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    November 7, 2016

    Zootopia – Overview/ Review (with Spoilers)

    Behind the cute animals dressed in clothes in their version of New York is a story about perseverance, prejudice, fear-mongering, and social commentary about the way our human world is.
    October 16, 2016

    The Spectacular Now – Overview/ Review (with Spoilers)

    This week I found myself seeing a movie featuring Shailene Woodley of Secret Life of the American Teenager and The Descendants fame; Brie Larson, who I mostly know from Scott Pilgrim vs. the World and The United States of Tara; and the familiar faces of Jennifer Jason Leigh and Andre Royo. The main draw though was a trailer attached to The Way, Way Back I believe, and since Shailene Woodley is starting to prove that her work on Secret Life was more due to bad writing than whatever skills she may possess, I find myself following her career a bit.
    June 10, 2021

    Waves (2021 – Tribeca Film Festival) – Review/Summary (with Spoilers)

    With the opportunity to go to prom, a young man wants to look nice, but with an afro and a desire for waves, he can't just go anywhere, so to an unfamiliar barbershop he goes.
    October 6, 2016

    An Oversimplification of Her Beauty – Overview/ Review (with Spoilers)

    An Oversimplification of Her Beauty retraces love lost, or which may have never existed, in the most artistic of ways.
    December 24, 2016

    Philomena – Overview/ Review (with Spoilers)

    Overview After 50 years of struggling with a broken heart, a mother goes to find the boy snatched from her. Review (with Spoilers) With this and Nebraska, I will have seen every Oscar nominee for Best performance in a lead or supporting role and, to me, the lead actress category is between Amy Adams and Judi Dench at the moment. For, with Philomena, Judi Dench really does assert herself amongst the other actresses, who may have a higher profile, in terms of recognition over this season, but one thing the others lacked was an emotional complexity. Which leads me to talking about the film.
    November 28, 2016

    Middle of Nowhere – Overview/ Review (with Spoilers)

    Overview Middle of Nowhere has both the appeal of the 90s Black cinema classics, mixed with the vibe which has made Black web series so popular, and truly it makes you have hope for Black cinema’s future if Ava Duvernay and co. are involved. Review (with Spoilers) – Below
    November 5, 2016

    Dallas Buyers Club – Overview/ Review (with Spoiler)

    Overview Though AIDS for most is a death sentence, it also can be that jolt which changes people’s lives. Trigger Warning(s): Vocal Bigotry Review (with Spoilers) I’ve been meaning to see this film for a few weeks and the first time I tried to it was sold out. Something that hasn’t happened to me in years. So, of course, that heightened my interest, as well as the Oscar buzz for both Matthew McConaughey and Jared Leto. So after purchasing a ticket online, which is always a smarter decision, I finally got to see this.
    December 30, 2016

    Redefining Realness (My Path to Womanhood, Identity, Love & So Much More): Part 1/ Intro to Chapter 6 – Overview/ Review (with Spoilers)

    Overview In the intro, Janet Mock introduces herself in her own terms and prepares you for the journey ahead. Review (with Spoilers) Let me first say the following things: I am not transsexual so reading this book is a journey for me in order to gain some sort of, for a lack of a better term, “understanding.” With that said, realize that Mock’s story isn’t universal, as she says, and though she is giving a view of her world and life, she, from what it seems, isn’t giving you “Trans 101.” Now, with that said, I know of only four people who are transsexual. The woman who was on Dirty, Sexy, Money; Chaz Bono; Laverne Cox from Orange is the New Black; and now Janet Mock. So while they are visible to me, often times they are playing a character who, before Cox’s role, were trying to pass. And as for Bono, he was just someone who would randomly pop up on a talk show I was watching and then would disappear from my media viewing for years at a…
    October 30, 2016

    Kimi no na wa. (Your Name.) – Overview/ Review (with Spoilers)

    Boy meets girl, but not in the way you’re used to. For there is so much that separates them. Yet, by edging fate toward a favorable outcome, there is hope that neither one will become a forgotten name in the other’s life.  
    May 21, 2017

    Furious Thoughts Live (2017) – Summary/ Review (with Spoilers)

    Being this was my first stand up show, I wasn’t sure what to expect. Now, granted, I’ve been listening to “The Read” for years and am still subscribed to Kid Fury’s Youtube channel. Even if he hasn’t added a video in a year… But there is a difference between what you know has the potential to be edited and something live. Especially since, for some reason, “The Read” isn’t at that Breakfast Club level where they record them talking and their expressions. Yet, knowing Kid Fury is hilarious and he emotes in such a way you can imagine his expressions, I decided to haul my behind to NYC to check this out. I wasn’t, what so ever, disappointed.
    December 7, 2016

    La La Land – Overview/ Review (with Spoilers)

    A light-hearted drama which provides a reminder as to why musicals used to be a staple in Hollywood’s golden age.
    November 4, 2018

    Bodied – Recap/ Review (with Spoilers)

    While I won’t say Bodied is the best comedy of the year, it sure as hell is one of the most memorable in years.
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