Vincent Schilling

Vincent Schilling
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Biography:
Vincent Schilling began as a correspondent with Indian Country Today in 2008 and remained a consistent contributor of stories, photography and video. In 2015 Vincent Schilling was named the Arts and Entertainment, Sports and Pow Wows editor for Indian Country Media Network. In 2018, Vincent was named associate editor at Indian Country Today. He also has a column #NativeNerd and he publishes several reviews on Television, Movies and online programming regularly. He is also the Executive Vice President and co-owner of Schilling Media, Inc. a Native American owned Media and Media Relations Corporation in Virginia. Vincent Schilling is an enrolled Akwesasne Mohawk, an Award-winning Native American author and an Award-winning Photojournalist; and a Public Speaker that has traveled all over the United States and Canada. In 2011, he was given a human rights award in the city of Virginia Beach by Mayor Will Sessoms Jr. for his work and programs created about Native American issues. Vincent Schilling is also the co-host of Native Trailblazers, an online indigenous radio program which airs every Friday at 9 p.m. EST. Native Trailblazers has twice been nominated for an Aboriginal Peoples Choice Music Award for Best Aboriginal Music Radio Station/Program. As an Editor and Photojournalist, Vincent Schilling has contributed hundreds of articles to national publications, most notably Indian Country Media Network. Other publications include Arthritis Today, Woman?s World, Winds of Change, The Tribal College Journal, Children?s Digest and regional publications in Virginia Beach such as Inside Business, The Virginian-Pilot and Tidewater Parent. He has received a Bronze Editorial Excel Award for his article Conflict on the Mountain in Winds of Change magazine and two Native American Journalist Association Awards in journalism and photography. His first book, Native Athletes in Action won a Moonbeam Children's award in multicultural non-fiction and acclaim as the book of the month on Native America Calling, a nationally syndicated Native American radio show. His books, Native Men of Courage; Native Musicians In the Groove; and his fourth book about Native Environmental champions entitled Native Defenders of the Environment are part of a growing Native Trailblazer Series. As an author and photojournalist, Vincent Schilling has met and spoke with a multitude of Native people in his adventures to include Retired Senator Ben Nighthorse Campbell, Chris Eyre, Georgina Lightning and a plethora of award-winning Native American musicians and artists to include Wayne Newton, Felipe Rose, Mary Youngblood, Crystal Shawanda, and more. As a public speaker Vincent Schilling has shared his experience and expertise with public, private and tribal schools and colleges, The U.S. Military, Lockheed Martin and several other public, governmental and private entities to speak about diversity in the workplace and in schools, Native American history in the U.S. and in Virginia and ways to overcome the stereotypes of Native American people today. Vincent Schilling also loves photography and has had the pleasure of photographing notable people such as President Barack Obama, Former Interior Secretary Sally Jewell, Ed Begley Jr. as well as Governors, Senators, Tribal Nation Chiefs and many others. Vincent lives in Virginia with his beautiful wife Delores. Vincent Schilling's most noted work with ICT is as follows: 8 Myths and Atrocities About Christopher Columbus and Columbus Day The True Story of Pocahontas: Historical Myths Versus Sad Reality Twitter: @VinceSchilling Instagram: @VinceSchilling
Publications: Indian Country Today

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
9.0/10 63% Gunpowder Milkshake (2021) A wild ride and an impressive and even unapologetically stylized film, with great action and funny moments. Karen Gillan is a gem. And oh yeah, "kill the patriarchy!" - Indian Country Today EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 17, 2021
9.5/10 81% Black Widow (2021) It's the Marvel movie we've been waiting for, and though it's an excellent film, I just couldn't shake the fact that I was watching a movie of a hero that has died. - @VinceSchilling - Indian Country Today EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 2, 2021
8.9/10 66% Wrath of Man (2021) Simply put, Jason Statham doing what he does best. But interestingly, the movie paves a way for an intriguing Jason Statham future. - Indian Country Today EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2021
7.4/10 56% The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It (2021) A truly great horror film with jump scares and creepy content galore, but it's a bit like "The Exorcist" if combined with "The Walking Dead," thus some horror got left a bit behind. - Indian Country Today EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2021
7.9/10 37% Outside the Wire (2021) Anthony Mackie and Damson Idris pull off a pretty decent team-up of soldier and cyborg military action intensity - Indian Country Today EDIT
Read More | Posted May 26, 2021
9.2/10 21% Thunder Force (2021) Melissa McCarthy and Octavia Spencer are the best haphazard superheroine duo I've seen. A hilarious comedy worthy of a series and/or sequel. - Indian Country Today EDIT
Read More | Posted May 26, 2021
8.9/10 48% Unhinged (2020) Whoa, this was a lot more and intense than I had expected it to be. This is definitely one of Russell Crowe's most nerve-wracking and anxiety-inducing performances - Indian Country Today EDIT
Read More | Posted May 26, 2021
8.9/10 45% Tom Clancy's Without Remorse (2021) Michael B. Jordan excels in this latest Tom Clancy thriller. Without Remorse is a welcome addition to the super spy, soldier-gone-rogue universe - Indian Country Today EDIT
Read More | Posted May 26, 2021
