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Film,Opinion

Slavery and white-on-white crime in the science-fiction film, 'Blade Runner 2049'

Blade Runner 2049 is a film as deeply flawed as its predecessor, Blade Runner (1982).  While the flaws of the previous film were revealed upon each subsequent revision that followed the theatrical domestic release version (e.g., the uncut version, the director’s cut, the final cut), the flaws of the new sequel are well on display and one can only hope that any subsequent revisions to...

Opinion

The prosperity code in Jay-Z’s 'The Story of O.J.' video and its ironic edutainment

While I must apologize for being late to the discussion about Jay-Z’s music video, The Story of O.J., in part because I am not an actual Jay-Z fan but after now having seen the work I feel it imperative that I add my two cents about it for whatever it’s worth.  Jay-Z’s music video The Story of O.J. offers itself as a biting form of ironic edutainment where beneath the surface of...

Film,Opinion

How 'Dunkirk' failed and the continued historical whitewashing of World War II in big budget film

In spite of all the glowing reviews, marketing headlines, fanboy fetishism and the illustrious reputation of its star director, Dunkirk, in the estimation of this critic, is a ho-hum visual spectacle and a staggering dramatic failure. Christopher Nolan proves with this single film that he is no good at historical drama, and even less impressive at trying to make a war film that would...

Film

On 'Baby Driver' and black retribution hidden behind white privilege

In just the last 30 or more days between June and July of 2017, Black America has been sent reeling from the acquittal of police officer Jeronimo Yanez for the senseless murder of Philando Castile, an armed and gun permit-holding black man who was killed as he was reaching for the license the officer asked him for after informing the officer that he was armed and had a permit to carry;...

Film

White Wash: Sofia Coppola and the Dishonesty of Honest White Liberal Filmmakers

There are White people in this world who are both sensitive to and fighting against systemic racial injustice. These are White people who are willing to put their reputations, their livelihoods, and in some cases their blood on the line in the long, continuous, and indefatigable fight against racial oppression in America and across the globe. Then there are many White people who “fight...