#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)

#FilmFriday: “Alien: Covenant” (2017)

**WARNING: Contains SPOILERS** The epitome of the monstrous-feminine returns once again in Ridley Scott’s Alien: Covenant (2017). Battling the ethics of creationism and artificial insemination, the film once more (like its cinematic predecessors) showcases the thematic horrors associated with the mutilation of birth and the female body.  Alien: Covenant, as a whole, was successful in melding the mythos of Prometheus (2012) with characters… Read More #FilmFriday: “Alien: Covenant” (2017)

#FilmFriday: “Beauty and the Beast” (2017)

**WARNING: Contains SPOILERS** Beauty and the Beast (1991) is my favorite and most cherished Disney animation for its breathtaking imagery, timeless music, and impactful morals. Thursday night, the anticipated remake of this Disney classic finally graced the silver screen. With high hopes and expectations, I could not contain my excitement as I waited in the theater. Beauty… Read More #FilmFriday: “Beauty and the Beast” (2017)

#FilmFriday: The Eagle Huntress (2016)

**Warning: Contains Spoilers** Aisholpan, a 13-year-old girl, defies years of patriarchal tradition to pursue her dream in becoming an Eagle Hunter. The Eagle Huntress (2016) provides viewers with an intrinsic view of her courageous journey and the steps required in mastering the craft. Being the first female Eagle Hunter in twelve generations, Aisholpan is stigmatized and doubted by… Read More #FilmFriday: The Eagle Huntress (2016)

#FilmFriday– “Gender Revolution: A Journey with Katie Couric” (2017)

“It used to be so simple. You were a boy, or you were a girl.” (Gender Revolution 2017) National Geographic Channel’s Gender Revolution: A Journey with Katie Couric (2017) acts as an introductory overview of the cultural and biological concepts behind the spectrum of gender. The documentary highlights how one’s biological sex does not necessarily… Read More #FilmFriday– “Gender Revolution: A Journey with Katie Couric” (2017)

#FilmFriday–M. Night Shyamalan’s “Split” (2017)

**Warning: May Contain Spoilers** As many of you know, Split (2017) has become M. Night Shyamalan’s most successful film in recent memory. James McAvoy’s eerie performances paired with Shyamalan’s subjective camera work creates an intimate experience filled with suspense and tension. The course of the film leaves the audience disoriented by its limited perspective created through an array… Read More #FilmFriday–M. Night Shyamalan’s “Split” (2017)