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20 Years of The Fifth Element: Rediscovering a Favorite Film in Theaters

Back in 1997, Luc Besson's The Fifth Element premiered at the glitzy Cannes Film Festival in France. It's grand debut was accompanied by a fashion show by Jean Paul Gaultier (The film's costume designer), fireworks, and a ballet. Shortly afterward, the film was released worldwide. The film was a critical and financial success, grossing over $260… Continue reading 20 Years of The Fifth Element: Rediscovering a Favorite Film in Theaters

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Thoughts About Streaming Services Releases and Traditional Theatrical Releases

Cannes recently made a rule- to begin at next year's festival, that any film that is going to be in the festival should have a theatrical release in France. This rule was created after many French exhibitors voiced their distaste of screening Netflix's upcoming releases- Joon Ho Bong's Okja and  Noah Baumbach's The Meyerowitz Stories. Here's a… Continue reading Thoughts About Streaming Services Releases and Traditional Theatrical Releases

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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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Thoughts About the Franco Brothers, The Room, and Big Hollywood Dreams

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

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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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BEFORE I FALL: A Belated Solo at the Cinema Review

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

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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