Entertainment, Social issues

OSCARS Special: ‘Brooklyn’ vs ‘Carol’ (ft. ‘Room’)

The following was originally written for Rife Magazine and a link to the original can be found HERE.

Photograph: Studio Canal

Photograph: Studio Canal

In the first of his Oscar death match match-ups, Hari watches ‘Brooklyn’ and ‘Carol’.

Two incredible movies set in the 1950s, two incredible movies about love and forbidden love, two incredible performances from two unbelievable actors. Watershed screened both ‘Carol’ and ‘Brooklyn’ this winter, as they are both heavily-tipped for the Oscars due to their superb cinematography and stories that wrench at your heart strings.

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Rife Magazine: Panthers v Bullets

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This article was originally published for Rife Magazine and can be found HERE.

Hari watches two documentaries about recent histories and weighs them up.

Last month, the Watershed put on two very different films following two different movements, in two different eras, led by black Americans. The first was ‘3/1 Minutes, Ten Bullets’ a documentary by Marc Silver that dissects the aftermath of Jordan Davis’s shooting in Jacksonville, Florida. The second was ‘Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution’, directed by Continue reading

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Comic Books, Entertainment, Social issues

Real Life Superhero Neal Adams, Part III: The Need for Batman?

Two episodes into the Neal Adams trilogy, we’re already filled to the brim with, as Kevin Smith would say, audio pornography. The third act explores real life superhero Neal Adams’ approach for The Caped Crusader before putting an even bigger twist on all things Cape & Cowl.

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Real Life Superhero Neal Adams, Part II: The Rights to Superman

Neal Adams is a legendary comic-book artist, known for his influential run on ‘Hard Travelling Heroes’ with prestigious writer Denny O’Neill. In my last article, I went into Adams’ fight to create a respectable black superhero, namely John Stewart as Green Lantern.

In the next episode, we hear the difficulties artists used to have with retaining the rights to their work on the comic books we have come to know and love. Adams goes into his persistent but professional fight (self-admittedly with additional dramatic flair) for his fellow comic book creators.

 

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Real Life Superhero Neal Adams, Part I: Making Black Respectable

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Real Life Superhero

For fans of comic books or writers in general, Kevin Smith’s FatMan on Batman podcast series with Smodcast is one of the most amazing shows you can listen to. But even greater than that, in an episode from January 2014, Kevin Smith sits down with legendary comic book artist Neal Adams.

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