Black Girl Nerds

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Rating Title/Year Author
4/5 The Last Duel (2021) Stacey Yvonne Scott is an immensely talented filmmaker, and that quality is all over the look of the film. From the lighting to the subtle changes in each perspective, it can be called brilliant. But it can also be frustratingly callous. EDIT
Posted Oct 15, 2021
4/5 Ghostbusters: Afterlife (2021) Catalina Combs Fans of the original 1984 'Ghostbusters' will have fun with 'Ghostbusters Afterlife'. You will laugh; you will be thrilled. It truly is a love letter to the original and the fans. EDIT
Posted Oct 12, 2021
4.5/5 The Harder They Fall (2021) Cassondra Feltus As someone who usually doesn't like Westerns, I highly recommend it. It's a must watch. This is a film that is long overdue, and I can't wait to see more of Jeymes Samuel's groundbreaking work. The artist is a true visionary. EDIT
Posted Oct 6, 2021
3/5 There's Someone Inside Your House (2021) Cassondra Feltus 'There's Someone Inside Your House' is 'Scream' meets 'Pretty Little Liars' for a 2021 audience. EDIT
Posted Oct 4, 2021
5/5 Venom: Let There Be Carnage (2021) Cassondra Feltus A satisfying sequel to its 2018 predecessor. Carnage and Shriek are welcome additions to the franchise, though Shriek definitely deserved more screen time. The sleek visuals and amped up action sequences are the film's strongest elements. EDIT
Posted Oct 1, 2021
3/5 Black as Night (2021) Stacey Yvonne The movie is very cute as a fish out of water, coming of age story, and on that ground it stands pretty well. As a horror film, it might need a little work. EDIT
Posted Oct 1, 2021
4/5 No Time to Die (2021) Catalina Combs It's clear that this is Craig's fifth and final film in the franchise not only because he has made it known in the media but because the film truly has a "let's go out with a bang" mentality all the way through. EDIT
Posted Oct 1, 2021
Nightbooks (2021) Cassondra Feltus Nightbooks is a wildly imaginative twist on fairy tales, drawing inspiration from classic fantasy adventures like Coraline and The Chronicles of Narnia, with some genuinely creepy Goosebumps-esque moments. EDIT
Posted Sep 28, 2021
4/5 The Forgiven (2021) Catalina Combs What makes this movie so great is the satirical nature of it all and the emotion it draws from the audience. It makes for an excellent conversation piece. EDIT
Posted Sep 21, 2021
5/5 The Electrical Life of Louis Wain (2021) Jeanine T. Abraham The Electrical Life of Louis Wain reflects the brilliant connective power of transforming sorrow and anxiety into art. EDIT
Posted Sep 15, 2021
5/5 Dune (2021) Catalina Combs Dune is host to some phenomenal action sequences. Not only are we watching stellar stunt work and choreography, but the action is intensified with dazzling landscapes and music - they practically become characters on their own. EDIT
Posted Sep 15, 2021
3.5/5 Lingui: The Sacred Bonds (2021) Jeanine T. Abraham Although the subject matter of this film is heavy, there is hope woven through the narrative. EDIT
Posted Sep 15, 2021
4.5/5 Julia (2021) Cassondra Feltus Like watching an episode of one of her cooking shows, you'll be entertained, fascinated, and hungry. And maybe even inspired to get in the kitchen yourself. EDIT
Posted Sep 15, 2021
4/5 Night Raiders (2021) Catalina Combs Goulet truly is a skilled and smart filmmaker. Maybe next time, she can have a giant budget so the visual effects can be at her level. EDIT
Posted Sep 15, 2021
4/5 Last Night in Soho (2021) Catalina Combs Last Night in Soho has an interesting foundation. EDIT
Posted Sep 15, 2021
4.5/5 Dionne Warwick: Don't Make Me Over (2021) Jeanine T. Abraham In a toxic culture where so many of our beloved Black artists die young, witnessing Warwick's grit, determination, and resilience as she has lived her dream is truly inspirational. EDIT
Posted Sep 15, 2021
