Aramide Tinubu

Aramide Tinubu
Tomatometer-approved critic
Biography:
Aramide Tinubu is the Entertainment Editor at STYLECASTER. Her work has appeared in EBONY Magazine, Shadow and Act, NBC Think, and Bustle, among others. Follow her on Twitter @wordwitharamide.

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
91% Tina (2021) It is Turner's reflection, her thank-you and her true farewell. With a career that stretched back to 1957, the singer has given us more than we ever deserved. Now, she's saving the rest of it for herself. - NBC News THINK EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 30, 2021
86% Donna (2021) Donna: Stronger Than Pretty is an impactful feminist story about a woman who refused to give up her dreams even when they were nearly stolen from her. - A Word with Aramide EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 11, 2021
57% Malcolm & Marie (2020) The electricity and searing vulnerability between the leads in Malcolm & Marie proves Black romance can be ever-evolving. - NBC News THINK EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2021
100% My Name Is Pauli Murray (2021) Tightly edited and informative, My Name is Pauli Murray is a knockout documentary proving that despite American society's fragility, the strides that we have made are often the work of the most underprivileged. - Shadow and Act EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2021
52% R#J (2021) R#J never quite delivers a refreshing and bold take on Romeo and Juliet, the ideas are there, but it never quite comes together. - Shadow and Act EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2021
96% Judas and the Black Messiah (2021) More than anything, what Judas and the Black Messiah presents is a full tapestry of a young man who was truly for the people. - Shadow and Act EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2021
100% Blood from Stone (2020) It's a mostly successful and engaging film, full of humor, blood, and wit about the urges and desires that we've all experienced at one point or another. - A Word with Aramide EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2021
100% Ice Cream in the Cupboard (2020) The gripping film is undoubtedly a challenge to watch at times. However, its authenticity as it reflects on what can be a very emotionally and physically violent disease is unmatched. - A Word with Aramide EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2021
95% The Ringmaster (2020) An eye-opening saga about obsession, access, and the craft of storytelling. - A Word with Aramide EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 21, 2021
95% Soul (2020) Soul is nuanced and layered, but it's not perfect. Yet, despite the serious themes, the richness of the narrative and the stunning jazz score make it more than worthwhile. - Shadow and Act EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 14, 2021
90% Effigy, Poison and The City (2020) Beautifully designed and wonderfully acted, Effigy is a gorgeously crafted film about two women who refused to be victims of their time. - A Word with Aramide EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 5, 2021
100% The Other (L'Autre) (2020) In addition to L'Autre being an eloquently told story, it offers something to the viewer something that very few films on the subject have failed to provide in the past, the ability to sit in the sheer awfulness of death on their own terms. - A Word with Aramide EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 29, 2020
98% Ma Rainey's Black Bottom (2020) Portraying the Mother of the Blues and dripped in fur and indignation, Viola Davis' Ma bursts through the screen and confinements of Rainey's era, standing tall and vibrant in each buttery frame of the film. - NBC News THINK EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 25, 2020
A- 95% Between the World and Me (2020) Between The World And Me is mostly even and well-paced, though some moments stay with you longer than others. All the while, Coates' pragmatic and realistic view of the world is woven throughout the piece. - AV Club EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 18, 2020
89% Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey (2020) With Jingle Jangle, Talbert has reimagined what a Christmas musical can do and what it can represent for Black girls in particular. - NBC News THINK EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 18, 2020
100% The Boy Behind the Door (2020) 'The Boy Behind the Door' Is a Terrifying and Realistic Journey. The realism in the story is also profoundly compelling as Bobby tries to meander his way through the old labyrinth-like home searching for his friend, who has been chained and bound. - Showbiz Cheat Sheet EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 10, 2020
92% Give or Take (2020) Give and Take is a film about the varying aspects of who we are as people. As Martin and Ted attempt to manage their pain and grief separately; eventually, it bubbles to the surface, exploding in a spectacular and slightly surprising way. - A Word with Aramide EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2020
79% Akilla's Escape (2020) Saul Williams' 40-year old Akilla Brown juxtaposed with Mpumlwana's 15-year old Akilla fortify Officer's crime drama. Instead of a movie about a drug deal gone wrong, Akilla's Escape is a film about manhood, mercy, and second chances. - Showbiz Cheat Sheet EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 1, 2020
55% Coastal Elites (2020) Since it's not saying anything new or offering much in the way of entertainment, it simply feels like an endless, exhausting echo of the exact parts of our lives that drive us to seek escape in the movies. - NBC News THINK EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2020
93% Northwood Pie (2020) Whether you grew up in this type of community or not, many of the characters will certainly feel familiar to you as people you've known for decades or have just come breezing into your life. - A Word with Aramide EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2020
100% Unprescribed (2020) A compelling and tightly done film, Unprescribed gives us all something we should be thinking long and hard about. - A Word with Aramide EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 26, 2020
67% Comfort Farms (2020) It's certainly not a pretty picture, but that's what makes it one of the most powerful docs on veteran experience out there. - A Word with Aramide EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 8, 2020
