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 Focus: 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….

The coffee revolution or ”coffee porn” in Castle

Sipping from my second cup of caramel latte for the day brings me memories of one my favourite TV series. Castle, which essentially represents a crime-comedy-drama type of show, is one of the most caffeinated productions I have ever binge-watched. I wonder now if I’m overly addicted to coffee because I’ve watched shows like Castle…

Film Focus: Amor Crónico (2012)

The film follows the road trip, the adventures and the glamorous shows of CuCu Diamantes as she goes on tour in Cuba. Amor Crónico represents a project that has evolved from a simple documentary of the tour to an actual feature film. What’s more, the film portrays contemporary Cuba, its sounds and sites, its culture and…

5 Films that Encouraged Women to Travel (Part 2)

Earlier this year, I posted an article about films that encourage women to travel (Part 1), yet I’ve always considered the list to be incomplete. Thus, in a somewhat second part to the article, here’s another five titles to further get you inspired to travel, to get to know the world, but also yourself. The reason I’ve…

Film review: As I Open My Eyes (2015)

An inspiring and politically-charged tale of the beauty of music, and how in times of desperation, it is only through art, having the opportunity to express the unspeakable, that one can remain sane.

Film Focus: The Revenant (2015)

There’s always so much depth within each shot and scene, so much more than first meets the eye, all of it wrapped in symbolism.