A poignant portrait of a very eventful day in the lives of a trio of African-Americans too self-absorbed to care about the fact that Barack Obama was about to win the Presidential Election that night.
| Original Score: 3/4
While not perfect, its restrained approach makes for ideal counter-programming in which message-mongering takes backseat.
| Original Score: B+
"Big Words" explores weighty themes with a very light touch.
| Original Score: 4/5
Drumming is able to swing from lighter comedic moments to dramatic insights while making it seem effortless.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
Full of ideas on art, politics, relationships, and the construction of identity, it's that rare film in which black characters aren't amped-up caricatures.
The nuances and layers the actors bring to these complicated, all too real characters and dynamics between them speak far more loudly than any written or spoken word, no matter how big.