Category Archives: The Art

Digital DNA

Filmmakers! Adopt Digital DNA! Continue reading

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Power, The Writer’s Edition

I’ve discovered that one of the great hidden things of life is that most people seek – really need – to have power over something or somebody. Continue reading

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Lupita

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Sochi

Congratulations to the winners and losers on the field and to Sochi’s residents — the Olympics are supposed to benefit local communities. I’m betting that the monetary wasn’t equally shared. But some Sochi person saw something that will change their lives or the lives of those around them. Continue reading

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The Woman of Summer and Winter, Lauryn Williams

My hat’s off to Lauryn Williams. And yours should be too. She is only one of five athletes to medal in both a summer and a winter Olympics, for track and field and bobsleigh/bobsled. And she’s been winning Olympics since 2004. A decade. Continue reading

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Kendrick Lamar and Macklemore&Lewis

The refreshingly respectful post-Grammy exchange between Kendrick Lamar and Macklemore&Lewis hopefully signals the beginning of the end of the Pat Boone approach and the dawn of the Justin Timberlake era, where white pop artists, critics and audiences at least acknowledge African American musical influences (where relevant – which is almost all the time in pop music, but for the sake of argument). Continue reading

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Whither Emotion?

It’s time for filmmakers to wrest the balance of power back from technology. There has to be a happy medium where we get to keep the glories of green screen, VFX, 3D and CGI without swallowing performances whole or letting well crafted stories with fully developed characters wither. The time is right to bring back emotion. Continue reading

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In Defense of Armond White

How do you carve out a space in a difficult, barren land, Mr. White? When you find out, let the rest of us in on it. Continue reading

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Cicely!

Cicely Tyson wins Leading Actress Tony for A Trip to Bountiful Continue reading

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Honoring Our Own – Bill Miles, Documentary Filmmaker

Miles made historical documentaries. “[He] has won an Emmy Award, been nominated for an Academy Award, and was inducted into the Black Filmmaker’s Hall of Fame. He has also received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Association of Independent Video … Continue reading

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