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Jonita Davis

Jonita Davis
Jonita Davis's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Black Girl Nerds

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3.5/5 72% Bad Times at the El Royale (2018) Although it has its faults, you will find 'Bad Times at the El Royale' to be a good piece of storytelling so full of "oh, sh*t!" moments that will not leave you bored in your seat. ‐ Black Girl Nerds
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2018
2.5/5 30% Venom (2018) The entire first half of 'Venom', the story tries very hard to build Tom Hardy's character Eddie up to be a great reporter. But, Hardy looks uncomfortable and ill-suited to this Clark-Kentian treatment. That's just one of several problems in this film.‐ Black Girl Nerds
Read More | Posted Oct 8, 2018
4/5 79% Quincy (2018) In 'Quincy', a legend is able to climb down from the pedestal he's been on for so long and gather us all around him for a story about a man who loved music.‐ Black Girl Nerds
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2018
4.5/5 93% If Beale Street Could Talk (2018) 'If Beale Street Could Talk' is a visual love story that also forces people outside the Black experience to feel-through the ever-looming presence of time in the narrative-just how hard it is to love and live #WhileBlack in America then and now.‐ Black Girl Nerds
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2018
5/5 96% The Hate U Give (2018) 'The Hate U Give' is wholesome and heartbreaking. It's visceral and at the same time makes so much sense.‐ Black Girl Nerds
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2018
4/5 80% Halloween (2018) As 'Halloween' begins to play out onscreen, it quickly becomes obvious that this story was not about Myers and Strode-it was a much more important look at how surviving isn't living, and trauma can poison a family for several generations.‐ Black Girl Nerds
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2018
1/5 33% The Predator (2018) This is not 'The Predator' we were promised, nor is it one we ever needed in the franchise.‐ Black Girl Nerds
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2018
4.5/5 90% A Star Is Born (2018) I wasn't ready for the level of storytelling that was this complex and a deliciously riveting addition to the A Star is Born legacy.‐ Black Girl Nerds
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2018
1.5 22% The Happytime Murders (2018) 'The Happytime Murders' is a long, drawn-out 'Robot Chicken' episode written by Beavis and Butthead that was meant to be an important commentary on racism in America. It failed. ‐ Black Girl Nerds
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2018
4.5/5 95% BlacKkKlansman (2018) Through humor, violence, and drama,'BlacKkKlansman'paints a line of white supremacy from the Civil War to Charlottesville rallies last year.‐ Black Girl Nerds
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2018
3.5/5 85% A Boy. A Girl. A Dream. (2018) From the open cityscapes to the closed confines of the rideshare, Basir packs plenty of material for audiences to digest. His use of such a turbulent time is unique and thought-provoking. ‐ Black Girl Nerds
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2018
2/5 46% Skyscraper (2018) Although it was entertaining at times, 'Skyscraper' is not a film that one should go see if there are better options available. The feeling of déjà vu is just too unshakeable. ‐ Black Girl Nerds
Read More | Posted Jul 17, 2018
4.5/5 88% Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018) Like the last installment, this Ant-Man film does indeed deliver all of the things we look for in an MCU filler, while also staking a small place for itself.‐ Black Girl Nerds
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2018
2.5/5 20% Tyler Perry's Acrimony (2018) In Acrimony, Tyler Perry works the female character up to those stereotypical roles, educating the audience on just how they are made. This is not enough to save the film from its own cliché and culturally damaging ending, however.‐ Black Girl Nerds
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2018
4.5/5 48% Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018) Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom is a nostalgic thriller for fans of the older franchises, and a great introduction into the story world for newcomers. ‐ Black Girl Nerds
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2018
4/5 27% Breaking In (2018) Gabrielle Union plays a mother named Shaun in a role that finally allows the actress to attack all the Black women stereotypes that have suffocated almost every role she's taken since 1993.‐ Black Girl Nerds
Read More | Posted May 11, 2018
4/5 55% The Forgiven (2018) The Forgiven plunges us into the heart of post-apartheid chaos, where we see and feel the hurt, fear, and rage that had to be aired before the healing could begin.‐ Black Girl Nerds
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2018
3/5 63% The Boy Downstairs (2018) The Boy Downstairs expertly veers away from the hurtful break-up tropes and ex-girlfriend stereotypes to bring a story that could have happened to any introverted, unsure kid falling in love the very first time‐ Black Girl Nerds
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2018
1.5/5 14% Winchester (2018) Winchester misses the opportunity to contribute to an important social conversation about gun violence and, furthermore, to tell a story that scares the hell out of filmgoers like its haunted house predecessors did.‐ Black Girl Nerds
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2018
4/5 100% Minding the Gap (2018) Bing Liu's documentary Minding the Gap is a study in family dysfunction that masquerades as a simple skater film.‐ Black Girl Nerds
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2018
5/5 95% Sweet Country (2018) The movie starts with some ugly material, but ends up introducing audiences to a beautiful place, making this tale of the white oppression of the Black body much more than a gratuitous demonstration.‐ Black Girl Nerds
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2018