Importance of African-American films and directors

Film has been transforming the perspectives of people for years. Movies eventually moved into promoting civil rights movements such as equal rights for all races. These films changed the hearts of commonly racist people across America; specifically, the lives of African-Americans have been impacted by positive black characters in film and television over the years. … Continue reading Importance of African-American films and directors

A Monster Calls: Patrick Ness’ unique approach to unlocking the child’s mind

Everybody is dealing with something, whether you know it or not. However, in A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness, the problems main character Conor O’Malley is dealing with are known to everyone around him. At least they seem to believe so. His mother is dying. That’s the part we all know about. Cancer has taken … Continue reading A Monster Calls: Patrick Ness’ unique approach to unlocking the child’s mind

Oscar winner Moonlight shines above the rest

Sexual identity has been a commonly avoided theme by many African-American movies over the years. Thankfully, director Barry Jenkins tackled this taboo theme with great confidence in his Oscar award winning film, “Moonlight.”   The main focus of the movie is the character Chiron (played by Trevonte Rhodes) who is dealing with his struggle as … Continue reading Oscar winner Moonlight shines above the rest