The Promise

It seems like everything is about immigrants and the question of endangered populations these days, from La Naranja Maldita clearly having a grudge against anyone he doesn’t consider “American” to the current (and ongoing) refugee crisis in the Eurozone. It’s apt then that now would be the time when a film like The Promise is set to drop. Directed by Terry George and starring Oscar Isaac, Christian Bale, Angela Sarafyan and more, the film covers an oft-still-overshadowed human tragedy – The Armenian Genocide.

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The Women’s History Month Flixtape

If you haven’t heard, it’s National Women’s History Month! Established in 1987 in the US, the month got its start

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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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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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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 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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REELYDOPE Radio EP045 | Moonlight

Okay, this is a long episode. But it’s worth it! In it, we devote our entire convo to Barry Jenkin’s

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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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REELYDOPE Radio BONUS Episode | A Slice of The Pie

This week is a double trouble situation, with a bonus episode in ya earholes! In this one, dap (@dapisdope) sits

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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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T-Rex: Her Fight for Gold

It’s 2016. A young black man makes his way to The New Parkway Theater in Oakland to attend The Women’s

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REELYDOPE Radio EP030 | FUBU Pieces of Media

Welcome back from the blur that is July 4th Weekend! Last week, Dap (@dapisdope) sat down with one of REELYDOPE’s

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REELYDOPE Radio EP025 | Happiness is Power

Memorial Day Weekend is over! It’s time to get byke to your regularly scheduled week! Don’t worry, we got you

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REELYDOPE Radio EP023 | Lowkey Sociopath

This week Dap (@dapisdope) and Kevin (@kvnyvs) talk the musically focused John Cusack film, High Fidelity (2000). From breakups to makeups

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REELYDOPE Radio EP013 | Girlhood Mollywhoppings

On one rainy Oakland night, Dap (@dapisdope) sat down with North Cackalack’s own Alece (@fuer_alece) to talk the 2015 French

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