Film review: Get Out (2017)

Get Out is refreshingly funny despite its theme and horror function. The more you watch, the more you doubt everything – the plot, your beliefs, their motives.

Film review: A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night (2014)

It is clear that in the 21st century, which is defined by largely expanded globalization and ever-growing consumerism, cinema is pressured to keep up to date with popular culture and either produce more of what’s desired already, or try to implement its own rules and influence the guidelines of pop culture. Consequently, in the abundance…

Big Little Lies (2017) Brings Female Power to the Small Screen

Numerous studies show that even today women are not only perceived, but also often placed in the supporting roles rather than portray one of the leading characters. Thus, male dominance continues to represent the norm both in film and television.

Why Christina Yang is the Epitome of Contemporary Femininity

There must at least a hundred articles analyzing what can be described as the most colourful character from Grey’s Anatomy – Christina Yang. She is strong, motivated, hard-working, ambitious, independent, and absolutely sassy! She is what every woman secretly aspires to be, even if her nature can appear cold and harsh at times. When you’re surrounded by…

Film review: Hidden Figures (2016)

Hidden Figures surely is one of the most important films of 2016. It portrays the stories of three African-American women whose ambitions and ability to dream big, but above all, hard work, manage to earn them the deserved professional recognition and personal respect, as they evolve their career paths and status in NASA, both as women and…

Video Essay: Dolores & Prairie: Damsels in Distress?

Here’s my first video essay exploring the similarities between the visual representation of two strong female characters: Westworld’s Dolores (HBO) and The OA’a Prairie (Netflix). The damsel in distress trope has long infiltrated the small screen and while there still remain female protagonists in need to be rescued by a male superhero, Dolores and Prairie are…

Film review: Tempestad (2016)

Injustice is still very much alive and seemingly thriving among the population of Mexico. The monsters live among the common people. No one is fully protected and safe. Tatiana Huezo’s painfully beautiful documentary, Tempested, serves as a brutal example of what it means to be a victim in your own home country, to be a…

10 Films to Make Your Christmas Even More Magical

Christmas is one of the most magical holidays because it’s the time of the year when families gather together, friends reunite, and cities all over the world are full of lights and love. It’s the time of the year when we bring presents and presence into the lives of the people we love the most….