Chaka V. Grier

Chaka V. Grier
Chaka V. Grier's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): NOW Toronto
Publications: NOW Toronto

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
4/5 59% Harriet (2019) Erivo strikingly embodies all of Tubman's stages to glory, from enslaved-yet-defiant young woman, to bold survivor and commanding leader. It's a moving performance that lingers long after the film is over and will leave many feeling empowered. - NOW Toronto EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2019
3/5 80% Love Me Tender (2019) Giordano gives a gripping, almost feral, performance as a woman trapped by internal mayhem, whose ill imagination often blurs the line between reality and fantasy. - NOW Toronto EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2019
4/5 No Score Yet Kuessipan (2019) Kuessipan is a beautiful, un-sensationalized look at young womanhood, friendship and community. - NOW Toronto EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2019
2/5 92% The Invisible Life of Eurídice Gusmão (A vida invisível de Eurídice Gusmão) (2019) One thing does ring true: unspoken female pain, suffering and unfulfillment are often viewed as psychosis. But that truth is left unexamined in a film that merely sensationalizes womanhood. - NOW Toronto EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2019
4/5 100% Blow the Man Down (2019) Blow The Man Down is well written, well paced and completely suspenseful. The small, stellar cast does a compelling job at drawing you in, but it's the austere, dutiful Priscilla who's most captivating. - NOW Toronto EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2019
4/5 No Score Yet Maxima (2019) Director Sparrow stays unflinchingly focused on the struggle between the two sides, ratcheting up suspense over a tight run time. - NOW Toronto EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 26, 2019
5/5 94% Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool (2019) Stanley Nelson's intricate doc portrait fascinatingly delves into the jazz legend's relationships with women. - NOW Toronto EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 26, 2019