January 06, 2013 by Rodney in Blog, Movie Reviews

Lincoln, Meet Django: Slavery’s Latest Films Are Controversial, But Not Why You Think

This December the Civil War Era got the Hollywood treatment as two tinseltown heavyweights (Stephen Spielberg and Quentin Tarantino) presented their drastically different takes on a period of American history very few like to visit. Well, at least not in a critical way. As U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said in 2009,

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January 06, 2013 by Rodney in Blog

No Black Panther Comic Movie?

In light of my growing up an avid comic book reader, I’ve come to enjoy the recent series of superhero films. I relish the moments in which a character delivers a signature phrase, such as “Hulk Smash,” or “I shall smite thee!” However, I was slightly saddened upon learning that

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December 03, 2012 by Rodney in Blog, television

The Walking Conundrum

I love AMC’s “The Walking Dead.”  At the moment it’s my favorite show on television.  I love the effects, the cinematography—virtually every aspect of the show. But there’s one thing that gives me pause … The black characters. “The Walking Dead” isn’t the first show to have problematic black characters,

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September 04, 2012 by Rodney in Blog, Movie Reviews

Beasts of the Southern Wild- A Must See

It’s rare to find cinematic dreams realized. It’s an elusive thing – finding that moment where you forget you’re even reading the book, watching the TV, watching the movie and you take it in on face value, like a dream, like the picture unfolded from your own mind seamlessly. It’s

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September 04, 2012 by Rodney in Blog, Movie Reviews, News

Red Hook Summer- Spike Lee’s Resurgence

No one takes a risk like Spike Lee. And for years, those risks worked. From She’s Gotta Have It to Miracle at St Anna, even his misses were still dripped in the ambition that made his hits hit. He’s historically been fearless in his subject matter, even if it left

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