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Jaylan Salah Salman

Jaylan Salah is a feminist film critic, translator, and author. She gained national recognition for her first short story collection "Thus Spoke La Loba" which will be published in 2017. Her writings have been published in various publications all over the world; whether in print or online like FilFan.com, Goethe Magazine, Guardian Liberty Voice, ZEALnyc, Al hayat and many more.

Elvis Movie Essay - 2022 Baz Luhrmann Film

Baz Luhrmann’s ‘Elvis’: Redefining the Superstar Through the Impersonator

“‘Elvis’ isn’t a biopic — it’s a testament to the power of fandom, stardom and art.”

‘Beyond the Lights’ and ‘Into the Forest’: Nina Simone as a Tool for Female Empowerment

“The female gaze, when expanded and reproduced through various media, can be a significant tool of empowerment for exploring and blending different artistic themes and forms.”

The Original Sin in ‘Ex Machina’: Ava Is the Origin

“‘Ex Machina’ is not a projection of A.I. fear, but more of a preliminary intervention on the organized process of fearing and hating women.”

When the Male Gaze Breaks: Between ‘The Neon Demon’ and ‘Black Swan’

“In Darren Aronofsky’s ‘Black Swan’ and Nicolas Winding Refn’s ‘The Neon Demon,’ the female body is used in its most delicate and presumptuously feminine form.”

In ‘Moonlight,’ Black Is the Warmest Color

“Not only does it feel true to its origins, but it also speaks to viewers from different parts of the world.”