8.9/10 55% Mortal Kombat (2021) Maybe a bit over the top, but that's what it's all about right? Mortal Kombat is unapologetic in what it brings, mindless violent fun, so throw away skepticism and enjoy the carnage - Indian Country Today EDIT
Read More | Posted May 26, 2021
9.0/10 No Score Yet Grab (2011) Luther takes the viewer on a wonderfully immersive dive into the lives of Laguna Pueblo families who devote months of their lives in order to give back to their own communities and uphold traditions. - Indian Country Today EDIT
Read More | Posted May 21, 2021
8/10 94% Raya and the Last Dragon (2021) "The animation was beautiful, the storyline set in place, telling a tale of how traditions and cultures can work presently to unite us all." - Indian Country Today EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 2, 2021
7.8/10 75% Godzilla vs. Kong (2021) "Godzilla vs. Kong was a fun action-packed film with no fears of showcasing epic mass destruction. I liked it, but humanity was a missing element I longed for." - Indian Country Today EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 2, 2021
8.0/10 91% Cowboys (2021) A complex story, but it is a bit predictable, even if the storyline hasn't been addressed in the film industry for the most part. Truth told, I couldn't get past the bad extensions - Indian Country Today EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2021
9.5/10 31% Tom & Jerry (2020) A fun throwback to the original cartoons by Hanna-Barbera, 'Tom and Jerry' is lighthearted and a welcome nostalgic look at the comical cat and mouse from my childhood. - Indian Country Today EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2021
9.5/10 70% Tenet (2020) Led beautifully by protagonist John David Washington, 'Tenet', an exceptional action-packed film, dives into a concept of twisting time in a way never explored before. I'm adding this to my permanent library. - Indian Country Today EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2021
8.0/10 49% Coming 2 America (2021) It took a minute to get started, but 'Coming 2 America' is a funny film graciously continuing the stories of all the characters introduced by Eddie Murphy thirty years ago. - Indian Country Today EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2021
9.0/10 71% Zack Snyder's Justice League (2021) Zack Snyder pulls off everything that was missing from the original Justice League. The Snyder's Cut is the best decision DC could have made in revitalizing their superhero universe. - Indian Country Today EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2021
10/10 96% Billie Eilish: The World's a Little Blurry (2021) "Much more than a young artist, Eilish is a voice of today's youth. A beautiful, honest, sincere, and emotionally raw film. - Indian Country Today EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 26, 2021
6.5/10 59% Wonder Woman 1984 (2020) 'Wonder Woman 1984' lost a bit of its shimmer in the second installment. I liked the movie, but a bit corny. I did like Kristen Wiig as Cheetah. - Indian Country Today EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 23, 2021
8.5 88% News of the World (2020) A good film with Tom Hanks, with one unavoidable, glaring problem, Native people don't eat by smearing food all over their face. - Indian Country Today EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 26, 2020
9.5/10 35% The New Mutants (2020) A complex and deeply emotional dive into the complexities of being a teenager, a mutant and incarcerated. One of my favorites in the Marvel Universe. - Indian Country Today EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 5, 2020
7.8/10 79% Synchronic (2020) An interesting and new concept, but I would love to have seen the storyline become a bit more developed. - Indian Country Today EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 3, 2020
8.8/10 97% Spontaneous (2020) This film has the potential to be the Heathers of 2020, with a little bit of Ferris Bueller thrown in. An explosively-fun film. Pun intended. - Indian Country Today EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 3, 2020
9.0/10 88% The Eight Hundred (2020) "An excellent film filled with real emotion, real bravery and real reactions that showcases the complexities of men faced with near-certain death." - Indian Country Today EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2020
9.2/10 92% Da 5 Bloods (2020) "Spike Lee delivers not only an exceptional film with the incredible Chadwick Boseman and others, but he throws some decolonization into the mix." - Indian Country Today EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2020
9.5/10 54% Train to Busan Presents: Peninsula (2020) "Peninsula" is an epic blast of bloody, gory, maniacal greatness, don't walk, run to see this movie" (Because zombies run fast in this movie) - Indian Country Today EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2020
8.9/10 65% The Lovebirds (2020) Issa Rae and Kumail Nanjiani are a hilarious duo with great chemistry. The reality of their stakes never felt too intensely dire, but their journey was a ton of fun. - Indian Country Today EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2020
2.5/10 13% The Hustle (2019) Two actors I really love fall prey to Hollywood's 'make a movie with an overused tired formula' machine. Sadly, a non-delivering train wreck without much humor. - Indian Country Today EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2020
8.2/10 44% Mr. Right (2016) I love the ridiculous humor in "Mr. Right." Just enough over the top to enjoy it, without losing my attention to the plot, as much as it could never really happen. But who cares, it was super funny. - Indian Country Today EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2020
8.4/10 64% Before I Fall (2017) How far can you emulate the 'Groundhog Day' story and still make a worthwhile film? Apparently far enough with 'Before I fall,' as I truly enjoyed it. - Indian Country Today EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2020
