podcast exploring the social, political, and personal impact of the Mary Tyler Moore Show. Previous podcasts include A Frame Apart, a weekly podcast which compared and contrasted films across various genres in obscure ways. She was published in Spectacular Optical’s “Yuletide Terror: Christmas Horror on Film and Television”.

Willow Creek

In the latest venture from former comedian Bobcat Goldthwait, we’re given yet another attempt to recreate The Blair Witch Project. Sadly, you can’t remake lightning in a bottle. Though it manages some moments of genuine tension, it starts too slowly, and ends too...

Matthew Johnson and Owen Williams Discuss THE DIRTIES and the Bullying Epidemic

Garnering accolades at festivals across North America, Matthew Johnson’s The Dirties tackles the now unfortunately trendy topic of bullying. The film attempts to shed a non-judgmental light on what drives the bullied to their breaking point, pushing them into the...

The Battery

Partially the product of circumstance, The Battery is a low-budget zombie film with nearly no zombies, blood, guts, or action. It’s a slow, seething film that focuses on human interaction at the end of the world, bringing it back to the social and cultural commentary...

From Hardcore to Nymphomaniac: How Mainstream Reception of Sex and the Porn Industry Changed

 “[T]he wave of lurid erotic thrillers in the ’80s and early ’90s proved to be the last era in which Hollywood allowed any significant degree of sexual content, having ceded the territory first to pay TV and then the nonstop smut bonanza that is the internet.” Jason...

Why Trudeau’s Not Letting Us Down

This morning, I woke up to an article published by the Toronto Star’s own Thomas Walkom. A man infinitely more qualified than most to write about the political environment around the world, especially than myself. However, Walkom’s column disturbed me. In fact, it downright pissed me off.