Monday, December 5, 2022

Video Production Tips: Understanding About Stock Music.

December 1, 2022 by  
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Stock music can be a great option for video production. It’s affordable, accessible, and has all of the necessary rights associated with it. All you need is a good ear for picking the right tune. They are all there for the taking.

Movie Review: The Wonder.

November 28, 2022 by  
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Pugh portrays the quintessential, mid-1800s Nightingale nurse. Kind, generous, helpful. Trying to sort out holy feats from hard realities. She fights the council, archaic beliefs and unconcerned parents, without hysteria but quite willfully. As the quest for saving Anna becomes more taxing and urgent, Pugh wears that stress on her face like a martyr. 

The Most Worshipful Michelle Obama Review Ever?

When Barack Obama’s memoir, “A Promised Land,” came out right after the 2020 election, their New York Times book review also was destined to become a sales pitch. The publisher happily and repeatedly regurgitated author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie: “Barack Obama is as fine a writer as they come … (A Promised Land) is nearly always pleasurable to read, sentence by sentence, the prose gorgeous in places, the detail granular and vivid.”

Rapper Kanye West: ‘Just a Black Man Stating the Obvious’.

As imaginary grievances loop inside their brains, the problems in lagging black communities have become so severe that they’re spilling out everywhere.  It’s obvious.  

Tyler Perry’s A Jazzman’s Blues Premieres at Toronto Film Festival (2022).

September 28, 2022 by  
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Writer/director Tyler Perry had never had a movie programed at the prestigious Toronto International Film Festival. He said as much on the night of his latest film’s premiere.

How Should Americans Understand the British Monarchy In 2022?

September 26, 2022 by  
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Yet, Charles’ immediate and seamless accession to the office of King helps undo this challenge. The Second Elizabethan Age may have ended, and a new Carolean Age begun, but they are simply links in the great chain of British history, binding us together, young and old, past and future.

Movie Review; Beast.

August 29, 2022 by  
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Awe and bickering breakout on a plane hovering over South Africa’s gorgeous terrain. Dr. Nate Samuels (Elba) and his teen daughters Meredith (Iyana Halley) and Norah (Leah Jeffries) are returning to the motherland where he met his now deceased ex-wife.

Sesame Place and Jim Crow Doesn’t Mix.

A video showed a Muppet character named Rosita high-fiving white kids while appearing to blatantly ignore the extended hands of little black kids.

Film Review; Elvis.

July 1, 2022 by  
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Tweet ( (**1/2) Baz Luhrmann photobombs this Elvis portrait with over-extravagant filmmaking that dwarfs the iconic rock and roller. And that ain’t easy. The script, cowritten by Luhrmann, Sam Bromell and Craig Pearce (Moulin Rouge! and Romeo + Juliet), puts it all out there. Ambitious singer borrows heavily from R&B music, fuses it with up-tempo rock and […]

2022 Tribeca Film Festival; Black Life Goes Full Frame.

June 23, 2022 by  
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Tweet ( The Tribeca Film Festival is back on track. In 2022 it offered both theater screenings (June 8th – 19th)  and at-home TFF App-viewings too (up to June 26th). Festival premieres and parties were back in full swing, and images of Black life were everywhere. Feature films, documentaries, shorts, series… Aisha (***) For Aisha Osagie (Letitia Wright, Black Panther), […]

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