Creed: When Mainstream Cinema Has A Black Lens

by Shane Thomas  This review contains spoilers. Last summer, I was talking with a friend about Dear White People, and its lead, Tessa Thompson. The conversation led us to her IMDB page, where we discovered her next outing would be in Creed; yet another movie in the Rocky series. We rolled our eyes at what… Read More

Hollywood would prefer to keep real police brutality a secret

by Christina Fonthes Ryan Cooglar’s debut feature film Fruitvale Station is a prime example of the visual magic that happens when people tell their own stories. Cooglar is a 28-year-old writer and director from the San Francisco Bay area. His film, Fruitvale Station, is based on the final 24 hours in the life of Oscar Grant,… Read More

Daenerys Targaryen is back to “save the coloureds”

CONTENT NOTE: Some of the embedded links in this piece are NSFW.  by Shane Thomas  While not placing it in the pantheon of truly great television, I’ve been a fan of Game of Thrones since the show debuted in 2011. I normally like my drama pessimistic, with a hard edge, and even downright cruel on occasion.… Read More