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Clay Cane

Clay Cane
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
D 85% It (2017) An overly CGI-ed killer clown who looks like a drag queen in need of a solid lace front just isn't scary in 2017. Many critics are praising 'It,' but I doubt audiences will feel the same punch. 'It' is one of the biggest disappointments of the year.‐ BET.com
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2017
A 99% Whose Streets? (2017) Hearing their fears and hopes fleshed out their identity of 'activists' beyond clips on cable news channels. Frame after frame, Folayan and Davis aimed for the heart and hit the bullseye.‐ BET.com
Read More | Posted Aug 11, 2017
B 34% Kidnap (2017) The movie is fitting for its genre: a nail-biting thriller that will certainly require a post-show cocktail to calm your nerves. Hold on to your wig, 'Kidnap' is a hell of a ride.‐ BET.com
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2017
D 75% Atomic Blonde (2017) Atomically underwhelming.‐ BET.com
Read More | Posted Jul 28, 2017
B 92% Wonder Woman (2017) Far from flawless, but 'Wonder Woman' is arguably the best DC comic book film since 'The Dark Knight.' So, bow down to the Princess. ‐ BET.com
Read More | Posted May 31, 2017
75% A Suitable Girl (2017) Regardless of your background, it's impossible to not be moved by A Suitable Girl.‐ BET.com
Read More | Posted May 17, 2017
D 70% Alien: Covenant (2017) An intergalactic dud, but will loyal fans care? ‐ BET.com
Read More | Posted May 12, 2017
B+ 83% Clive Davis: The Soundtrack of Our Lives (2017) From Miles Davis to Janis Joplin to The Notorious B.I.G. to Whitney Houston, if you love music, you will love this documentary. ‐ BET.com
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2017
B+ 99% Get Out (2017) The first must-see film of the year. ‐ BET.com
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2017
A 98% I Am Not Your Negro (2017) Each frame is so relevant, it's terrifying. It's as if James Baldwin rose from the grave, warning us of the horrors we've ignored and the horrors that might be ahead. ‐ BET.com
Read More | Posted Dec 16, 2016
B+ 85% Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016) As we rebels prepare to fight the empire of Trump, the film is more pertinent than ever.‐ BET.com
Read More | Posted Dec 15, 2016
B+ 92% Hidden Figures (2017) This is the movie America needs right now.‐ BET.com
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2016
C- 73% Nocturnal Animals (2016) The Tom Ford film is stylistic confusion with no payoff. After the final frame you'll ask yourself, "Is that it?" But hey, sometimes it's about style over substance. Right?‐ BET.com
Read More | Posted Dec 9, 2016
B+ 94% Fences (2016) Give Viola Davis her Oscar!‐ BET.com
Read More | Posted Dec 9, 2016
B+ 89% Loving (2016) One of the best films of 2016.‐ BET.com
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2016
D 44% The Girl on the Train (2016) #GirlBye.‐ BET.com
Read More | Posted Oct 7, 2016
C 25% Suicide Squad (2016) Not a complete disaster, but inexcusably mediocre. To be fair, the audience I saw the film with appeared to love every frame: big laughter, cheers for the action and clapping as the credits rolled. Is there a disconnect between critics and audiences?‐ BET.com
Read More | Posted Aug 4, 2016
B- 84% Star Trek Beyond (2016) Is Beyond better than the previous two versions? Not at all. Is Beyond a solid action film with the franchise's signature wit and social relevance? Absolutely. Is Beyond terribly predictable? Without a doubt. Will anyone care? Nope!‐ BET.com
Read More | Posted Jul 22, 2016
D 73% Ghostbusters (2016) I appreciated the girl power element of the film, but Ghostbusters is a stellar cast in a bland movie. ‐ BET.com
Read More | Posted Jul 15, 2016
C+ 55% The Purge: Election Year (2016) Considering the possible horror of President Trump, terrorist attacks and mass shootings, The Purge: Election Year arrives at a complex time, requiring more wit and nuance than just bloodshed.‐ BET.com
Read More | Posted Jun 30, 2016
C 48% X-Men: Apocalypse (2016) While not the worst version of the X-Men franchise (I'm still wounded by X-Men: First Class), it certainly proves the apocalypse might be near for X-Men.‐ BET.com
Read More | Posted May 27, 2016
B- 90% Captain America: Civil War (2016) Lower your expectations and enjoy the CGI ride with characters who can do no cinematic wrong.‐ BET.com
Read More | Posted May 5, 2016
D 3% Nina (2016) Any solid acting moments from Saldana or David Oyelowo are ruined whenever a blotchy, darkened, clay-ish face pops on screen. Zoe Saldana looks more like an X-Men character than the High Priestess of Soul.‐ BET.com
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2016
A 97% Tangerine (2015) Raw, original and timely, please be sure to treat yourself to Tangerine.‐ BET.com
Read More | Posted Nov 30, 2015
B- 95% Creed (2015) It's fascinating to see Stallone hand over his franchise to a Black director and Black lead, especially in an era where films are being whitewashed and movie studios still refusing to accept the buying power of African-American audiences. ‐ BET.com
Read More | Posted Nov 25, 2015
A 75% A Ballerina's Tale (2015) A nuanced, polished presentation of one of the hardest working women in her field - or any field.‐ BET.com
