The Oak Leaf

“Birds of Prey”: A comic book movie made by and for women

February 11, 2020

“Birds of Prey” is a visually stunning thrill ride that revitalizes the comic book genre with kinetic and captivating fight scenes, inclusive and innovative political views and a killer soundtrack featuring mostly female artists.  Cathy Yan’s sec...

Black Panther is a great step for filmmaking, but it's not going to topple

Black Panther: a great mark for filmmaking, but underwhelming

March 1, 2018

The release of “Black Panther” has been interesting to say the least. The hype train, combined with social justice movements has taken this film to new heights. It has a majority of African Americans working both on-screen and behind-the-scenes. In...

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