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Writer's Profile

Writer's Bio

Alisha Mughal is a Toronto-based critic and journalist. Her work has appeared in Exclaim! Magazine, Catapult, NEXT Magazine, Wired, and many other outlets. In addition to The Asian Cut, she is a staff writer for Film Daze.



Feb 2, 2024
'The Braid' Is A Challenging Disappointment
The Asian Cut's review of The Braid, directed by Laetitia Colombani
Nov 23, 2023
Reel Asian 2023: Jude Chehab’s 'Q' Gifts Us Love
Lebanese-American filmmaker Jude Chehab’s feature documentary debut Q is more patient than it is driving.
Nov 23, 2023
Reel Asian 2023: 'Mustache' Reinvents the Bildungsroman
Despite its familiar trajectory, 'Mustache' is charming and weighty, soaring where others of its ilk have tanked.
Jul 14, 2023
The Kind Gaze of Time in 'In the Mood for Love'
TAC considers the pace of time in Wong Kar-Wai's seminal, moody masterpiece, "In the Mood for Love."
May 31, 2023
Hot Docs: 'Coven' Director Rama Rau On Empathetic Filmmaking and the Power of Women
Alisha Mughal speaks with Canadian director Rama Rau about her latest documentary 'Coven'.
Apr 20, 2023
Art As And Within Community: A Conversation With Writer, Director and Producer V.T. Nayani
“My perspectives are shaped by the people that I grew up around and was raised alongside."
Apr 7, 2023
What does it mean to indulge the nostalgia mode: a closer look at ‘Pathaan’
TAC writer Alisha Mughal takes a closer look at the messages in 'Pathaan' we neglect when we celebrate celebrity.
Jan 17, 2023
Martika Ramirez Escobar on 'Leonor Will Never Die' and Kindness
“You can reveal pockets of love through little things like Leonor, or through people, or through art, or through just being kind to the...
Dec 19, 2022
'And Still I Sing' Vividly Captures the Labour of Hope
We talk a lot about our penchant for whipping the realities of life into narrative form, of our “imposition of a narrative line upon...
Dec 6, 2022
The Tender Grace of 'Sort Of'
The second season of Bilal Baig's CBC series 'Sort Of' is a masterclass in graceful representation.
Nov 11, 2022
Confronting the Uncomfortable with 'My Small Land' Director Kawawada Emma
There is something intensely powerful about the delicacy of My Small Land — watching the film, it’s impossible not to be moved by...
Nov 3, 2022
The Revolutionary Pull Of ‘Leonor Will Never Die’
Part and parcel of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern’s plight in Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead (the Tom Stoppard play and his own 1990...
Oct 25, 2022
'Golden Delicious' Reinvigorates A Familiar Genre
The coming-of-age tale by Vancouver-based Jason Karman creates a rich world full of new but familiar characters.
Oct 15, 2022
'The Night' Is A Unique And Piercing Persian Horror
A toothache always spells bad news. It’s almost lyrical in its foreboding, lyrical in how immediately it is communicated to audiences....
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