Woodlawn: A Love Story

I love Alabama. The state and the people call on me. That is what carried me inside the movie theater on a Friday afternoon to experience the movie Woodlawn. I went, and, indeed, I had an experience. Woodlawn is a cinematic gift. The movie reaches inside the mind; it pushes for a humanity grounded in…

Brown Sugar: A Collard Greens’ Moment

Hip-hop has a way of moving through the brain cells, into the Cerebral Cortex down through the veins, into the heart. That is Hip-hop; that, indeed, is also the movie Brown Sugar. I have watched this movie at least enough to know the writer, Michael Elliot, uses Hip-hop as a metaphor for life and, more specifically, for a language that explains the intuitive gift of love bestowed upon unsuspecting lovers—be it Agape, Phileo, Storge, or Eros. Brown Sugar offers lessons concerning how friends can be influenced by hearts knowing their own intention.

“Think Like A Man Too”: Collard Green Laughs

I journey to see the movie Think Like A Man Too. Why? It’s simple: I would like to speak with the person responsible for the title of the movie. Mind you, I am still mulling over Steve Harvey’s theory concerning how women can benefit from “thinking like a man”; however, that is not the reason…