The Thinking Man's Idiot

The unruly brain and bad habits of a writer, actor, and grilled cheese sandwich-enthusiast.

Tag Archives: police brutality

Christmas Movie Round-Up 2019

A Christmas screen-hop features Black Power, White romance, and Sci-Fi. Guess which one I loved?

Friday, 27 December, 2019 · 1 Comment

Salvation at last: ‘Kill Move Paradise’ at Shotgun

Shotgun delivers one of the year’s best shows with James Ijames’ meditation on Black lives ended too soon.

Saturday, 13 July, 2019 · 4 Comments

Stupid is as ‘Stuber’ Does

A talented cast is wasted in this badly-written, poorly-shot “action-comedy”.

Wednesday, 3 July, 2019 · 2 Comments

And what a Lovely Tale it is: ‘If Beale Street Could Talk’

Barry Jenkins uses James Baldwin’s classic novel to create one of the best films of 2018.

Wednesday, 13 February, 2019 · 2 Comments

Here’s Why I ‘Hate’ It: ‘The Hate U Give’ – A Black Man’s (angry, incoherent) Review

Angie Thomas’ best-selling novel becomes a hypocritical melodrama that exploits BlackLivesMatter.

Thursday, 11 October, 2018 · 10 Comments

Shooting Blanks: The ‘Death Wish’ Remake

If White privilege and MAGA hats were movies, this would be their BIRTH OF A NATION.

Thursday, 1 March, 2018 · 3 Comments

I’m Lovin’ ‘Black Lightning’ for all the same reasons I Hated ‘Luke Cage’ (and I’m an MCU fan!)

The unapologetic Blackness of this superhero show makes it a must-watch.✊🏿

Thursday, 25 January, 2018 · 3 Comments

In For a Penny: Of the People, By the People, For the People

Originally posted on San Francisco Theater Pub:
Charles Lewis III, giving us another look at Paul Flores. Paul Flores in character, in public. “There will be no pictures of pigs…

Thursday, 5 May, 2016 · 1 Comment

Cop. Out.

Want to know why Black people don’t trust police? Ask a Black person… like me.

Sunday, 24 May, 2015 · 5 Comments

In For a Penny: Label-mates

Originally posted on San Francisco Theater Pub:
Charles Lewis III, breaking his own format. “I wonder if anyone ever notices the cross and Virgin Mary in my hand?” “Definitions belong…

Thursday, 4 December, 2014 · 2 Comments