92% Da 5 Bloods (2020) Spike Lee takes his audience on a journey across the decades, putting a spotlight on the Black veteran experience in a way few filmmakers ever have. In doing so, he successfully links a film nominally about the Vietnam War to today's cultural battles. - NBC News THINK EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2020
89% The Dalai Lama: Scientist (2020) Stunningly shot, the film flows like an intimate biography. - A Word with Aramide EDIT
Read More | Posted May 20, 2020
100% The Third Strike (2020) The Third Strike is powerful and outstanding and will hopefully draw attention (and funding) to The Decarceration Project. - A Word with Aramide EDIT
Read More | Posted May 19, 2020
100% Turnover (2019) Turnover is the perfect amount of sugar and sweet. - A Word with Aramide EDIT
Read More | Posted May 12, 2020
No Score Yet Nineteen Summers (2019) Nineteen Summer isn't perfect, but the intent behind the film and Emonjay Brown's outstanding breakout performance easily carries this examination of South Los Angeles in the 21st century. - A Word with Aramide EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 11, 2020
No Score Yet Cicada Song (2020) A film that centers the human cost of bigotry, greed, and racism, Cicada Song refuses to let rural America off the hook for its part in the issues ravaging our country. - A Word with Aramide EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2020
No Score Yet We Are the Dream: The Kids of the Oakland MLK Oratorical Fest (2020) This film is about being seen, the power of words and understanding that if we allow children to examine the world through their own eyes, we might be alright in the end. - Shadow and Act EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 20, 2020
74% The Photograph (2020) Stella Meghie's The Photograph adds to the canon of Black Love on screen and shows that Black sensuality, romance and love stories can be beautifully illustrated without the backdrops of financial hardships or jilting trauma. - Shadow and Act EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2020
64% The Last Shift (2020) The film never gets to the root of their issues or the reasons for their disconnection. - Shadow and Act EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2020
97% Farewell Amor (2020) It's a captivating and well-acted character study about connection, loss and the emotional labor needed for second chances. - Shadow and Act EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2020
98% Time (2020) While most films on mass incarceration and prison reform place their audiences in jails and courtrooms, Time does something different. - Shadow and Act EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2020
93% Sylvie's Love (2020) Sylvie's Love is a film that has romance, beauty and the delights and wonder of Black life. - Shadow and Act EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 30, 2020
98% The Forty-Year-Old Version (2020) Vulnerable but vibrant in all of it's black, white and grey-hued glory, The 40-Year-Old Version is an ode to BLACK Harlem, fearlessness and the art of putting yourself on. - Shadow and Act EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 28, 2020
89% Zola (2020) Zola sparkles because of the brilliant performances and the sheer insanity of it all. - Showbiz Cheat Sheet EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 28, 2020
92% Softie (2020) Softie is a grim assessment of both the cost of revolution and modern-day manhood. - Shadow and Act EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2020
99% Miss Juneteenth (2020) Despite its earlier stumbles, sticking with Miss Juneteenth is beyond rewarding. In addition to Beharie's absolute magnetism, what is unveiled is a stunning mother/daughter tapestry about the sacrifices of motherhood. - Shadow and Act EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2020
87% Cuties (Mignonnes) (2020) More than a commentary on the predatory behaviors of men, and the adultification of young girls, Cuties is a reminder that young minds are fragile and eager. - Shadow and Act EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2020
62% Bad Hair (2020) ... despite the great acting and nuances of Black womanhood, especially as it pertains to our relationship with our hair... Bad Hair doesn't quite know what it wants to say, leaving its audience stumbling around for answers. - Shadow and Act EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2020
95% Little Women (2019) Gorgeously shot by cinematographer Yorick Le Saux - Little Women is stunning and robust. - Showbiz Cheat Sheet EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 16, 2019
93% Anya (2019) A film for our time. - A Word with Aramide EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2019
46% Last Christmas (2019) Though Clarke and Golding are charming with chemistry to boot, there's isn't much they can do with the film's shallow script. - Showbiz Cheat Sheet EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2019
39% Maleficent: Mistress of Evil (2019) Though it's beautifully shot-like something right of a storybook- there's nothing truly enticing or mystifying about Maleficent: Mistress of Evil. - Stylecaster EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2019
81% Judy (2019) Zellweger walks the tight rope between joy and anguish so gracefully in her performance that it will leave you enchanted. - Stylecaster EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2019
45% Endings, Beginnings (2020) Endings, Beginnings is simply extremely hard to relate to. - Stylecaster EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2019
97% Rocks (2020) Beautiful shot and richly told-Rocks is an incredibly moving and powerful film about Black girl magic, sisterhood and realizing when it's OK to say you aren't OK. - Stylecaster EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2019
79% How to Build a Girl (2020) With a fantastic soundtrack and quippy one-liners, How to Build A Girl is thoroughly entertaining even when it gets gritty and mean. - Stylecaster EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2019
87% Hustlers (2019) Captivating, hilarious and intriguing, Hustlers is an enticing display of sisterhood, feminism, and tenacity. - Stylecaster EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2019
14% Sextuplets (2019) Bresha Webb's comedic brilliance in Netflix's Sextuplets is a marvel-but she isn't new to this. - Stylecaster EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 19, 2019