Author: Richard Valero

Black Bear Review

Black Bear Review

A filmmaker at a creative impasse seeks solace from her tumultuous past at a rural retreat, only to find that the woods summon her inner demons in intense and surprising ways. As we begin the film, we get a silent introduction to Allison, who is subtly sitting by the pool, and we transition from scene … Continue reading Black Bear Review

Box Office Report: Things Stay ‘Freaky’

For the second consecutive week the Horror-Comedy starring Vince Vaughn and Kathyrn Newton was the number one film in the US. With nothing new coming out this weekend, it was easy for the film to sit in the number one spot back to back weeks. The War with Grandpa made a nice little surge this … Continue reading Box Office Report: Things Stay ‘Freaky’

2015 Oscars Revisited

2015 Oscars Revisited

The Oscars never seem to get it right. Well, here at the MCDI, we aim to rectify the Academy's mistakes. So we kicked off a new series in which we re-nominated and re-award the Oscars. Today we are tackling the 2015 Oscars. https://open.spotify.com/episode/0M6604AJ87VwM2SY4MRtVl?si=dlfVK0ymR0OVVCAd-Unkag Best PicturePanelMovie1FoxWhiplash2JacobLego Movie3KenzieSelma4RickyGone Girl5EricNightcrawlerWinnerGone GirlBest DirectorPanelDirectorMovie1KenzieDavid FincherGone Girl2RickyDamien ChazelleWhiplash3EricDan GilroyNightcrawler4FoxJames GunnGuardians of … Continue reading 2015 Oscars Revisited

2021 NFL Draft: Running Back Rankings

We last posted our rankings on the site in August and a TON has changed in the world of college football. Games have been canceled, defenses have been suspect, and players have made some moves. Since we did a show on October 17th (which you can hear below), I made some shift in the rankings … Continue reading 2021 NFL Draft: Running Back Rankings

‘Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom’ Review

‘Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom’ Review

Chicago, 1927. A recording session. Tensions rise between Ma Rainey, her ambitious horn player and the white management determined to control the uncontrollable "Mother of the Blues". Based on Pulitzer Prize winner August Wilson's play. We are introduced right off the back to the power struggle between Ma Rainey and Levee. He tries to force … Continue reading ‘Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom’ Review