Today, after many weeks of drama, Don’t Worry Darling, the anticipated sophomore film for director Olivia Wilde is finally hitting theaters. And while the film itself is getting something of a mixed reaction, the one thing many can agree on is that the visuals are terrific. And part of that is the vision of Oscar-nominated, Filipino American cinematographer Matthew Libatique.Continue reading “Matthew Libatique on Capturing the Nightmare of ‘Don’t Worry Darling’”
I need to get something off my chest. We’ve gotten to a point where behind the scenes drama that has absolutely nothing to do with narrative, character, acting, etc. is affecting audience perceptions of movies, without audiences actually bothering to see a movie.Continue reading “NOC Review: ‘Don’t Worry Darling’ is Not That Bad”
We’re getting closer to the release of Olivia Wilde’s sophomore feature, Don’t Worry Darling! And WB is counting down with the release of another new motion poster. The film, starring global treasure, Florence Pugh, Harry Styles, Gemma Chan, and Chris Pine, hits theaters September 23.Continue reading “New Motion Poster for ‘Don’t Worry Darling’ Debuts”
We’re in the dog days of summer, folks. But we’re already looking to the chills of the fall movie season. Chief among them is the highly anticipated film from director Olivia Wilde, her second film after the brilliant Booksmart, entitled Don’t Worry Darling. The film and its Twilight Zone-y premise definitely has everyone’s curiosities peaked. Will Wilde deliver? Based on this eerie trailer, I think all signs point to “yes.”Continue reading “Eerie New Trailer for ‘Don’t Worry Darling’ Drops Online”
Olivia Wilde definitely knows how to set a mood. And while not much has been revealed yet for her upcoming thriller Don’t Worry Darling, Wilde debuted a new motion poster for the release starring Florence Pugh and Harry Styles.Continue reading “Check Out this Creepy Motion Poster for ‘Don’t Worry Darling’”
Fresh from its debut in CinemaCon, WB has released the first trailer and images for its upcoming thriller, Don’t Worry Darling. Directed by Olivia Wilde, the film features an all star cast led by Florence Pugh and Harry Styles. It also features Chris Pine, Gemma Chan, Kiki Layne, and Wilde herself.Continue reading “Official Trailer for ‘Don’t Worry Darling’ Debuts”
There is no question the work of writer and activist James Baldwin is timeless and timely because no matter how long ago he wrote his books, essays, and social commentary, his words are always right on time. Barry Jenkins’ new film If Beale Street Could Talk is an adaptation of the novel of the same name that works to capture the essence of Baldwin’s message of love, poverty and a broken justice system.
The film stars Kiki Layne and Stephan James as Tish and Fonny, young lovers from Harlem in the 1960s. When Fonny is accused on a crime he didn’t commit, and Tish discovers she is pregnant, her family rallies together to prove Fonny’s innocence.
With the film releasing in select theaters in New York and LA, The Nerds of Color are just in time with interviews. I enjoyed talking with the charming young actress Kiki Layne about love, family, and working with legendary actress Regina King.
Barry Jenkins’ new film If Beale Street Could Talk is an adaptation of the novel of the same name by James Baldwin. When writing the book, I’m sure Baldwin never thought his works would be translated on screen. A conversation can also be had on whether or not James Baldwin ever thought his work would be as poignant today as it was 44 years ago. The justice system is still screwed, Black folks are still in poverty in America, but hopefully the public’s view of ‘Black love’ will change upon viewing this film.
New York City isn’t the diverse utopia many think it is. If there is any system that shows just how broken things are, it is the city’s police force where “protect and serve” is on a circumstantial based on the color of your skin. This is among the many themes in James Baldwin’s If Beale Street Could Talk, which is in good hands with director Barry Jenkins.