Blog Archive

Fri

Mar 22

2019

THIN LINE: Hiro’s Table Shows the Real Heroes Are Our Family Members

At times, writing this blog felt more like a restaurant review than a film review. In Hiro’s Table, writer and director Lynn Hamrick explores the professional life span of  master chef Hiroji Obayashi and his wife Yasuyo over the course of 16 years. It’s safe to say that this documentary was a delicious take on […]

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Wed

Mar 20

2019

THIN LINE: Dons of Disco Faces the Music

“If something is a lie, it isn’t a question of fairness. It’s a question of truth.” James Arena, Author of Europe’s Stars of 80s Dance Pop It’s interesting that regardless of the time period or the topic, events of the past connect to things that still happen in the modern day. Whether it’s a celebrity […]

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Wed

Jan 16

2019

DBFF: Late Night Shorts Worth Staying Up For

The Denton Black Film Festival’s late night shorts are a raucous laugh riot. But don’t take them for granted: while these shorts are often hilarious, their quality is seriously high. Here’s a rundown of this year’s late night shorts — a slate of humorous, raunchy, must-see movies. Viewer discretion is advised. Blue Diamonds It’s an […]

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Sat

Jan 12

2019

DBFF: Alaska is A Drag: An Arctic Journey Toward Hope

In one of the most deliciously ironic ways possible, one thing we all have in common is a sense of not belonging. At some point in our lives, we may have felt out of place. I’m no different; and neither is the film “Alaska is a Drag.”  What makes films like director Shaz Bennett’s “Alaska […]

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Tue

Mar 07

2017

Spring Break: Denton Edition

In the coming weeks, students across the nation will be getting that sweet taste of summer. When you hear “Spring Break”, most people imagine a resort on a tropical island. Most people don’t realize that you can get the most of your break in Denton. Whether you are a local student getting a break or traveling […]

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Thu

Feb 09

2017

A Dentoning Date Night

Most people think that the ultimate date night requires a reservation at a restaurant months in advance in a metropolis hunkered with traffic. However, one of the best parts about being in Denton is that you can find some of the finest cuisine to really set off the spark for Valentine’s Day this year. Whether […]

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Sat

Jan 21

2017

DBFF: Color Blues, The Closet, Heroes of Color all showcase power of shorts

While there are so many amazing films this year at the Denton Black Film Festival, there are some that really stood out to me that truly represent topics of diversity and relevance. The best part of the festival is that there are so many different kinds of films! The Denton Black Film Festival has everything […]

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Fri

Jan 20

2017

DBFF: Jerico a story of perserverance, hope

From the beginning of the film, Jerico shines as a historically significant and multi-layered period piece. Jerico, directed by Seckeita Lewis, paints a picture of the past during a time period that was both volatile and progressive. The film features the title character Jerico with his best friend Jarvis on the day of signing of […]

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