“I’m on my side. Always.” It isn’t news that politics can be a cutthroat sport. But in the hands of Yorgos Lanthimos, all that palace intrigue can become the basis of humor. The Favourite is a Machiavellian comedy set 400 years ago that reflects the way power often happens in secret, but with important consequences…. [Read More]
In the Season 4 premiere of ScreenFish Radio, Steve welcomes ScreenFish’rs Julie and Paul Levac to step onto the court to talk about Battle of the Sexes! Detailing the events surrounding the legendary tennis match between Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs in 1973, Battle of the Sexes has a lot to say about the… [Read More]
What happens when one justice isn’t enough? Battle of the Sexes recounts the events that led up to the 1973 tennis match between retired all-star Bobby Riggs (Steve Carell) and champ in her prime, Billie Jean King (Emma Stone). However, this particular ‘sports film’ has very little to do with actual sports, choosing instead to… [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]
a while back (on another site), i wrote about how art begets art – in that case how love for the game Bloodborne led to a renewed dip into Lovecraft several whiles back (on a currently dead blog), i wrote about how faves lead to proselytizing – how when we love something (in that case, Bloodborne’s forebear, Dark Souls), we… [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.
If Aloha is the missile sending the film into space, the actual payload is this political agenda, not a rom-com aimed to entertain us.