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A look at Technique in “The Usual Suspects”

This weekend I watched “The Ususal Suspects” for the first time, and it was a truly fascinating film. I want to take a quick look at Form and Content through the lens of film. So i’m Going discuss the “Keaton Was Keyser Soze” Scene. I am picking this scene because in the context of the […]

This Is America

*SPOILER ALERT* If you haven’t seen Childish Gambino’s new music video for his song, “THis is America”, then you need to stop what you’re doing and what it ASAP no Rocky. I shall be discussing the music video now. I haven’t been able to get the images of the song nor the song itself at […]

An Examination of “Psycho”

The editing in this film makes for an exciting cinematic experience, which requires multiple viewings to truly appreciate the skill and ingenuity of both the editor and the filmmaker. The manipulation of spatial and temporal relationships on the screen, as well as the fusion of continuity and discontinuity editing techniques draw the audience members in […]

A Manifesto

Race and Gender. These two subjects have been in the forefront of my mind in regards to my work and how I want my work to change the world. Gender has been an important part of my art since I decided to become an actor. When I began reading and showing an interest in Shakespeare, […]

A Response To Wig Out

Tarrell Alvin McCraney’s Wig Out!., though an extremely enjoyable experience, is an experience that fell short of its potential. And what it lack’s in depth, Boston’s production attempts to make up for it in spectacle. But what was appreciated was the unapologetic nature of the way McCraney throws the audience in to the world of […]

Post Post Grad- Drama Therapy

I’ve been thinking a lot of what I want todo post grad and even though I might have something going, there’s always a feeling that whatever I do will leave in complete. So I tried looking what else I’ve been interested in, and something that came across me was Drama Therapy. The North American Drama […]

A Response To Kalei and Aidan’s Thesis

ONCE I PLAYED WITH FIRE Like fie, Hellfire Now gypsy it’s your turn Choose me or your Pyre Choose me or you will burn “I used to be a pyromaniac. Sometimes, I think I still exhibit signs of pyromania. Google defines pyro mania as an obsessive desire to set fire to things. Now I wouldn’t […]

Apparently, Gods Can’t be Black

Recently Netflix released a miniseries called “Troy: Fall of a City”. I have an avid enthusiam for Greek Mythology, and was extremely excited to engage with the show, and its interpretation of classic myths. Admittedly, the show tends to drag to a treacherously slow pace, but with the casting of POC as Greek Gods and […]

Language and the Gender Binary

Today at 11am in the Geddes Language Center, BU’s Romance Studies program is hosting a “presentation on the evolution of linguistic policies in French LGBTQAI+ organizations”. The are also having a larger conversation about how Anglophone spaces could be more inclusive for non binary and trans folk. As someone who really enjoys the French Language, […]

Shakespeare and Bollywood

I’ve always wanted to teach a Shakespeare class where my students would watch the Bollywood adaptations of the films, and then we’d have conseversations surrounding the  history and techniques of Indian cinema and why I feel Shakespeare translates so well in the form, although of course people are free to disagree with me. The spectacle […]

Just a Small Town Shinobi

I go through TV phases quite frequently. When I find I show I like I commit. like fully immersing myself in that show, not watching anything else until I’ve finished it. So because of my frequent TV show watching, i kind of wanted to pay more attention to why I stick with certain shows until […]