The Simple Truths and Summery Visions of “Hunter Gatherer”

There are times when you need a good, small movie to help you believe that Hollywood isn’t choking the life

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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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South Korean Movies Are The Last Thing You Should Be Sleeping On

Flicks from outta town are great. Okay, maybe they’re not always great. But more often than not, they’re great. Usually

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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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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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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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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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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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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 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! And before you listen to this one, may I suggest

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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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REELYDOPE Radio EP042 | Where Has This Podcast Gone?!

Okay, the real title of this episode is “Canadian Bear Sex.” But, we didn’t want it coming up in the

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REELYDOPE Radio EP041 | Swastikupcakes

In this episode, Maisha of 3 Sirens Podcast (@3sirenspodcast) joins dap (@dapisdope) to talk about Daniel Radcliffe’s 2016 film, Imperium.

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Southside With You

Full disclosure: at the risk of having my black card temporarily seized, I consciously avoided watching Southside With You for

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REELYDOPE Radio EP040 | Alice Street Intersections

Artist Desi Mundo (@crpbayarea) and filmmaker Spencer Wilkinson (https://vimeo.com/endangeredideas) join Dap (@dapisdope) on this episode to talk about their documentary,

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