9.2/10 No Score Yet iHuman (2019) iHuman is informative, terrifying, disturbing and yet, incredibly fascinating. I will never look at my phone, laptop, tablet or a security camera the same again. - Indian Country Today EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2020
9.2/10 48% My Spy (2020) "I love this movie. Tons of fun. Dave Bautista and Chloe Coleman form a great duo that was unexpected in a hilarious way " - Indian Country Today EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2020
7.4/10 19% Wish Upon (2017) "Be careful what you wish for Clare, the demon might come after your soul. Of course, I wanted the filmmakers to develop that concept a bit more." - Indian Country Today EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2020
9.4/10 51% Guns Akimbo (2020) "Guns Akimbo" is a blast, literally. Daniel Radcliffe does an exceptional job portraying a nerdy angry troll who gets thrust into the underground social media world he didn't ask for." - Indian Country Today EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2020
7.5/10 84% Crawl (2019) "A bit over the top with it's 'go get 'em champ' mentality, but the alligators scared the bejeezus out of me ... So admittedly a fun and anxious ride." - Indian Country Today EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2020
8.9/10 58% Hotel Artemis (2018) "Jodie Foster delivered a performance I didn't think would be possible for her. But she did a great job in showcasing a nurse with a tragic story in a 2028 L.A. riot" - Indian Country Today EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2020
7/10 73% Followed (2020) "Followed" is a fun and scary romp through the mysterious Lennox Hotel through the eyes of a social media influencer. A fun film filled with jumpscares and eerie moments." - Indian Country Today EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2020
8.5/10 76% In Bright Axiom (2019) A telling documentary about lost souls earnestly searching for connectivity in a non-connected world. These souls however, in all their appreciation to learning answers, might just turn on such a movement's creator. - Indian Country Today EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 7, 2020
10/10 90% Blood Quantum (2020) This gory flesh-ripping bloodfest is one of the best zombie apocalypse movies I have ever seen. In this case, "the gift" of Indigenous peoples' immunity is about as valuable as a golden-gilded dog turd. - Indian Country Today EDIT
Read More | Posted May 5, 2020
7.9/10 47% Underwater (2020) Seeking to find success with a film that was put together as if successful movies were an algebraic formula, "Underwater" manages to entertain, but doesn't offer any new ideas or innovation. All said, I enjoyed it. - Indian Country Today EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 17, 2020
9.2/10 60% The Last Full Measure (2020) 'The Last Full Measure' is a great and yet tragic story of a man who saved sixty lives in Vietnam. As a former military veteran, I can't help but feel a connection to this great film. - Indian Country Today EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 17, 2020
9.4/10 100% Queen of Paradis (2020) A surprising gem of a film. Though perhaps unknowing in its intrusions, an interesting mix of talent featuring the complex artistry of Reine Paradis and her talented filmmaker husband Carl Lindstrom. - Indian Country Today EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 17, 2020
7.4/10 37% Spenser Confidential (2020) Mark Wahlberg was sincerely funny, but sometimes this movie went so far into satire, it lost its believability. Alan Arkin and Iliza Shlesinger were hilarious and Winston Duke as Hawk was fantastic. - Indian Country Today EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 12, 2020
9.0/10 88% Freaks (2019) I suspected this would be good, but wow, this blindsided me in the best way. Lexy Kolker, who plays a 7-year-old protagonist named Chloe, is commanding in her role which carries the story to its ultimate success. - Indian Country Today EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 12, 2020
4.9/10 11% Brahms: The Boy II (2020) This just didn't even hold a candle to the first. The premise was good and could have delivered, but in the simplest way to say it, it just didn't. - Indian Country Today EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 5, 2020
3.9/10 8% Fantasy Island (2020) I was looking forward to the revamp of this 1970s classic which I watched obsessively as a kid, but this version without the memorable little person Tattoo and a Mr. Roarke with wrinkled linen clothing, seriously floundered - Indian Country Today EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 5, 2020
7.0/10 92% Ford v Ferrari (2019) A good movie, with enjoyable performances by Christian Bale, Matt Damon, and Jon Bernthal. All said, I felt bad for the Ferrari guy. - Indian Country Today EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 5, 2020
5.0/10 62% The Call of the Wild (2020) Three performances stand out, Cara Gee, Omar Sy and Harrison Ford. But my heart aches to think how much better it could have been without CGI and a real dog Buck. - Indian Country Today EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 5, 2020
9.0/10 91% The Invisible Man (2020) Elisabeth Moss delivers a gritty, yet commanding performance worthy of big notice. Though the film is The Invisible Man, Moss makes this movie what it is, an excellent anxiety-ridden thrill ride. - Indian Country Today EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 5, 2020
7.9/10 63% Sonic the Hedgehog (2020) Mildly corny humor directed at kids, but the overall saving grace is Jim Carrey as the wildly weird Dr. Robotnik. - Indian Country Today EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 20, 2020