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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

Author Interview: Ilyasah Shabazz on her latest literary work – “X, a Novel”

Photo credit: ILYASAHSHABAZZ.COM “Smoke everywhere. In the air, by the door, at the windows—- in our very bed, it seemed. Hot and dark, choking. Someone’s hands on me, dragging me up, then down. Stumbling over floorboards and furniture. Scooped up into strong arms. The first breath of cool, fresh night. We watched the house burn […]

Music Interview: Singer / Songwriter Ledisi’s – Courage, confidence, trial and transformation

Written by: Melody Charles Courage, confidence, trial and transformation: in the nearly three years since her last album Pieces Of Me, singer and songwriter Ledisi Young has experienced growth and loss. Getting good with herself dovetailed with leaving a long-term relationship, but instead of secluding herself to the shadows and licking her wounds, the eight-time Grammy […]

Cool Site 2 Know: Hangukyeonghwa.com – A Very Respectable Online Portal for Korean Film Enthusiasts

Written By: Mut Asheru Simon McEnteggart, publisher of  Korean film review site Hangukyeonghwa.com has a keen talent for cinematic conversation. With interviews and film reviews that are well-rounded yet accessible to the everyday film lover he has turned his passion for Korean cinema into a very respectable online portal for Korean film enthusiasts. While we […]

Author Interview: Brenda Jackson – the first African-American of either gender, or genre, to publish 100 books

Interview By: Melody Charles A quick book lover’s pop quiz question, if you will: what do titles “Tonight and Forever”, “Slow Burn” and “A Madaris Bride For Christmas” all have in common? They were all written by Brenda Jackson, the first-ever African-American best-selling romance novelist. And with Christmas, Ms. Jackson accomplished yet another feat: the […]

Film Review: ‘Cats and Dogs’…good movie made for the heart, from the heart…entirely with an iPhone4s

*re-upping this as ‘Cats and Dogs’ is scheduled to play at the 2013 Asian Film Festival of Dallas, July 12th & 16th. Ticket info Review by: Mut Asheru CATS AND DOGS (그 강아지 그 고양이) is an indie Korean romantic-comedy directed by Min Byung-Woo (민병우). Tagged to be Korea’s and the worlds’ first feature length […]

Film Review: JACK THE GIANT SLAYER – a sort of follow-up to the 1957 classic SEVENTH VOYAGE OF SINBAD

Film Review By: Gordon K. Smith One thing that any baby boomer movie nut has to remember is that institution known as the Saturday Children’s matinee, where for 50 cents or a boxtop off some local product you could see something deemed kid-friendly, and that was a lot easier to deem in the ’60s.  One […]