…power up

As this Comic-Con weekend comes to a close, there is a lot of film fun to unpack — trailers and phases and projects for screens large and small. And I think we all know who most of that news came from, but before I get to the Marvel of it all, let’s bridge the gap…

…Change Lanes

The Best Picture category is starting to feel like a circus with all the elephants in the room. Our next nominee “Green Book” certainly has its fair share of metaphorical and problematic pachyderms. I won’t presume to know the filmmakers motivations regarding the film’s title, but it is a poor and provocative choice since the…

…Glimmer

Out of all of this year’s nominees for Best Picture, director Barry Jenkins’, “Moonlight,” has the potential to have the greatest impact. Based on the play “In Moonlight Black Boys Look Blue,” by Tarell Alvin McCraney, this beautiful film does more than tell  the story  of one black man, it changes a narrative. It takes the…