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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Tony Ducret on Man’s Best Friend Forever

Ahead of the NYC premiere of his latest short film MBFF (Man’s Best Friend Forever), I sat down with writer/director

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The Fits: A Dreamy Exploration of Adolescence

It feels like the last couple years have been pivotal for films centering on young talent of color. From 2015’s

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Sausage Party is Junk Food for Thought

It’s Thursday and I end switching my schedule around to catch up with my film homie to go to the

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The Episodes That Pushed Unreal Over the Edge

[Editor’s Note: Caroline originally published this piece on Medium. It’s being republished here with her permission & blessings.] In one

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Keanu: What is a Gangsta Kitty?

First, let me start by saying: Yes, I am a cat lady. I’m young and already own more than one

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Why Jupiter Ascending Is Better Than Whatever Garbage Movies You Like

A little over a year ago, Jupiter Ascending put the final nail in the coffin of The Wachowskis’ big-budget directing

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Dick Fencing, Unexpected Heroines, and Pee Breaks: A Reflection on Superman vs Batman

Let’s not start with the fact that the film is titled like a college sophomore’s attempt at profundity. Let’s not

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