Jenna Benchetrit

Jenna is a writer from Montreal. When not rewatching 'Broadcast News', she can be found working on a master's degree in journalism.
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Blumhouse Looks to Challenge a Notorious Racial Trope with ‘Ma’

By Jenna Benchetrit 

Octavia Spencer stars in the new Blumhouse horror movie, which subverts the racist “mammy” trope but has a predominantly white, male production team.

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Caden’s Journey to Peace in ‘Synecdoche, New York’

By Jenna Benchetrit 

Watch this video essay to understand character motives in Charlie Kaufman’s 2008 masterpiece, Synecdoche, New York.