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USC Annenberg’s Annual Hollywood Inequality Study is Out and… It’s Business As Usual

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

Diversity, Entertainment, Feminism, Film, Movies

THE INCREDIBLE JESSICA JAMES: Review

This is your one and only life. What do you wanna tell people about it? Netflix is on a role with its original films. Tonight, I watched a film I have been anticipating for months now, The Incredible Jessica James. The critically acclaimed film debuted at Sundance this year, and showcased the charisma and talent… Continue reading THE INCREDIBLE JESSICA JAMES: Review

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POC Creators Shouldn’t Be Confined to Just Telling “Our” Stories

This week, the trailer for A Wrinkle in Time was released, and I couldn't have been more excited. When I saw the trailer, I was elated to see a young black woman as the lead (Storm Reid) alongside major talents such as Oprah Winfrey, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Mindy Kaling, Chris Pine, Reese Witherspoon, and Michael Pena.… Continue reading POC Creators Shouldn’t Be Confined to Just Telling “Our” Stories

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“Dear White People” is a Letter to the Black Community- Especially its Outsiders

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

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What the Success of “Get Out” Tells Us About the Long Ignored American Audience

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

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Some Final Thoughts About the Oscars

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

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NO COMPROMISE: A Lesson From Mila Kunis

On November 2nd, Mila Kunis penned an open letter for A Plus on sexism in Hollywood, and some of her personal experiences with unnamed producers. It's no secret that there are double standards in the workforce, especially in the entertainment industry. Many industries are primarily "Boys' Clubs" where women are paid less, and subject to… Continue reading NO COMPROMISE: A Lesson From Mila Kunis

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THE HANDMAIDEN: Solo at the Cinema Review

Happy Halloween and happy day off (for me at least)! I'm really excited about the films that are coming out in the next couple of months. Summer is where most of the studio tentpoles are released, but Fall and Winter are where we see awards season contenders- the films that people claim that "no one"… Continue reading THE HANDMAIDEN: Solo at the Cinema Review

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KING COBRA: Solo at the Cinema Review

Happy Friday! I have a new review up! This one was a different experience because I ordered on VOD, instead of seeing it in the theater. Does it still count? I hope so! I had seen of the social media posts during the making of King Cobra, and was interested in its release. As of… Continue reading KING COBRA: Solo at the Cinema Review

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My Relationship With L.A. & Some Favorite Films Set in the City

Has anyone seen the movie Paris Je T'aime? Do you remember that vignette with Margo Martindale? She takes a solo trip to Paris, and gives a great monologue about falling in love with the city, and the city falling in love with her? Don't laugh, but I had that exact feeling when I went to… Continue reading My Relationship With L.A. & Some Favorite Films Set in the City