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    “I Am Charlie Wilson” – The Gap Band, despair, addiction and back. Interview with the Soul singer on his upcoming memoir and the life that’s filled its pages
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    Actor Interview: Hiroyuki Sanada talks about his latest role in “Mr. Holmes” and his desire to simply act
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    Actor Interview: Stan Houston on his role in “Selma” and why he almost walked away from it
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Film Roundtable: “Orion” – a post-apocalyptic, visually striking film and a David Arquette harsher than we’re used to seeing

By Gordon K. Smith The 2016 Dallas International Film Festival (DIFF 2016), which concluded in April, featured no less than three films with a “post-apocalyptic” theme; the most visually striking of these was ORION, by second-time writer/director Asiel Norton and starring David Arquette in a role harsher than what we’re used to seeing him in.   […]

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Roundtable “NO LETTING GO” Cheryl Allison and Randi Silverman discuss their indie film about a family’s struggle with their son’s mental health crisis

By Gordon K. Smith NO LETTING GO is a small but vital independent film about a family’s struggle with their son’s mental health crisis. At a roundtable interview in late March, we learned about the film and its mission from actress Cheryl Allison (Catherine the mother) and co-writer/producer Randi Silverman. The film is based on […]

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Film Review: “Only Yesterday” – Old made new!…In English to boot!

Review By: Ifakoya English Opens at the Angelika Theater, March 11th There is little magic that compares with that of nostalgia, and few things as precious as memories. ONLY YESTERDAY delivered to the world in 1991 by the legendary Studio Ghibli  (Spirited Away, Howl’s Moving Castle) is a charming masterpiece. Directed by Isao Takahata (The […]

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DVD Review: Death Trance – Looking Back

Directed by: Yuji Shimomura Produced by: Yoshinori Chiba Written by: Seiji Chiba, Shinichi Fujita Music by: Rui Ogawa, Dir en grey Distributed by : Tokyo Shock Released: May 12, 2005 Running time: 90 min Language: Japanese Review By: Ifakoya English Oh man I remember this film fondly. Not only for its utter lack of ability […]

Sonic Bloom: Avi Wisnia’s “Sky Blue Sky” flies high for us!

Summer’s almost over but the party definitely ain’t over. We’re happy to share with you an awesome summer-lover-cozy-chill track from one of our favorite artists Avi Wisnia. SKY BLUE SKY does not disappoint and is saturated with his silky voice and Brazilian jazz goodness. It’s a light one that floats around in the atmosphere before […]

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Sci-Fi Director Olatunde Osunsanmi tackles the science behind the fiction with Hollywood TV & Film successes

Sci-Fi Director Olatunde Osunsanmi Tackles the Science Behind the Fiction With Hollywood TV & Film Successes There is an emerging Black director in Hollywood who is quietly cultivating his own ’empire’ with no ‘scandal’ involved ….   Los Angeles – Olatunde Osunsanmi has always had a penchant for the paranormal. His directorial debut in 2009, […]

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Book Review: Sci-fi novel “The Nephilim Brood” by Michael K. Paraiso

Title: The Nephilim Brood Author: Michael K. Paraiso Book Review by: Ifakoya English I have to admit that I am on a perpetual search for readable sci-fi. Sci-fi novels are difficult to write, and sometimes even more difficult to read. If done wrong they can be possibly the most boring, least interesting things ever created […]

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“I Am Charlie Wilson” – The Gap Band, despair, addiction and back. Interview with the Soul singer on his upcoming memoir and the life that’s filled its pages

…..”Give me a hit,” I croaked into her ear, sure I could score a little something from her out there on the street. “I’m clean, Charlie. Have been for three years,” [my cousin Shirley] said, her voice cracking. “Three years?” I yelled…..While I contemplated the thought, Shirley started to full-on cry, her face contorted, tears leaving streaks […]

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Actor Interview: Hiroyuki Sanada talks about his latest role in “Mr. Holmes” and his desire to simply act

Written by: Mut Asheru Hiroyuki Sanada is an actor first and foremost. His role as Mr. Tamiki Umezaki in his most recent film MR. HOLMES did not have any sword fights but it did contain some emotionally slashing scenes and scenarios in which Sanada’s character helps bring about a catharsis for the aging Sherlock Holmes […]