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I have wanted to watch the film Master, starring Regina Hall, written and directed by Mariama Diallo, since it first came out last spring on Prime video. Something always came up–which is fine. Everything in its time. I finally got to watch … Continue reading

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I Broke Up with Netflix/Don’t Look Up

As I hovered my finger over the “Cancel” button just a few days before I was scheduled to have yet another $14.99 deducted from my bank account, I remembered with fondness my many hours spent with Netflix. How it had … Continue reading

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Review of Lee Daniels’ The United States vs. Billie Holiday

The whole time I watched Lee Daniels’ The United States vs. Billie Holiday I thought, “Ignorance is bliss,” an adage to which I used to wholeheartedly subscribe. And now I know that after so many years of breathing (an accomplishment) … Continue reading

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The Little Things: Nope

I have immense respect for Denzel Washington and his acting chops. It doesn’t hurt that he is a particularly gorgeous black man.  The last thing I saw him in was August Wilson’s Fences (2016) starring opposite Viola Davis. Then I … Continue reading

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Review of Men Sa Lanme Di by Arnold Antonin

Men Sa Lanme Di (Ainsi Parla la Mer) (So Spoke the Sea), a short by the wonderful Arnold Antonin, is a meditation on and by Mother Ocean. The title echoes that of the celebrated noiriste, Jean Price Mars’ ethnographic study, … Continue reading

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So, I’ve been taking guitar lessons for a little over a month. I’m a terrible student, easily moving from one Saturday to the next without so much as looking in the direction of my instrument, propped up in the living … Continue reading

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Trois Machetes Review

I mentioned last week that the Clintons have done some real harm in Haiti. In the name of transparency I will provide evidence of the most obvious and egregious ways that the pair has compounded Haitian suffering, rather than alleviate … Continue reading

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Review of Antebellum

I was really excited when I learned about the release of the new film starring Janelle Monáe, Antebellum (2020) so when it made its way to video I jumped to pluck down my precious $19.99 to watch the brilliance that … Continue reading

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