Reel Talk: 2022 Oscar Winners Predictions

Another Academy Awards ceremony is upon us — and it’s not been without controversy. From last-minute presenter announcements to omissions of various categories from the main telecast, the alleged “biggest night in Hollywood” is shaping up to be a curious — if not outright contentious — affair. I voiced my grievances the last time the Oscars … More Reel Talk: 2022 Oscar Winners Predictions

Film Review: ‘Dune’ Depicts Thought-Provoking Sci-Fi on a Grand Scale

In January of 2020, I crafted a list of my most anticipated films of the year — a list that, in retrospect, did not age well given the world’s lack of moviegoing in the months that followed. However, I did make the following comment under my entry for Dune: “Not to be dramatic or anything, … More Film Review: ‘Dune’ Depicts Thought-Provoking Sci-Fi on a Grand Scale

TV Review: ‘WandaVision’ is a moving study of grief and loss within a sitcom-inspired MCU story

The Marvel Cinematic Universe had been on hiatus for longer than even Marvel had foreseen. Walking out of the AMC Burbank 16 after seeing Spider-Man: Far From Home back in July of 2019, I had no way of knowing that I’d have to wait a year and a half to see new MCU content. In … More TV Review: ‘WandaVision’ is a moving study of grief and loss within a sitcom-inspired MCU story

Film Review: ‘Coming 2 America’ can’t match the comedic heights of the original, but it’s still a world worth revisiting

Before diving into the particulars of Coming 2 America, it is important to look back on the release of its predecessor, 1988’s Coming to America, a progressive film for its time in its depiction of an all-Black cast, driven by the comedic genius that is Eddie Murphy. In the early 1980s, Murphy began to hit … More Film Review: ‘Coming 2 America’ can’t match the comedic heights of the original, but it’s still a world worth revisiting

What ‘Do the Right Thing’ Can Still Teach Us

Note: This will be a full-spoilers discussion of Do the Right Thing. $1 will be donated to Color of Change for each view this post gets up to $100. Spike Lee’s third feature-film Do the Right Thing premiered in the summer of 1989. Inspired by the murder of Michael Griffith and the 1986 Howard Beach Incident, this … More What ‘Do the Right Thing’ Can Still Teach Us