Meditations on Get Out, A Negrom Opus

(Writer’s Note: I’ve read and re-read this piece about ten times in an effort to ensure I wasn’t re-treading shit

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Before I Fall

Bias warning: I truly believe that kids, and many teenagers, are unintentional sociopaths. Maybe it’s just the lack of a

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Fist Fight

Coming out the gate, Fist Fight is a joint that leans as heavily into comedic timing as it can because the premise itself is ridiculous. Again, speaking of the trailers: Fist Fight’s initial theatrical trailers are cut in a way that lead us to assume that the entire film hinges on a brawl between Ron Strickland (Ice Cube) and Andy Campbell (Charlie Day). On the surface this can seem off putting, as it’s absolutely paper thin. Despite this, Fist Fight writes multiple comedic checks in order to front the bill of your attention span. And thank the lord they are.

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The Black History Month Flixtape

Black History Month is currently at the half-way mark and I apologize this took so damn long to push out. So much has happened since the last time “our month” rolled around that it was hard trying to cobble together some films that would work as a cohesive unit. Despite this, I think I done good. I’ll leave it up to you to be the judge though.

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Tickled

I was supposed to write this (and publish it) months ago, like pre-election, months ago. Pero, things happened, a ton

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Speaking with The Dead in I Am Not Your Negro

I Am Not Your Negro is a powerful sojourn through experiences past and present with your ancestors; a racial vision quest by any other name. Laced with historical and contemporary imagery and footage, it’s is narrated by Baldwin’s own words, brought to life by Samuel L. Jackson’s readings of Baldwin’s letters, notes to his editor, and the unfinished manuscript of his last work, Remember This House. It’s an ethereal experience for a variety of reasons.

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The Magicians S1

Somewhere in upstate New York, a group of grad students spend their days learning arcane secrets and their nights enjoying

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20th Century Women

I didn’t go into 20th Century Women expecting much. The trailer makes it look like the quirky indie comedies that

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The MLK Day Flixtape

Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2017 is here and, well, it’s a strange time to be celebrating it. Earlier this weekend,

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Ajin is On Netflix and You Should Be Watching It

So I’m not the most learned person when it comes to anime. Shit, I’m really not even the second most

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Thanks, 2016: Shin Godzilla

Happy awards season, everybody! It’s a great time to reflect on the year in film and catch up on all

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The Intimate World of August Wilson’s Fences

Fences, directed by Denzel Washington, and starring Denzel Washington, Viola Davis, Mykelti Williamson, and Stephen Henderson, has been gaining a

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REELYDOPE Radio BONUS Episode | OOOUUU

Christmas is over. And Kwanzaa is about to get it poppin’. So, here’s a bonus episode that we recorded back

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Fences: A Play on Film

Why breathe another life into a decades-old play centered around African-Americans in a working class Pittsburgh neighborhood you might ask?

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The OA Season Recap, Allegedly

Netflix is flooding the streets right now fam. Literally. In 2015, they pumped out 450 hours of original content. In

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Rogue One Is Political, But Not Politically Useful

A few days ago, Disney CEO Bob Iger said that Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is “not…in any way,

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