The Definitive ‘Rocky’ Ranking
Dec 5th '18

The Definitive ‘Rocky’ Ranking

When Creed came out in 2015, people were initially unsure what to make of it. The story of Apollo Creed’s son who wants to get into boxing and seeks out Rocky Balboa to train him? It sounded like a cash grab. For me, Rocky Balboa was the only final word this franchise needed. The film Creed […]

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The Academy Says Goodbye to its Newest Member

The Academy Says Goodbye to its Newest Member

Earlier this year, the “Popular Film” category was announced. Its optimistic intention: to give films that weren’t orthodox “Oscar” movies the opportunity to become critically acclaimed. Oscar films are movies purely with the intention of competing at the Academy Awards—think period dramas or serious films that attempt to bring something new to the cinematic table. So, […]

Black Panther: A Revolution Strangled by a Formula

Black Panther: A Revolution Strangled by a Formula

I wrote an article last week, prior to Black Panthers release, discussing the prelude of hype leading up to the movie, and how I, as a Black man, am supposed to feel about the movie. Here’s my followup: I am proud to say that I saw Black Panther on its opening day; as did many, many others. […]

Before I See Black Panther …

Before I See Black Panther …

Marvel’s much-anticipated Black Panther comes out this week. Everybody seems to be excited for it. Everywhere I turn, I get reminded about Black Panther. That’s not exactly unusual for a Marvel blockbuster, but Black Panther seems like it’s being advertised as if it’s somehow unique among all of Disney’s Marvel films, and films in general. After […]

The Importance of Marvel’s ‘Black Panther’

The Importance of Marvel’s ‘Black Panther’

Can you name a predominantly Black multimillion-dollar movie franchise other than Madea? Bad Boys would count if Michael Bay wasn’t the director, and there we more than two movies in the series. So, then the answer is no, you can’t. All my favorite movie franchises star Caucasian men, such as Star Wars, every superhero movie […]

Marvel Magic: Black Panther & Thor Casts Unite at Comic Con

Marvel Magic: Black Panther & Thor Casts Unite at Comic Con

The Marvel machine is producing movies at full capacity, and the pieces are finally falling into place before the culmination of the MCU in Avengers: Infinity Wars. With only two movies left before the star studded mash-up, fans are eager to see precisely what happens to set up the war with Thanos, something the studio […]