American Skin DAYUM!!!

American Skin.. Where do I start? Sadly there may be spoilers going forward. American Skin is a film about a father trying to adjust after the death of his son a year earlier. The film starts with a car being pulled over by the cops and a small interaction incurs between the officers, the driver and his 14-year-old son. Things escalate very quickly and the child was killed by the officer.

The film is done in a documentary fashion as it tries to build up the events leading to that horrible event.The father is met by a young man that wants to document, the aftermath and events leading up to and after the trial of the officer that killed the child. Things take a turn when the officer is acquitted of all charges.

This all leads to the father taking things into his own hands with several military friends. They easily overtook a precinct and take several officers and civilians hostage. The reason for this was to hold a trial which would determine the officer’s innocence or guilt of killing the child. I will leave it at as you will need to watch the film to fill in the holes I have left.

This is a brilliant film and echos the horror of what most people of colour face daily, when it relates to them or their children. I once held that fear for myself and now I hold that fear for my son and what I would do if the justice system failed. From my perspective, it is simply not just a matter of fairness it is a matter of humanity. Enjoy the film, possibly cry but do try to understand the message.

Agents of shield Wraps up!!

AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. – KEY ART (ABC)

Wow, that was a wonderful and sad end to a series that I got so accustomed to seeing every now and again. This is one series I did not think would have survived to the length it did. Seven seasons strong with all-out action and some cheesy tidbits but always fun. It is extremely rare that you see a series last that long these days due to so many factors, cast members outgrowing their bubble and fandom, bigger contracts and the list goes on.

One cannot be more than proud of what writer and creators have accomplished in their run. Just for clarity before I do my dive, I have not seen all of the episodes due to my main career and sheer lack of time. What I do, is try to catch whatever I can in hopes to binge which never happens. There are several shows that have kept me intrigued but that is a story for another day we are here for Agents of Shield.

Season Seven, was not the best of what I have seen as it as many science-fiction films or series dabbled with time manipulation which is a very tricky way of doing a do-over. Regardless it was an interesting take as they tried to have fun with this season and simply enjoy the last run of what they created. I will not add any spoilers for those who have yet to watch this season or past but Zeek took the trophy for simply being MPV well for a moment. There were a few memorable scenes, sad ones that left you wondering and thinking about life and there were ones that left you laughing. All in all it was a good run and I hope to see where the cast go next.

Thank you, Agent Coulson and company for making the earth a safer sector

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