4.5/5 Encounter (2021) Catalina Combs Taking cues from classics like Invasion of the Body Snatchers, Puppet Masters, and The Host, the film is infused with the idea of being corrupted by something you can't see. EDIT
Posted Sep 15, 2021
3.5/5 To Kill the Beast (2021) Cassondra Feltus The true meaning of the film may be hard to wrap your head around, but perhaps the best way to experience it is to just enter Agustina San Martn's dark, tropical world and immerse yourself in the atmospheric horror. EDIT
Posted Sep 15, 2021
5/5 Attica (2021) Jeanine T. Abraham The documentary skillfully reflects how the imprisonment of Black men has long been a commodity for creating a white middle-class American dream. EDIT
Posted Sep 15, 2021
Beba (2021) Jamie Broadnax It allows the viewer to not only see Huntt in true form, but it also provides a sense of comfort that it's okay to show all of who we are or even reflect on who we used to be. EDIT
Posted Sep 15, 2021
4/5 Kicking Blood (2021) Cassondra Feltus 'Kicking Blood' explores what it means to be human, but mostly, what it means to live. It's the juxtaposition of Anna's vampiric addiction to blood and Robbie's human addiction to alcohol that makes this film unique. EDIT
Posted Sep 12, 2021
5/5 A Banquet (2021) Cassondra Feltus It's a surprising, unnerving exploration into the psychological power of food, the intensity of maternal love, and the mystery of life and death - three things you don't expect from one film. EDIT
Posted Sep 12, 2021
5/5 Hold Your Fire (2021) Cassondra Feltus 'Hold Your Fire' feels like walking through an interactive museum exhibit. There isn't narration, but rather the words of the survivors who were in the middle of it all, which brings an extra layer of authenticity. EDIT
Posted Sep 12, 2021
3/5 Mothering Sunday (2021) Catalina Combs 'Mothering Sunday' is more of a slow, emotional burn where you need to hold on to the happy moments to get through it all. EDIT
Posted Sep 12, 2021
2.5/5 The Guilty (2021) Jamie Broadnax 'The Guilty' tries its best to weave in elements of a police drama but ultimately ends up becoming a disappointing crop of cliches you've seen in every other thriller of this ilk. EDIT
Posted Sep 10, 2021
0/5 Karen (2021) Cassondra Feltus Nothing about Karen is funny or scary, and any drama is flattened by the awkward acting and cringey dialogue. Maybe it can be a "so bad it's good" type of movie, but in general, it's all bad. EDIT
Posted Sep 2, 2021
4/5 Candyman (2021) Cassondra Feltus DaCosta's film stands out as a sleek, stylized take on the Candyman lore. While it may not be what horror fans had hoped, it still makes an impression. EDIT
Posted Aug 26, 2021
2/5 The Protégé (2021) Cassondra Feltus Martin Campbell's action-thriller delivers some of the action but not so much the thrill. EDIT
Posted Aug 24, 2021
5/5 Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings (2021) Catalina Combs Watching Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings should yield a deeper appreciation of Chinese culture, Asian history, and the evolution of the action film. EDIT
Posted Aug 24, 2021
3/5 Materna (2020) Alisha Netis 'Materna' is telling a story that is never told, possibly one that is shameful to tell. EDIT
Posted Aug 19, 2021
Transformers: The Last Knight (2017) Carolyn Hinds Shall I start with expressing how, in all my years, I've never been so tempted to leave a movie theater? EDIT
Posted Aug 5, 2021
Nightwatch (1998) Carolyn Hinds Even though the murders were the main driving force of the plot, the lack of a clear motive or pulse pounding tension makes Nightwatch come across as a parody like Scary Movie rather than a classic like Scream. EDIT
Posted Aug 5, 2021
Okja (2017) Carolyn Hinds While I appreciate what Bong is saying regarding social awareness, there was something that bothered me and frankly left me shaken and in tears, and that was how humans themselves and in particular the character of K (Steven Yeun) are treated in the film. EDIT
Posted Aug 5, 2021
