Namwali Serpell

Namwali Serpell
Namwali Serpell's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer® when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): The Nation The New York Review of Books
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Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
96% Atlantics (2019) It wreaks havoc with the interlocking hierarchy of class, race, and gender that most of these other films assume, leaving in its wake a startling study of power in the raw. - The Nation EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2019
93% Us (2019) An extraordinary turn by Nyong'o. - The Nation EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 29, 2019
93% The Favourite (2018) Strangely enough, it may be through its beasts that The Favourite makes the strongest case that women are, in fact, humans. - The New York Review of Books EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2018
88% Blade Runner 2049 (2017) In the end, Villeneuve's allusion to Nabokov confesses the derivative status of his sequel... - The New York Review of Books EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2018
93% Sorry to Bother You (2018) Indeed, smuggled inside Riley's rollicking mashup of surrealism and sci-fi is a cutting critique of race and class. - The New York Review of Books EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 23, 2018
96% Black Panther (2018) Rather than reflecting or distorting a world, this technology builds a world and then lets it fall away. I cannot think of a better metaphor than black sand for a diaspora, a word that comes from a "scattering" yet has come to signify unity and solidarity - The New York Review of Books EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2018