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Following a group of four black American Vietnam-war veterans, we tread with careful steps through ghostly memories and volatile grounds as the men return to a field they never truly left. With a masterful cast, immersive cinematography, a Hollywood classic soundtrack, and charmingly frank directing, it’s safe to say that Spike Lee has done it again.
When I take a look around me today, one thing has become abundantly clear: We are living through an age of antipathy.
Whether it's lockdown protestors that would have the ‘old and weak’ sacrificed for the right to get a haircut, the people yelling ‘All Lives Matter’ - not as a statement of solidarity or support but rather as a rebuttal to demean and dismiss the Black Lives Movement, or the parent that refuses to vaccinate their kids and thus endangers the rest of the kids amongst them for otherwise cured diseases, a vulgar pattern of exceptional egocentrism appears.
It’s Pride Month! Yup, there’s a lot going on in the world right now so I wouldn’t blame you if it flew over your head. With the protests happening across the globe, it’s a good time to remind us all that Pride began as a riot against police brutality on the LGBTQ+ community, and it was lead by queer black women. So, no. Pride is not cancelled. More than ever, this is a time we should spend echoing and amplifying what our LGBTQ+ ancestors were fighting for at Stonewall in 1969.
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It is safe to say that in the past decade, Netflix has created an online entertainment empire. With over 3000 movie titles available in most regions (and new ones being added every day), as well as around 700 Netflix Original series (so not even including the ones they licence from other networks), there is certainly no slowing down for the streaming giant.