Chadwick Boseman: The Death of an Icon

Posted by - August 29, 2020
After a secret struggle with cancer, the actor Chadwick Boseman has passed away at his home in Los Angeles, surrounded by his family, at the age of 43.  To many, Boseman seemed superhuman. Strong, charismatic, inspiring.  He had captured the hearts of the world through his various onscreen roles and so when he posted a

“Welcome Back To Vietnam” — Da 5 Bloods (Film Review)

Posted by - June 13, 2020
The first time I wanted to stand up and applaud during Da 5 Bloods happened around two and a half minutes into the movie. After a passionate, powerful and visceral montage setting the political stage around the Vietnam War and particularly the treatment of Black American soldiers, the frame elegantly expands from boxy 4:3 ratio

“There’s Enough Clever Dialogue, Strong Action, and A Whole Lot of Chadwick Boseman” – 21 Bridges (DVD Review)

Posted by - March 27, 2020
Chadwick Boseman’s first project post-Endgame was once again with the Russo Brothers, who are the producers of Brian Kirk’s action thriller, 21 Bridges. A departure from the world of superpowers and fictional locations, 21 Bridges puts Boseman’s character in Manhattan, in a fast-paced, exciting, and at times, messy tale about an NYPD detective. Thankfully, though, the Black Panther himself

Why Black Panther Matters

Posted by - February 20, 2018
In a way, the comic-book superhero Black Panther shares similarities to Superman. Not necessarily in terms of character or aesthetic, but what he means as an icon. When Superman debuted in the nineteen thirties, he was hailed as an everyman hero, despite his extra-terrestrial origin. Despite being faster than a speeding bullet, more powerful than