Hey all! So even though we are in 2018 and letting the past go, killing it if we must, I decided to take a look back at some of my more popular posts of last year.
They range from writing updates to thoughts on movies to a random photo of an abandoned building on a busy Los Angeles street. Below are my top 10 posts of last year.
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“I think we need to show all aspects of black lives. I love Moonlight. I love Hidden Figures, but I also want to see some people who are having fun.”
—Tracy Oliver, screenwriter of Girls Trip and Barbershop: The Next Cut
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The 2017 Academy Award nominations were announced on Tuesday, and I was too lazy to post my thoughts on them at the time. But I’m ready to do so now. Leggo.
First, this year’s crop of nominees is clearly the most diverse Oscar has ever seen. For the first time in history, people of color have been nominated in every acting category in a single awards year. Also, Moonlight‘s Barry Jenkins scored nominations for Best Director, Best Adapted Screenplay, and Best Picture — a trifecta never before achieved by a Black filmmaker.
This year’s awards are so diverse that we could honestly say #OscarsBlackAF. Continue reading “#OscarsBlackAF: My Thoughts on the 2017 Oscar Nominations”
The two best films of 2016 won big at Sunday night’s Golden Globes ceremony: Moonlight and La La Land.
I found both movies to be profoundly touching and transcendent — not to mention exhilaratingly entertaining. And both films hit me in ways that were completely surprising.
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