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Rating Title/Year Author
The Photograph (2020) Dwight Brown Superbly crafted and acted. Romantic on every level. Never overly dramatic, but always captivating. A refreshing and evocative love story that reflects the times we live in. EDIT
Posted Feb 14, 2020
Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) (2020) Dwight Brown If they continue to develop the characters, advance their storylines and skim off the best parts of this film as they create the sequel, their future looks bright. EDIT
Posted Feb 6, 2020
Created Equal: Clarence Thomas in His Own Words (2020) Dwight Brown A two-hour unperceptive documentary leaves the quietest man on the Supreme Court no less an enigma than before the opening credits rolled. EDIT
Posted Feb 4, 2020
The Rhythm Section (2020) Dwight Brown Thrillers tend to be more about actions and mindboggling incidents. If Morano can make that adjustment, with her strong sense of design and affinity for drama, her future films in this genre would be more fun to watch. EDIT
Posted Jan 30, 2020
Bull (2019) Dwight Brown You get so wrapped up in rural Texas you'll get the munchies for a corndog. EDIT
Posted Jan 27, 2020
The Gentlemen (2020) Dwight Brown Come for the fun of it, sit through the cumbersome storytelling, find a way to enjoy the puzzling antics and you may experience the heady joy of this gangsta caper. EDIT
Posted Jan 21, 2020
Bad Boys for Life (2020) Dwight Brown It's fun. There's a strong verve that is completely contagious and will likely help this sequel achieve record-breaking box-office success. EDIT
Posted Jan 16, 2020
Underwater (2020) Dwight Brown Without visual flair, mindboggling effects, astonishing creatures and an extraordinary climax, it feels underdeveloped. EDIT
Posted Jan 10, 2020
Les misérables (2019) Dwight Brown Someday, when you look up the definition of "cinema-verité" you'll likely see a photo of Ladj Ly and his film Les Misérables among the better examples of this ever-evolving filmmaking style. EDIT
Posted Dec 17, 2019
Queen & Slim (2019) Dwight Brown Queen & Slim is on its own path. Groundbreaking for its rich, layered storytelling, stylish direction, provocative contemplations on race and police abuse and two performances that will redefine how black men and women are portrayed on screen. EDIT
Posted Nov 25, 2019
In Fabric (2018) Dwight Brown The director brushes on the macabre like an artist choosing the right colors, shapes and textures for a Salvador Dali painting. Tasteful. Sick. Weird. More like an art film gone askew. Not at all like a tacky B-movie. EDIT
Posted Nov 20, 2019
Midway (2019) Dwight Brown Roland Emmerich's latest work, though still a popcorn action film, has some girth. Not enough to smother war film fans in history. Just enough to keep them engaged. Just enough. EDIT
Posted Nov 6, 2019
Last Christmas (2019) Dwight Brown Sit through the barrage of conversations, themes about xenophobia, family dynamics, friendships and acceptance. All these distractions become part of a much bigger picture that will warm viewers' hearts. It's worth the wait. It's a gift. EDIT
Posted Nov 6, 2019
Black and Blue (2019) Dwight Brown Black and Blue is taut and tense in a way that will give it a long life on cable TV and streaming services. Meanwhile, any imperfections that are obvious on the big screen will likely be forgiven by its target urban audience. EDIT
Posted Oct 17, 2019
2/5 Zombi Child (2019) Dwight Brown If you're not scared enough to crap your pants, it's a limp zombie movie. This film never takes you or your psyche to a place that would make you worry. Pity. EDIT
Posted Oct 14, 2019
4/4 The Traitor (2019) Dwight Brown A brilliant, revealing and enlightening piece of filmmaking. Riveting in every way. EDIT
Posted Oct 14, 2019
