Secretariat Gets You In The Kentucky Derby Mood

Secretariat is just the film about horse racing to get people in the right mood for the annual running of the Kentucky Derby. If you want a horse racing film, you certainly could not do wrong with the Oscar-nominated Seabiscuit. Seabiscuit is without a doubt the better of the two films but we’re not here to talk about that film today. No, we’re here to discuss the one set during the three Triple Crown races.…

"Secretariat Gets You In The Kentucky Derby Mood"

Emperor Shines A Light On A Forgotten Hero

Emperor adds insight to John Brown’s raid on Harper’s Fairy by shining a light on Shields Green, a hero that most Americans probably didn’t even learn about in American history books. When learning about the years before the Civil War, history books teach us about John Brown’s (James Cromwell) raid.  What they don’t do is teach us about Shields “Emperor” Green (Dayo Okeniyi).  In some ways, I feel like 2020 has been such an educational…

"Emperor Shines A Light On A Forgotten Hero"

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom Raises The Stakes

Three years after the Indominus Rex caused chaos, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom raises the stakes with moral questions of ethical behavior. Bookended by Dr. Ian Malcolm in what amounts to an under-five minute cameo, the film is about what to do with these animals after geneticists have brought them back to life.  Leave it to Malcolm to give his piece of mind while testifying in front of a U.S. Senate committee–using dialogue that, for the…

"Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom Raises The Stakes"