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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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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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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Arrival

Sci-fi is one of those genres that can get easily hokey. Because of this, it’s always fun and refreshing to

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REELYDOPE Radio EP050 | Get It How You Live

Awww shit ya’ll, it’s the end of the season! In this episode, ATLien Kalena (@KalebaPlz) of the ReelSnobs podcast (@ReelSnobs)

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REELYDOPE Radio EP049 | Seven Minutes to Closing

The writer + director, Kim Nunley (@kimnunley) + April Abeyta (@sevenminfilm), behind 7 Minutes to Closing join Dap (@dapisdope) on

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REELYDOPE Radio EP048 | Thought Juice

In this episode, Ya Girl Brittney (@xobritdear) joins dap (@dapisdope). The first half of the show covers Brittany’s awesome self

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REELYDOPE Radio EP047 | Organic Convo

In this episode, Shaun (@NoTotally) of the storied No, Totally podcast joins Dap (@dapisdope). Instead of having a super planned

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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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REELYDOPE Radio EP046 | Queer AF

In this episode, Shanti of Black Ampersand (@blackampersand) joins dap (@dapisdope). Together they dive into a Focal Point discussion of

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