When the name Green Book was read aloud as the winner of Best Picture at the 91st Oscars last week, it erupted a firestorm of controversy. While some pronounced the film as outdated and problematic in its portrayal of racial issues in today’s culture, others defended the film and authenticity. This week, we welcome back… [Read More]
The film would be entertaining if all it did was reflect back on that time and see the battle against racism at that time. But the parallels with our own time are so strong that we can’t ignore them.
The last time I offered my $0.02 regarding Oscars 2016 was to defend the Academy and their choices. Now, it is time to look at the other side of the argument. But I still don’t think that the Academy in and of itself is the problem. A fellow film analyst (BTW…that’s my official title. I’m… [Read More]
I’m a reluctant writer. It’s a gift. It’s a curse. It’s a gift because God has given me the voice to express myself. It’s a curse because of the toll it takes and the burden I have to carry. Your fearless leader Jacob has been nudging me to write film commentary like we used to… [Read More]