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ina archer
Interests: film, cinema, movies, television, video, gardens, time-based media, musicals, golf, cooking, African film, oh all kinds of things!
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Have you seen Jordan Peele's horror/social-thriller yet!? Read my review and GO. NOW. ***Get Out @#BLACK_LEADER *** Lil ole me @ Critics Roundup Continue reading
Posted Apr 11, 2017 at Continuum Film Blog
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I was happy to write a review of Get Out for Film Comment's blog! I worked hard to be spoiler-free: excerpt: Get Out self-consciously and subtly mines the conventions of the horror genre to create a film that resonates on multiple levels. It applies the universal concerns of horror movies... Continue reading
Posted Mar 4, 2017 at BLACK LEADER
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{image via Deadline Hollywood from an informative interview with Washington about his directorial work.} I think Denzel was had at the Oscar's in the best actor category and he was sorely unacknowledged as a director. Here's my review of his work on Fences in the January/February issue of Film Comment... Continue reading
Posted Mar 2, 2017 at BLACK LEADER
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image via Hollywood Reporter-read their thorough article on McDaniel and the Academy Awards here: Well, it's actually after the Awards Show that will live in infamy. I missed the moment having gone to bed in disgust after L2 Land was mistaken for the "Best Picture". The only reason I have... Continue reading
Posted Mar 1, 2017 at BLACK LEADER
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Duane Jones interview @ continuumfilmblog/Black_Leader Continue reading
Posted Feb 19, 2017 at Ina's Horror Blog
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The indelible Duane Jones! Tonight @ BAM. NotLD was on just about a week ago and we had just seen Jones in Losing Ground where he is so debonair, funny and charming. The recorded interview below suggests resonances to his performance as a distinguished but under-recognized, gentleman actor--rather down at... Continue reading
Posted Feb 18, 2017 at BLACK LEADER
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For actors of color “typecasting” tends to suggest stereotypical rather than archetypal characters. Continue reading
Posted Feb 15, 2017 at BLACK LEADER
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Overlooked Black Performers By Film Comment on February 26, 2016 Throughout the ongoing discussion of diversity at the Oscars and in Hollywood at large—the types of films that get made, and who gets to make them—a longer historical view is often absent, or limited in its scope. In the hopes... Continue reading
Posted Feb 12, 2017 at BLACK LEADER
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This has to be the world's cutest cat video courtesy of the wild imaginings of the Fleischer Studio! Join in and Sing Right Along, won't you? Ain't She Sweet? (1933) d. Dave Fleischer Continue reading
Posted Feb 8, 2017 at Continuum Film Blog
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I was pleased to write a feature article on Fences for Film Comment Magazine! Excerpt: The minimal use of cinematic space and time exemplifies the layered metaphors of Fences, the gradual building of which organizes the action of the play, keeping the family members in and others out. But at... Continue reading
Posted Feb 6, 2017 at BLACK LEADER
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I was pleased to write a feature article on Fences for Film Comment Magazine! Excerpt: The minimal use of cinematic space and time exemplifies the layered metaphors of Fences, the gradual building of which organizes the action of the play,... Continue reading
Posted Jan 26, 2017 at Continuum Film Blog
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apropos nothing in particular (well, actually doing a little research on August Wilson's Fences) James Earl Jones on Sesame Street 1969 via Laughing Squid: "James Earl Jones was the first celebrity guest to appear on Sesame Street, appearing in segments... Continue reading
Posted Oct 19, 2016 at Continuum Film Blog
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um, FOR PRESIDENT! Danny Elfman's "TRUMP STALKS HILLARY" from Funny Or Die Be afraid. Be very, very afraid. Um, we already are. Continue reading
Posted Oct 14, 2016 at Ina's Horror Blog
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Häxan(1922) was completely crazy but it was fascinating to see. The scariest things about the movie were the hipster couple in front of me who talked the whole while except for the time when Hip-her fell asleep for a few scenes. Meanwhile, the guy behind me ate throughout the film.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 18, 2016 at Ina's Horror Blog
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F*ck U the Cohen brothers. Here's Spencer Williams' wonderful Dirty Gertie. Dirty Gertie From Harlem USA (1946) Francine Everett Continue reading
Posted Feb 8, 2016 at Continuum Film Blog
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The not unpleasant consequences of an unintended trip through the Brooklyn Flea: And it happens that yesterday’s Cab Calloway post had a picture of Bill Robinson. This is a program from Robinson’s Hot Mikado show at the 1939 World’s Fair.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 7, 2016 at Continuum Film Blog
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Nothing more to say! Here's one of my favorite Calloway shorts: Cab Calloway’s Hi De Ho! (1934) d. Fred Waller via The Hi de Ho blog Continue reading
Posted Feb 6, 2016 at Continuum Film Blog
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Earth, Wind & Fire as THE GROUP! I’ve never seen this picture but the passing of Maurice White is a great reason to look it up! That's The Way Of The World (1975) d. Sig Shore (who produced SUPERFLY among... Continue reading
Posted Feb 5, 2016 at Continuum Film Blog
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Just because... #tbt Willie Dynamite (1974) d. Gilbert Moses Continue reading
Posted Feb 4, 2016 at Continuum Film Blog
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Every month is the month to post clips of The Brothers! The Nicholas Brothers in Vitaphone's All Colored Vaudeville (1935) Um 46 and 51 years old? Black really do not crack... Here is an earlier post about simple and perfect... Continue reading
Posted Feb 3, 2016 at Continuum Film Blog
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Image of Lee A. Archer, Jr. @ The Palm Springs Air Museum; The "Tuskegee Airmen" Mural, 12 feet by 60 feet by Stan Stokes. Wings For This Man (1945) produced by the U.S. Army Air Forces And you can read... Continue reading
Posted Feb 2, 2016 at Continuum Film Blog
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Happy Black History Month! I thought I'd challenge myself to create a black moving-image related post (as if I have nothing else to do) in order to restart my blog and to warm you and myself up for something new:... Continue reading
Posted Feb 2, 2016 at Continuum Film Blog
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It's Halloween and I have a deadline so I'll make this quick! Since it is the Hallow-day there's lots of good horror on and I'm watching with my side-eye my second favorite Polanski movie, The Fearless Vampire Killers. I was reminded of how much I liked Fearless when I first... Continue reading
Posted Oct 31, 2015 at Ina's Horror Blog
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Beware of Mountebanks! I went to see The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari projected in 16mm with a live score performed by M.V. Carbon. Here's a link to the post at Oct.is a daily horror: Continue reading
Posted Oct 24, 2015 at Ina's Horror Blog