[From the Archives] “Belle” 2014 movie review

[Originally published May 2014; Updated in September 2020] Films about black women, even when based on the original works created and written by black women, are often helmed by male filmmakers once they reach the highest form of flattery: the visual adaptation. As Tyler Perry and Steven Spielberg translated For Colored Girls (2010) and The … More [From the Archives] “Belle” 2014 movie review

A Closer Look At The “Clueless” Soundtrack, 21 Years Later

Twenty-one years ago, if wasn’t just the kooky dialogue or fashion that stuck with me from Clueless. Its official soundtrack is equally as disarming. Before the screen read “Clueless” in the packed movie theater I was in, The Muffs‘ “Kids in America”, a guitar-pop, contented jam, featuring the extremely crushed rocks vocals of its lead singer, Kim Shattuck, rolled … More A Closer Look At The “Clueless” Soundtrack, 21 Years Later

The Tower Records Documentary, All Things Must Pass, Will Kickstart Your Abandoned Record Collection

I had been eager to watch All Things Must Pass: The Rise and Fall of Tower Records since its “limited release” in March 2015. The run, however, must’ve been extremely limited. Because before I knew it, it was gone from New York City screens. And despite its ties to the A-list, being that Colin Hanks directed the … More The Tower Records Documentary, All Things Must Pass, Will Kickstart Your Abandoned Record Collection