Category: Education

Jane Fonda in Five Acts (2018) Review: A Gripping Memoir

Jane Fonda in Five Acts (2018) Review: A Gripping Memoir
Jane Fonda’s memoir proves to be both a charged and dysfunctional story of the search for one woman’s identity and worth. The documentary takes viewers down an unusual winding road, explaining the early years, acting and celebrity life, periods of activism, family and Fonda legacy. Jane makes her mark by pushing the envelope and embracing her place in history with... Read more »

Interview/Overview of Black Representation on Screen w/ Newsy Reporter Ashley Holt

This clip shows the Newsy team and reporter Ashley Holt explaining early “Black Representation on Screen” and recent examples of both positive and negative stereotypes . The article is called “Black Representation on Screen has Evolved and Needs to Continue…” My interview comes towards the latter part of the presentation at about 6:35 on the timeline.... Read more »

'Uncle Drew' Review(2018): A Funky Summer Comedy

'Uncle Drew' Review(2018): A Funky Summer Comedy
“Uncle Drew” is a story based on the characters from a Pepsi NBA Commercial Ad. After accumulating a following and much buzz, it was decided to turn the story into a film with the help of Pepsi Productions, Summit Entertainment, and Temple Hill Productions. “Uncle Drew” is directed by Charles Stone III and written by... Read more »
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Black Panther Review (2018): A Vibrant Utopia of Hope and Vibranium

Black Panther Review (2018): A Vibrant Utopia of Hope and Vibranium
The symbolism and parallelism runs deep throughout the ‘Black Panther’ film. It reveals divisiveness between tribes and obsession with power. However, it also addresses healing, hope, and restoration. In this Marvel Universe, many many years ago, a foreign alien metal called vibranium lands in the Congo region of Africa. A new society was developed into... Read more »

Jaded (2013) Review: A Black Dramedy Short Film

Jaded (2013) Review: A Black Dramedy Short Film
Jaded is a 2013 short film dramedy written by Maggie Bush.This film was directed by Eugene Bush and Shebeta Carter. It involves 3 girlfriends: Mikayla, Kim and Lisa and the circumstances leading up to a main event. Everything spirals out of control when appearances are chipped away. The real stories come out during a fashion... Read more »

Film Review: The Hero, A Life Reflection Piece

Film Review: The Hero, A Life Reflection Piece
The Hero is one of the best films of the year, but doesn’t get the credit where it’s due. There wasn’t enough buzz about this film. Maybe if it was released later in the season, it could have been a stronger contender among films. This film was directed by Brett Haley, written by both Marc... Read more »
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Roman J. Israel, Esq. Review (2017): A Remarkable Twist of Fate

Roman J. Israel, Esq. Review (2017): A Remarkable Twist of Fate
Roman J. Israel, Esq. (2017) is a dramatic film that explores the legal ramifications of crossing lines as a personal defense attorney (with Asperger’s Syndrome), who battles his inner demons. I was intrigued by Dan Gilroy’s interpretation of Roman’s character especially the fine attention to detail. This film is directed and written by Dan Gilroy... Read more »

Coco Review (2017): A Spirited Día De Los Muertos

Coco Review (2017): A Spirited Día De Los Muertos
Coco is a vibrant, adventurous, cultural extravaganza about the Día De Los Muertos! This was a story that I enjoyed and further confirms why this holiday is an important part of culture and tradition. I learned a few things along the way also. This film is produced by Disney Pictures and Pixar Animation Studios. The story... Read more »

Lady Bird Review (2017)

Lady Bird Review (2017)
Lady Bird is a coming of age film that addresses issues of religion, education, rebellion, sexuality, friendships, and family relationships. It’s a fresh witty perspective on youth in the early 2000’s. I found that there were a few similarities between myself and the writer/director Greta Gerwig. We both attended Catholic schools, showed interest in the... Read more »
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The Replacement (2017): Replicants in Review

The Replacement (2017): Replicants in Review
In The Replacement, writer and director Sean Miller provides a brief look at the various complications of cloning in the free world. Actor Mike McNamara plays the roles of Abe Stagsen, Newscaster, Bartender, and President Abe. As an original, Abe Stagsen becomes frustrated at his lot in life after he relinquishes his DNA to be... Read more »