Boots Riley Critiques Spike Lee and The ‘Blackkklansmen’

Boots Riley Critiques Spike Lee and The ‘Blackkklansmen’

Spike Lee is a legend; straight up. This is the guy that made thought-provoking films in the form of Do The Right Thing, Mo’ Better Blues, Jungle Fever, Malcom X, and the list goes on. So, last weekend when Lee’s critically acclaimed BlacKkKlansmen came out, I was in point-blank. I couldn’t put my finger on what bothered me about BlackKkKlansmen because structurally the movie […]

ON WAX: NICKI MINAJ ADDS TO HER ALBUM, Aminé AND STEFFLON DON DROPS

ON WAX: NICKI MINAJ ADDS TO HER ALBUM, Aminé AND STEFFLON DON DROPS

“CHANEL (GO GET IT)” This week Young Thug released a track called “Chanel (Go Get it),” enlisting the help of Lil Baby and Gunna. As far as chemistry, this track is everything you could expect from them (in the best way), and there isn’t anything done that feels overdone; even the lyrics are solid. If […]

R-I-P A-R-E-T-H-A

R-I-P A-R-E-T-H-A

“Chain Of Fools,”  “Respect,”  “Think,” and “(You Make Me Feel) Like a Natural Woman.”  Those are just four songs she sang, but I could go on and on…“Freeway Of Love,” “Bridge Over Troubled Water,” and “Who’s Zoomin’ Who?” You see what I mean. There’s a reason why she is called the “Queen of Soul” because she really was. She did it with grace, […]

‘THE MEG:’ A Few Thoughts

‘THE MEG:’ A Few Thoughts

I wanted to do a “stream of consciousness review” for this movie, but in order to do that, you must be able to walk into a movie and take it on its own terms without any baggage.  I couldn’t do that with this movie. To be fair, this movie sets out to be nothing more […]

The MPAA’s Flawed System

The MPAA’s Flawed System

The Motion Picture Association of American film rating system goes something like this: G: General Audience. Essentially, Disney movies. PG: Parental Guidance. The “clean” version. PG-13 : Parental Guidance for kids under 13 years old.  The “explicit” version. R : Restricted for kids/teens under the age of 17 years old without an adult. There’s probably […]

Redefining the Female Lead: ‘Revenge’

Redefining the Female Lead: ‘Revenge’

The genre that Revenge (2017) falls into is one that has been around since the 1970s, the days of exploitation films. However, coming from a woman director, Coralie Fargeat, the film feels much more personal, and the tough demeanor displayed by Matilda Lutz, who plays Jen, is complex despite a minimum amount of dialogue. Rather than […]

Hollywould: Ruby Rose, Marilyn Monroe, and James Gunn

Hollywould: Ruby Rose, Marilyn Monroe, and James Gunn

The film and television business moves at a mile a minute, so keeping up with the latest news can be a little daunting. Not to worry—we have your back. In Hollywould, we’ll round up the industry developments you need to know. Here’s what you may have missed: Backlash Forces Ruby Rose Off of Twitter Actress […]