Analyzing María Lugones’ Coloniality Of Gender

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Since the passing of renowned feminist scholar and philosopher María Lugones, I wanted to revisit and remember some of her lessons regarding gender's relationship to colonization. I had the privilege of studying under Professor Pedro DiPietro in the Women & Gender Studies program at Syracuse University, and they often incorporated Lugones’ teachings in class. Among many of her accomplishments, Lugones also provided us with ways to de-code some of the implementations of colonialism on different categories of people. …


Choreographer & Dancer Laura Teeter & Novelist & Dancer Jamal Story, © 2020 Micah Khan

As a recent film school graduate in Central New York, work related to my field was sometimes hard to come by. So when my friend and fellow film school grad texted me about an indie shoot happening in Troy, I didn’t hesitate to make the two and a half-hour drive from Syracuse.

I was excited to meet with director Micah Khan, an independent filmmaker who had made a name for himself making no-budget shorts around New York’s capital region. He’s had work featured on Robert Rodriguez’s El Rey Network, Cinemax's Urban Action Showcase, and PBS. …


The Ghost From Netflix’s Latest Horror Discusses her Burgeoning Acting Career

Elliot Frances Flynn (right) portraying Ella Smit, the spirit who haunts the house in Things Heard & Seen

*NOTE: This article contains mild spoilers for Things Heard & Seen*

A new horror movie starring Oscar-nominated Amanda Seyfried dropped on Netflix this week, a haunt filmed on location in New York’s Hudson Valley.

“I’ll say that I’m really excited to be in a film where the Hudson Valley is like another character,” said Elliot Frances Flynn when I asked her about her experience on the set of Things Heard & Seen.


The Sundance film festival has bolstered the careers of some of the biggest directors today. Here are its best movies ever, ranked by Rotten Tomatoes

The largest independent film festival in the United States had humble beginnings as the Utah/U.S. Film Festival in 1978. Since then, it has launched the careers of many filmmakers spanning different styles and genres, including Robert Rodriguez, Jim Jarmusch, Quentin Tarantino, Kevin Smith, Steven Soderbergh, and many others.

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Since the Sundance Film Festival takes place between late January and early February, it initially wasn’t affected by…


They may have got their start while they were on the web, but they did have a lasting impression on the public — especially when they ended on TV

Every television series started out as a small idea, project, script, or pitch — and the accessibility and freedom of the internet have made things all the easier for creators to introduce their content and artwork to viewers.

RELATED: Netflix: 10 Reality Show Contestants That Became Internet Sensations

More and more shows have gotten their start on the internet, which has proven to be a great tool for television creators. A…


Not all films are shot on fancy soundstages, and these 10 projects required scenes to be filmed in some notoriously extreme and dangerous places.

Shooting locations can sometimes make or break a film; there are many films in which the location plays a big role in the story. A beautiful or interesting location can really immerse viewers into the movie and enhance the viewing experience.

RELATED: 10 Horror Movie Sets On Which Actors Were Nearly Killed

Some shooting locations can be so exotic or extreme that they can create a difficult or even detrimental situation for production. …


The third season of Disenchantment has dropped on Netflix, which of the best parts of Part II do fans want to see repeated in Part III?

Disenchantment is Matt Groening’s third animated television show, housed exclusively on Netflix. While the show has had mixed reviews since its 2018 release, there are a lot of fans looking forward to Season 3 (called Part III) in hopes that the show will find its footing.

RELATED: 5 Highlights From Season 2 (& 5 Unanswered Questions)

Parts I and II still have a lot to offer fans, including great performances from veteran voice actors…


The Witch is the acclaimed directorial debut of Robert Eggers. A lot more went into the production of the film that audiences might not know.

Director Robert Eggers has made a name for himself as a horror director who puts an immense amount of attention to detail and craftsmanship into his movies. (also written as The VVitch) is a great example of a horror movie that uses atmosphere, mood, and other cinematic modes of psychology to play on the fears of the viewer.

RELATED: Why The Witch Is Robert Eggers’ Best Movie (& 5 Reasons Why Lighthouse Was Even Better)


Moonlight captivated the nation when it premiered back in 2016, but fans of the film may not know some of the crucial behind-the-scenes details.

Every once in a while, a small-budget movie comes out of nowhere and becomes an instant classic, leaving a lasting impression for years to come. is certainly one of these films; it broke barriers by becoming the first film with an all-black cast to win the Oscar for Best Picture, and also the first film with LGBTQ subject matter to do so. …


Both It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia and Seinfeld have been hailed as the best sitcom ever, but which is truly deserving of the title?

Seinfeld is regarded as one of the greatest sitcoms to ever grace viewers’ television screens. Its cultural impact is certainly significant, and many other sitcoms and comedic shows have named Seinfeld as a source of inspiration and worked off of its success formula. It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia is one of these shows; it even paid homage to Seinfeld by reenacting a scene from “The Contest” in one episode.

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Maria Antoniette Norris

Maria is an independent filmmaker, animator, writer, and intersectional feminist from Syracuse NY ✰mariaswrittenwork.tumblr.com✰

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