The Academy Says Goodbye to its Newest Member
Oct 5th '18

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, […]

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Kumail’s Quest

Kumail’s Quest

Since the plague of terrorism has spread throughout the world, the perception of Muslims has become increasingly corroded in the minds of Western culture; this distorted view has crept into their cinematic representation as well. As such a crucial extension of the cultural psyche, it has subtly warped the social consciousness, and allowed the actions […]

Both sides of Trump’s “Good People”

Both sides of Trump’s “Good People”

“But listen, you don’t need to be worried about these Alt-Right guys. They don’t want to fuck with Black guys. They just really hate the Jews.” It is one week after 32-year-old Heather Heyer was struck and killed by a James Alex Fields with his silver Dodge Challenger while protesting the White suprematists’ rally to […]

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. […]