Tale as old as 1991, emerges from the dusty corners of our nostalgic vaults to entertain with nothing short of warm gooey glee. Disney’s live-action take on the animated classic Beauty and the Beast (1991) is a magical dessert for the indulgent escapists among us. In an uncertain time battered by turbulent winds of change, … More Beauty and the Beast (2017): Movie Review
Long time since I did a music video review; but when Queen Bey drops a nuclear musical bomb like this – errbody needs to be on high alert! This is not a drill; this is Code Black. Critics are raving, law enforcement is cringing, Right white conservatives are shrinking, and the black rights movement is … More Beyoncé’s "Formation" (2016): Music Review – The Beyoncé Politic
A sonic interrogation with a bang! “INTERROBANG” (2014) by local D.C. artist Navid Azeez (“Navi”) is a potent, purposeful mash-up of quip raps, quick beats, and a whole lot of indie funk. Needling through its musical fabric is a sort of loud lament (both vocal and textual), a longing call, for our attention to focus … More INTERROBANG (2014): Music Review
“Hey, Macklemore! Can we go thrift shopping?” squeaks the excited little darling at the thought of being taken by the grownup to the thrift store down the road to shop for secondhand treasures. For a song about being cheap “Thrift Shop” by Macklemore and Ryan Lewis went on to be the most successful track on … More Shopping Thrifty in our Shared Economy
Nothing much to say. The video is solid, reverberating the fact that Britney is indeed back! Not even a second into the song the first thing that lashes at you is her body. Ben Mor (Director) makes this the focal point of attention for the introductory shot doesn’t he? Well, with all good reason, given … More Britney Spears – Work B**ch: Music Video Review
Listening to a new song is always a sonorous blur. They always leave you confused about how you feel once the melody bends into silence. Kind of like opening the front door to a stranger on your porch who you then scan, puzzling if you should be nodding him in or slamming him out. 60% … More Katy Perry – Roar: Music Review
At first glimpse Perry’s latest video seems like a random collage of fantastical nonsense doesn’t it? Well, if that were truly the case I wouldn’t be writing now would I. This review is yet another one of my rescue articles (the premiere one being for Beyonce’s confusing the ‘Best Thing I Never Had’). It simply … More Wide Awake by Katy Perry: Review
Okay, this song. It really gets to me that everybody is so comfortable with thinking they know what this song means in all its full glory. Now there’s nothing wrong with thinking you know everything about it, but really, how can you be so comfortable to adopt such a position when you don’t consider every … More Beyonce’s Best Thing I Never Had. What is it, Exactly?