Labels: ,

Same Difference (2019)

Watching Essence Atkins in a quiet, character-driven drama is a cinematic revelation, an experience that I never knew I needed. Her performance in Same Difference shook me in an unexpectedly powerful and pleasant way.

Atkins is known for her comedic work in film and television, (Half & Half is one of my favorite sitcoms), but up until this point, in this emotionally tender film-- I don't think I've ever truly seen her, at least not in this light. Same Difference explores the idea of connection, with one's self, and the unique bond between sisters. The last time I remember being this blown away by a comedic actor turned dramatic lead, was perhaps, Jim Carrey in Eternal Sunshine of The Spotless Mind. That film opened my eyes to his range, and depth. Same Difference does that for Essence Atkins-- there's a deep reservoir in which she drew from to give this very subtle performance.

After recently watching Atkins in Ambitions, I was captivated by her performance in the opening scene of that series. I saw something that took my breath away, and made me pause in awe-- her face, her body, became an instrument of beautiful nuances, the weathered look in her eyes, the way she conveyed rejection and shame, it made me stop and do a double take. After that, I made it my mission to see if Atkins had any dramas on her resume, which lead me to viewing Same Difference. And what a lovely rabbit role to fall into... Seeing that indeed, Atkins had this wonderfully layered dramatic lead role in her pocket. This indie film gem waiting to be discovered. Who is this version Essence Atkins, and how can I have more of her?

It should be noted that Atkins won an award for her role in Same Difference at the American Black Film Festival (ABFF) for Best Performance by An Actor. And rightly so.

I'd love to see Atkins lean into her dramatic side more-- For her to take on projects that give her the space to shine in this realm. Atkins does comedy well, but she is equally talented in this lane.

Same Difference was written and directed by Derege Harding. Kudos to him for crafting a heartfelt piece of "Subtle Core." I'll definitely be on the lookout for his upcoming works.

You can watch Same Difference on BET+




18 comments:

gbwhatsapp apk said...

1movies

Patrachar Vidyalaya said...

Patrachar vidyalaya 10th admission 
Patrachar vidyalaya 12th admission 
Patrachar vidyalaya admission last date 
CBSE Patrachar admission last date 
CBSE Patrachar 12th admission 

Kapoor Study Circle said...

See more
Read more
Read more
Show more
Show details

meldaresearch said...

Online health & safety essay writing services are very difficult to complete and many students are always searching for Health & Safety Writing Services to help them complete their health & safety research paper writing services and health & safety coursework writing services.

Patrachar Vidyalaya said...

B.ed form last date
B.ed from mdu
b.ed haryana
B.ed in delhi
B.ed institute in delhi

radhika sharma said...

nios school
nios online form
nios class 10
nios books for class 12
nios admission fees 12th

HOT AND SEXY INDEPENDENT ESCORTS IN LUCKNOW said...

THANK YOU FOR VISITING MY WEBSITE:-
russian escorts in gurgaon
housewife escorts in gurgaon
gurgaon escort services
gurgaon escorts
escorts in gurgaon
escort services in gurgaon
gurgaon call girls
call girls in gurgaon

alia said...

Bellary Escorts
Chennai Escorts

Coimbatore Escorts
Delhi Escorts
Dhanbad Escorts
Dharwad Escorts
Gaya Escorts
Gurgaon Escorts

Jammu Escorts
Pathankot Escorts

alia said...

Kanpur Escorts
Mumbai Escorts
Navi Mumbai Escorts
Noida Escorts
Pune Escorts
Ramagundam Escorts

Thane Escorts
Vasai-Virar Escorts
Ahmedabad Escorts
Bangalore Escorts

alia said...

Udaipur Escorts
Ulhasnagar Escorts
Vadodara Escorts
Varanasi Escorts

Vijayawada Escorts
Visakhapatnam Escorts
Warangal Escorts
Vapi Escorts
Ujjain Escorts
Agartala Escorts

alia said...

Shillong Escorts
Shimla Escorts

Siliguri Escorts
Silvassa Escorts
Solapur Escorts
South Dumdum Escorts
Sri Ganganagar Escorts
Srinagar Escorts

Surat Escorts
Trivandrum Escorts

alia said...


Pimpri-Chinchwad Escorts
Port Blair Escorts
Raipur Escorts
Rajahmundry Escorts
Rajkot Escorts
Ranchi Escorts

Rourkela Escorts
Saharanpur Escorts
Salem Escorts
Sangli Escorts

alia said...

Mangalore Escorts
Meerut Escorts
Mysore Escorts
Nagpur Escorts

Nanded Escorts
Nashik Escorts
Nellore Escorts
Kolkata Escorts
Panaji Escorts
Patiala Escorts

alia said...

Kochi Escorts
Kolhapur Escorts

Kozhikode Escorts
Kurnool Escorts
Loni Escorts
Lucknow Escorts
Ludhiana Escorts
Madurai Escorts

Maheshtala Escorts
Malegaon Escorts

alia said...

Hyderabad Escorts
Indore Escorts
Itanagar Escorts
Jabalpur Escorts
Jaipur Escorts
Jalandhar Escorts

Jhansi Escorts
Jodhpur Escorts
Kakinada Escorts
Kalyan-Dombivali Escorts

alia said...

Erode Escorts
Faridabad Escorts
Gangtok Escorts
Gorakhpur Escorts

Gulbarga Escorts
Guntur Escorts
Guwahati Escorts
Gwalior Escorts
Howrah Escorts
Hubli Escorts

alia said...

Bhiwandi Escorts
Bhopal Escorts

Bhubaneswar Escorts
Bikaner Escorts
Bokaro Escorts
Chandigarh Escorts
Cuttack Escorts
Daman Escorts

Dehradun Escorts
Durgapur Escorts

alia said...

Agra Escorts
Akola Escorts
Aligarh Escorts
Allahabad Escorts
Amravati Escorts
Amritsar Escorts

Bareilly Escorts
Belgaum Escorts
Bhavnagar Escorts
Bhilai Escorts