So, Detroit flopped at the box office. Rightfully so. Oscars? Won’t happen. I’m not particularly mad at Kathryn Bigelow and Mark Boal for retelling the story. They’re filmmakers. They have every right to tell the story they want to tell. Their intentions were good. Fifty years after the horrifying incident at the Algiers Motel, they wanted… [Read More]
Watching this documentary was like ripping a band aid off of a wound that was not quite healed.
Over the last few weeks there has been tons of discussion about the future of the cinematic experience, that is, the practice of watching movies in actual movie theatres (as opposed to the 55 inch/7.1 surround sound setup in your living room. The epicenter of said discussion was CINEMACON – the annual convention where studios tout… [Read More]
In defense of my Best Picture choice LA LA LAND… First of all, as a Black man, some folks may be SHOCKED 😱 that my choice is neither Moonlight nor Hidden Figures nor Fences (my STRONG #2 choice for the big prize). You shouldn’t be shocked. I’m a film lover first. Through and through. I study… [Read More]
Alrighty. Let me tell y’all what you already know. $135 million in the bank in it’s first three days. Hard R rating. F-bombs, blood, sex and wanton irreverence galore. Yup. That’s Deadpool – that career reviving, genre twisting, don’t give a darn Fox/Marvel collaboration that is the toast of early 2016. At first glance to… [Read More]
The last time I offered my $0.02 regarding Oscars 2016 was to defend the Academy and their choices. Now, it is time to look at the other side of the argument. But I still don’t think that the Academy in and of itself is the problem. A fellow film analyst (BTW…that’s my official title. I’m… [Read More]
I’m a reluctant writer. It’s a gift. It’s a curse. It’s a gift because God has given me the voice to express myself. It’s a curse because of the toll it takes and the burden I have to carry. Your fearless leader Jacob has been nudging me to write film commentary like we used to… [Read More]