Wildling (2018) Carolyn Hinds In an age where horror films are filled with repetitive jump scares that do nothing but annoy, Wildling builds tension by creating an uncomfortable feeling within the viewer. EDIT
Posted Jul 30, 2021
Rampage (2018) Carolyn Hinds The thing about Rampage is that while there is a fair amount of action, it's interspersed with sub-plots that don't really add anything to the story and has quite a few typical character clichés. EDIT
Posted Jul 30, 2021
4/5 Jungle Cruise (2021) Catalina Combs What is great about 'Jungle Cruise' is that it doesn't take itself too seriously. It knows it's a movie based on a beloved ride. The action is good, the acting is good. It won't win awards, but it will win the hearts of many from young to old. EDIT
Posted Jul 27, 2021
3/5 Old (2021) Jamie Broadnax Perhaps Shyamalan has done a course correction here from his recent misses and may have gotten his mojo back. EDIT
Posted Jul 22, 2021
4/5 Black Widow (2021) Catalina Combs Black Widow brings Natasha's life full circle, filling in the gaps, and giving us more of a look at the real Natasha. Given the storyline and themes, what I like most about Black Widow is that it doesn't take itself too seriously. EDIT
Posted Jun 30, 2021
Changing the Game (2019) Donnie Lopez The documentary doesn't romanticize or even solely highlight the great aspects of queer lives. It does instead get real and personal with every trans youth it focuses on and how multifaceted and complicated trans lives can be. EDIT
Posted Jun 23, 2021
4.5/5 Luca (2021) Catalina Combs From the bright colors, the landscape, the food, the little Italian phrases nestled in the dialogue, the cultural identity of the Italian people was acknowledged and actualized. EDIT
Posted Jun 18, 2021
4/5 Domino: Battle of the Bones (2021) Beverly Kwakye In this comedy featuring an all-star cast like Snoop Dogg and David Arquette, the intensity of competitive and racial cultures collide through a skilled domino tournament. EDIT
Posted Jun 16, 2021
4/5 Rita Moreno: Just a Girl Who Decided to Go For It (2021) Donnie Lopez 'Rita Moreno: Just A Girl Who Decided to Go For It' is a moving tribute to a woman who had struggled to define herself, but overcame so much to rise to where she is. EDIT
Posted Jun 14, 2021
4.5/5 Cruella (2021) Catalina Combs The visuals were stunning, the dialogue was on point, and the costume design was ridiculously charming and edgy. This film and these characters were made for this cast. EDIT
Posted May 26, 2021
Two Distant Strangers (2020) Stacey Yvonne While it would be beneficial to see more variety when it comes to popular Black projects, it is important to keep a record of events that impact the zeitgeist. Two Distant Strangers fits the mold beautifully. EDIT
Posted May 10, 2021
3/5 Initiation (2020) Donnie Lopez While the film does have a moment or two that would cause a scare jump, it proves to be more of a cheesy fun night at the movies than a typical horror film. EDIT
Posted May 6, 2021
4.5/5 The Sleepless (2020) Beverly Kwakye 'The Sleepless' is more than just your average rom-com. Once the concept of gender, mental health, and addiction come into play, it perfects the narrative of a conversational film. EDIT
Posted Apr 29, 2021
2.5/5 Tom Clancy's Without Remorse (2021) Catalina Combs 'Without Remorse' fails to achieve a plot that isn't predictable and, at times, cliche. EDIT
Posted Apr 28, 2021
4/5 Nobody (2021) Jamie Broadnax I believe "nobody" can say that Odenkirk doesn't deserve to be on the middle-aged action stars list. EDIT
Posted Mar 22, 2021
3.5/5 Fruits of Labor (2021) Donnie Lopez This film really humanizes the Latino family. The film leaves an imprint of sorrow while also giving a sense of hope. EDIT
Posted Mar 19, 2021
4/5 Sound of Violence (2021) Catalina Combs Packed with bloody scenes and gory images, at its core 'Sound of Violence' gives us an unforgettable back story that leads to hints of mental illness. EDIT
Posted Mar 18, 2021