Reel Poetry reviews the 2018 independent film: The Kindergarten Teacher.
This movie definitely creeped out the reviewers. The poems done by Ocean Vuong(I spelled it wrong during the review) were spectacular but did they help or hurt the film. Maggie Gyllenhaal gave a performance that still haunt the reviewers.
Another Reel Poetry movie review. CharRon, Marvin and Auntie Vice discuss the Cult Classic: Nightmare before Christmas. They discuss how a poem was transform into a stop animation musical movie that even surprised Disney.
(Reel Poetry edition) CharRon talks with his 2 returning guests, Marvin Xia and Auntie Vice, about the 2016 film: Paterson. The film starring Adam Driver, William Jackson-Harper, Barry Shabaka Henley, and Method Man.
I am excited that May is here but Co-vid has made me look at my days I like.
Star Wars Day
May the fourth be with you all. I am shock how the day is flowing and the night is creeping upon us. Since, I would normally celebrate hump day today, it feels exciting to have extra reason to celebrate. Today is Star Wars Day. So, now, you and your kids can wear your Star Wars apparel without celebrating halloween or conventions. It makes me wonder how many bosses will dress like Darth Vader to work and walk around in the office halls. Talk about superiority complex.
Cinco de Mayo
I really need to understand the history of Cinco de Mayo because it is not celebrated the right way. Americans misunderstanding has become a stereotypical drinking celebration like St. Patrick day.
Mother’s day is upon us. I find it hard to celebrate it since I live so far from my mother. But I do have children and their mothers are wonderful in their own right. So, I have to pay attention to them and make it enjoyable.
I am excited to see an interview done on me. Thank you to Izzy Lala for asking and writing the article. It was an amazing experience because it was a chance to see someone else’s point of view of me.
Plus, I started to understand the image that I projected publicly. Since being a tone setter is a statement, I enjoy being the first poet to starts the show.
My roots with poetry are long. I have been writing since I was 10 years old. A lot of my early poems were turned into rap lyrics immediately. While most poets have their heroes: Robert Frost, E.E. Cummings, Langston Hughes, Maya Angelou, etc. my heroes were rappers (emcees).
Street poetry was the coined term before Hip Hop was a culture. Most critics say that rapping is not poetry. I counter that remark with this: evolution is a recurring event. So, when poets view some new or strange styles of poetry, they need to understand the importance is still the words.
I thought about how to define my own poetry. I assumed poetry was similar to a painting or music. I made it for someone to read or recite and build their own interpretation.
But reading Austin Kleon’s book, Show Your Work, revealed my work can’t tell stories by itself. My poetry is my work. So I have to explain the unfamiliar parts because what I do is me.