2.5/4 Dolor y gloria (2019) Dwight Brown [Antonio] Banderas saves the day and is a revelation as his mentor's alter-ego. His nuanced performance fills in the cracks of this moderately engaging and slightly indulgent self-portrait. EDIT
Posted Oct 14, 2019
2.5/4 Motherless Brooklyn (2019) Dwight Brown This very iffy and frustrating experience is nearly saved by the enlightening bits of New York history. EDIT
Posted Oct 14, 2019
4/4 The Irishman (2019) Dwight Brown Some will herald this as a fitting crown for the end of a master director's career. But, smart cinephiles will recognize that this gifted and highly skilled auteur has only climbed to another summit, and there will be more. EDIT
Posted Oct 14, 2019
4/4 () Dwight Brown Gorgeously shot, art directed and costumed, the visuals were strong but the storytelling was not clear. Filmmaker Francis Ford Coppola has released a 139-minute director's cut, and his revisions finally do justice to the script. EDIT
Posted Oct 14, 2019
3.5/4 () Dwight Brown Producer/writer/director Roee Messinger has created an astonishing film, a video that contemplates what if. It tackles themes of race, police brutality, stop and frisk and the plusses and minuses of our judicial system. EDIT
Posted Oct 14, 2019
Little Monsters (2019) Dwight Brown Prepare to be seduced, appalled and humored by this eccentric horror movie. Get awed by an accomplished actress who shines bright like a diamond on a battlefield of human-munching monsters. EDIT
Posted Oct 7, 2019
4/4 A Hidden Life (2019) Dwight Brown A masterpiece of storytelling becomes a fitting tribute to those who remain principled and defiant. EDIT
Posted Sep 17, 2019
4/4 Dolemite Is My Name (2019) Dwight Brown With a hilarious bio/script by Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski, Eddie Murphy makes a splashing film comeback as the outrageously bold and determined artist who became an integral part of the 1970s Blaxploitation era. EDIT
Posted Sep 17, 2019
4/4 The Two Popes (2019) Dwight Brown Directed deftly by the brilliant Brazilian filmmaker Fernando Meirelles, the dignity, humanity and humor of the two characters is quite appealing. EDIT
Posted Sep 17, 2019
2.5/5 The Personal History of David Copperfield (2019) Dwight Brown Director Armando Iannucci uses Simon Blackwell's script to form a storybook life that is as winsome and charming as it is boring and too British. EDIT
Posted Sep 17, 2019
4/4 Marriage Story (2019) Dwight Brown In 136 engaging minutes [Noah] Baumbach relives every tortured moment and slight in the couple's less than idyllic marriage. EDIT
Posted Sep 17, 2019
3.5/4 Judy (2019) Dwight Brown This is a solid interpretation of a life everyone knew would be cut short, while garnering millions of fans along the way. Very sweet. Quite tragic. EDIT
Posted Sep 17, 2019
2.5/4 Joker (2019) Dwight Brown [Joaquin] Phoenix creates a snake of a man with few to no redeeming qualities and along the way he turns in a blistering performance that should get him a front row seat on Oscar night. EDIT
Posted Sep 17, 2019
3/4 () Dwight Brown Based on his own experience, director/writer Wayne Wang creates a very humbling and humanizing story in a low-budget, small-cast movie that is powerful. EDIT
Posted Sep 17, 2019
3/4 Blackbird (2019) Dwight Brown Considering the gravity of the subject matter, what's on view is surprisingly touching and disarming in the best ways. EDIT
Posted Sep 17, 2019
4/4 Bad Education (2019) Dwight Brown Director Cory Finley doesn't point fingers, doesn't pass judgement. Instead he weaves extramarital affairs, weak school boards and betrayals into a web of insanity that is as outrageous as Janney's other mayhem vehicle, I, Tonya. EDIT
Posted Sep 17, 2019
2.5/5 A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (2019) Dwight Brown Director Marielle Heller sensitively guides the cast through this loving fable. Not all audiences will be thrilled that they're getting a "life-coach" movie for the holiday seas, instead of the real skinny about the TV icon's personal life. EDIT
