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  • Black Is King

    Black Is King

    Maybe it’s because The Lion King: The Gift isn’t one of Beyoncé’s most formidable projects. Perhaps it’s the fact that I’ve grown a bit numb to the visual splendor exercises in many of her visual album projects. More likely it’s that my discomfort with promotion of upper-class ambition and monarchy as a standard to appreciate one’s blackness got in the way. Black Is King has beauty in the surface, a treatment of opulence laid upon so many traditional West African fashion and culture…

  • Host


    As my first viewing of an entry into COVID-era cinema, it is nothing if not interesting to see how a piece of art doesn’t capitalize upon a serious matter, but rather uses the circumstances caused by it to create within limitation. Already, it has a leg up on what predictable you will color the landscape of film in the coming years when things start picking up again. All of that being said, Host as a film on its own is…

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  • Cuck


    Who is this for? Literally who?

    The left will hate the bigoted main character who starts out that way (there’s no descent down the alt-right rabbithole as the marketing would have you believe). The right will hate him because he’s a strawman. He’s unsympathetic in every way because he’s the agent of his own demise, picking fights with minorities and openly calling women “bitches,” but also nearly every woman in the film is a straw feminist dropping buzzwords suddenly and…

  • Homecoming: A Film by Beyoncé

    Homecoming: A Film by Beyoncé

    Who’s ready for this to inexplicably become the highest rated film on LB? I know I’m not!

    EDIT: actually, I’m more than okay with this being the highest rated film.