Review: Fast & Furious 8 (F. Gary Gray, 2017)

There’s a funny bit of potentially intentional meta-commentary fairly early on in Fast & Furious 8 (titled The Fate of the Furious stateside). Charlize Theron’s cyber-terrorist Cipher tells Vin Diesel’s Dom that “this whole saving the world, Robin Hood thing you’ve been doing lately: it’s bullshit. It’s not you.” It’s a valid point regarding the direction… Read More Review: Fast & Furious 8 (F. Gary Gray, 2017)

Interview: Raoul Peck on ‘I Am Not Your Negro’ & James Baldwin

In such troubled times as our current moment, where Western society seems doomed to repeat the mistakes of the past by stalling or demolishing progress in various forms, it is important to take heed of the words of those whose commentary has only become more relevant with time. The late James Baldwin was an American… Read More Interview: Raoul Peck on ‘I Am Not Your Negro’ & James Baldwin

Review: The Lost City of Z (James Gray, 2016)

In charting the life of archaeologist and explorer Percy Fawcett, who disappeared while searching for a fabled place in 1925, James Gray’s classical epic The Lost City of Z is a rare thing: a colonialism-based story led by white men that’s actually reflective regarding the British Empire’s intrusion upon and attitudes towards the Amazon… Full… Read More Review: The Lost City of Z (James Gray, 2016)