Review: ‘The Last Black Unicorn’ by Tiffany Haddish

Tiffany Haddish has just been nominated for an Emmy for her “Saturday Night Live” hosting duties. OVERJOYED to be nominated for an #Emmy for when I hosted @nbcsnl!!  I might even splurge for a new dress for this one!!  Thank you everyone for your love and support!  #sheready — Tiffany Haddish (@TiffanyHaddish) July 12, 2018Continue reading “Review: ‘The Last Black Unicorn’ by Tiffany Haddish”

Review: ‘The Secret History of Wonder Woman’ by Jill Lepore

Wonder Woman came into my life in the form of Lynda Carter in the TV series of the mid-1970s. Not being that into comic books, I didn’t pay her much attention until the Patty Jenkin’s directed film came out last year. The 2017 movie reminded me that Wonder Woman has been a firm part ofContinue reading “Review: ‘The Secret History of Wonder Woman’ by Jill Lepore”

Book review: ‘Insurrections’ by Rion Amilcar Scott

I recommend the story collection Insurrections by Rion Amilcar Scott. The stories offer glimpses of life in the fictional town of Cross River, Maryland, a largely black settlement founded in 1807 after the only successful slave revolt in the United States. In “Good Times,” a troubled man with a wife and child finds his wayContinue reading “Book review: ‘Insurrections’ by Rion Amilcar Scott”

Movie Review: ‘Lady Bird’ and best supporting actress

I like to think that Lady Bird is a little bit like the writer-director Greta Gerwig herself: charming, quirky, capable, and maybe, as the kids say these days, a bit extra. The teenager’s coming of age is a perfectly enjoyable film that deftly covers plenty of the rising and falling action of major teen desiresContinue reading “Movie Review: ‘Lady Bird’ and best supporting actress”

Movie Review: ‘Dunkirk’

Writer-director Christopher Nolan has created some of the most memorable cinematic moments: the effect of the near-permanent daylight on a LA detective in Insomnia; the slippage of time between places created by a wormhole in Interstellar; the three-action-sequences-at-once in Inception; and the backwards in time unwinding of the plot of Memento. What these all haveContinue reading “Movie Review: ‘Dunkirk’”