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…

Film Discovery: SWIMMING WITH SHARKS (1994)- Ridiculous But Sadly Grounded in Reality

Kevin Spacey in Swimming With Sharks

Last week, a former assistant named Rosette Larson released a sexist email rant from her former boss, talent manager Michael Einfeld. She had requested a day off for a A Day Without a Woman, and in retaliation, Einfeld sent a raging email to his mail cohorts- and accidentally hit reply-all. In the outrageous email, Einfeld…

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…

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…

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…