So, here’s the dilemma: you really love watching movies, but you’re getting pretty sick and tired of stories with no black girls or women in them. According to most movies, black women just don’t exist – not in fantasy worlds, not in alternate realities, not even in the “real world,” nothing. We may pop up from time to time to offer a “Oh hell naw” or otherwise be sassy, but then we fade into the background yet again. Continue reading “‘Girlhood’ Is The Black Girl Coming-of-Age Film I’ve Been Waiting For…Almost”
Being snowed in sucks, but it sucks even more if you don’t have anything good to watch. If you’re not the type who likes to ingest emotionally-heavy shows in one sitting but you’d like something a little more immersive than a movie, here are 5 shows to add to your Netflix list. They’re entertaining and feel-good, but not so dumb that it’ll annoy you (well, not that much, anyway). These shows are just good, clean fun, and ain’t nothing wrong with that. Continue reading “5 Feel-Good Shows To Binge Watch While You’re Snowed In”
Jemaine Clement, my favorite half of Flight of the Conchords (sorry Bret), stars in “People Places Things” with not one, but two badass black women, and I am here for it.
I’m not gonna lie – at first I thought it was a trick. I saw Regina Hall looking flawless in the trailer and I was like ‘I’m gonna watch it and she’s gonna be a maid or the black best friend or something.’ But you guys, I watched it and that’s totally not the case. It’s not a trick. Someone wrote a movie and cast black actresses as love interests and funny relatable characters and I am in disbelief. Continue reading ““People Places Things” Is My Favorite Mediocre Movie Of The Year”
Dude. If you haven’t watched Late Phases: Night of the Lone Wolf yet, you need to go ahead and add it to your queue, because this movie is so, so worth your time.