Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom

Greetings All, I recently watched Netflix’s Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom and wanted to share my thoughts. Before we get started, check out the following trailer if you haven’t seen it already. Directed by George C. Wolfe, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom stars Viola Davis and Chadwick Boseman. The year is 1927, and the place is Chicago,…

Chadwick Boseman’s Character Will NOT Be Recast in Black Panther 2

Greetings Folks, It’s Friday, and I read some good news earlier. The following information comes from The Verge. Although the Black Panther franchise will move forward, Chadwick Boseman’s character, King T’Challa (Black Panther), will not be recast. Part 2 will instead focus on supporting characters who will pay tribute to the late Boseman. Producer Kevin…

Christopher Nolan’s Batman Trilogy

“I always thought there was a Batman story that hadn’t been told on film.” – Christopher Nolan If you’ve been following this blog, or if you’ve met me in person, then you know that Batman is my favorite superhero. The nuance between Bruce Wayne and Batman, the gadgets, transportation, villains, and Gotham city itself, set…

Freedom From Choice

Many conspiracy theorists have argued that there’s no such thing as a true democracy. Freedom is a myth, and the only way it is obtainable is to live off-grid. Well, the following documentary supports everything that’s been said. Directed by Tim Delmastro, Freedom from Choice is a 2014 documentary that highlights the illusion of freedom…

Fatal Affair

Greetings Folks, I recently watched Netflix’s Fatal Affair and had to share my thoughts. Before we get started, check out the following trailer if you haven’t seen it already. Directed by Peter Sullivan, Fatal Affair stars Nia Long, Omar Epps, and Stephen Bishop. After a one-night fling with a college classmate, Elle Warren (Long) decides…

Eyes of the Rainbow

“Nobody in the world, nobody in history, has ever gotten their freedom by appealing to the moral sense of the people who were oppressing them.” – Assata Shakur   Initially, I didn’t want to highlight the revolutionary that is Assata Shakur until I read her autobiography. But after coming across the following documentary, I couldn’t…

David Icke: Was He Right?

Former sports broadcaster turned conspiracy theorist David Icke is no stranger to controversy. And as someone who gravitates to the problematic ones, I was excited to come across a documentary highlighting his views. The film is entitled, David Icke: Was He Right? In it, he discusses a variety of political events that changed the trajectory…

Extraction

Greetings Everyone, I watched Netflix’s Extraction yesterday and had to share my thoughts. Before we get started, check out the following trailer if you haven’t seen it already. Directed by Sam Hargrave, Extraction stars Chris Hemsworth, Rudhraksh Jaiswal, Pankaj Tripathi, Golshifteh Farahani, and Priyanshu Painyuli. Black-market mercenary and former Australian Special Air Service Regiment soldier Tyler…

The Intruder

Greetings Folks, I finally had to a chance to watch The Intruder and wanted to share my thoughts. Before we get started, check out the following trailer if you haven’t seen it already. Directed by Deon Taylor, The Intruder stars Michael Ealy, Meagan Good, and Dennis Quaid. The Intruder is a psychological thriller that tells…

The Hidden Lives of “Housegirls”

The abuse of women is a discussion that’s constantly had but often downplayed. Black women, in particular, tend to be the number one victims. As someone who refuses to ignore the realities of this world, I want to share a few documentaries on African women who work as domestic servants. They are called “Housegirls.” The…

Aladdin

Greetings Folks, I just saw Aladdin, and I wanted to share my thoughts. Before we get started, check out the following trailer if you haven’t seen it already. Directed by Guy Ritchie, Aladdin stars Will Smith, Mena Massoud, Naomi Scott, and Marwan Kenzari. Aladdin is a live-action adaptation of Disney’s 1992 animated film. The story…

John Singleton’s Legacy

Earlier this week, we lost a directorial icon. John Singleton. As someone who has been a fan of his work throughout the 90s and the new millennial, I was somewhat upset about his passing. His films were milestones in my community because they were authentic narratives that had powerful messages. The cinematography and breakout star…