If Spike Lee's new movie "BlacKkKlansman" was released before November 2016, you might have called it alarming and over-the-top, even with the number of shootings of unarmed black men and women by the police. But this is 2018 and "BlacKkKlansman" is a film that we need right now. It is one of Lee's most visionary and politically passionate films that shows that there is a way out because it did happen before, if only for a split second.aOne of my favorite summer movies ever is "Vicky Cristina Barcelona." It is a delight to watch from beginning to end and reminds you of what an artistic genius Woody Allen is. I mean, it's Barcelona, it's the way it was shot (classic Woody cool - except it was warm and enticing under the Spanish sun) and most importantly, the actors. It's the actors. And it's Penelope Cruz.
It's Friday! We're alive, we're reading, we're doing, we're moving! What else are we doing today? Working, anticipating the weekend, ignoring the news? I hope you're not ignoring the news because even though it can be depressing, it's good to know what's going on in the world. It's good to know how people with less sense than you (but with the power of governing) is messing up everything. And it's also good to take a break.
A podcast guy/girl is someone who's your go-to person when you need a podcast recommendation. You know, without a single doubt, that whatever they recommend, no matter the name or subject, that it will be awesome. The trust between you and that person has to be strong because podcasts are not only podcasts anymore. No, my friend. It's much more serious than that.
Summertime in New York can be many things. Trips to the beach, museums, Broadway, and Times Square. Lounging in Central Park and watching movies under the stars in Bryant Park. Yes, New York summers are fantastic. New York summers also include reading everywhere because of the good weather. Reading in all the places listed above. And loving every minute of it. Well, at least I do!
Some years, I'm excited for the Primetime Emmy Nominations. Some years, like last year, when "Game of Thrones" took a year off, I didn't care for it -- though, I was excited for Donald Glover's nominations and (wins for acting and directing) for his FX show, "Atlanta." But that was it. This year, I can't wait for the Emmy's. Game of Thrones is back and leading with 22 nominations.