Film

“Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom” Delivers Sensational Acting

HOLLYWOOD—Do you want to see some good acting, well you’re about to see it in the drama “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom” in titans Viola Davis and Chadwick Boseman. This movie is infused with ton of drama, but let me clarify because some might think it’s a musical; it is not. There is a very interesting dynamic where you have...

“Mank” Leads Critic’s Choice Nominations

HOLLYWOOD—The nominations trend continues in the film arena as nominees for the 26th annual Critics Choice Awards were announced on Monday, February 8. Leading all contenders is the drama “Mank” with 12 nominations, followed by “Minari” which earned 10 nominations. Other movies earning multiple nominations included “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom” and “News of the World.” A partial list of...

Screen Actors Guild Award Nominees Released

HOLLYWOOD—This is my favorite time of year people, awards season, if things have been delayed by a few weeks. To be honest at this point, the Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild Awards would have been handed out and we’d be waiting for the big one: The Academy Awards. Not the case for 2021. The Golden Globe nominees were...

“Mank” Leads 2021 Golden Globe Nominations

HOLLYWOOD—Now it is officially awards season in my book. Why? The nominees for the 2021 Golden Globe Awards were announced on Wednesday, February 3. There were some expected names who made the list, as well as a few surprises along the way people. The contenders were announced by actresses Sarah Jessica Parker and Taraji P. Henson. Leading the pack...

2021 NAACP Image Awards Announced

HOLLYWOOD—Nominees for the 52nd Annual NAACP Image Awards were announced on Tuesday, February 2, with the Netflix flick “Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey” leading all contender with 10 nominations. The movie is nominated for Best Motion Picture alongside “Soul,” “Da 5 Bloods,” “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom” and “One Night in Miami.” Both “Ma Rainey” and “Soul” earned 9 nominations...

“The Little Things” Is Tantalizing, But Frustrating

HOLLYWOOD—I really wanted to enjoy this movie, but I will be frank, “The Little Things” does not deliver all the hype that has been buzzing around it. I mean I saw the trailer, countless critics had been talking endlessly about how great it is, but it’s mediocre for me America. Why? It tries to be smarter than what it...

2021 Film Independent Spirit Award Nominees Revealed

HOLLYWOOD—I will be the first to admit that 2020 was not the greatest year for cinema. The notion of adjusting to watching cinema at home compared to on the big screen was a major adjustment for many film buffs including myself. However, what I did discover was myself watching more independent films. Those with stirring plots and characters that...

“Sound Of Metal” Is Riveting Cinema

HOLLYWOOD—Wow, that is all I can say about the movie “Sound of Metal.” It leaves you speechless as a spectator. On top of being a powerful movie, it is a career defining performance from actor Riz Ahmed. He enamors himself with this character to such a degree you absolutely forget Riz, you only see Ruben Stone. This movie works...

“Promising Young Woman” Is A Visceral Ride

HOLLYWOOD—In my personal opinion there have not been a ton of great movies in the year 2020. When I say ‘great,’ I’m referring to a film that delivers a gut punch or hooks the viewer to a point that you are gripped to what you are witnessing and you don’t let up until the credit begin to roll. I...

“Wonder Woman 1984” Fun, But Not Iconic

HOLLYWOOD—When “Wonder Woman” arrived to the big screen with Gal Gadot in the starring role a few years ago it was a spectacle. It was unlike anything that the comic book universe had seen before; a female superhero that was on the same playing field as the greats like Batman and Superman. It was an origin tale that had...
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