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STOP Making Breonna Taylor's Death into a Meme | Here is What You Can Do to Actually Help Arresting the Cops that Killed Her.
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Review | DA 5 BLOODS: Violent, Shakespearean, and Powerful as Hell
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.
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Embracing Radical Empathy in an Age of AntipathyFirst Place in Lifelong Learning Challenge
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.
Pride 2020:Three LGBTQ+ TV-Series You Have To Watch Right Now
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.
Educate Yourself: A List of Anti-Racist TV-Series, Movies, Books, and more.
* 100% of the earnings (generated by reads and tips) from this article will be donated to Black Visions Collective. The protests against racist police violence in the U.S. has acquired global attention, and the internet has been flooded with support and hashtags. But posting a black square is not what is going to bring centuries of systematic racism to its knees. To say that racism is bad is simply not enough - it is our duty as white people to truly educate ourselves on these matters that our ancestors created and that we benefit from every single day, while black people suffer.
The Two Season Death Sentence: Only 15% of Netflix Originals Have Been Renewed for a Season 3
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.
A Rant Review Summary of the Insanity that is Riverdale.
Ever since season two of the CW’s Riverdale aired and went of the rails, it has been the laughing stock of television dramas. You see, season one actually wasn’t quite that bad. Sure, the dialogue was insanely cringe, but it had a lot of good moments and potential.
Normal People: A Timeless and Tender Portrayal of Young Love - But Does it Live Up to the Hype?
Based on the best-selling novel by Irish author Sally Rooney, BBC Three’s adaptation of Normal People is a near word for word parallel as it tells the raw and realistic story of Marianne (Daisy Edgar-Jones) and Connell (Paul Mescal). An infatuation started as teens through secret kisses (and that which follows) that would continue to be revived and deepen as their lives persist on crossing paths throughout the years.
Music in Isolation: A Resurrection
I don’t attempt to kid myself - to put on some bubblegum pop and pretend that everything is fine right now; it isn’t. Of course, if that is your jam and if it makes you feel at ease, all the more power to you. But personally, I've found it to be a very specific type of music that has resonated with me these past few weeks.
Why "The Innocence Files" is the Most Important Thing You Could Be Watching Right Now
According to the Innocence Project, a nonprofit legal organization that has fought to exonerate innocent men and women incarcerated in the U.S. since 1992, between 2.4% and 5% of all U.S. prisoners are estimated to be innocent. Considering that as of 2019, roughly 2.12 million people in the states are behind bars, this could potentially mean that just over 100.000 people are currently serving time for crimes they did not commit. Additionally, that is 100.000 people guilty of those crimes running free.
10 Mini-series on Netflix to Binge in Self-Isolation
While some people are being almost offensively productive during these hours of self-isolation, many of us just want to take this time to relax and unwind. But maybe, even though you have more free time than ever, you’re still not in the mood to sit down and read those Game of Thrones books, or let your partner convince you to watch One Piece with them (which consists of a glorious 925 episodes… RIP). In that case, I’ve compiled a list of 10 mini/one season-series that you can binge through in just a couple of hours and then move on to the next one!
The Power of Silence in Cinema
When we watch movies and television, commenting on and admiring the cinematography, acting, styling, and score is pretty customary. After all, cinema is mostly defined and looked upon as a story told through a series of moving images. But there is one defining factor that, if done well, usually goes unnoticed, but if done poorly will immediately take you out of an otherwise immersive experience - and that is sound editing.