Marshall | Movie Review

If you ask a white person who is Thurgood Marshall some will reply: the first black U.S. Supreme Court Justice or the lawyer who won Brown v the Board of Education. That’s if they even recognize the name. If you ask a black or brown person who is Thurgood Marshall in addition to the answers above…

Uncharted Regions: Needs To Be On Your Radar | #HIFFSD 2017

Uncharted Regions is an audio drama series produced by Swords & Circuitry Studios. The series’ executive producers, Neal and Jana Hallford, promise, “thirteen classic audio dramas that take you into the realms of Science Fiction, Dark Fantasy, Horror, and Mystery.” The world premiere of the first episode, Someday, Over You, as the opening act of the San Diego Creators block…

Te Ata | Movie Review

The recognizable mainstream imagery associated with indigenous peoples is frequently disrespectful or hollow; if they’re represented at all. Lampooning the rituals, and culture is such deeply ingrained part of American culture, people don’t register that the constant appropriation is the legacy of deliberate attempts to stifle and suffocate an entire nation of people unto death. Te Ata is…

Rebel in the Rye | Movie Review

Most high schoolers (or maybe college these days) learn two things about J.D. Salinger. First, the main character from his first novel, Catcher in the Rye, Holden Caulfield connected to a generation of disaffected youth giving them a jaded but truthful voice for their woes and second, J. D. Salinger was notoriously reclusive until the…

Mother! | Movie Review

Mother! beings with a stream of images: a jewel being placed in a metal holder, a reverse metamorphosis of damaged house into a bright, sprawling country estate, a demure Jennifer Lawrence rising from her bed. Javier Bardem and Jennifer Lawrence (in a role that’s a far cry from her recent Hollywood offerings) star as a married…