Film & TV

CultureNovember 27, 2016

How Disney Projects Orientalism Through Their Movies

What are the aspects of Orientalism that are found in Disney’s movies like Aladdin (1992) and Mulan (1998),

Film & TVJuly 28, 2016

A City in a Filmmaker’s Lens

How has filmmaking influenced the tourism industry in the past two centuries, and how people perceive certain cities over the others. Throughout history, the film industry did not have great influence on the tourism industry. By the 20th century, which was the prosperous era for filmmaking; tourism marketers started to collaborate with filmmakers to utilize

Film & TVApril 24, 2016

Game of Tongues (#GameOfThrones)

The author sheds light on invented languages used in Film and TV. After watching the first few episodes of the popular HBO show Game of Thrones (GOT), I would sense how intricate the Dothraki language is, as several scenes are spoken entirely in Dothraki with English subtitles. From hearing the characters speaking it, you can tell

Film & TVApril 7, 2016

The Evolution of Movie Franchises

It’s tempting to think of movie franchises as relatively new, but in one form or another they’ve been

Film & TVJanuary 15, 2016

A Tribute to Alan Rickman

The author pays a tribute to legendary British actor Alan Rickman who passed away due to cancer. Embed

Film & TVNovember 9, 2015

Breaking the 4th Wall On Screen & Theatre

An exploration of a unique meta-technique used in theatres, movies and even books. A heated argument between a

Film & TVOctober 11, 2015

You Are The Butterfly Effect

Article in brief: one small act could have a greater impact than you might expect. I once had

Film & TVSeptember 2, 2015

The Comeback of Iftah Ya Simsim, The Arabic Production of Sesame Street (@iftahshow)

Article in brief: As the Arabic production of Sesame Street is returning after more than 2 decades of hiatus, the author explores the background of the show in it’s original and Arabic production forms. The question isn’t whether you know it’s back or not, the question is: will it have the same impact now as

Film & TVJuly 28, 2015

Frozen’s Motto: Let it Go

Article in brief: Disney films offer some wise life advice worth considering by adults. Nowadays, many of us refrain

Film & TVApril 1, 2015

The Smurfette Principle – Debunking Male Specific Cartoons

Article in brief: The author discusses the importance of acknowledging the power of television on the minds of children. People often underestimate the power television has over children. The things we grow up watching and learning are the things that often shape us as we grow older. Like every child out there, I had my