The film The star-studded cast of Netflix’s The Harder They Fall bring long forgotten black cowboys to life. This melanated escapist tale features characters based on actual black cowboys and outlaws from the old west. Although the people were real, the events are entirely the creation of Jeymes Samuel, the writer and director of this indulgent western flick. It’s unlikely that any of these people … Continue reading Ignored by History: Black Cowboys Finally Get Their Due in The Harder They Fall
A critical look at characters like Blade, Akasha, and Max, all vampires, all black, and all marginalized, even in their own narratives. Continue reading Why Do Black Vampires Suck?
Quick Recap The group arrives back at Hippolyta’s house and immediately begins preparations to do a spell to save Dee. Tic unbinds the Book of Names then he and Leti faint, their consciousnesses plunged into a spirit realm. Tic comes face to face with Hannah and she tells him her story and outlines a plan to defeat Christina. Afterward, he meets his mother and she … Continue reading Lovecraft Country Episode 10:
Quick Recap Everyone is in a panic over Dee’s condition. She’s unconscious, feverish, and her left arm is deteriorated, whithering away. Ruby gets Christina to help, revealing their secret relationship. Christina comes but the news isn’t great. Without Lancaster’s blood or the Book of Names, she can’t cure Dee. She offers to reverse the curse’s progress, buying Dee time. Luckily, Hippolyta arrives just in time. … Continue reading Lovecraft Country Episode 9
Quick Recap Dee, Tic, Leti, Ruby, and Montrose are waiting in line for Emmett Till’s funeral. Dee, of course, is distraught. Her mother isn’t back yet, either. Ruby and the others try to keep her calm, but there’s just so much going on. They get momentarily distracted and Dee runs off, it’s all just too much for her. They split up and go looking for … Continue reading Lovecraft Country Episode 8: The Curse