Tag: Bonnie DeShong

CRITTER FIXER: Country Vets at the AAFCA ROUNDTABLE

As a proud member of the African-American Film Critics Association many opportunities come to have conversations with interesting people. I shamelessly say that I LOVE THE VETS ON CRITTER FIXERS: COUNTRY VETS. My niece went to Fort Valley State with the doctors and she turned me on to them. Dr. Ferguson and Dr. Hodges have... Read more »

CRUELLA

First, I must ask that you pay attention to the PG-13 rating. “Cruella” is not a film for younger children. It is not a cute cartoon that children will love and understand. I found this film to be most interesting and I enjoyed it.   Tipper Seifert-Cleveland as young Estella in Disney’s live action CRUELLA.... Read more »

JOYCHILD – A Short but Impressive Film

When I received the request to review the short film “Joychild,” I looked at the trailer and it gave me nothing to go on, however, my interest was piqued, and I asked to see the film. After watching the film three times, I had to speak with the Director/Producer/Editor/Cinematographer Aurora Brachman. Aurora is a recent... Read more »
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Wally Triplett, A Man of Many Firsts

The NFL Draft happened recently, and young men of all races received their chance to play for a major league team.  I wondered how many of them knew the name of the man that was the first African American to play for the NFL.  In 1949, Wally Triplett was one of three African Americans drafted... Read more »

MOMENT OF TRUTH – Who Really Killed James Jordan

In 1993, the whole world was shocked and saddened to hear that the father of NBA star Michael Jordan was shot and killed in Robeson County, North Carolina. MOMENT OF TRUTH The news reported that Mr. Jordan was on his way back to Chicago from a funeral, got sleepy and pulled to the side of... Read more »

HOW DO YOU MEASURE A YEAR?

Five hundred twenty-five thousand six hundred minutes, Five hundred twenty-five thousand moments so dear. Five hundred twenty-five thousand six hundred minutes, How do you measure? Measure a year? When Jonathan D. Larson wrote these words for the 2008 Broadway Musical “RENT” I am sure he didn’t plan for it to by my theme song for... Read more »
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Wendy Williams Biopic and Documentary are a Hot Mess

I am sure a lot of you were glued to the screen to see the biopic Wendy Williams: The Film and the documentary Wendy Williams: What A Mess. The film was entertaining with the best parts of it being Ciera Payton as Wendy and Chicago’s own Morocco Omari as Kevin Hunter.  Both actors brought their... Read more »

One Night in Miami is a Memory For a Lifetime

The film One Night in Miami is a story of four friends who get together in a hotel room in Miami after the Sonny Liston vs Cassius Clay fight.  The friends just happen to be Malcolm X, Cassius Clay, Jim Brown, and Sam Cooke. Did the gathering happen? Yes, it did.  Do we really know... Read more »

Monique Idlett- Mosley – An Undercover Billionaire

The Discovery Channel’s second season of “Undercover Billionaire” is off to an interesting start.  Instead of one Billionaire going undercover there are three. The premise of the show is each billionaire is dropped off in cities they are not familiar with.   They are given fake names, $100, a phone with none of their contacts, and... Read more »
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Bonnie’s Eye Predicts A Colorful Award Season

We finally made it to 2021, however, I must say that I have watched more movies and television series during COVID than ever. Streaming channels such as Netflix, Amazon Prime, and others have made it very convenient for families and people who never made the time or had the funds to go to the movie... Read more »