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Gina Prince-Bythewood: ‘Black film’ is not a genre

Filmmaker Gina Prince-Bythewood says this award season’s biggest snub has been against Gugu Mbatha-Raw, the star of her latest film, Beyond the Lights. Mbatha-Raw stars in the love story as a sexy, emotionally fragile pop star who becomes involved with the stoic cop (Nate Parker) who foils her suicide attempt. 1,217 more words



I’m watching Birdman for the third time, now in the wake of its Oscar glories, and though it deserves its praise I can’t help but feel sorry that Keaton was left out in all the commotion. 1,507 more words


Well Aware

Just because I’m not reacting
I still see what’s going down.
I’m simply choosing to move forward.
You fit so well in this tiny, ignorant town.


On the Oscars, Selma, and Snubs

It’s honestly purely coincidental that I created this thing on the day of the 2015 Academy Awards. But I think it’s appropriate that before I erase the board and start from scratch with a new year of movies, I write some notes on all that 2014 provided. 689 more words


The Test of Time: An Argument for "Boyhood"

*spoilers ahead for the movie “Boyhood”. If you haven’t seen the film, I suggest you watch it before reading this post if you don’t want the experience ruined for you.* 1,037 more words

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Selma Snub

By Olivia O’Reilly-Brookes

Published February 23, 2015

TAMPA – The film “Selma” was shut out of all but two category nominations at this year’s Oscars, calling into question diversity issues in the film industry. 313 more words

Ava DuVernay

Oscar Nominations Snub "Selma"

This piece I have written as an assignment for one of my classes at USF. It was used as an exercise, to test and showcase my writing abilities, as well as my use of AP Style. 44 more words