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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...

Film

'All Eyez On Me' - The Triumph and The Risk of the Bio-pic Genre

The Bio-pic as a cinematic genre is a notoriously risky proposition: from the best Black Bio-pics like Sidney J. Furie’s LADY SINGS THE BLUES (1972) to Brian Gibson’s WHAT’S LOVE GOT TO DO WITH IT (1993) to the most questionable Lifetime Channel productions, the Bio-pic is a gamble that always pits historical accuracy against the demands of dramatic integrity. For legal reasons not all...

Film

'It Comes at Night' and the Perils of the Mixed Race Horror Film

For many people the film studio, A24, has become synonymous with high quality, innovative, and risk taking entertainment- aspects that have been left truly wanting in a cinema filled with tent-pole comic book film spectacles and costly computer animated family film franchises. Challenging films like SPRING BREAKERS (Harmony Korine, 2013), UNDER THE SKIN (Jonathan Glazer, 2014), EA...