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…

A YEAR IN CALIFORNIA

On June 17th, 2016 I left the East Coast for good. On my own, I had never been further than Texas. Just a couple weeks earlier, I was working at a (now defunct) call center , and wondering where to go next. I had big dreams of California, and I was saving my money bit…

THE FIFTH ELEMENT: 20th Anniversary

The Fifth Element

Back in 1997, Luc Besson's The Fifth Element premiered at the glitzy Cannes Film Festival in France. It's grand debut was accompanied by a fashion show by Jean Paul Gaultier (The film's costume designer), fireworks, and a ballet. Shortly afterward, the film was released worldwide. The film was a critical and financial success, grossing over $260…

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…

THE FRANCO’S, THE ROOM, & BIG DREAMS

Dave Franco and James Franco in The Disaster Artist

Shame on me, but I was introduced to the bizarre world of The Room by the Franco brothers. Last night was the work-in-progress premiere of The Disaster Artist at SXSW. I decided to watch The Room for the first time in celebration and so that I wouldn't be an uninitiated swine when the film gets 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…

FIRST SUNDANCE: HIGHLIGHTS

Women's March at Park City, Utah

Back in warm and sunny California! Last week I spent my days in Park City, enjoying a major solo adventure. I watched movies alone, I ate alone, and enjoyed my favorite things such as film, social justice, and drinks. It was an amazing experience, and I am better for having made my decision. The week…

Solo at…Sundance: My Must-See List

Diedra and Laney Rob a Train at Sundance

Did I mention I was going to Sundance this year! That's right! I did! It's been on my bucket list, and this year I decided would be the perfect time to go. I just graduated, my birthday is coming up, and I am about to embark on an new adventure in my life. What a…

LA LA LAND: Recapturing the Magic of Los Angeles

Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone in La La Land

I have been looking forward to this movie for quite some time. Sorry, no report card this time. I wanted to compose my thoughts a little differently. Finally, I had a chance to see this movie! While I was Los Angeles last week for my interview, I saw signs and billboards everywhere for La La…