National Newspaper Publishers Association

National Newspaper Publishers Association is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer® when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): Dwight Brown
Rating Title/Year Author
The White Tiger (2021) Dwight Brown Unpredictability pulls this perceptive film over the rough spots. The element of surprise is a definite asset. EDIT
Posted Jan 22, 2021
Locked Down (2021) Dwight Brown It may be 2021's first viable COVID-themed movie. Hopefully it's not the best audiences can expect. EDIT
Posted Jan 14, 2021
Herself (2020) Dwight Brown For the most part, Dunne achieves her goals as a writer, social commentator, women's advocate and soul-searching actress. Her intelligence and creativity are a certain sign of good things to come. EDIT
Posted Jan 4, 2021
Sylvie's Love (2020) Dwight Brown It's love at first sight. That's true for the couple in this romantic period film and for audiences who will be transfixed by the stunningly beautiful footage. EDIT
Posted Dec 28, 2020
Soul (2020) Dwight Brown Passing the love of jazz on to a younger generation, cloaked in the sweetness of an animated movie, is a genius move. EDIT
Posted Dec 22, 2020
3.5/4 Lingua Franca (2019) Dwight Brown This story has never been told before, communicated in this way or created by such an astute and perceptive writer/director/actor like Isabel Sandoval. EDIT
Posted Dec 18, 2020
3/4 Minari (2020) Dwight Brown This small but touching family drama perfectly evokes the times and rural setting. The couple's struggle is as distressing as it is inspiring. EDIT
Posted Dec 18, 2020
4/4 Never Rarely Sometimes Always (2020) Dwight Brown An enlightening script, expert ensemble acting and the most revealing film ever made about a young woman's right to choose. EDIT
Posted Dec 18, 2020
3.5/4 The Outpost (2020) Dwight Brown It's a true-life story, masterfully directed by Rod Lurie who instinctively captures the danger, risks and moments of desperation and humanity of the event. EDIT
Posted Dec 18, 2020
The Closet (2020) Dwight Brown Kwang-bin Kim's thoughtful script grows on you. The realm of the dead land he creates, thanks to a visionary tech crew, is just enough to scare you. EDIT
Posted Dec 10, 2020
Farewell Amor (2020) Dwight Brown Ultimately this family drama is very touching and it finds its path. Wait for it. EDIT
Posted Dec 9, 2020
Billie (2019) Dwight Brown A unique remembrance of a remarkable but ill-fated chanteuse who sang the truth. EDIT
Posted Dec 3, 2020
Tripping with Nils Frahm (2020) Dwight Brown Be prepared to travel over the high mountains and down the deep valleys where Frahm's entrancing music treks. It's worth the journey. Worth the exploration. Well worth the escape from our current reality. It's a trip. EDIT
Posted Dec 2, 2020
Ma Rainey's Black Bottom (2020) Dwight Brown Boseman and Davis deliver performances so incendiary that if they'd done them on stage they would have burnt the house down. EDIT
Posted Nov 23, 2020
Sound of Metal (2019) Dwight Brown Yes, this is Riz Ahmed's showcase and his ultimate moment, thus far. But, excellent performances abound. EDIT
Posted Nov 19, 2020
Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey (2020) Dwight Brown What a nice surprise. EDIT
Posted Nov 13, 2020
The Life Ahead (2020) Dwight Brown A triumphant and compelling piece of filmmaking. EDIT
Posted Nov 6, 2020
Spell (2020) Dwight Brown Omari Hardwick's and Loretta Devine's performances elevate this horror/suspense/thriller in ways the script may never have imagined. Devine, especially, steals scenes and makes her venomously evil character devilish beyond redemption. EDIT
Posted Oct 30, 2020
Synchronic (2019) Dwight Brown It's as if the film's special effects were done in a high school physics lab or on an iPhone -- a first generation one, not the new 12. EDIT
Posted Oct 23, 2020
The Trial of the Chicago 7 (2020) Dwight Brown Similar to [Sorkin's] approach to Molly's Game, dialogue supersedes other modes of conveying a story. This very intellectual reinterpretation is fact-filled to the point of being dense. Yet it is emotionally charged enough to be compelling. EDIT
Posted Oct 16, 2020
3/4 Time (2020) Dwight Brown This documentary dares to be humanizing and forgiving at a time when dehumanization is so mainstream. EDIT
Posted Oct 12, 2020
2.5/4 On the Rocks (2020) Dwight Brown Sometimes the film feels too affected, sometimes it seems like Coppola is on top of her game. EDIT
Posted Oct 12, 2020
3/4 Nomadland (2020) Dwight Brown This is how the other half lives. The half that is most often neglected and growing in numbers. EDIT
Posted Oct 12, 2020
3/4 MLK/FBI (2020) Dwight Brown Films that divulge the reckless behavior of the FBI and/or government should be seen so the country doesn't repeat that kind of malfeasance that leads to civil rights leaders being maligned and murdered. EDIT
Posted Oct 12, 2020
3.5/4 I Carry You With Me (2020) Dwight Brown It's innovative, amazing and hybrid filmmaking by first-time director Heidi Ewing. EDIT