Read More | Posted Oct 14, 2015
B+ 87% Straight Outta Compton (2015) A superb film despite the group's problematic history, but N.W.A's past cannot be rewritten, for better or for worse.‐ BET.com
Read More | Posted Aug 13, 2015
D 9% Fantastic Four (2015) Fantastic Four will rest in the crowded grave of superhero films that sucked. I am sure we'll have a new crop next summer.‐ BET.com
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2015
A 100% 3 And 1/2 Minutes, 10 Bullets (2015) Tightly executed, 3 1/2 Minutes, Ten Bullets is tragic but profound. Silver smartly presented both sides, highlighting America's epic war of cultural and ideology.‐ BET.com
Read More | Posted Jun 19, 2015
A 88% Dope (2015) Without CGI, superheroes or recycled dinosaurs, thus far, Dope is the best film of the year.‐ BET.com
Read More | Posted Jun 17, 2015
C+ 71% Jurassic World (2015) The characters are secondary to the CGI dinosaurs, which is the root of Jurassic's problem. But if you enjoyed the CGI'ed wasteland of Godzilla and Planet of the Apes, Jurassic World will not disappoint. ‐ BET.com
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2015
A 95% Amy (2015) We lost Amy four years ago next month. In 27 years, she, for better or for worse, became the jazz singers she worshiped, like Billie Holiday. The movie is a respectful homage to the late, great jazz diva and, thus far, the best doc of 2015.‐ BET.com
Read More | Posted Jun 9, 2015
B 61% Run All Night (2015) The film may not be a critical favorite, but it will be an audience favorite. Run All Night is the first must-see action film of the year.‐ BET.com
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2015
C- 32% Chappie (2015) Movies about human-like robots are plentiful and director Neill Blomkamp, who is known for his dystopian stories of the future, adds nothing new to the narrative - except a killer mullet from Hugh Jackman. ‐ BET.com
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2015
D 25% Fifty Shades of Grey (2015) The movie is simply a profitable pop culture movement with the only good thing coming out of it is Beyoncé's remix of 'Crazy in Love.'‐ BET.com
Read More | Posted Feb 17, 2015
B 72% American Sniper (2015) Politics, commentators and nationalism aside, American Sniper is a damn good film.‐ BET.com
Read More | Posted Jan 30, 2015
D- 10% The Boy Next Door (2015) The Boy Next Door is even worse than J.Lo's last album, which is a hard feat. ‐ BET.com
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2015
D 11% Taken 3 (2015) Taken with no one taken? That would be like The Exorcist with no exorcist. Cabin in the Woods with no cabin in the woods. Nightmare on Elm Street with no nightmares.‐ BET.com
Read More | Posted Jan 9, 2015
B+ 92% Death Metal Angola (2014) Death Metal Angola is not another doc that depicts Africans as unruly or uncivilized. Instead, Xida highlighted their gifts, poetry and honesty. This isn't a film about war in an African country, it is a story of how music saves anyone, anywhere.‐ BET.com
Read More | Posted Dec 29, 2014
C 98% The Babadook (2014) The film strives for horror in the way of The Shining or Silence of the Lambs, but it's more like Annabelle with better cinematography, which isn't a compliment.‐ BET.com
Read More | Posted Dec 26, 2014
B- 98% Boyhood (2014) Less of a movie and more of an experiment. Arguably, an experiment that ultimately works. But I would never sit through it again.‐ BET.com
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2014
A 97% Life Itself (2014) One of the best documentaries of the year.‐ BET.com
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2014
C+ 88% Gone Girl (2014) A laborious Dateline ID episode with a ridiculously disappointing ending.‐ BET.com
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2014
B+ 100% Nas: Time Is Illmatic (2014) Time Is Illmatic transcends hip hop, the doc is an all-American story, peeling back the beauty and grit of America's roots.‐ BET.com
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2014
D 21% Into The Storm (2014) Final Destination meets Twister, but not nearly as entertaining.‐ BET.com
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2014
C 24% Cabin Fever 3: Patient Zero (2014) Not a great film and it isn't supposed to be, but Cabin Fever 3: Patient Zero more or less does its job of delivering equal parts laughter and fright.‐ BET.com
Read More | Posted Aug 1, 2014
B- 80% Get On Up (2014) Chadwick Boseman's performance makes you forgive the obvious hiccups. ‐ BET.com
Read More | Posted Jul 31, 2014
C- 67% Lucy (2014) With my limited ten percent brain capacity, it's possible that I couldn't grasp the film's greatness ... but I doubt it. Lucy is bland on arrival. ‐ BET.com
Read More | Posted Jul 24, 2014
B 56% The Purge: Anarchy (2014) DeManco must have listened to the critics, because The Purge: Anarchy cleans ups the flaws of 2013, easily topping the original and, thus far, the best thriller of the year.‐ BET.com
Read More | Posted Jul 17, 2014
C- 74% Godzilla (2014) Most will complain, it takes Mr. Zilla an hour to finally roar on screen. However, Godzilla would be a dud even if he showed up in the first ten minutes.‐ BET.com
Read More | Posted May 16, 2014