This week on the show, Chris Utley joins Steve to talk diversity in the Oscars and their response to last years #OscarsSoWhite controversy! Plus, they also look at the Oscar-nominated film, HIDDEN FIGURES and the cultural impact of breaking barriers of race and gender! Want to continue to conversation at home? Click the link below… [Read More]
2016 retrospectives understandably multiply at the moment, as does the sentiment that 2016 sucked, on the whole in general, esp in terms of what memes get play on Facebook, that’s probably accurate many are pointing, still, with dystopian, apocalyptic fervor, at the ascension of the one they call Trump fair enough and agreed (but read… [Read More]
i’m highly optimistic about HBO’s new hit show, Westworld (if you’ve not seen it, imagine a sort-of sci-fi, cyberpunk Western, steeped in J.J. Abrams style cerebralism and cliffhangery; a deliberately paced show full of sweeping panoramic shots, shootouts, sex, robots (rinse, recombine, repeat), acting clinics put on by a superb cast (Anthony Hopkins can do… [Read More]
With Super Tuesday behind us, our world seems to be hurtling towards the once unthinkable—but now inevitable—presidential smackdown between Hillary Clinton and, yes, Donald Trump. The same Donald Trump who said he wanted to build a wall next to Mexico and ask them to pay for it. The same Donald Trump who took on Megyn Kelly…. [Read More]
Mark Sommer tackles The Return of the Jedi, Hollywood’s portrayal of women, and the hope of the Jedi in his latest editorial.