Kristal Cooper

Kristal Cooper has been a film buff since the age of two when her parents began sneaking her into the drive-in every weekend. Since then, she's pursued that passion by working for the Toronto International Film Festival and the Canadian Film Centre as well as spending many a happy hour inside Toronto's wonderful theatres (she still mourns the loss of The Uptown). She is a freelance writer specializing in pop culture and feminist issues, and continues to slog away at her day job as a small cog in the giant machinery of the Toronto film community.

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Review: Teenage

Before the 1940s, the term “teenager” did not exist – there was simply a sort of void between childhood and adulthood that wasn’t really…

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Review: The Human Scale

As Torontonians, we’re very well-versed in the idea of overcrowding whether it be while trying to share the narrow streets with cyclists, streetcars and…

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Review: After Tiller

After Dr. George Tiller was murdered by anti-choice activists in 2009, the number of US doctors able to do late term abortions dwindled to…

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Review: Good ‘Ol Freda

Amongst all of the many stories of what it was like to live in, around and be part of Beatle-mania, there remains one account…

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Review: A People Uncounted

When Cher playfully sang about “Gypsies, Tramps and Thieves” back in 1971 there’s no way she could have known that despite the colourful depictions…

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Review: Unfinished Song

Marion (Vanessa Redgrave) and Arthur (Terence Stamp) have been married for 40 happy years despite being total opposites. Marion is sunny-natured, has an open…

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Review: Storm Surfers 3D

This frenzied adventure documentary follows two daredevil best friends on their quest to hunt down and ride the biggest and most dangerous waves in…