Over 111 years ago, D.W. Griffith released The Birth of a Nation, a cinematic adaptation of the novel The Clansman, that told … Continue reading “Dragged Across Concrete” – The Problem With Pro-Police Propaganda
Two weeks ago, actor, musician, and writer Donald Glover, also known as Childish Gambino, released the album “Awaken, My Love.” … Continue reading On Original Filmmaking, Franchises, and the Future
A good friend of mine, fellow HS alum, critic, and artist Akeallah Blair reviewed the film Southside With You (2016) on her … Continue reading South Side Cinema and the City of Chicago
Marvel Studios pretty much set the standard for its how to do shared cinematic universes. With 13 films grossing over $10 … Continue reading How A Universal Monsters Revival Could Work
In my previous piece on King Kong, I referenced how The Legend of Tarzan (2016) failed to divorce itself from … Continue reading Tarzan: The Late King of the Jungle
Thanks to the uber successful Marvel Cinematic Universe, which has brought in over $10 billion in box office revenue as … Continue reading Cinematic Universes before Marvel
Kong has a new film, but will it recycle the old tricks? Continue reading Does King Kong Have Shit on Race?