I love studies. It's dorky, but I really do. Mainly I love them because I like to back up my opinions with facts- especially my opinions about representation in the entertainment industry. Just earlier today, USC Annenberg (as part of the Media Diversity Social Change Initiative) released Inequality in 900 Popular Films- an ongoing study… Continue reading USC Annenberg’s Annual Hollywood Inequality Study is Out and… It’s Business As Usual
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An updated version of a year old post. Enjoy!
So funny story, I was on Tumblr and even though I really don’t run a Franco fan blog, I post quite frequently Franco-y stuff. Yeah, I know I’m lame. One day a fellow fan messaged me a story about how through a charitable donation to Water Defense (a cause co-founded by Mark Ruffalo), she was invited to the Now You See Me 2 premiere in New York City, and was able to meet the majority of the cast including Mark Ruffalo, Jesse Eisenberg, and (although briefly) Dave Franco himself (!!!). After sharing her story, I showed her my post (deleted) I had written about Dave, which lead to a conversation about some other things too, including traveling, overcoming obstacles and living life. She is a diplomat, so she is frequently abroad, and when she’s off work she takes time to do some really cool things like paragliding and learning tango…
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This isn't a movie or entertainment post today, but I think it is very fitting with the name of my blog- The Cinema Soloist. It's been on my mind, and I decided to share it. My blog was founded on my solo adventures in film and life, and I've often thought about the fact that there… Continue reading How “Perpetual Singleness” Lead Me to Liberation and a Journey to Self Acceptance
I'm back! I'm so sorry for the lack of posts. I finally have a new laptop, and I have been bombarded with content, and wasn't quite sure where to start. This post is a bit late, but it's powerful nonetheless. Back in 2014, I saw the original movie for Dear White People. I really loved… Continue reading “Dear White People” is a Letter to the Black Community- Especially its Outsiders
I did it. At last. I watched it. The movie that I've known about for a long time, but didn't have the balls to watch. Last night, I watched the myth, the legend- The Room. Of course I had heard about how bad it was but I wasn't aware of how much so until I… Continue reading Thoughts About the Franco Brothers, The Room, and Big Hollywood Dreams
I was fortunate enough to be part of the first audience- EVER to see Get Out while I was at Sundance. It was the highly anticipated Surprise Midnight screening of the year, and I had no idea what to expect since I played movie Russian Roulette while purchasing the ticket and had never been to… Continue reading What the Success of “Get Out” Tells Us About the Long Ignored American Audience
Hello all! Sorry about the lack of posts! My computer died, so I haven't been able to write as much. Since Sundance, there has been a whirlwind of things to write about, but so little time! One of the films I saw at Sundance was Before I Fall- which comes out officially nationwide tomorrow. Before… Continue reading BEFORE I FALL: A Belated Solo at the Cinema Review
The other night, I watched the Oscars. My uncle was gracious enough to let me use the TV downstairs for 4 hours, on one condition- I let him borrow my headphones while he watched movies on his computer. How awesome is he? For months, I have been looking forward to the most high-profile awards show… Continue reading Some Final Thoughts About the Oscars
Back in warm and sunny California! Last week I spent my days in Park City, enjoying a major solo adventure. I watched movies alone, I ate alone, and enjoyed my favorite things such as film, social justice, and drinks. It was an amazing experience, and I am better for having made my decision. The week… Continue reading My First Sundance: Highlights from My Experience
Hello all, as you know I'm no longer a Sundance virgin. I had a great time during my first time (Highlights will be included in another post)! While I was there, I learned a thing or two that I wanted to share. I compiled a detailed list for those on a budget with some planning… Continue reading The Sundance Virgin (What I Learned During My First Time)