Thirteen Lives: Quick Commentary
No spoilers, just vibes. I’ve seen a video or two on Thirteen Lives where director Ron Howard mentions not going to ridiculous lengths to soup up the film’s story, and I’ve gotta say. That was one of the best things about the movie. Apart from a documentary, Thirteen Lives probably marks the first time that…
My CaribbeanTales Giveaway
I’m giving away tickets to the CaribbeanTales Film Festival. Check my video for details!
Coming Soon!: CaribbeanTales International Film Festival
Caribana may have finished, but in Toronto, the celebration of Caribbean culture isn’t over. The city is home to CaribbeanTales, an organization devoted to sharing stories from people of the Caribbean diaspora. The CaribbeanTales International Film Festival begins in September, and runs from the 7th to the 17th of the month. A few days ago…
Dear Hollywood: When we look in the mirror, we expect an accurate reflection. Love, Inclusion
Ghost in…The HELL!?!
If ever I needed proof that Hollywood doesn’t understand audiences, this is it. This video has to be one of the most condescending things I’ve ever seen in my life. Every statement was…I don’t know. What’s the word for the intersection between a lie and an excuse? The title alone had me reeling. “If You’re…
Some of you might remember my old post about Man of Steel. One of the things that really touched me in that film was a scene that featured Clark as a young boy. It put my curiosity into overdrive. In fact, at the time I said Could you imagine being a kid and having to…
What’s that, Claire?
Up in the sky, it’s a bird–it’s a plane….It’s a movie trailer featuring black actors actually playing legitimate people. You know, with emotions and lives, instead of stereotypes. Or not. I shouldn’t boast prematurely. After all, I haven’t actually seen this movie…But it looks ok. So sit back, relax, and enjoy the video below while…
Defaults and Diversity
I don’t read many scripts. Just after I typed that, I looked to the skies, hoping that the Scriptwriting Gods don’t zap me. Apparently, I’m breaking a cardinal rule of aspiring screenwriters everywhere. (Rule #1: Watch ALL the movies. Rule #2: Read ALL the scripts…) Quite frankly, I think it’s a waste of time. The…
“Talk Dino to me.”
Once again, Hollywood has been rifling through my childhood. For those of you who are suspicious, no. Andre’s not kidding. I don’t know what to say. I crossed myself when he mentioned CGI. I saw a clip of the original Flinstones series a few days ago. I was a child all over again. What do…
I have many blog posts left to write…
I should talk about the books I’m reading. I should talk about how I don’t wanna die a Cat Lady…I should talk about the fact that school is ending soon and I’m scared stunned. Everything’s going to be fine. I just wish I knew what was in store… Instead, Dear Reader, let’s focus on how…