Concussion focuses on Dr. Bennet Omalu, who first discovered CTE in retired NFL players, and his quest to tell the truth. I happened to notice that the film was airing on TV over Super Bowl weekend. Dysphoria was so bad in late 2015 that it was one of many films that I saw but didn’t review. As such, there’s no better time to watch it than the hours leading up to tonight’s kickoff. CTE is…"Concussion: A Filtered Quest for the NFL’s Truth"
Loki picks up right where Avengers: Endgame left off and manages to capture the Marvel spirit in Marvel’s third live-action series on Disney+. This series is so much different in tone from both WandaVision and The Falcon and The Winter Soldier. It’s the thing I love abut the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The studio releases films and series that are completely different in tone but at the end of the day, they’re in the same universe.…"Loki Is Different In Tone But Captures Marvel Spirit"
Misbehaviour revisits the 1970 Miss World competition which pronounced the arrival of the Women’s Liberation Movement. The film arrives in the United States at an interesting time. For the last few weeks, there has been much debate about Cuties. While I’ve yet to see that film, Misbehaviour serves as a reminder that the treatment of women in society is nothing new. All you have to do is look at these pageantry competitions–not just the ones…"Misbehaviour: The Fight For Women’s Rights"
Motherless Brooklyn has a bloated run time, which could prove to be a tortuous experience for film goers if there are projection issues. Lionel Essrog (Edward Norton) suffers from Tourette Syndrome despite working for Frank Minna (Bruce Willis). Funny enough, Lionel’s condition has never stopped Frank from trusting him. What aids Lionel is the fact that he has one of the best memories among anyone working for the L & L Agency. When Frank gets…"Motherless Brooklyn Has Some Issues"
The Morning Show is the definitive television drama series for the #MeToo era and the Apple TV+ series could not be more timelier with its commentary. We’re over two years into the start of the #MeToo movement. While some series have offered commentary in terms of references, The Morning Show goes big. It isn’t just that the series is ripped out of the headlines but Mitch Kessler (Steve Carell) could easily be a stand-in for…"The Morning Show: A TV Drama for the #MeToo Era"
Fast Color finally arrives home on Blu-ray and DVD over a year after its premiere during the 2018 SXSW Film Festival and a limited theatrical release. There’s a lot to be said about Fast Color‘s super-limited theatrical release. Suffice it to say, the theatrical release was very disappointing. For a film that I highly recommended, it’s certainly sad when it’s screening in under 30 theaters. I talked up this film a lot upon the theatrical…"Fast Color arrives on Blu-ray"
The first episode of a new Refinery29-produced fairy tale anthology series, Fabled, premiered during the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival this past week. Titled “Anodyne,” the series offers us another take on some of the beloved fairy tale characters of all time. The series, created by Evan Jonigkeit and Girls alumnus Zosia Mamet, imagines a world in which Alice in Wonderland‘s titular Alice (Mamet) meets The Wizard of Oz‘s Dorothy (Gugu Mbatha-Raw) in a mental institution. With…"Tribeca 2018: Fabled"
With a captivating performance from Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Fast Color is a female-led superhero thriller that touches on the supernatural in a post-Black Panther world. Fast Color is the second feature film to be directed by Julia Hart. At the core of it, the film is about a family of strong women who have the ability to create things and see the colors while doing so. Unfortunately for Ruth (Gugu Mbatha-Raw), she was never able to see…"SXSW 2018: Fast Color: A Post-Black Panther World"
Based on classic novel, A Wrinkle In Time may break the time-space continuum but there’s a lot of important life lessons at hand–none more important than to win against fear. Middle school student Meg Murry (Storm Reid) is struggling in school. This isn’t so much because of her school work but because her father, Mr. Murry (Chris Pine) has been missing for four years now. Nobody knows why he disappeared as he just vanished one…"A Wrinkle In Time: Let Ava DuVernay Direct Everything"
Despite taking the world by surprise when Netflix announced to the world that the film would be released immediately after the Super Bowl, The Cloverfield Paradox is not the event film that streaming provider thought they were getting. Instead, it was worse–way worse. It’s a bad sign for a film when it struggles to not only keep one awake but make them want to gouge their eyes out while watching. Directed by Julius Onah from…"The Cloverfield Paradox Is Not The Event Film We Wanted"