HOME AGAIN Film Review: 40 is the Magic Number

Hot off the success of Big Little Lies, Reese Witherspoon returns in Home Again. Written and directed by Hallie Myers-Shyer, Home Again is about a 40-year-old woman trying to get her life together. Witherspoon plays Alice Kinney, a recently separated interior decorator who moves back to Los Angeles to start her life again with her…

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…

LANDLINE: A 90’s Dramedy About Complex Adult Relationships

Days off are typically reserved for movie days! Today’s screening was Landline, a film by Gillian Robespierre that explores the complexities of adult relationships and growing up -with a 90’s New York City backdrop.!This film like many others entering theaters this summer, was a Sundance Selection (that I unfortunately didn’t see at Sundance). I patiently…

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…

USC Annenberg’s Annual Hollywood Study is Out and… It’s Business As Usual

USC Annenberg Diversity Study

I love studies. It’s dorky, but I really do. Mainly I love them because I like to back up my opinions with facts- especially my opinions about representation in the entertainment industry. Just earlier today, USC Annenberg (as part of the Media Diversity Social Change Initiative) released Inequality in 900 Popular Films– an ongoing study…

THE INCREDIBLE JESSICA JAMES: Review

Jessica William in The Incredible Jessica James

Netflix is on a role with its original films. Tonight, I watched a film I have been anticipating for months now, The Incredible Jessica James. The critically acclaimed film debuted at Sundance this year, and showcased the charisma and talent of leading lady Jessica Williams. I had the fortune of hearing her speak at the…

How "Perpetual Singleness" Lead Me to Liberation and a Journey to Self Acceptance

This isn’t a movie or entertainment post today, but I think it is very fitting with the name of my blog- The Cinema Soloist. It’s been on my mind, and I decided to share it. My blog was founded on my solo adventures in film and life, and I’ve often thought about the fact that there…

GOOD GIRLS REVOLT: When the Past Become Modern

Good Girls Revolt

I had been seeing ads all over my Facebook for Good Girls Revolt. As someone who loves 60’s history and fashion, I decided to give this show a look. It’s available for streaming on Amazon Prime! I  began watching the show prior to the election, but after the election it became all the more relevant.…

NO COMPROMISE: A Lesson From Mila Kunis

Mila Kunis

On November 2nd, Mila Kunis penned an open letter for A Plus on sexism in Hollywood, and some of her personal experiences with unnamed producers. It’s no secret that there are double standards in the workforce, especially in the entertainment industry. Many industries are primarily “Boys’ Clubs” where women are paid less, and subject to…

THE HANDMAIDEN: Review

The Handmaiden Movie

Happy Halloween and happy day off (for me at least)! I’m really excited about the films that are coming out in the next couple of months. Summer is where most of the studio tentpoles are released, but Fall and Winter are where we see awards season contenders- the films that people claim that “no one”…