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Maya Angelou’s directorial debut, Down in the Delta (1998), tells a story of the Sinclair family’s history (in the tumultuous past) and solidarity (in the treacherous present). Under her insightful direction, every member of the large shines. (SAT: 4.5/5)
Maya Angelou’s directorial debut, Down in the Delta (1998) opens in a poor Chicago neighborhood where Rosa Lynn (Mary Alice) does her best to care for her drug-addicted daughter Loretta (Alfre Woodard).… read more.
The Runner is a short experimental film. It’s worth watching if you’re into nebulous horror, gory makeup effects, MTV’s behind-the-scenes features, or the eighties as a general vibe. It’s also an album, with the added nomer (Original Soundtrack), by dark synth-pop duo Boy Harsher, comprised of vocalist Jae Matthews and producer Augustus “Gus” Muller.… read more.
What is grief? A deep sorrow. A sharp pain. A keenly felt distress over a loss or affliction. All are true, though they ring a touch vague and disinterested. They are, of course, textbook definitions.
Looking at grief through an objective lens can prove useful in developing a fundamental understanding of the feeling.… read more.
Jane Campion’s film The Power of The Dog leads the 2022 Oscar season, boasting 12 nominations, including Best Director and Best Adapted Screenplay for Jane Campion.
The Power of The Dog is a Western psychological drama based on the novel of the same name by Thomas Savage, and hails a strong cast with Benedict Cumberbatch in the leading role accompanied by Kirsten Dunst, Jesse Plemons, and Kodi Smit-McPhee (all four of whom are now Oscar nominees as well).… read more.
Set at an institution dedicated to reversing “species dysphoria” — an actual psychiatric syndrome, albeit a rare and under-researched one — Wolf challenges audiences to reflect on matters of identity and their impact on ecological relationality.… read more.
FF2 Guest Post by Martha Anne Toll
I spent long years tilling the writing vineyards before my debut novel, Three Muses, found its home with Regal House Publishing. (See link below!)
Having written a prima ballerina as a main character, I made it my business to read ballet books, particularly before and after I wrote my novel.… read more.