‘Southside With You’

  I’m here for more biopics moving in the direction of ‘A Day in the Life’ over trying to capture a person’s whole story in 120 minutes.  ‘Southside With You’ is the better of the two features that came out about President Obama last year. Already a big part of their mythology, the movie dramatizes […]

Song of the Day -‘My Michelle Amour’

  Planned to spend a week paying tribute to all the times the White House welcomed and encouraged the arts.  I fell behind on my movie reviews this year, but this is a nice substitute. All isn’t forgotten yet Jimmy with the way you fawned over you know who. But this is nice.  Happy MLK […]

#ImWithHer

  Most of you were correct in your assumption of where I stood this year, and I can’t imagine anyone who is politically aware being undecided one way or another at this point, so I’ll try to keep this short. I’ll go ahead and say his name now.  Given several opportunities to walk back his […]

Coming Soon – ‘Southside With You’

Today is normally reserved for ‘love/sex’ tunes I know, but this more than earned the spot to start the weekend. Among many conversations about ‘how do actors of color get to the A-list if they can’t even get a chance to have a ‘breakthrough’ film?’ and the ever present ‘but it won’t sell overseas’, comes […]

#BringBackOurGirls

I wasn’t avoiding this the past couple of Sundays on some type of defiant/rebellious angle, the eternal optimist in me wanted to believe there’d be some type tangible progress by now.  The political cynic in me somehow knew better though… That aside, I have a mother and a sister, I have aunts.  I have little […]

3 Quick, Random Comments

    In no particular order… 1. Word made it back to me that opening night of ‘Natalie Portman: the Musical’ has already sold out.  Thank you to the numerous friends who have sent congrats to me for getting the role, and my various L.A. people who have let me know they’re coming through either […]