TV Review: ‘Mike’ Brings the Controversial Boxer to Life Thanks to a Brilliant Trevante Rhodes

Some figures are larger than life. Mike Tyson certainly became the definition of a cultural anti-hero. The boxer grew up in some of the most dangerous neighborhoods in the world, went to prison, and became the champion of the world. On the surface, that story inspires hope. How Tyson handled the fame became another issue entirely. A … Continue reading TV Review: ‘Mike’ Brings the Controversial Boxer to Life Thanks to a Brilliant Trevante Rhodes

House of the Dragon – ‘The Heirs of the Dragon’ – Episode Recap

We are back!!! Game of Thrones hopes to leave the frustrations of the original series in the past. The new series, House of the Dragon, takes place approximately 175 years before the events of Game of Thrones and the "Song of Ice and Fire" saga. It will focus primarily on the lines of succession between the Targaryen … Continue reading House of the Dragon – ‘The Heirs of the Dragon’ – Episode Recap

Review: ‘She-Hulk’ Scores Big Laughs to Stand Out in the MCU

The promise of Marvel television has mostly been undermined over the past two years. When WandaVision took off, it was due to its willingness to embrace the medium. Meanwhile, other series like Hawkeye and Falcon & The Winter Soldier felt like long movies. None of the shows have been outright failures, but a failure to … Continue reading Review: ‘She-Hulk’ Scores Big Laughs to Stand Out in the MCU

Review: ‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’ Builds Bridges Between Two Pasts, Missing the Chance to Innovate

As LucasFilm continues to thwart its name to produce television series, the ideas continue to get smaller. The Star Wars experiment on Disney+ once felt like a genuine way to expand the surprisingly tiny narrative from a galaxy far, far away. A universe beholden to one family's destiny was shaken off within the first season of The Mandalorian, resulting … Continue reading Review: ‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’ Builds Bridges Between Two Pasts, Missing the Chance to Innovate

Review: Move Aside Peter Parker, ‘Ms. Marvel’ is Taking Over the MCU

There are rare moments in geek culture that create the lightning bolt moment. Ironically, this one wears one on her torso. The Marvel Cinematic Universe's latest series lands on Disney+ today, and for the second straight series, we've been introduced to a brand new character. While Ms. Marvel bears the namesake of Captain Marvel, Kamala Khan and actress Iman … Continue reading Review: Move Aside Peter Parker, ‘Ms. Marvel’ is Taking Over the MCU

Interview: Composer Amanda Jones Discusses ‘Twenties’ Frenetic Score and Activism in Composers Diversity Collective

This interview originally ran on the now-defunct AwardsCircuit.com. The interview was conducted, transcribed, and edited by this author. After working as a production assistant with Hollywood legends, Amanda Jones struck out on her own. Since beginning her collaborations with Lena Waithe, Jones has continued to break ground in the film and television landscape. A member of the Composers … Continue reading Interview: Composer Amanda Jones Discusses ‘Twenties’ Frenetic Score and Activism in Composers Diversity Collective

Review: ‘Chilling Adventures of Sabrina’ Gets Too Glib for Its Own Good

It's fun when horror content chooses to add comedy. In most cases, the very best horror films contain lots of laughter and fun. After all, the dichotomy between fear and laughter create complete emotional journeys. Anything can make you laugh primes you to open up, and in doing so, makes the moments of terror resonate. … Continue reading Review: ‘Chilling Adventures of Sabrina’ Gets Too Glib for Its Own Good

USC Scripter Awards Puts Greta Gerwig in the Drivers Seat, Caps Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s Amazing 2019

One of the most underrated predictors of the Oscar race, the USC Scripter Awards pushed Greta Gerwig closer to glory. Gerwig has been on a roll lately, taking a few big writing prizes in the aftermath of her director miss for Little Women. USC Scripter has crowned the Best Adapted Screenplay winner in eight of the … Continue reading USC Scripter Awards Puts Greta Gerwig in the Drivers Seat, Caps Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s Amazing 2019

American Society of Cinematographers Recognize the Best Cameramen/women of 2019

While it feels like the Theatrical Release race has already been locked up, a challenging has the opportunity to rise tonight. The heavy favorite to win the Oscar will be Roger Deakins, but Rodrigo Prieto and Robert Richardson are rivals in their own right. Now we wait to see who will take home the top prizes amongst the … Continue reading American Society of Cinematographers Recognize the Best Cameramen/women of 2019

TV Review: ‘Sex Education’ Gets Better With Personal Stakes and Ensemble

One of the surprise breakouts of 2019 came early in the year with Sex Education. The British series took a frank look at teens and how they're learning about the birds and bees to craft a wonderfully absurd series. Carrying a 1980's aesthetic but set during the present day, Sex Education felt unique in its vision and … Continue reading TV Review: ‘Sex Education’ Gets Better With Personal Stakes and Ensemble