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My Review of ‘If Beale Street Could Talk’

There were a lot of good movies that obtained deserved recognition last year for telling powerful stories. If Beale Street Could Talk was one of those films.

Adapted from the novel, If Beale Street Could Talk, written by the legendary James Baldwin, this movie tells the beautiful yet tragic love story of a young, pregnant black woman trying to prove that her unofficial-but-totally-official husband didn’t commit a heinous crime.

Written and directed like a musical from the 50s’ and 60s’, this film takes you on an emotional journey that details the growing romance between main characters Tish and Alonzo “Fonny” Hunt and how a simple misunderstanding would completely change their lives. Continue reading My Review of ‘If Beale Street Could Talk’

Oscar Week Countdown: Who’s Going To Win? (Day 2)

It’s time to predict the winners of two more categories for the Oscars. Today I’m looking to see who the award will go to for these two categories: Adapted Screenplay and Costume Design. Enjoy!

Adapted Screenplay

The Ballad of Buster Scruggs

Tim Blake Nelson in The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (2018)

The Ballad of Buster Scruggs is a Country Western and it’s always exciting to see Country Westerns nominated for the Oscars. Here’s the film’s synopsis.

Six tales of life and violence in the Old West, following a singing gunslinger, a bank robber, a traveling impresario, an elderly prospector, a wagon train, and a perverse pair of bounty hunters.

While I haven’t seen this movie I’m sure it’s a well-written story.

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