Black people can be superheroes — thank you T’Challa — they can be love interests or the leading actor of a major blockbuster flick. Black characters can be layered and complex as exemplified in Spike Lee’s first feature-length film, She’s Gotta have It.Read More ‘She’s Gotta Have It’  Breaking Black Stereotypes in Film
Contrasting the common wide theatrical releases of Hollywood films, Riley’s feature length directorial debut Sorry to Bother You opened with a quiet, limited release early last month. Although the box office numbers aren’t flowing to a big studio name, you truly haven’t entered Riley’s black comedy critique of capitalism until you’ve spent a little more […]Read More Sorry to Bother You: A Funny and Wild Descent into the World of Greed, Corruption and Capitalism
The Parr family has finally returned to the big screen in one of the year’s most anticipated movies, The Incredibles 2. Although Pixar’s much awaited sequel may not be as good as its predecessor it surely is as thematically sophisticated, well-written, beautifully directed, fun, and entertaining.Read More Incredibles 2: Is Nostalgic, Complex, Feminist, and Simply Entertaining
Disney’s second anthology film in the Star Wars franchise, Solo, quietly released last month with an underwhelming performance at the box office. Surely the $1 billion grossing Rogue One isn’t to blame for Solo’s lackluster presence, but most likely 2017’s The Last Jedi which has divided the fandom and lead to wide distrust of Disney’s […]Read More ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’: Recreating Untouchable Legacies
This short film was an assignment for my documentary class but I had never treated it as such. I hadn’t cared about my final grade or if it were going to be any good at all — well at least I did at first. I went in worried that I may not get all the footage […]Read More I Made A Documentary on My Grandmother Titled ‘Leonie Superstar’
To answer the title: I have no idea. For those of you who are familiar with this site you know that I suck at balancing blogging with my college life. I’ve just completed my second year and still haven’t found a way to keep 4therace running like it had in High School. I see that […]Read More Where do I Begin?
Ingrid, wonderfully realized by one of my new favorite actresses Aubrey Plaza, is depicted to be nothing short of a psychopathic, obsessive social media user. Moments after we are first introduced to her crying while scrolling through Instagram, she storms into a wedding and pepper sprays the bride, an ex-friend, for not inviting her. The […]Read More Ingrid Goes West [Film of the Week #5]