Posted Sep 17, 2019
4/4 Uncut Gems (2019) Dwight Brown Rarely do movies chronicle any synergy between Blacks and Jews who are both living on the same edge. Brilliant filmmaking. [Adam] Sandler deserves an Oscar nod and an apology from past naysayers. EDIT
Posted Sep 17, 2019
4/4 The Report (2019) Dwight Brown Writer/director Scott Z. Burns slowly turns a very wonky, fact-based political story into a thrilling drama that pits reality against deceit and the Senate versus the United States Intelligence Community. EDIT
Posted Sep 16, 2019
2/4 Knives Out (2019) Dwight Brown There are plot twists aplenty, but none add up to much. EDIT
Posted Sep 16, 2019
3/4 Hustlers (2019) Dwight Brown Constance Wu, Mette Towley, Keke Palmer, Lili Reinhart and a cameo by ex-stripper Cardi B add magic as the women go from self-help, to self-employment, to self-infliction. EDIT
Posted Sep 16, 2019
2/4 Honey Boy (2019) Dwight Brown Well-intentioned project. Iffy results at best. EDIT
Posted Sep 16, 2019
1.5/4 The Goldfinch (2019) Dwight Brown Veteran actor Jeffrey Wright gives the only spot-on performance, but even he can't save a silly storyline from itself. EDIT
Posted Sep 16, 2019
2.5/4 Waves (2019) Dwight Brown Watching Sterling K. Brown shed tears on screen, like he does incessantly on the TV show, is like watching a rainstorm on a tropical island. It's an event, but it's no surprise. EDIT
Posted Sep 16, 2019
3/4 Just Mercy (2019) Dwight Brown [Jamies] Foxx gives his best performance since Ray. EDIT
Posted Sep 16, 2019
3/4 Harriet (2019) Dwight Brown Cynthia Erivo plays "Minty" with conviction. EDIT
Posted Sep 16, 2019
3/4 Clemency (2019) Dwight Brown [Alfre] Woodard creates a protagonist who is equally likeable and unapproachable. Her steely performance is complemented by supporting cast members. EDIT
Posted Sep 16, 2019
3/4 Atlantics (2019) Dwight Brown Themes of class divide, spirits from beyond and girlfriends who like to party often crowd what could have been a simple love story. Still, the romance in this film prevails. EDIT
Posted Sep 16, 2019
Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool (2019) Dwight Brown Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool reinforces the obvious. This trumpeter made being talented, stylish, inventive, troubled and enigmatic extremely cool. EDIT
Posted Aug 26, 2019
Good Boys (2019) Dwight Brown With a salacious script by Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnitsky, pervy direction by Stupnitsky, and a sense of devious humor that reeks of producer Seth Rogen, audiences will laugh themselves silly after they've been shocked into submission. EDIT
Posted Aug 12, 2019
Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw (2019) Dwight Brown When Hobbs & Shaw digs into the old [Fast & Furious] trick bag, it's as good as the real thing. When it reverts to Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson's brand of far-fetched action movies, it's an inferior project -- but not entirely bad. EDIT
Posted Aug 2, 2019
Brian Banks (2018) Dwight Brown The real Brian Banks, the subject of this movie, lived through an ordeal that was tragic, inspiring and often profound. However, something is lost in this one-dimensional retelling of his life experiences. EDIT
Posted Jul 31, 2019
David Crosby: Remember My Name (2019) Dwight Brown Time has been very kind to David Crosby. But you don't have to take anyone's word on that. This straightforward, disarming, and evocative documentary makes that all perfectly clear. EDIT
Posted Jul 22, 2019
The Farewell (2019) Dwight Brown The Farewell dares to venture to the last chapter of our existence as it examines how an Asian family handles the finish-line process. It does so with a warm-hearted and uplifting spirit that is quite affecting. EDIT
Posted Jul 12, 2019