Film

“Maestro” A Mesmerizing Tale Full Of Surprises

HOLLYWOOD—I have been hearing about the performances in this movie for quite some time now, so I was pleasantly pleased with what I witnessed upon watching the movie, “Maestro.” For those not in the know, the film tells the story of legendary composer and conductor Leonard Bernstein.  I wanted to do a bit of a history on Bernstein because...

“Argylle” Is A Mixed Bag Of Fun

HOLLYWOOD—I am going to say this right away, “Argylle” entertained me to a degree. Yes, there are plenty of people bashing the flick and it deserves some of the slack that it has received. It is a spy-adventure that has too much going on and a bit of the fat needed to be trimmed to turn it into an...

“Poor Things” Is Artistic, But Boring

HOLLYWOOD—I don’t understand the critical love for the whacky dramedy/sci-fi flick “Poor Things.” I know so many people in the cinematic universe that are gushing over this movie. This film is so quirky and odd that either you love it or hate it, and I didn’t love this flick, and it is because it is boring. There is no...

Black Cinema Excellence: “Boyz N The Hood”

HOLLYWOOD—It was momentous when it was released in 1991. It was a movie that placed a spotlight on the urban ghetto unlike anything seen on the big screen. It elevated Black Cinema in a way that hadn’t been done before, and it delivered a movie to this day that I find riveting and I find little nuggets every single...

Oscar Predictions: Best Supporting Actress

HOLLYWOOD—Last week it was all about Best Supporting Actor, this week it is all about Best Supporting Actress, and I think this race might be the biggest lock of all the categories for me. One person has dominated, but there is someone nipping at her heels. The 2024 nominees are Emily Blunt “Oppenheimer,” Danielle Brooks “The Color Purple,” America...

“The Beekeeper” Is An Explosive, Good Time

HOLLYWOOD—I hate to say it, but you know what you’re going to get when you watch a Jason Statham film. I knew what to expect with the action-flick, “The Beekeeper” and I must say I was thoroughly entertained with the movie. I love a good action-flick and this movie gave me all of that and so much more. Is...

“Silent Night” Starts Strong, Ends Weak

HOLLYWOOD—I thought the movie “Silent Night” had a genius premise when I first heard about it. A guy who is violently injured and loses his ability to speak as a result, tell me I’m dreaming right? Not only that, but the film was being directed by the iconic John Woo. John Woo people the guy behind “Face-Off” and one...

“American Fiction” Is Smart, Savvy Fun

HOLLYWOOD—So many people have talked about the smart writing in the dramedy “American Fiction” and I must say it is indeed one of the best written flicks I have seen for the 2023 movie season. It helps you get inside the mind of a writer and sometimes the struggles we have when we are crafting a story. Whether it...

The Oscar Analysis Begins

UNITED STATES—We can officially rest on the nomination front now that the 2024 Oscar nominees have been announced. All we have to wait for now is the awards shows to continue to shell out trophies and accolades. With that said, the nominations this week delivered some surprises, as they always do. I just love the conversation talk about snubs...

Oscar Predictions: Best Supporting Actor

HOLLYWOOD—Last week the nominees for the 2024 Academy Awards a.k.a. as the Oscars were announced. We can now analyze who is likely to be the winner in the BIG SIX as I like to call them (Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actress and Best Supporting Actor). This week we start the beginning of our...
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