Category Archives: Film & TV


One of the most fascinating conflicts to watch on screen is the internal struggle of sexual expression. Only after watching important films like Pariah, does it become glaringly clear just how difficult it is to be your authentic self in a world where you feel there’s no place to be the person that you know you are. Adepero Oduye brings that battle to life with her fearless portrayal of Alike (pronounced: Ah-Lee-Kay), a Brooklyn teenager who isn’t really coming to terms with her sexuality per se, but more so struggling to figure out how, where and with whom she can

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My Favorite Scary Movie: Psycho

What better way to celebrate the the second most scariest day of the year (the first being tax day, of course) than by paying tribute to my favorite scary movie? In 1960, the master of suspense, Alfred Hitchcock, did with showers what Spielberg would do with oceans a decade later: Use them to scare people out of the water! Psycho tells the story of Marion Crane, a woman who skips town with $40,000 of her employer’s money to start a new life with her lover, Sam. During her journey, a torrential rain storm causes her to pull over to the

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Why I Love Viola Davis

I absolutely adore Viola Davis. Truly. Not just because she’s a phenomenal scene stealing actress. (See her powerful turn in the 2008 drama Doubt. You almost forget Meryl Streep is even on camera with her!) But because she’s the real deal. All around. Period. I had the pleasure of hearing her speak during a post screening Q&A of The Help for which I’m sure she’ll be showered with accolades this awards season. She spoke candidly about what it’s like to be a Black actress in Hollywood and how it affected her decision to start her own production company. And on

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