The brutal assassination of Luna by his fellow revolutionaries, who saw arrogance more than merit, serves as a cautionary tale, a reminder of how the Philippines' greatest enemy was (and is) internal divisions and narrow loyalties, which have stunted its nation-building quest to this date.
We must remember that in life and in art, letting new people in, however scary it may be, often brings huge rewards. It inspires us to expand our own potential. And so I'll say it again: onscreen storytelling is only enhanced by diversity, both in front of and behind the camera.
Viola Davis stands in a league of her own. I was moved by Viola Davis's speech. I was moved by her countenance. I was moved by her grace. I am moved by her journey. The move I now desire to make, is to move over the line so that my stretched arms may actually touch someone.
Can we all just pause for a moment and wonder how in 2015, a woman of color winning a category, is hailed as history-making? Given the talent out there, it is shocking that it has taken this long to happen.
I'm not angry about Viola's win. She deserved it, and I will vouch that from the rooftops. But black women shouldn't have had to wait so long for recognition. Are the Emmys trying to tell me that there has only been one black woman, in all 67 years, that deserved this award?
Viola Davis is officially queen of the universe! Everyone is talking about her incredible Emmy acceptance speech. The How to Get Away with Murder actress made history on Sunday night when she became the first black woman to win an Emmy award for best actress in a drama.
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The fact that composer/vocalist Mike Kelleher just released "Mélange," an aptly named album of mixed genres, would be more newsworthy than saying he comes off as a genuinely decent person. But in these cynical times, it's actually relevant - especially given his line of work.
Festivals keep alive the communal experience of film viewing, considered an anachronism in the age of laptops and cell phones.
This has been a good year for actresses in general, and actresses past 50, once a rarity come Oscar time, are in strong position to get a little love from the Academy.
Naturally until the hosts are named I imagine everyone's father's brother's nephew's cousin's former roommate is going to weigh in on the possible golden tag team. Include me in the mix.
Eddie Redmayne stars in his first major role since winning the Oscar for The Theory of Everything and it's clear he's going to make us break out the tissues again for this one and perhaps need to clear some more space on his award shelf.
Vito Russo, the legendary gay and AIDS activist whose achievements have already earned him a biography and several film documentaries, is best known as the author of The Celluloid Closet and as a co-founder of GLAAD (Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation)