Welcome to “Sweet Celluloid”: An Ongoing Podcast

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Grab the Beyonce Pad Thai and get comfortable, a new podcast is in town. “Sweet Celluloid” is my very first podcast (read: hobby) where I will chat about my favorite movies and television series.

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Will An NC-17 Rating For ‘Blonde’ Hurt Oscar Chances?

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Move over diamonds; it seems ratings are a girl’s best friend. No stranger to controversy since the film’s announcement in 2019, Andrew Dominik’s “Blonde,” starring Ana de Armas as the infamous actress-socialite Marylin Monroe, continues to make waves in the industry for a myriad of reasons, but none more so than its controversial NC-17 rating. As more trailers invoke hype and behind-the-scenes photos showcase an impressively high-quality production value for a Netflix joint, combined with the impeccable talents of “Knives Out” and “No Time To Die” star de Armas, it’s clear that “Blonde” has all the makings of an Oscar contender.

But will its nuanced NC-17 rating prevent it from even entering the ceremony?

Not necessarily…

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‘The Underground Railroad’ star Mychal-Bella Bowman Knows What She Wants

Amazon Studios / The Underground Railroad

At the 26th Annual Satellite Awards, The Black Cape caught up with The Underground Railroad’s breakout child-star, Mychal-Bella Bowman. In the harrowing Barry Jenkins drama, Bowman masterfully plays a character named Fanny Briggs (also known as Grace) who is confined to the small attic belonging to a secret abolitionist. In Episodes 3 and 7, Fanny acts as a guide to the newly arrived escaped slave Cora (Thuso Mbedu) when the latter faces danger while crossing into a highly bigoted religious town. In this interview we talk to Bowman about her collaboration with Jenkins, growing up as a child actor, things that she both admires and uses as inspiration to guide her on her path.

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Jenifer Lewis Shines Bright at the 2022 Satellite Awards

Jenifer Lewis at the 26th Annual Satellite Awards looking good, Twitter

With a career that spans well over three decades and a personality as sharp and vibrant as a comedic actress and Black icon Jenifer Lewis — how could you not be pulled into her orbit? On Saturday, the 26th Annual Satellite Awards bestowed the actress with a special lifetime achievement award. “I want people to know that I care about the next generation,” Lewis tells The Black Cape. “I want them to know that I got the American dream — and so can they.”

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All About Destiny (sorry): Where The F**k Have You Been?

Well, if you haven’t read the post about my future goals for this blog here you go.

Now, let’s get into it, shall we? Not to brag or anything, but life has been a little wild lately and I still can’t believe that anything has actually happened. My trauma response is so succinct, my imposter syndrome is so elite that it almost feels as if I’m living in a simulation. And after surviving the years between 2020-2021, aren’t we all wondering the same thing? There’s no way we’re all living in the same reality pre-2020.

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It’s Been A While, Let’s Chat…

Well, kiddos …

Yes, this blog is supposed to be updated. Yes, this blog is still functional. And no, I haven’t updated it since September 2021 in terms of posted content. But I can assure you I have been updating my published works page, go check it out!

WordPress can be a little difficult to navigate sometimes, and if you’re still coming here to read some of my old content, I thank you! And I swear I am prepping for new content in the future.

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“Miles Morales: Shock Waves” Review

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Within a year of becoming Brooklyn’s Spider-Man, Miles Morales has queued a list of his five most frequently answered questions such as: is he old enough to be fighting crime? Does he have a fear of falling? Is he related to *that* other Spider-Man from Queens? But the most important curated question is the last one on his list: “What does a superhero do when they’re not saving the world?” 

Miles Morales: Shock Waves” written by Justin Reynolds (“Early Departures”) and illustrated by Pablo Leon aims to answer that question. 

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Fandom Interview: Devil’s Food w/ Jessica Pommer

Jessica Pommer

Despite not having access to a kitchen, Lucifer Morningstar is reportedly an excellent cook. Throughout the show, fans have seen him make Grilled Cheese, French fries, truffle omelettes and casseroles. (The only thing he doesn’t do is the dishes.) And when he’s not cooking, he always knows the best place in LA to get a bite to eat.

Much like Lucifer, Canadian Chef Jessica Pommer,33, has a flare for food culture and great conversation. The task to create a “Lucifer” inspired cookbook grew from her desire to contribute to the fandom.

“I can’t draw, write fan-fiction, or craft items, but I’ve always had this knack for creating my own recipes and this love for ‘Lucifer’,” Pommer said. “It’s amazing how having a good meal and great conversation can make even the plainest meal that much more meaningful.  Sharing food is an important part of social interactions.”

In our email conversation; I get inside the culinary mind of British Columbia native as she shares the concepts and creations behind her Devil’s Food.

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Fandom Interview: a conversation with French artist Laurène Viala

courtesy of Laurène Viala

It is a truth universally acknowledged that when an angel falls they also rise. But what then, if an angel falls, impersonates you, kidnaps your girlfriend and tries to start an unholy war in the penultimate season of your life? They get rewarded, apparently.

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When will Journalism Majors Prepare us for the truth of Freelancing after Graduation?

As a woman, I have to deal with a fair amount of sexism, lesser pay at any given corporate job and paying extra for my personal hygiene products. As a Black person, I often have to suppress microaggressions like being followed at the supermarket until I get to the register. As a Black woman, I have to worry about whether I hold up to the same eurocentric beauty standards as white women just so I can be considered for any given job. But, as Black people, we know this. We were intrinsically taught at a young age that we would have to work twice, if not quadruple times as hard as our ivory-colored cohorts. It is what it is. 

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