Lawrence Ware

Lawrence Ware
Tomatometer-approved critic
Biography:
Lawrence is a philosopher of race at his day job and a curator of dopeness when time allows. Words in The New York Times, Slate Magazine, The Root and others. Email him at law.writes@gmail.com
Publications: New York Times, Slate, The Root

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
93% Do the Right Thing (1989) Spike Lee's third film, Do The Right Thing, turns 30 years old on Sunday, July 21, but its message is so fresh that it could have been made today. - The Root EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 22, 2019
86% Rosewood (1997) America has not truly dealt with the race massacres that happened far too often early in the 20th century, and this filmmaker, aware of that, did his part to raise awareness. - The Root EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 16, 2019
97% Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018) "This film manages the delicate feat of embracing its source material while also satirizing it." - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 18, 2019
78% Green Book (2018) The screenplay essentially turns Shirley into a black man who thematically shapeshifts into whoever will make the story appealing to white audiences - and that's inexcusable. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 18, 2019
77% Sleight (2017) This is not a perfect film, but I don't expect that from a superhero film. I want solid characters, convincing acting and solid action. The fact that this film gives all of that while being centered in the black experience makes it a must-see. - The Root EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 8, 2019
68% Come Sunday (2018) Come Sunday Takes the Challenges of Faith Seriously. We Need More Movies Like It. - Slate EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 8, 2019
96% BlacKkKlansman (2018) The filmmaker rips from the headlines, but the struggles remain the same. - Slate EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 8, 2019
96% Black Panther (2018) "Black Panther" lived up to the hype. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 8, 2019