Boots Riley Critiques Spike Lee and The ‘Blackkklansmen’
Aug 20th '18

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 […]

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 […]

Summer Hangover: Best TV of 2018 (So Far)

Summer Hangover: Best TV of 2018 (So Far)

Check out our movie version of the summer hangover here. We’re in August, the dog days of summer, where most industries seem to kick back and wait for September… Well, the TV industry is still churning out show on top of show, and it’s a vast choppy sea of content out there. Here are a […]

The New Age of the Minority Filmmaker

The New Age of the Minority Filmmaker

We are seeing a resurgence of the minority filmmaker in 2018. Two projects that are generating buzz come from debut directors who are both centered in Oakland, California. While the films differ in tone and style, the messages tend to over lap and ask the viewer for a sense of racial awareness that many people […]

The Death of Art: The Academy Introduces “Best Popular Film”

The Death of Art: The Academy Introduces “Best Popular Film”

The 90th Academy Award in 2018 had hit its lowest viewing with an average of 26.5 million views, which is a drop from the previous years of 32.9 million. In an attempt to make the Academy Awards more entertaining and to increase ratings, the Board of Governors for the organization have just announced three key […]