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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The Film Festival Bucket List

You're in for a fun post today! Today I am writing about my film festival bucket list. While I have a regular bucket list, I have an interesting selection of film festivals that I want to go to. One of my list items is to travel to a minimum of 10 countries, and what better… Continue reading The Film Festival Bucket List

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GIRLS TRIP: Review! And Talking About the Power of the Black Dollar

Just returned from the theater, and today's film was Girls Trip! I was so excited about this movie! Finally, a movie centered female-lead black comedy. And many others were just as excited as I am because it is the best R-rated live action comedy opening of the year, and I have seen so many celebrities… Continue reading GIRLS TRIP: Review! And Talking About the Power of the Black Dollar

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TO THE BONE: A Hard Depiction of Anorexia That Sparks a Difficult Conversation

On July 14th, critically acclaimed Sundance selection To The Bone was released on Netflix, and in limited locations nationwide. I had been interested in seeing this film since hearing about it at Sundance, and I was highly interested in how this film would tackle the controversial topic of Anorexia. Never having had an eating disorder… Continue reading TO THE BONE: A Hard Depiction of Anorexia That Sparks a Difficult Conversation

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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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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