This Wednesday, Big Easy Magazine hosted its first movie event, a special early screening of Michael Moore’s new movie Fahrenheit 11/9. The film is about America in the age of Trump, and how Americans can make sense of Trump’s rise through the Republican primary to the White House. NOTE- this review contains spoilers about our collective nightmare. […]
Few of the images in the opening montage of inner character visual turmoil play any kind of hand in the narrative of The God Inside My Ear. At one moment, there’s a boxer. At another, there’s a child in a field. Then a cloaked figure. Then some other shapes and objects. Quickly cut and intercut […]
Past policies, beyond bickering and right at the doorstep of our inner child, this is The Progressive’s Weekend! Primary elections and mid-terms. Hurricanes and expose’s. So much in the news to sift through, it can be a hassle just reading up on what’s happening around you. Well, this being one more article to read, I […]
In the first few moments of the music video for Menagerie by Mighty Brother – local New Orleans indie rock band – I was severely concerned. The picture was of a pre-teen adolescent African American girl, with colorful lights flickering across her face in the dark, enclosed space. The FIRST THING that came to mind […]
“The system is broken.” We hear and read the above line all the time, in reference to malpractices and injustices within government and business, when it seems there is no real answer. The line is a falsehood. Stating that a method of control is broken suggests that it was perfect at some point. Who are […]
Being a Cajun myself – one associated with the culture through last name and my father’s past memories – the story of Bayou Corne, LA as presented in Forgotten Bayou is particularly heartbreaking. It represents a community that’s getting farther and farther away from me and a way of life I’ll never quite understand.
Is it Friday? Again? Indeed. The end of the work week for a few, just another day for those over-worked folks who work weekends and/or unemployed folks. The artifice of “the weekend” gets us through with the promise of relaxation, despite the fact that we could just be mellow all the time, for that is within us all along.
For me, Samuel Fuller’s Park Row, a love letter to American journalism and free press, isn’t just a classic film; it’s a manifesto on how to be a journalist. No glamour, all grit. No time for play, just the facts.
Al Champagne, for as long as I’ve been Facebook friends with him, has been promoting his close to being finished documentary Almost Ready, about the New Orleans punk rock scene in the 70s and 80s. With some teasers of interviews released and snippets of photos taken, it’s certainly been in production. But when will it be ready?
Spike Lee’s latest film and condemnation, BlacKkKlansman, isn’t really a comedy. Sure, it’s been marketed as one. Sure, its title brings to mind Dave Chappelle’s infamous/hilarious skit from over a decade ago. And sure, one of the best ways to take away the power of racists is to expose their silly and ignorant nature (which this film does in spades). No, it still isn’t really a comedy.
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