Bittersweet Biopic Recounts Infamous New Year’s Day Slaying

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  Fruitvale Station DVD Review by Kam Williams   Oscar Grant (Michael B. Jordan) and his girlfriend, Sophina (Melonie Diaz), were returning to Oakland in the wee hours of the morning after attending a New Year’s Eve 2009 celebration when their crowded train was stopped by police in response to a report of a disturbance. Oscar was among a number of […]

Ryan Out Loud!

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  Ryan Coogler The “Fruitvale Station” Interview with Kam Williams   Born in Oakland, California on May 23, 1986, Ryan Coogler attended college on a football scholarship, playing wide receiver as an undergrad before earning his MFA in Film and Television Production at the University of Southern California in 2011. He worked as a security guard and as […]

Bittersweet Biopic Recounts Final Hours in Oscar Grant’s Life

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  Fruitvale Station Film Review by Kam Williams   Oscar Grant (Michael B. Jordan) and his girlfriend, Sophina (Melonie Diaz), were returning to Oakland in the wee hours of the morning after attending a New Year’s Eve 2009 celebration when their crowded train was stopped by police in response to a report of a disturbance. Oscar was among a number of […]