After speaking to Producer Catherine Hand this week, I knew I had to see A Wrinkle in Time as soon as my schedule allowed. With four kids, a full-time job, part-time graduate school and a full-time graduate school husband, it wasn’t easy…but oh how it was worth it! I had read the book for… [Read More]
Ava DuVernay has taken Madeleine L’Engle’s vision and created a dazzling tale of hope and love fit for today’s younger generation. We adults might find something to take from it as well—if we view the story from the eyes of a child.
Having directed such films as The Fast and the Furious and XXX, Rob Cohen certainly knows how to build intensity within an action movie. With his latest film, The Hurricane Heist, Cohen continues to push his ability to create elaborate set pieces in an effort to take his audience on a wild thrill ride. When… [Read More]
Leaning into the Wind – Andy Goldsworthy is a reunion between the artist Andy Goldsworthy and film director Thomas Riedelsheimer, who also made the 2001 film about Goldsworthy and his art, Rivers and Tides – Andy Goldsworthy Working with Time.
Black Panther is breaking records, and setting standards for the messages superhero films can share while still being popcorn entertainment. In short, Black Panther has taken Marvel storytelling to another level. If you haven’t seen it yet, you owe it to yourself to watch T’Challa’s story unfold on the big screen. If you have, I… [Read More]
Miguel Rivera wants to be someone or more specifically, Miguel wants to be a musician like the great Ernesto de la Cruz. But his great-great grandfather abandoned his family, specifically Miguel’s grandmother, Coco, and the family has always blamed this betrayal on his musical side, the side of whimsy, creativity, and care-lessness. Because of his abandonment,… [Read More]
It is interesting that while many know who Karl Marx was, they may not really know his ideas, only how they were co-opted by various despots who saw in his writings the way to grab power. By focusing on Marx’s as a young man, the film is able to show us how the inequality of that time helped to form his ideas.
SPOILERS FROM THE FILM WILL BE DISCUSSED AND DISSECTED. DO NOT READ UNLESS YOU HAVE SEEN THE FILM My former Grambling State University Theatre Department classmate turned prolific R&B artist Erykah Badu has a song on one of her albums called “Master Teacher.” The hook goes, “What if there were no N*****s, only Master Teachers?… [Read More]
In the traditional Biblical story, Mary and Joseph travel to Bethlehem, the city of Joseph’s ancestry, for the census. Mary is nine months pregnant, and when they are unable to find a place to stay, they welcome their child into the world in a stable or barn. That child is Jesus, God’s son, and the… [Read More]
Richard J. Flaherty was a Special Forces Green Beret Captain and was awarded the Silver Star, two Bronze Stars, and two Purple Hearts for his actions in Vietnam. But when Miami police officer David Yuzuk meets Flaherty, he’s in his fifties and living alone as a homeless person. Over the next fifteen years, they would… [Read More]