#TBT Mr. Holland's Opus


Richard Dreyfuss is unarguably one of the most passionate actors to come out of the 29th century.  His name alone would attract Oscar buzz.

With all the Oscar buzz these days swirling around J.K. Simmons for Whiplash, let'r roll it back to 1995 and Mr. Holland's Opus. Dreyfuss  portrayed Glenn Holland, a frustrated composer who finds another career being a high school music teacher to perfection was nominated for the Golden Globe and Oscar for his performance.  This film also showcased the talents of a young Terrence Howard and William H. Macy.

Welcome to the classroom of Mr. Holland's Opus


Carla Renata

Hey My Fellow Movie Lovers...

A Bison, Virgo, devoted daughter, yoga and spinning enthusiasts, graduate of  the "mecca" - Howard University's School of Communications, former publicist, actress, branding influencer and "doggie mom" to an adorably smart-energetic maltese are just a few of the characteristics that make up the essence of me -- Carla Renata.

Formerly of UBNRAdio.com, where I Co-Hosted "On Air With Tony Sweet", this Fall, I will be hosting a new show for Black Hollywood Live owned by E! Correspondent Maria Menounos  and am a freelance contributor for NPR's Weekend All Things Considered.

I absolutely adore talking about all things cinema and it is my sincere hope that although not every opinion I have will or will not be embraced, know that I am extremely grateful for the opportunity to share!  Enjoy and see you on the red carpet!!!