Comrade Detective is a Masterpiece of Originality

Comrade Detective is a Masterpiece of Originality

I had a chance to sit down with the director Rhys Thomas as well as, Brian Gatewood and Alessandro Tanaka the creators / writers / executive producers of Comrade Detective, a satirical 1980s-set Romanian cop series on Amazon Prime. Channing Tatum leads an all-star voice cast that includes Mahershala Ali, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Daniel Craig, Jenny Slate, Nick Offerman, Fred Armisen, and Kim Basinger. The series…

"Moonlight" on Blu-ray/DVD
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"Moonlight" on Blu-ray/DVD

  This drama charts the life of a black gay youth named Chiron as he grows up in a rough neighborhood in Miami. In the first segment, Chiron is a ten-year-old nicknamed “Little” (Alex Hibbert) who is taken in by a kindhearted Cuban drug dealer (Mahershala Ali) and his girlfriend (Janelle Monáe). In the middle…

IS DENZEL WASHINGTON THE G.O.A.T.?
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IS DENZEL WASHINGTON THE G.O.A.T.?

It’s not easy for me to admit that I’ve been standing in the same place for 18 years,” Denzel Washington’s character tells his wife, played by Viola Davis. “I’ve been standing with you,” she cries out, and the audience feels goosebumps as they watch her face and his overcome with wretched truth and regret. Watch…

#OSCARSSOWHITE MAY BE TAKING A VACATION THIS YEAR
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#OSCARSSOWHITE MAY BE TAKING A VACATION THIS YEAR

The African American Film Critics Association (full disclosure I co-founded the organization) proclaimed that 2016 was the best year ever for black film. That bold statement will be validated by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the organization that hands out the Oscars. When they announce their nominees on January 24th no less…