CineJournal

Welcome to Delta Chapter’s CineJournal where we post film reviews, articles, and educational resources

Darkness Consumes Her

Ifeanyi Nwonye
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December 9, 2020
This essay focuses on the portrayals of dark-skin Black women in Black horror fiction to examine the racial and gendered complexities of colorism in Hollywood.

Among “Us”

Ifeanyi Nwonye
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December 8, 2020
After my second screening of “Us,” my mother pointed out how Adelaide’s character displays the inter and intra-personal conflict of Black people who benefit from “passing” as something they’re not. My article focuses on the interpersonal struggles that ensue when the privilege is weaponized.

The Liminality of Dr. Hess – Ganja & Hess

Ifeanyi Nwonye
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November 24, 2020
This brilliant Black film was just released from “film jail” within the past five years or so and in this article, I discuss how religion, spirituality, and racism are used as tools to ostracize and dehumanize Dr. Hess.

The Racial Reckoning

Ifeanyi Nwonye
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November 23, 2020
By examining themes of racism and supernatural in the featured story “KKK Comeuppance” from Tales from the Hood, we see perhaps the most glorious example of how life imitates art.

Candyman Ain’t Sweet

Ifeanyi Nwonye
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November 10, 2020
Candyman is a perfect example of why the distinction between “Black Horror” and “Blacks IN Horror” exists because, despite its diversity on-screen, the films falls victim to its all-white production team who fail to make any real dents in the Black stereotypes that pervade the Horror industry.

Us – Mama’s Boys

Ifeanyi Nwonye
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November 5, 2020
This essay examines the ways in which Jordan Peele’s movie, Us, shows how the “strong Black Woman” trope derives patriarchal gender roles pervasive in the Black community.

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