In possibly one of the best zingers from the HBO show, Girls, Lena Dunham describes her friend Marnie's new boyfriend. The hilarity of the quote stuck with me as I traveled to Seattle for the first time this past month. Only hours into the weekend getaway, I found the Pacific Northwest could perhaps not knit … Continue reading “He Looks Like Someone in the Pacific Northwest Knit a Man”
When the inaugural season of Mozart in the Jungle aired on Amazon Prime Video, the genius of creator Roman Coppola seemed indisputable. It seems entertainment of the highest quality and soul runs in the Coppola bloodline. Gael Garcia Bernal’s performance as the eccentric yet entirely loveable Maestro Rodrigo D’Souza met widespread acclaim, and the purity … Continue reading “Mozart in the Jungle;” The Sound of Season 4
It’s a ringing affirmative; Black Panther has revived a stertorously breathing formula for creating superhero cinema. While surely there will always be a place for the Spidermans, the Supermans, and the Batmans in the world, they’ve had their day. And for the love of all things super, their day was profoundly long. What proved absent … Continue reading Oakland’s Ryan Coogler Reimagines Power Structures with “Black Panther”
It’s Valentine’s Day, readers. Be you single or taken-- or residing in that dreary middleground that exists in between the two, polish off your Valentine’s Day with some quality, good-loving cinema that will leave you with hearts in your eyes. Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961) Top of the list because it deserves to be, “Breakfast at … Continue reading 10 Movies That…Will Make You Fall In Love
// Ralegh and Shakespeare Expound on Love Poems and sonnets of the late 1500s and 1600s often centered on the idea of love. How does it work? What does it mean? To capture and define love in all its stages, in all its hues, served as an eternal task for writers. To poetically deliver the … Continue reading Shakespeare in Love?
The roundup of Oscar nominations for 2018 are varied and diverse—- much more so than any other year in recent memory.”I, Tonya,” Margot Robbie’s stellar breakout film as both star and producer, fortifies a diverse Oscar slate with its honest and cutting tale of Olympic figure skater Tonya Harding. For the majority of millennials, perhaps … Continue reading “I, Tonya” Takes an Anti-heroine and Makes Her Human
Tom Hanks starred in a movie about it. Bruce Springsteen crooned a song about it. It's the only World Heritage City in all of the United States. It's more historic than Washington, D.C., hometown to more patriots than perhaps any other single location of the original thirteen colonies. It gave us Benjamin Franklin, Billie Holiday, … Continue reading City of Brotherly Love