‘Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom’

The first thing that struck me as I watched this film is how this man’s life, this man’s real life, would be completely unbelievable if presented as a fictional character.  This adaptation of his autobiography is epic when presenting the African continent, and claustrophobic when showing his Mandela’s decades in prison.  It’s as solid as a […]

‘Batman vs. Superman’ Trailer – Second Opinion

(sipping tea…) My gut tells me if Bale was in this trailer, I’d be all over this.  My gut also tells me that it was the right decision by all parties to move in a new version of the Dark Knight. I’m very biased since this week since I’ve started rebuilding my own body, but […]

Most Important Black Films – #4 Boyz N The Hood

Boyz N The Hood was the debut film by writer/director John Singleton.  The semi-autobiographical tale revolves around three young black men, Tre, Ricky, and Doughboy, and their daily lives growing up in South Central Los Angeles. On to the tale of the tape… Relevance:  While the phrase ‘black film’ can take on many different meanings […]