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…

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…

Celebrating Another Milestone With the World of Harry Potter

Fantastic Beasts Review

Back in 2001, I was in 3rd grade. I had read some of the Harry Potter books, and I remember how excited I was when Sorcerer’s Stone was announced. I remember all the merchandise that came out, the multiple theater showings, and the fact that my overly religious teacher thought Harry Potter was promoting the…

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.…

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”…

My Favorite LA Movies

Dope: Best Los Angeles Movies

Has anyone seen the movie Paris Je T’aime? Do you remember that vignette with Margo Martindale? She takes a solo trip to Paris, and gives a great monologue about falling in love with the city, and the city falling in love with her? Don’t laugh, but I had that exact feeling when I went to…