Tuesday, October 26, 2021

Comedian Dave Chappelle’s Jokes on Transgender Community Don’t Merit the Backlash.

October 24, 2021 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) I can’t say that I’m an ardent fan of the comedic stylings of D.C.’s own Dave Chappelle but in recent years, I have made it a point to view his series of shows presented by Netflix. I was more an Eddie Murphy, Richard Pryor, Kevin Hart kind of brother. Actually, what first caught my eye was the controversy surrounding Monique... [Read more...]

Netflix’s ‘defense’ of Comedian Dave Chappelle.

Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Many conservatives praised Netflix for “standing up to cancel culture” by defending its decision to carry Dave Chappelle’s comedy special, “The Closer.” Critics in the LGBTQ community accuse him of misogyny and of bashing transgender people. Among comments that attracted controversy, Chappelle said,... [Read more...]

2021 New York Film Festival — Films From Near and Far

October 21, 2021 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Voices from around the world were heard at the 2021 New York Film Festival. Auteurs like Pedro Almodóvar and Jane Campion reemerged with their latest works. New directors broke rules and made their marks with controversial or nostalgic movies. These films are making their way to local theaters in coming months. Bergman Island (**1/2) This... [Read more...]

Politics singing Let’s Go Brandon: The Second Shot Heard Around the World.

October 19, 2021 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) In April of 1775, confronted by a forthcoming uprising by the U.S. colonist, British General Thomas Gage made the decision to confiscate gun powder and weapons that were being stored in Concord, Massachusetts. However, his plan was thwarted when citizens learned of his intentions and the legend of Paul Revere was born. Gage according... [Read more...]

Film Review; Old Henry.

October 18, 2021 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) “You have no idea the hell storm you’re about to let loose.” No one would. This roughhewn “Micro Western” strips everything down to the basics. Down to the roots. Then it explodes. In the late 1880s, Henry (Time Blake Nelson, O Brother Where Art Thou), a widower, lives just outside of Nashville on a farm in a desolate... [Read more...]

Movie Review; No Time to Die.

October 9, 2021 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) It’s a farewell. An elongated sendoff James Bond fans will instinctively desire. And they should. As should any action film enthusiast who likes a dash of style mixed in with their adrenaline-rush martini. James Bond (Daniel Craig) has retired from the game and MI6. He is not happy when his buddy CIA agent Felix Leiter (Jeffrey... [Read more...]

Black life in 2021 Toronto International Film Festival.

September 27, 2021 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) After a year of COVID, TIFF returned as a hybrid festival with in-person screenings in Toronto and digital screenings around the world. A fine selection of African Diaspora films, films with Black actors in their cast and general-release films brought the magic of TIFF alive again. Attica (***1/2) The 1971 Attica Prison Riots,... [Read more...]

Another Comeback for “The Greatest (aka… Muhammad Ali).

September 20, 2021 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) There are two events seared deep in my memory about.  The greatest” AKA Muhammad Ali. Neither one of which remotely involves boxing. Some of the buzz about documentary filmmaker Ken Burns’ multi-part PBS series on Ali premiered on September 19 brought these memories back. In his three wilderness years in the late 1960s that... [Read more...]

Throwback Video Games – Zelda II: The Adventure Of Link.

September 20, 2021 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) This year marked the 35th anniversary of one of the greatest and most iconic video game series of all time: The Legend Of Zelda aka Zelda. While The Legend Of Zelda series has spawned some of the best games from the series like Skyward Sword HD, Age Of Calamity, The Legend Of Zelda, Link’s Awakening, Link To The Past, &... [Read more...]

Rapper Nicki Minaj: the 2021 Paul Revere.

September 20, 2021 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Janet Jackson had a smash hit in 1986 with the help of Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis called Control. I had just started graduate school, not even contemplating I would eventually become an infectious disease scientist. At the time, my focus was a dual track master’s degree in statistics and educational psychology. There is a stanza... [Read more...]

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