Lorraine Toussaint

Nimona, voiced by Chloë Grace Moretz

Nimona: Animated adventure with a heart

Nimona is a shape-shifting outsider, voiced by Chloë Grace Moretz, in this animated feature on Netfix. NImona frightens people because she’s different and she struggles to find a way to fit in.

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Janelle Monáe, Monica Sanchez, and Alicia Vikander in The Glorias

Review: The Glorias

The Glorias is a biopic looking at Gloria Steinem’s life through her travels and at various stages in her life. Julie Taymor wrote and directed the film, which takes 2 hours and 20 minutes to wind its way through Steinem’s

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Gugu Mbatha-Raw in Fast Color

Review: Fast Color

I absolutely loved Fast Color! I loved the actors, I loved the plot, I loved the ending. I love the premise that Black women have the power to save the world. Fast Color is available on Amazon Video. If you

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Grace Van Dien and Michaela McManus in The Village

Brain Dump: The Fix, The Village, For 80 Days (80 egunean)

A few quick looks at this and that today. Two new TV series started this week, The Fix and The Village. I found a movie about two women in their 70s who fall back in love after not seeing each

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A manifesto

A Personal Manifesto

A couple of decades ago I realized everything in my life up to that point had been determined by men. I can hear my friend Denise shouting, “It’s the patriarchy, stupid!” That’s not it – at least not completely. The

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drienne C. Moore, Taylor Schilling, Selenis Leyva and Natasha Lyonne in Orange is the New Black

Six Years of Thoughts on Orange is the New Black

I’ve written about Orange is the New Black since season 1. I wanted to summarize my thoughts on this series, collect the most important posts in one spot, and share the results. This Orange is the New Black summary is my

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Julianne Nicholson and Takashi Yamaguchi in Sophie and the Rising Sun

Review: Sophie and the Rising Sun

Sophie and the Rising Sun is set in South Carolina at the start of WWII just before and after the bombing of Pearl Harbor. A Japanese-American man, Grover Ohta (Takashi Yamaguchi) is dumped, beaten and bruised, on a bench at

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Julianne Nicholson in Sophie and the Rising Sun

Watch This: Trailer for Sophie and the Rising Sun

Sophie and the Rising Sun is a tale of interracial love during WW II. As you know, after the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor and the U.S. entered WW II, American discrimination against anyone of Japanese extraction grew to a fever

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Emayatzy Corinealdi in Middle of Nowhere

Review: Middle of Nowhere

Middle of Nowhere is the story of Ruby (Emayatzy Corinealdi). Her husband is in prison. Ruby is ready to attend medical school when he’s incarcerated, and she drops everything in her life to visit him and support his efforts for

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Uzo Aduba in Orange is the New Black

Orange is the New Black Rewatch Binge

June 12 and the release of season 3 of Orange is the New Black is just far enough away to let me rewatch the first two seasons in a cozy binge. This is what fascinates me: the series starts out

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