Once again, “Through The Shattered Lens” has a terrific post about Oscar! Enjoy! Ah, the 60s. Both the studio system and the production code collapsed as Hollywood struggled to remain relevant during a time of great social upheaval. The Academy… Read More ›
“Devil In A Blue Dress!” Denzel Washington’s “L.A. Noir” About Race In 1948 LA!
“A man once told me that you step out of your door in the morning, and you are already in trouble. The only question is are you on top of that trouble or not?” A black man helps search for… Read More ›
Nina Simone. Sam Cooke. Sly Stone. Three Powerful Calls For Racial Justice And Equality From The Civil Rights Era…Richard Pryor’s Powerful “SNL” Race Sketch…
Rising Up Against Racial Injustice… This powerful photo captures the energy of the people who have risen up to protest the tragic and senseless murder of George Floyd. Thanks to all of the members of the press for continuing to… Read More ›
“Do The Right Thing!” “Malcolm X!” Spike Lee’s Brilliant, Raw Take On Racism In America Resonates Today…
Spike Lee’s Oscar Winning Take On Race… After a distinguished career, Spike Lee finally won his first Oscar for Best Screenplay last year for his powerful script for the film “BlackkKlansman”, the true story of a black police officer infiltrating… Read More ›
“Pictures At A Revolution!” The Year That Two Films Dominated The Discussion Of Race In America!
This Is A “Picture From A Revolution!” This scene, when Sidney Poitier slaps a white man who had just slapped him across the face – was incendiary for its time, and it’s one one of the powerful films of 1967,… Read More ›
Celebrating “Blaxploitation” Cinema! Shaft! Pam Grier! Dolemite! Celebrate Black History Month With these Seminal Films Of The 70’s!
Celebrate “Black History Month” With Empowered “Blaxploitation” Cinema! Black History Month is an important celebration of black achievement. That said, “blaxploitation cinema” doesn’t come up as much as it should in the discussion – but this “Cult Movie Monday” is… Read More ›
The James Garner Blogathon Is Here! His Western “Skin Game” Takes On Slavery!
It’s The James Garner Blogathon! I was excited to participate in this terrific “Blogathon”, celebrating the films of iconic Actor James Garner….here is the link for you to head over and see ALL of the films on display – and… Read More ›
Eddie Murphy IS “Dolemite!” Raucous Blaxploitation Biopic Comes To Netflix!
Eddie Murphy Will Become “Dolemite!” For 70’s cult movie fans like myself, this is great news! Deadeline.com has the exclusive, reporting: Eddie Murphy is about to return to the screen for the first time in awhile, in a Netflix film… Read More ›
Is This The WORST Song Of All Time? “Baby, I’m-A Not Kidding”! Toast This Stale Bread!
Have A Slice Of This Soft “Bread!” Have you listened to any really bad music lately? Well, I can fix that! Meet “Bread” – a “soft rock” band from Los Angeles, California. “Bread” had 13 hit songs on the Billboard… Read More ›
You Want A “Wonder Woman”? Try Foxy Brown! Cleopatra Jones! Blaxploitation’s “Wonder Women!”
Look! It’s Wonder Woman! Yes, this summer’s biggest action star is female – and why not? Empowered women SHOULD rule the box office…but if we are going to talk about “Wonder Women”, what about these two? Now These Two Are… Read More ›