LaLa Land Landslide at BAFTAS

The 70th BAFTA Awards for film popped off today at London’s Royal Albert Hall (BBC America will air it delayed in the U.S. at 8 PM tonight). As with the Oscars, Lionsgate’s La La Land landslid its way into the nominations entering the day with 11, followed by Arrival and Nocturnal Animals with nine noms…

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…

People of Color Making History – Oscars 2017

The nominations for the 89th Academy Awards were announced this morning in a very non-traditional, yet welcomed and artistic manner.  Instead of the usual press conference at 5am.  Former Oscar Nominees and Winners announced the categories.  It was extremely entertaining and informative to see how people who have actually experienced that 33 day hustle to…

Hidden Figures and Fences Get No BAFTA Love – 2017 BAFTA Nominations

  Every awards season has some controversy that pops up and 2017 is no different! BAFTA nominations were announced today and the love toward American artists in general was a little less than stellar.  American Cinema has always outstretched our arms embracing artists from other countries…particularly the Brits.  How many times have we nominated Dames Helen…

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…

Viola Davis, Atlanta and Ross Win LaLa Land Dances to Globe History

The 2017 Golden Globe Awards touted more nominees of color than in its whole 74-year history! How wonderful is that!!!  Big winners of the night included Viola Davis, Donald Glover, Tracee Ellis Ross and the cast of Moonlight.   Pilot season will definitely be a different animal on the heels of this news. Glover declared…

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…

Los Angeles Film Festival 2016: : Lupe Under The Sun

During a time when discussions about immigration are so toxic and negative, it was refreshing to see a film that celebrates these hard-working individuals and gives us a peek into their very honest struggle to make ends meet.  Beautifully shot, incredibly authentic and sincere, LUPE captures the simple poetry of immigrant life in a way…