LAST MEN IN ALEPPO Airs on POV/PBS July 10th

‘Last Men in Aleppo,’ Airing July 10, 2017 on POV, Documents Syrian Volunteers’ Heroic Work Incredible access, bravery and signs of life in a city under siege The year is 2015. Syria’s brutal civil war has been ravaging the country since the government responded with force to civil protests during the Arab Spring in 2011….

Am I Blue or Am I Black – Special Brooklyn Nine-Nine

Fox’s hit sitcom Brooklyn Nine-Nine has been rewarded for it out of the box approach to the traditional sitcom formula by winning a Golden Globe.  Their tradition continues with a special episode that airs tonight in which Terry Crews’ character Sergeant Jeffords, has a very personal, racially motivated encounter with a fellow police officer while…

Quentin Tarantino Bring 35MM Reservoir Dogs Tribeca 2017

25 years ago, Quentin Tarantino reinvigorated cinema Reservoir Dogs. For the 25th Anniversary, he shares his 35mm print from his archive at the Tribeca Film Festival on April 28th.

MOONLIGHT

Have you ever seen a coming of age story that emulates Brokeback Mountain in the hood?  Well, that is exactly what the film MOONLIGHT is giving us. MOONLIGHT absolutely glows while sharing the dysfunctional home life of “Little” in the Miami “War on Drugs” era and his struggle to figure out who he is and…

#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.

Stranger Things hit SAG Awards with Viola Making History and Hidden Figures Blasting Off

The Screen Actors Guild Awards are always a highlight of the award season because the love comes directly from the acting community.  Needless to say, actors showed up and showed out casting their Ensemble votes for Hidden Figures and giving Fences mad love by honoring Best Actor Denzel Washington with his very first “actor” along…

She Could Turn The World On With Her Smile…RIP Mary Tyler Moore

One of my favorites memories was watching Mary Tyler Moore on Saturday nights with my Mom. She seemed so natural and fun-loving. I mean who didn’t want Mary Richards as a girlfriend to hang out with.

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…

Happy Birthday Dr. King!

  As a young high school student in St. Louis, Missouri, I encouraged my classmates to protest our school not recognizing Dr. Martin Luther King’s Birthday as a National Holiday.  I convinced them all to come to my house and we would educate ourselves on the civil rights movement instead of going to school.  Bad…

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…

Jason Bourne

  Baby, Matt Damon has truly made himself a modern-day James Bond by inhabiting the character or Jason Bourne. In my opinion, with many of these films, the more sequels, the more tired, familiar and uninspired they appear to be.  This is NOT the case with Jason Bourne. Jason Bourne has you hooked from the…

Los Angeles Film Festival: LGBT, CeCe McDonald and Political Animals

  In the last few years, we have seen Jeffrey Tambor and Judith Light win Emmys for their work on the groundbreaking series, Transparent, Caitlyn Jenner (formerly Olympic Medal Winner – Bruce Jenner star in her own reality series, Laverne Cox shattering barriers as the first Transgender to appear be nominated for an Emmy and…