A Hidden Narrative”: Black Women in Medicine

“Race matters.  It’s the first thing they see when people look at you.” Directed by Crystal Emery ‘Black Women in Medicine’ grants us access into an experience that is shared by a small demographic of black women; the journey into the medical field.  A short but to the point production, you can expect to hear…

The Return: Faces of Overly Punitive Punishment

The United States serves as the country with the worlds largest incarcerated population. Triggered by a plethora of laws and policies enforced between the 1960s and 1980s we saw an even steeper increase of incarcerations during the 1990s after the implementation of even more policies. “The Return” is a documentary directed by Kelly Duane De La Vega and Katie Galloway that visits the journey of individuals who have been released back into the community after serving long prison terms.

Gift of Gab: A Second Chance

  Written by Michael Bruins “When it rains put on a jacket”, perfect advice for those who run into adversity.  “Gift of Gab” is a short film directed by Michael Jacobs that tells the story of a Timothy “Gift of Gab” Parker, a member of the Hip Hop group Blackalicious.   Suddenly impacted by the…

[VIDEO] #TRAPPED: Through the Opposite Lens

Reviewed by Michael Bruins for CINEMATIQ Magazine Directed by Dawn Porter. Screenplay, Porter, Sari Gilman | Camera (color, HD), Nadia Hallgren, Chris Hilleke; editor, Gilman; music, Paul Brill, Elizabeth Ziman; sound, Chris Burns, Jacob “Cubby” Falls, Judy Karp, Francisco Latorre, David Schumacher, Bob Silverthorne, Tyrell Williams; re-recording mixer, Pete Horner; line producer, Jennifer Partin; associate…

Toni Braxton: Unbreak My Heart Review

The film aims to cover all the important aspects of not only Toni Braxton’s music career but also her personal life, however this may have been one of the let downs of the film. Because there were so many events to cover, the story line appears to be a little rushed. It’s an expected outcome for a teleplay with a very eventful story line but a limited time frame for showcasing.