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The Golden Globe Nominations Are In and I’m Intrigued

Okay, the Golden Globe nominations are in and there are some choices that make sense and some surprise snobs that have left me a bit stunned but overall, I’m pleased with the picks and am looking forward to seeing who wins.

In terms of the snubs, I was surprised to see Delroy Lindo not nominated for his role in Da 5 Bloods, or Chadwick Boseman for Best Supporting Actor in Da 5 Bloods as well. The movie was one of the best of the year, delivering some powerful performances and directing that once again highlighted Spike Lee’s impressive movie making skills.

Minari was subjected to the Foreign Language Film category even though the movie was made in America by an American director who’s telling an American story. But the main language of the movie is Korean so…

Regina King was nominated for Best Director for One Night in Miami which makes sense. Viola Davis apparently did a pretty good job in Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, hence her nomination. And so on and so on.

I’ll have more thoughts about the nominations on the way as I begin to watch more of these nominated films like Mank and Sound of Metal next but for now, it’s movie award season baby!

(And by the way, yay for The Mandalorian‘s nomination for Best TV Series-Drama. It totally deserves it!!!!)

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My Review of ‘One Night in Miami’

Ever since it was announced that One Night in Miami, a film that sees four of the greatest African-American legends in history–Malcolm X, Mohammed Ali, Jim Brown, and Sam Cooke together for one night in Miami–was Regina King’s directorial debut this movie has been getting Oscar buzz and now that it’s out on Amazon Prime Video I decided to give it a look myself.

I’ve seen two other Oscar buzz films so far. Spike Lee’s Da 5 Bloods and Aaron Sorkin’s The Trial of the Chicago 7 and I have to say, I think One Night in Miami is my favorite film of the three movies so far.

Continue reading My Review of ‘One Night in Miami’

My Review of ‘If Beale Street Could Talk’

There were a lot of good movies that obtained deserved recognition last year for telling powerful stories. If Beale Street Could Talk was one of those films.

Adapted from the novel, If Beale Street Could Talk, written by the legendary James Baldwin, this movie tells the beautiful yet tragic love story of a young, pregnant black woman trying to prove that her unofficial-but-totally-official husband didn’t commit a heinous crime.

Written and directed like a musical from the 50s’ and 60s’, this film takes you on an emotional journey that details the growing romance between main characters Tish and Alonzo “Fonny” Hunt and how a simple misunderstanding would completely change their lives. Continue reading My Review of ‘If Beale Street Could Talk’