In FIRST MAN, Oscar-winner Damien Chazelle (LA LA LAND) gives new life to the story of the Apollo 11 moon landing by looking at the iconic moment through the eyes and experiences of astronaut Neil Armstrong. In doing so, he creates a unique style of ‘space film’ that spends just as much time with the… [Read More]
Directed by Oscar-winner Damien Chazelle (La La Land), First Man tells the story of one of the most iconic moments in history as it tracks NASA’s quest to be the first to put a man on the moon. Following the journey of Neil Armstrong (Ryan Gosling), the film explores the human side of the mission, without… [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]
For our 1st ep of 2017, Steve welcomes Kevin McLenithan (co-host, Seeing and Believing) to sing the praises of Damien Chazelle’s LA LA LAND! In a great conversation, they talk about the tension between nostalgia and reality as well as finding a balance between love and purpose. In addition, the guys also reveal their Top 3… [Read More]
Hollywood has played itself in films frequently. It is the land of glamor and dreams. But it can be very hard on those who dream of making it.