Posted Oct 12, 2020
3/4 The Disciple (2020) Dwight Brown Well shot, produced, written and directed. Chaitanya Tamhane sends a transcendental postcard from India filled with soothing music and enlightening insights as the old mixes with the new. EDIT
Posted Oct 12, 2020
3/4 David Byrne's American Utopia (2020) Dwight Brown A high-spirited charmer. Will make your soul jump as it reflects the past and mirrors the times we live in with equal verve. EDIT
Posted Oct 12, 2020
3/4 All In: The Fight for Democracy (2020) Dwight Brown Timely. Illuminating. Required viewing. EDIT
Posted Oct 12, 2020
The Forty-Year-Old Version (2020) Dwight Brown It's an entrancing effect, one that will captivate audiences as they watch a vulnerable but resilient forty-year-old find her own voice. EDIT
Posted Oct 2, 2020
2.5/4 40 Years a Prisoner (2020) Dwight Brown Somehow, finding out what really made MOVE members tick is never really clear. EDIT
Posted Sep 23, 2020
3.5/4 The Father (2020) Dwight Brown Hopkins wrings every last feeling of loss and despondency out of the character and will likely be seated in the front row Oscar night. If there is an Oscar night. EDIT
Posted Sep 22, 2020
3.5/4 Pieces of a Woman (2020) Dwight Brown Vanessa Kirby clearly deserves an Oscar nomination for Best Actress. She is that good, the role is that great and now she is the leader of the pack. EDIT
Posted Sep 22, 2020
3/4 Penguin Bloom (2020) Dwight Brown The film sensitively focusses on a mother who has lost the ability to mother... Loose ends are held together by Watts who gives the film a certain state of grace. EDIT
Posted Sep 22, 2020
3.5/4 Nuevo Orden (2020) Dwight Brown Excellent acting, cinematography and editing will keep you on the edge of your seat. On view is the bourgeoise's worst nightmare. The astonishing and disturbing class warfare is more alarming, compelling and macabre than that seen in Parasite. EDIT
Posted Sep 22, 2020
3/4 The Boy from Medellín (2020) Dwight Brown This documentary has heart, lively characters and rousing concert footage. EDIT
Posted Sep 22, 2020
3/4 Another Round (2020) Dwight Brown A very pleasurable and sinful experience that could easily be made into an American movie à la The Hangover. EDIT
Posted Sep 22, 2020
3.5/4 The Way I See It (2020) Dwight Brown Prepared to be moved and awed in ways you wouldn't expect. It's a trip down memory lane that should excite citizens about the possibilities for tomorrow. EDIT
Posted Sep 22, 2020
2/4 The Water Man (2020) Dwight Brown Though Oyelowo's direction is decent, the story never takes you to that special place and the son's venture into the forest rarely feels adventurous. EDIT
Posted Sep 22, 2020
3.5/4 One Night in Miami (2020) Dwight Brown The words and performances are so enlightening your eyes will stay glued to the screen. As a director, King makes a lot of right choices. EDIT
Posted Sep 22, 2020
3.5/4 Night of the Kings (2020) Dwight Brown With this venture, Ivory Coast writer/director Philippe Lacôte firmly establishes his place among the greatest African filmmakers. EDIT
Posted Sep 22, 2020
2.5/4 () Dwight Brown There is something so spiritual and profound about Pitanga's performance. EDIT
Posted Sep 22, 2020
3.5/4 Joe Bell (2020) Dwight Brown The film has an emotional core that hooks you from the first frame until the final epilogue describing the burdens of the real Joe Bell. EDIT
Posted Sep 22, 2020
3.5/4 Concrete Cowboy (2020) Dwight Brown This very endearing father/son drama is as emotionally powerful as The Great Santini and as respectful to Black cowboy culture as Miss Juneteenth. EDIT
Posted Sep 22, 2020
2/4 Akilla's Escape (2020) Dwight Brown The action scenes are never up to the standards of a good crime/action/thriller. Tighter editing and a more fine-tuned script would have helped. EDIT
Posted Sep 22, 2020
Sibyl (2019) Dwight Brown Audiences may likely experience an emotional distance from and not an emotional attachment to the main character. EDIT
Posted Sep 9, 2020
3.5/4 Young & Reckless (2020) Dwight Brown Writer/director Timothy Barker is deft at setting up this slice of life story. He's created engaging characters and directs the actors in a way that lets them be uninhibited. It's like you're one of the gang hanging out. EDIT
Posted Sep 3, 2020
2.5/4 Tazmanian Devil (2020) Dwight Brown Pity that the sadistic hazing scenes may turn audiences off before they have a chance to be enlightened. EDIT
Posted Sep 3, 2020
2.5/4 A New York Christmas Wedding (2020) Dwight Brown This kind of romantic drama requires direction that has an innovative and quirky style. The kind that could make the romance magical. EDIT
Posted Sep 3, 2020
4/4 The Killing of Kenneth Chamberlain (2020) Dwight Brown The entire cast breathes life into characters in ways that will haunt audiences long after the film ends. EDIT
Posted Sep 3, 2020
2/4 Intolerance: No More (2019) Dwight Brown Tonally, the film is too conflicting. There isn't one believable performance from a cast struggling to interpret looney characters or stereotypes. EDIT
Posted Sep 3, 2020