Michelle D. Sinclair Archive

Cinderella

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March 20, 2015 Michelle D. Sinclair

When I was a kid, we only owned two movies: Disney’s Bambi and Cinderella. And since Bambi’s mom [SPOILER ALERT] gets shot by a hunter and dies, I’m sure we never watched it more than three times. Our VHS copy of Cinderella, however, we wore to shreds. To this day, my mom can quote several scenes in that movie verbatim—and she’s not a movie quote person. Thus, when I learned Disney had made a live-action version, my inner 6-year-old did pirouettes of glee. The film also presents an interesting vision of racial equality, where races as we know them live […]

Kingsman: The Secret Service

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February 20, 2015 Michelle D. Sinclair

No matter how crisp the writing or engaging the characters, the nauseating array of severed limbs and broken necks drain the movie of all the joy it works so hard to supply.

Selma

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January 16, 2015 Michelle D. Sinclair

Selma brings the stakes of being black in the American South to life with horrific clarity.