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Film,Interviews,Reviews

‘Lemon’ is a black woman’s exploration of white mediocrity

As far as experiments go, there’s something to be said for scientists mad enough to consider a novel idea a natural idea. Whether it be exploring inspirations of doubt with someone as assured as her spouse, or plunging a pair of black, woman hands into a story to craft a balding white protagonist in his 40s, Janicza Bravo’s mastery of the absurd extends beyond the world of Lemon into...

Television,Trending

A crash course on Marvel's 'The Defenders' — if you're only here for Luke Cage

If you’re like me, you’re an unabashed stan of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, in that Marvel Studios has a lifetime claim on your arm, leg, and whatever else movie theaters are charging these days. This means you watch and rewatch every alternate trailer, you bump the Guardians of the Galaxy soundtracks and you’re planning on militantly showing out for Black Panther as if it were being...

Interviews,Television

Interview: 'Marlon' star Bresha Webb on the new show, working with legends and more

As Bresha Webb has traveled through Hollywood, she’s decorated an impressive passport, amassing stamps of approval from a handful of legends. Her very first stamp came in 2010 formed as Imunique Jefferson, her breakout role on TV One’s Love That Girl!, produced by Martin Lawrence. Filling the shoes left empty by Sheneneh Jenkins in 1996, with Imunique, Webb enacted a more refined and...

Recap,Television

'Insecure' Season 2, Episode 4 Recap: "Hella LA"

The hallmarks of Insecure and insecurity are questionable decisions. Both the show’s characters and its fans have all, at one point, asked themselves: “Should I be doing this?” “How am I doing this?” and “Why on God’s irreversibly warmed earth am I doing this?” For viewers, answers to these questions tend to come with age. However, this week, Molly’s storyline and internal conflict...

Film,Reviews

Review: Three years after Mike Brown’s murder, ‘Whose Streets?’ remembers all that was taken

Since the earliest stages of its inception, America has existed as an idea of ownership. Much of that great idea, in concept and in action, has been marred by robbery. Mostly everything unequivocally American has been taken by force. While still in its cradle, Indigenous Americans, swindled and slaughtered, saw their then nameless land go to foreigners who merely thought themselves...