Us – Film Review

Jordan Peele has been referred to as the next so many things. The next Steven Spielberg, the next Stanley Kubrick, the next (and better, some would argue) M. Night Shyamalan. But for me, he’s just the first Jordan Peele–the first example of a powerful, talented Black man with a platform, using everything in his wheelhouse…

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What Alita: Battle Angel Taught A Family About Representation

As a part of my major at Western Michigan University, journalism, I am enrolled in a community outreach program which helps lower income communities, predominantly communities of color. There are eight families registered with us, and with all the time we have, we try to help bring not only food / permanent housing, but some…

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One Year Later, Wonder Woman Remains a Masterpiece

The year is 2008. The Dark Knight, the second flick in Christopher Nolan’s expertly crafted Dark Knight Trilogy, has just premiered in theaters, to resounding positive response from fans and critics alike. The picture is a stunning piece of filmmaking, not only from a technological standpoint but from the perspective of the acting, directing and…

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Luke Cage & Police Brutality- A Missed Opportunity

As of late, the superhero genre has been lauded for its attempts to represent minority groups in their pictures. DC and Warner Bros., for example, were the first to provide a leading female, blockbuster superhero with Wonder Woman, an iconic, successful film that nearly broke $1 billion worldwide. The following year, Disney/Marvel shattered records with Black Panther,…

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