Song of the Day – Brotha

  I was content to sit back and chuckle at the Onion for trying to make a joke (which is what they do for a living), and of the 10,000 possible angles they could have gone with, they chose the worst.  What this week taught me more than anything was they don’t have any sistas […]

Oscars 2013 – Best Actress

  Toughest major category to call this year.  Let’s get to it. The nominees for Best Actress in a Leading Role are… Jessica Chastain in Zero Dark Thirty Jennifer Lawrence in Silver Linings Playbook Emmanuelle Riva in Amour Quvenzhane Wallis in Beasts of the Southern Wild Naomi Watts in the Impossible Who Should Win: Ahhhhhhhhhh.  Mannnnnnnnnn.  It may be the only […]

Beasts of the Southern Wild

  I doubt this will win Best Picture, but the case can be made Beasts of the Southern Wild is symbolic of what this year’s field of nominees represents: quirky, personal, ‘small’ films, with at least one great performance. Set deep in the Bayou, Beasts is a parable/fable narrated to us by ‘Hushpuppy’ (Best Actress nominee Quvenzhane Wallis), a […]