Watch GET OUT

Jordan Peele of Key & Peele KILLS it as the director of this movie. The 100% from Rotten Tomatoes are well deserved. I’m seeing it tonight for a second time. Not only is this an inventive horror movie in its own right, it’s a necessary contribution to our discussion of race. Hilarious, terrifying, challenging. You have to see this movie.

I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO

Watch it. It won’t be in theaters much longer. Fernanda and I were lucky enough to see it yesterday. This movie is a mirror, held up right in your face, forcing you to look at the rotten foundations of America and the deadly cost of your own inaction. Most of us (white people in general) aren’t mean racists. We don’t call black people the N-word or hate people because of their skin color. But most of us choose to be ignorant, and that is just as bad. Most of choose to ignore history and watch reality TV instead. Most of …

GO WATCH “MOONLIGHT”

Yesterday, I finally saw Moonlight with Fernanda and her CubaOne friends. The story is so important. Watch it at least once. So much depth and vulnerability to the people in the film. I promise it’s unlike anything you’ve seen before. It pushed me to make my work significant. Every one of us has a story to tell. Your life matters. Your perspective matters. Be yourself more. I know, it’s scary to be more honest about what you think and feel. But focus on being you, not being right. In the end, we’re just a collection of angles, of viewpoints. None …

“They Live”: The Movie They Don’t Want You to See

My literature teacher, Jeffery Dearing, recommended this movie years ago and I’m glad I finally watched it. In “They Live,” the rich and powerful are part of an alien race dedicated to enslaving the human race through pop culture and consumerism, pretty much making it a documentary. I’m linking my favorite scene below. The Resistance makes sunglasses that expose the elite’s intentions. Roddy Piper looks at a billboard advertising a vacation to the Caribbean featuring a woman in a bikini. He puts on the glasses for the first time, and the billboard says MARRY AND REPRODUCE. He walks past a …