United Shades of America

I became acutely aware of Bell when I stumbled upon his episode and interview with the Imperial Wizard of the KKK during his first season. I thought anyone brave and bold enough to have that conversation has my full and undivided attention.

Born In China – Interview with Producer Roy Conli

  It’s Earth Day y’all and  Disneynature’s is right on time with the release “Born in China” hitting theaters today  I’m so excited for you all to see this magnificent piece of art on-screen. Ever wonder how filmmakers are able to capture animals in their natural environment? Well, Producer Roy Conli broke it all the…

BORN IN CHINA

In celebration of Earth Day, DisneyNature releases “Born In China.” This remarkable documentary is narrated by John Krasinski and takes audiences on a breathtaking journey into the wilds of China.

FLOYD NORMAN:  An Animated Life

What do Soul Train, Sleeping Beauty, Fat Albert, Sesame Street, Pixar and Disney Animation have in common?  Classic and Ground-Breaking Animator – Floyd Norman.  There isn’t a cartoon or animation project you have seen within the last twenty years that has not had the touch of Floyd Norman added to it. Growing up in Santa…

#InspiringWoman PBS MAYA: AND STILL I RISE

We don’t know the heartbreak of never having a lifetime love. We don’t know how isolating and lonely it is to be a strong, intelligent, independent black woman. We don’t know what it is to balance love for a parent, even when that parent treats you as if you have rocks for a brain. These are the Maya Angelou private images that we would never know…until now.

I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO

As a person of color, I have lived to see myself referred to as Colored, Black, African-American and Negro. Do you know why we were called Negro?  Then let me hip you to some little known facts… Negro was the terminology most often used to describe us during the 18th century until it fell out…

Sundance Film Festival – An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power

Al Gore and Hillary Clinton have three things in common.  They both ran for POTUS.  They both won the popular vote.  They both had issues surrounding voter hacking.  We don’t know just yet what the future holds for former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.  Al Gore on the other hand, retired from politics very much…

Bright Lights: Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds

As many people have seen in numerous posts over the years, I unequivocably love my mother.  She’s my sheroe.  She taught me that it was never too late in life to accomplish ANYTHING.  She is one of the bravest women I know, loves me unconditionally and sometimes behaves as if she doesn’t want to ever…

The Curvy Critic’s Best of 2016 – Flicks, Docs and Animated

Wow…I don’t know about you, but this year literally didn’t pick up film wise for me until a few months ago.  Hidden Figures and Loving taught us several history lessons about how racist the State of Virginia could be, unlawful interracial love and groundbreaking women at NASA. Women kicked serious butt in 2016 and diversity…

Is This Awards Season Predictable? Will Rogue One Slay the Box Office?

Last, but certainly not least are the Golden Globe nods. Although a few big names earned awards buzz leading up to the noms, they won’t have a shot at the prestigious award. A few lesser known films, television shows (This is Us) and actors, however, pulled some off unexpected nods.