LIKE ME: A Visual Spectacle That Doesn’t Need You to Like It (REPOST)

This post was originally published on Film Inquiry. Read the original post here.  At the end of Like Me, I felt as if I had awoken from a feverish dream. It was as if the contents of all my angsty deleted social media pages had been revived and used to fuel nightmares. Was the point to open…

20 Years Of PLEASANTVILLE: Privilege, Prejudice & The Pursuit Of Perfection (REPOST)

20 Years of Pleasantville

This post is a repost of my first article on Film Inquiry. To see the full post click here.  One of the most original and thought-provoking films of all time, Pleasantville has withstood the test of time for its clever use of color to tell its story. Due to its bold visuals, it is a film that…

STAR WARS THE LAST JEDI: Empowering the “Nobodies” (Not a Review)

As indicated by the blog title, I almost exclusively go the theater alone. There’s so much freedom in choosing to see what I want, feel how I want, and process a film how I want when I’m solo. However, there are a rare set of films that shouldn’t be experienced alone- they are meant to…

Redefining Feminism in 2017: Women’s Marches, Hollywood, & #METOO

According to Miriam Webster, FEMINISM is 2017’s word of the year. Prompted by a large series of events, Feminism has become one of the most searched words of 2017. Like any word in the English language, feminism has multiple meanings to different people. This was the definition I found on the Miriam Webster site: FEMINISM…

BOJACK HORSEMAN: Diane Nguyen is TV’s Most Honest Portrayal of Depression

Who would’ve thought that a show about a horse would be one of television’s most human shows? Bojack Horseman is one of my favorite series of all time. It’s well written, well acted, and the artistry and attention to detail in this show is remarkable. Bojack Horseman is truly one of today’s most progressive TV…

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…

THE LITTLE HOURS

Dave Franco and Aubrey Plaza in The Little Hours

Another movie post! Hurray! I haven’t done a full movie post in a while- which are my favorite things to do! I had seen The Little Hours back at Sundance, but never really wrote about it. Luckily, I have had plenty of time to formulate thoughts about this film. The Little Hours is loosely based on…

PERPETUAL SINGLENESS AND LIBERATION

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…

DEAR WHITE PEOPLE: A Letter to the Black Community’s Outsiders

Dear White People

Back in 2014, I saw the original movie for Dear White People. I really loved the film and its message to the Black community and everyone else in general. When I saw there was going to be a TV show,  I was really excited. I have been waiting for this series for well over a…

GET OUT: Thoughts

Get Out Movie

I was fortunate enough to be part of the first audience- EVER to see Get Out while I was at Sundance. It was the highly anticipated Surprise Midnight screening of the year, and I had no idea what to expect since I played movie Russian Roulette while purchasing the ticket and had never been to…