Directed By Women: Agnès Varda Edition (April 2018)

Agnès Varda is nothing short of a living legend. She will turn ninety next month and has been making films for seven decades which is remarkable considering in those seven decades very little has necessarily changed to make it easier for women directors to have a long career. She is one of the key filmmakers …

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Disney’s Silver Age #1: Cinderella

The fruitful Golden Age of Walt Disney Studios in the 1930s and 40s is a period of critical success unrivalled by most studios. In the space between 1937 and 1942 they released five powerhouses in a row in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Pinocchio, Fantasia, Dumbo, and Bambi. Each of those movies are iconic in their own right and instrumental …

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Netflix Round-Up (February 2018): Bright and The Cloverfield Paradox

With the release of Bright and the shock debut of The Cloverfield Paradox on the night of the SuperBowl, it is clear that Netflix's strategy for disrupting traditional film distribution has moved up a notch. While neither one of these movies are noteworthy from a pure quality standpoint, both of these movies reveal the genius of Netflix's version of "blockbuster" …

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Black Panther (Big Screen Review)

The emergence of superhero movies as a boon for Hollywood has long been frustratingly monolithic in the demographics of its said superheroes. So for that reason alone, a superhero story as profoundly and unabashedly African featuring a cast of almost exclusively non-white actors like Black Panther is an achievement worth celebrating and championing in and of …

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