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]
he Millionaire’s Unit, a documentary by Darroch Greer and Ron King, is a return to celebrating the virtues of a group of young, affluent American college students who understood that their privilege required responsibility, and became some of the first American aviators in the war.
Ten years ago, R.J. Palacio and her toddler son encountered a little girl with a cranial facial difference. The author asked herself what it was like for the little girl to encounter a world that stopped and stared, that couldn’t imagine how amazing she was because they were so focused on the way her face… [Read More]
Is there a difference between ‘love’ and ‘attention’? Can you ever truly break free from your family upbringing? These issues and more lie at the heart of Great Gerwig’s directorial debut, Lady Bird. Having held the record (briefly) for highest rated film in history on Rotten Tomatoes, this film is connecting audiences in a big way. This week,… [Read More]