‘Benoit: Dark Side of the Ring’

Finished all three parts of the Chris Benoit: Dark Side of the Ring series on Vice (YouTube) today. For understandable reasons, WWE will never touch his story so props to Vice for this. A few thoughts: Prepare Yourselves. What happened is forever shocking, and reliving that timeframe through the people who knew them best: family […]

‘Black Muslim Narratives in Entertainment’

Within context, I was as heated as I’ve been in awhile that I had to give up my ticket for this because family came to town. Very thankful this was recorded and I (and you) can listen to these five speak about their films and their journey. Thank you to Muslim Public Affairs Council and […]

‘The Girl on the Train’

  Based on the best selling novel, the industry was stunned when Emily Blunt got a SAG Award nomination for ‘The Girl on the Train.’  The question is, is it better than some of the other ‘high profile’ performances that will likely get an Oscar nom in the morning? ‘Better’ is relative obviously, but as […]

‘Lion’

  The second best ‘quiet film’ I’ve watched so far this season is ‘Lion’.  Based on a true story, Dev Patel gets a major star turn as a young Indian man raised by Australian parents.  A visit to the home of some Indian friends triggers long ago memories of his original life: his birth mother […]