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Oscar Picks for 2022

By Riel Flack After another depressing year of theatre’s being closed, this covid Megatron virus running ramped, and Marvel’s capitalistic sensibilities taking over and ruining the essence of good cinema-I present you films that offer a glimmer of hope, which also happen to be my Oscar picks for 2022:    Best Picture: Belfast  This semi-autobiographical

By |2022-01-27T03:21:47+00:00January 25th, 2022|Categories: Arts & Culture|Comments Off on Oscar Picks for 2022

Titane Review 

By Riel Flack An attempt to make complete sense of Julia Ducournau’s new intense body horror Titane would be all too perplexing. It’s one of those films where after you watch, you simply must accept its enigmatic nature and allow yourself to say, “Not sure wtf I just watched…but I liked it”. In summary, Titane

By |2021-10-21T23:55:25+00:00October 21st, 2021|Categories: Arts & Culture|Comments Off on Titane Review 

Four Picks for Viewing 

by Riel Flack   Since the world-wide pandemic has forced us all to find new ways to entertain ourselves, we have been exposed to new platforms and vehicles for our entertainment. Whether it’s CRAVE, HBO, Tubi or Prime, our selection has never been greater. Here are four selections, included here for a variety of reasons

By |2021-07-15T15:34:20+00:00July 15th, 2021|Categories: Arts & Culture|Comments Off on Four Picks for Viewing 

Shine: Queering Images in Hip-Hop Culture

By Riel Flack, Editor As I was watching Lil Nas X’s Montero (Call Me By Your Name) music video, I couldn’t help but be reminded of a similar ground-breaking piece of queer art in hip-hop-that is, Frank Ocean’s Nikes (2017) music video. Directed by Tyron Lebon, it prominently features various shots of Frank Ocean shining,

By |2021-07-15T07:14:02+00:00April 15th, 2021|Categories: Arts & Culture|Comments Off on Shine: Queering Images in Hip-Hop Culture

Watchmen: Beware the Wolf in Masked Clothing

By Riel Flack, Editor of The Progressive Column Watchmen turns an unapologetic lens on the intersection of race and power, demonstrating how hero-lawmakers are sometimes wolves in sheep’s clothing.   I have a confession to make- I'm addicted to the Emmy Award winning HBO series Watchmen (2019). It is so brilliant that I’m surprised there

By |2021-01-15T06:41:46+00:00January 13th, 2021|Categories: Arts & Culture|Comments Off on Watchmen: Beware the Wolf in Masked Clothing
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