True crime fans: be wary of the glamorization of violence, writes TV and film columnist Rorye Jones PO ’23.
Tag: Race in Film
Film files: ‘Summer of Soul’ is a testament to Black unity and pride
“Summer of Soul” is a beautifully edited, contextualized time capsule of late-60s Black America in Harlem, pop culture columnist Hannah Eliot SC ’24 writes.
Lights, camera, casting: Unpacking race and representation on ‘Bridgerton’
Because of its inconsistency with discussing race and culture, season two of “Bridgerton” continues the first season’s failure at genuinely portraying a post-racial society, argue Sridha Chadalavada PO ’24 and Anuradha Krishnan PO ’24.
‘Passing’ film screening and Q&A deepen conversations about race, identity and desire
On Feb. 24, the Pomona College English and Media Studies Departments hosted a screening of the 2021 film “Passing,” accompanied by a discussion with Pomona English professor Cherene Sherrard-Johnson and Pomona theater and dance professor Carolyn Ratteray.
Film files: You don’t get to hate ‘The Last Black Man in San Francisco’ unless you love it
Though its exploration of gentrification can be shallow, “The Last Black Man in San Francisco” is a heartfealt meditation on the meaning of a home, argues film columnist Hannah Eliot SC ’24.
Front of house: How Black artists are rewriting the Wild West
Although Hollywood has painted cowboys as the white John Wayne-style hero, Wild West imagery is often taken from Black and Indigenous cultures, pop culture columnist Caelan Reeves CM ’24 explains.