LEMON: A Bizarre Tale of Race and Mediocrity

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

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 was immediately invested. It has everything I am interested in:…

Forbes’ Highest Paid Actresses List: WOC Still Have a Long Way to Go

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…

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)- a series that will…

The Karate Kid is Getting a Sequel Series: I’m Not Sure How to Feel

It was announced yesterday that Youtube Red has recently greenlit a sequel series to the original eighties classic- The Karate Kid. The show has been dubbed Kobra Kai, and takes place 30 years after the events of the All Valley Karate Tournament. Original stars Ralph Macchio (Daniel LaRusso) and William Zabka (Johnny Lawrence) are to…

WELCOME TO THE GLOW UP VERSION OF THE CINEMA SOLOIST!

Hello all! I have recently bought the domain for the Cinema Soloist- so now the blog has a new home! I am so excited to share the new website with you! After all the technical hullabaloo and transferring everything over- it is finished! I’ve been sitting on the idea of changing the blog for ages,…

THE INCREDIBLE JESSICA JAMES: Review

This is your one and only life. What do you wanna tell people about it? 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…

The Film Festival Bucket List

You’re in for a fun post today! Today I am writing about my film festival bucket list. While I have a regular bucket list, I have an interesting selection of film festivals that I want to go to. One of my list items is to travel to a minimum of 10 countries, and what better…

GIRLS TRIP: The Power of the Black Dollar

Just returned from the theater, and today’s film was Girls Trip! I was so excited about this movie! Finally, a movie centered female-lead black comedy. And many others were just as excited as I am because it is the best R-rated live action comedy opening of the year, and I have seen so many celebrities…

Personal Challenge: A Film Campaign a Month

I’ve been in thinking mode for these past few days! Really, really thinking. One of the things that I want to do the most (as being part of the industry) is helping storytellers take their stories to the screen. I also get a thrill when I learn something secures enough financing to go into production,…