Love Of Country And Bloodlust In “Age Of Shadows”

Living in South Korea as an American is like being in one of those movies where someone wakes up to

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Let’s Talk About Molly

Last year, I took a stand and defended the complex and nuanced relationship Lawrence had with Issa, and himself, in HBO’s

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Good Time Isn’t A Good Time For Black Girls

As someone who finds the nuance in yelling at clouds, I can’t help but stop myself from participating when it comes to talking about the summer’s indie darling, Good Time. It’s not all good, or all bad. In fact, on paper, Good Time is a damn good time.

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Who Needs Enemies When You’ve Got Daryl Davis’ Friends in Accidental Courtesy?

In the 2016 documentary, Accidental Courtesy, his lifelong journey – from cosmopolitan child living abroad to prolific musician to anti-racist evangelist and Klan Robe Kollector – is brought to light. And, like W. Kamau Bell’s forays into Racist Dens Of Inequity, it’s about as odd, infuriating and perplexing as it sounds.

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If Spider-Man Was Real, He Would Be A Member Of The Alt-Right

Sorry folks, but it’s true. In the real world, our friendly neighborhood web crawler would be a Pepe-meme-posting, woman-harassing monster. Here are the reasons why.

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In Tangled Webs, We Grieve: Daddy Issues, Family And More In Spider-Man Homecoming

[Writer’s Disclaimer: I’ve loved Spider-Man since I was an itty bitty spider. So there “may” be “some” bias in the

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Young, Gifted & Black: Agency And More In The Girl With All The Gifts

I finally got to catch The Girl With All The Gifts a couple weeks ago. And I’ve been meaning to sit down and scribble about it for a few reasons, all of which I’ll get into. Before that though, note that spoiler dap is byke. So if you haven’t seen the movie, you can’t blame me here.

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REELYDOPE Recap: San Francisco International Film Festival 2017

Greetings y’all. This year was my first foray into the San Francisco International Film Festival (SFFILM), the longest-running film festival

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Life is Full of Existential Horrors

Two very important things dropped this past month: Drake’s smorgasbord of (appropriated?) accents, More Life. And, Daniel Espinosa’s sci-fi horror

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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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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 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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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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Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is #DadGoals

So it’s come to my attention that the kids these days have taken to calling their idols and mentors “mom”

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Loving: What We Don’t Talk About, When We Talk About Coupling In America

A few days before I saw Loving, I had a long conversation with my best friend about dating as a

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