#ExploratoryPhotography: Corinth, Hadley, and Lake George in Upstate New York

With the long holiday weekend, I finally had the chance to explore the surrounding areas of my new home in Albany, NY. I witnessed some stunning sights around Corinth, Hadley and Lake George as autumn began to showcase its beauty. The transformation within this season is truly inspiring and one of the many reason why… Read More #ExploratoryPhotography: Corinth, Hadley, and Lake George in Upstate New York

#FilmFriday: “Dunkirk” (2017)

This is not your typical war movie. Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk (2017) is an explorative piece of cinema that pushes the limits of custom narratives. It’s a thrill-ride unlike any other. Some may find the film’s lack of a dense, character-driven narrative peculiar, but Nolan’s groundbreaking directorial style creates a piece reminiscent of cinéma vérité. Paired with an immersive sound… Read More #FilmFriday: “Dunkirk” (2017)

#ThesisThursday: “Iranian Cinema and the Fight Against Censorship”

  According to Azadeh Farahmand (2002:87), “Socio-economic factors and institutional politics contribute to the elevations of films, filmmakers and national cinemas to the level of high art”. This is truly the case for contemporary Iranian cinema. Since the Revolution of 1979, Iranian filmmakers have learned to overcome the limitations created by the current economic issues… Read More #ThesisThursday: “Iranian Cinema and the Fight Against Censorship”

#FilmFriday: “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” (2017)

**WARNING: Contains SPOILERS** Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003) was the film that inspired me to pursue a career in filmmaking. Now, 14 years later, the adventure continues with the release of Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017). In all honesty, Pirates 5 should have been the fourth installment of this… Read More #FilmFriday: “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” (2017)