THE 2017 EMMYS: Late Night Thoughts, Excitement, Snubs, Jeers

Every few months, (liberal) America convenes for the glitzy Hollywood awards shows. It’s September, and it was time again to honor the best in American television. While I am more of a film person, I do watch a select amount of TV shows. There’s just so much content out there that it is hard to…

ACROSS THE TRACKS: Short Film Review

Across the Tracks Short Film

ACROSS THE TRACKS FILM REVIEW It’s always exciting to see a crowdfunded film come to life, and Across the Tracks is something amazing to behold- and definitely could have been a feature-length film. Across the Tracks follows two sisters, who lead very different lives, and the moments that altered their relationship forever. It packs a strong…

HELLBOY: More Actors Should Follow Ed Skrein’s Lead

Ed Skrein Hellboy

Actor Ed Skrein (Deadpool) was originally cast to play Major Ben Daimio- a Japanese-American man in the reboot of Hellboy. After the accusations of whitewashing, Skrein dropped out of the production and made a public statement denouncing his role. He decided to call for more minority visibility in the media. His statement is below: In an…

Why Talent Agencies are Important For Hollywood Diversity

Creative Artists Agency Diversity

Across Hollywood, there is a huge push for diversity. Based on multiple studies, there has been little change in the amount of diverse talent. While there are initiatives for most creatives, there needs to be more focus on the talent agencies in Hollywood and beyond. TALENT AGENCIES ARE GATEKEEPERS TO REPRESENTATION Talent agencies serve as…

LEMON: A Bizarre Tale of Race and Mediocrity

Lemon Movie

Every now and then, there comes a movie that’s really out there and unique. I mean beyond convention, a film that is an acquired taste. Lemon is one of those rare films. Written by husband and wife duo Janicza Bravo and Brett Gelman, and solely directed by Bravo, Lemon documents the narcissism of bland protagonist Isaac…

Film Campaigns To Watch: THE ARTIST AND THE PERVERT

The Artist and the Pervet

LOOK OUT FOR THE ARTIST AND THE PERVERT IN 2018! Recently, I decided to take upon a monthly film campaign challenge, and had searched multiple crowdfunding websites to find something that would pique my interest. There are a lot of campaigns that were pretty interesting, but when I stumbled across The Artist and the Pervert, I…

Forbes’ Highest Paid Actresses List: Where are Women of Color?

Emma Stone Forbes Highest Paid Actress

Today, Forbes released a list of the top 10 highest paid actresses in Hollywood. This is the list as follows: Emma Stone ($26 million) Jennifer Aniston ($25.5 million) Jennifer Lawrence ($24 million) Melissa McCarthy ($18 million) Mila Kunis ($15.5 million) Emma Watson ($14 million) Charlize Theron ($14 million) Cate Blanchette ($12 million) Julia Roberts ($12…

THE STORY OF 90 COINS: Shorts Showcase

The Story of 90 Coins

Don’t let a promise become just a beautiful memory… Welcome to the first Shorts Showcase on the Cinema Soloist! We’re doing something new this week and I am starting to cover short films that have been released. For the first Shorts Showcase, the focus is on The Story of 90 Coins, a short by Beijing-based…

CONFEDERATE and BLACK AMERICA: Two Sides of a Hollywood Debate

There has been a lot of debate going on in Hollywood centered around two similar shows in development. Two series have been recently announced- both with identical premises, but from two entirely different perspectives. HBO has announced the show Confederate (Helmed by Game of Thrones showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss). It will explore an…

DEADPOOL 2: Zazie Beetz’s Casting (and Natural Hair) Backlash

Zazie Beetz as Domino in Deadpool 2

It was previously announced that Atlanta star Zazie Beetz is going to play Domino in Deadpool 2, but a couple of days ago, the first image of her as the character surfaced on Ryan Reynolds’ Twitter account- and people got to talking. As I read the comments, I found myself enraged. Of course came the…