Nijla Mu'min

Nijla Mu'min
Nijla Mu'min's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer® when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): indieWire Bitch Media Shadow and Act

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
97% Ixcanul (2016) Protagonist María [is] played with a fierce calm by María Mercedes Coroy. - Bitch Media EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 26, 2021
98% Moonlight (2016) Moonlight displays the kind of empathy and humanity that we desperately need right now. - Bitch Media EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 17, 2021
100% Losing Ground (1982) Losing Ground stands as a bold testament to black, womanist filmmaking, and to American filmmaking, as a platform that we all stand upon. - Bitch Media EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2021
89% Straight Outta Compton (2015) Through the evocative lens of cinematographer Matthew Libatique, Gray illustrates the vibrancy and pain of this moment and, for the most part, does not leave out the contradictions. - Bitch Media EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2021
88% Dope (2015) In the end, the film is smart, fun, and wild. - Bitch Media EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2021
100% 3 And 1/2 Minutes, 10 Bullets (2015) The film finds its biggest strengths in the quiet moments with Davis's parents as they attempt to move through the grief of losing their only child. - Bitch Media EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 28, 2021
99% Selma (2014) One of the most effective, well-crafted historical biopics that I've ever seen... giving us a moment in history that feels immediately familiar to the moment we are currently living in. - Bitch Media EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2021
84% Belle (2014) In a star-making performance, Mbatha-Raw breathes life into what could've easily been a woman of color stand-in for a Jane Austen character. - Bitch Media EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 20, 2021
95% 12 Years a Slave (2013) Director McQueen, drawing on the visual aesthetic of his previous works Shame and Hunger, never shies away from frames that capture the ways that beauty exists in the most painful situations. - Bitch Media EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 20, 2021
91% Mother Of George (2013) Director [Andrew] Dosunmu, who has an expansive photography background, makes a true art film in Mother of George and never strays from his directorial perspective to make things easy or predictable. - Bitch Media EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 20, 2021
72% Lee Daniels' The Butler (2013) I appreciate The Butler for the editing (by Joe Clotz), the juxtaposition, and its black-centric lens. - Bitch Media EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 20, 2021
93% Premature (2020) This film explores the very real ways that love heals, that it transforms, that it tests and changes us. - Shadow and Act EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2020
99% Selma (2014) There are no wasted moments here. There are no wasted characters. The film is as much about Martin Luther King Jr. as it is about the people he worked with, and fought for. - Shadow and Act EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2018
100% Strong Island (2017) This documentary is important, not just as personal investigation, but as a statement against official records: the countless cases where indictments aren't reached, where cases are closed, where young people are pressured to take plea bargains. - Shadow and Act EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2017
No Score Yet La playa DC (2013) Though it isn't perfect, this story signals something we need more of, portraying people who have existed and survived in a country where their stories, like the Afro-Colombian soundtrack, ring loud and distinct. - Shadow and Act EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2017
94% Fruitvale Station (2013) This is a film for the people, a film for feelers and thinkers who want to see a story about a flawed person who loved his daughter and family. - Shadow and Act EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2017
No Score Yet 9 Rides (2016) Everything seems like it's moving at a speed we can't hold on to, but the answers do eventually come, and when they do, they are well worth the drive to get there. - Shadow and Act EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2017