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Ask Insana, Movie Reviews

Queen & Slim: The Heroes You Didn’t Know You Needed

Queen & Slim (2019) When’s the last time you saw a film that took your breath away? Jodie Turner-Smith (Queen) and Daniel Kaluuya (Slim) meet simply enough, as characters starring in an all too familiar chronicle of online dating. Girl meets…

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Harriet Tubman Deserves Better Than Harriet
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Harriet Tubman Deserves Better Than Harriet

I was excited to see Harriet for exactly two reasons: Harriet Tubman is a colossal personal hero of mine and also: Cynthia Erivo. She’s captivated me since this performance on the Stephen Colbert show three years ago and needless to…

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Today’s Best Film in Theaters: Parasite
Movie Reviews

Today’s Best Film in Theaters: Parasite

The best movie in theaters this week is not a DC or Marvel movie. It’s a Korean film, called Parasite. Parasite is a subtitled, modern day Korean film about two families, one rich, one poor. When you look at the still photos…

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Gemini Man: Twice as Dull
Ask Insana, Movie Reviews

Gemini Man: Twice as Dull

Two Wills Doesn’t Make Gemini Man Twice as Good In Gemini Man, Will Smith basically stars as Suicide Squad’s Deadshot: he’s the world’s best shot with a smart ass mouth. What else is new? Stir in a few forgettable actors…

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Joker: The Feel Bad Movie of the Year
Ask Insana, Movie Reviews

Joker: The Feel Bad Movie of the Year

Joker (2019) ⁣🍿⁣ ⁣⁣Watching Joker is like watching the mentally ill man at the corner of 14th and U who is behaving erratically and you don’t know what he’s going to do next. So you keep watching to see what…

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8 Lessons My Grandma Taught Me About Retirement
Ask Insana, Inspiration, Life

8 Lessons My Grandma Taught Me About Retirement

In July 2019, my grandmother turned 84 years old. My entire life (roughly half her life), she’s talked to me–no, drilled into me–messages about saving money to make sure I’m setting myself up well for retirement. In my 20s, I…

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Movie Review: IT Chapter 2
Ask Insana, Movie Reviews

Movie Review: IT Chapter 2

Every scary story you’ve ever read or heard was so scary because of the unknown. Because of the thing that went bump in the night, because of what might be hiding behind a closed door, or because of the noise…

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Black Girls Rock! 2019
Ask Insana, Fashion & Beauty, Stories

Black Girls Rock! 2019

Sunday, August 25th, 2019, my good, good girlfriend and fellow photographer Melena invited me to the taping of the BLACK GIRLS ROCK!® Awards show, “created to celebrate the nexus of achievements of exemplary women of color who break boundaries, blaze…

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Movie Review: Crawl (2019)
Movie Reviews

Movie Review: Crawl (2019)

This weekend, The Lion King was released in theaters. Finally and hooray. But in case you care not about Disney films, CRAWL is a great choice to step into a dark, cool, air-conditioned theater during this July’s heat wave. (Temps…

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Movie Review: The Lion King (2019)
Movie Reviews

Movie Review: The Lion King (2019)

The Lion King (2019)⁣ I went into the live action Lion King with a few concerns:⁣ ⁣ 🦁 Will the magic of the original animation completely disappear?⁣ ⁣ 👁👁 Will the animals eyes appear “dead” and “soulless”? [See The Polar Express]⁣ ⁣…

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