Archive for February, 2017

2017 Oscar predictions

Posted in Uncategorized on February 24, 2017 by Steve Mesa

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The 89th annual Academy Awards will conclude an interesting award season where an original musical set in Los Angeles has faced competition in the form of a film about growing black and gay in South Florida, specifically Liberty City. Without further ado, here are my predictions on will walk away with the little golden man by the end of Sunday night:  Continue reading

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Film Review: “I Am Not Your Negro”

Posted in Uncategorized on February 7, 2017 by Steve Mesa

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African-American novelist, poet and social critic James Baldwin began writing a manuscript for Remember This House, a book meant to be inspired by the lives and murder of his closest friends: civil-rights pioneers Malcolm X, Martin Luther King, Jr. and Medgar Evers. However, Baldwin only managed to write 30 pages before he passed away in 1987. Activist/filmmaker Raoul Peck attempts to pick up where Baldwin left off with I Am Not Your Negro, a masterful film that tremendous similarities between race relations during the Civil Rights Movement and modern America.  Continue reading