TV Review: ‘Black Lightning’ debuts a superhero living in a realistic world

  The CW continues to capitalize on superhero properties with “Black Lightning” which premiered on Jan. 16. In an era where the superhero genre has taken over primetime and streaming television and blockbuster films — some efforts being better than others — “Black Lightning” could have faced potential backlash due to genre fatigue. However, with … More TV Review: ‘Black Lightning’ debuts a superhero living in a realistic world

Film Review: ‘The Post’ is a slow-moving drama that ignores the story’s larger impact

Steven Spielberg is indisputably one of the greatest filmmakers in history. With an extensive body of work that ranges from science fiction to fantasy to historical drama, Spielberg boasts well-deserved success for his work which has influenced generations of fans and filmmakers. Unfortunately though, his latest directorial efforts with “The Post” don’t reflect his full … More Film Review: ‘The Post’ is a slow-moving drama that ignores the story’s larger impact

TV Review: ‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’ combines smart writing with great performances for hilarious, heartfelt results

With the 75th Golden Globes having taken place last Sunday, it put the spotlight on a number of last year’s best entertainment. One of those was “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” a show streaming on Amazon. I had barely heard of the show or its lead actress before it took home the globe for “Best Television … More TV Review: ‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’ combines smart writing with great performances for hilarious, heartfelt results

Film Review: Aaron Sorkin’s ‘Molly’s Game’ presents a high-stakes, character-driven story with plenty of pay-offs.

I don’t know much about poker — I have to be retaught it every time I try to play — but what I do know is that there are a lot of chips, dollars and high stakes involved. That last factor takes on a greater meaning in Aaron Sorkin’s “Molly’s Game,” based on the true … More Film Review: Aaron Sorkin’s ‘Molly’s Game’ presents a high-stakes, character-driven story with plenty of pay-offs.

The Year in Review: Top 10 Films of 2017

2017 has been an excellent year in film, offering a combination of new franchise installments that enriched what came before and original films that challenge genre norms through innovative storytelling. There were inevitably films that I missed, but many of the ones I saw this year inspired me both as a writer and film fan. While it was difficult to narrow down and rank my favorites of this year, I put together a list of what I believe to be the best films of 2017. … More The Year in Review: Top 10 Films of 2017