Queen of Katwe

Enter Phiona Mutesi, a young girl from the streets of Kampala, Uganda whose world rapidly changes when she is introduced to the game of chess by soccer coach and former missionary Robert Katende. As a result, she is encouraged to pursue her dream of becoming an international chess champion. Queen of Katwe is Phiona’s story of discovery, love, sacrifice and developing the heart of a lion king while accomplishing a feat even she thought was impossible.

20 Historic Emmy Nominations for African Americans!!!!

ok…y’all that follow my blog know that I usually ONLY talk about films, but baby, when they announced the nominees this morning I just couldn’t keep the excitement to myself as my peers in tv land made history setting the record for the most nominations of African-American actors EVER – 20 TOTAL!!! Not to mention that…

Birdman Takes Off Leading 2015 Oscar Nominations and Surprises

Well, it suffices to say that this awards season has kinda like being a bride and the day before the wedding the groom changed his mind.  It’s been a real roller coaster ride and there don’t seem to be any real frontrunners in sight. Let’s begin with the obvious.  It’s been no surprise that I’m…

SELMA

  One winter night in December 1997, my boyfriend and I were coming home from a holiday celebration.  As we were driving down a particularly dark street in Brooklyn (where he lived), we were pulled over by the cops. We weren’t worried.  It’s not like we were speeding or anything.  When the officer approached the…

2014 Golden Globe Nominations

The Golden Globes spread the wealth among this year’s films and TV series when nominations were announced this morning. Big Noms were tapped for IFC Films’ Boyhood, Sony Classics’Foxcatcher, the Weinsteins’ The Imitation Game, Paramount’s Selma and Focus Features’ The Theory Of Everything in its top drama race, with most everything going to form in the major acting categories. On the TV side, broadcast comedies were…

Review: Nightingale

There has been much speculation regarding PTSD and how it affects those women and men that defend our country in war. There has also been much speculation regarding the discrimination, unfair treatment and generalizations of those in the LGBTQ community from strangers and especially family members. However, when that family member is your mother…do you…