Black Girl Nerds

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Rating Title/Year Author
4/5 Shaft (2019) Lynnette Nicholas Shaft's no-nonsense, street-style of fighting crime, coupled with JJ's millennial political-correctness, cyber smarts and sensitive consideration for the humanity in others makes for an interesting, yet dynamic storyline. EDIT
Posted Jun 14, 2019
3.5/5 Men in Black: International (2019) Catalina Combs The film has a very simple narrative structure, making it a little lackluster in some spots. It could have taken a bigger risk. EDIT
Posted Jun 12, 2019
3/5 Dark Phoenix (2019) Catalina Combs Ironically, there isn't enough Jean Grey. It could easily be called anything except "Dark Phoenix." EDIT
Posted Jun 6, 2019
4/5 Always Be My Maybe (2019) Jamie Broadnax 'Always Be My Maybe' is far from anything super original, but its cast makes up for its idiosyncrasies and there is a large audience that will likely devour this film. EDIT
Posted May 30, 2019
4/5 () Sezín Koehler 'Lil'Buck: Real Swan' isn't just about one young man's journey to follow his dreams and become a world-famous dancer. It is also about how dance is community. EDIT
Posted May 29, 2019
4/5 Ma (2019) Jamie Broadnax Octavia Spencer's character is relatable and empathetic. Yes, she's a looney toon and a bit neurotic, but she's built that way for a reason. EDIT
Posted May 29, 2019
4/5 Rim of the World (2019) Jamie Broadnax 'Rim of the World' is a fun adventure flick filled with cool pop culture movie moments and a great story arc that makes this a movie worth adding to your Netflix queue. EDIT
Posted May 24, 2019
3.5/5 Aladdin (2019) Catalina Combs Is Aladdin perfect? No. Is it much better than we all thought it would be? Yes. EDIT
Posted May 24, 2019
4/5 The Perfection (2018) Jamie Broadnax 'The Perfection' will keep you guessing until the very last frame. EDIT
Posted May 22, 2019
4.5/5 See You Yesterday (2019) Lynnette Nicholas 'See You Yesterday' is a creative sci-fi drama that showcases the potential of teenage science prodigies, while simultaneously highlighting the traumatic effects of police brutality in predominantly Black and Brown communities. EDIT
Posted May 13, 2019
3/5 Instant Dreams (2017) Lisa DeNeal All in all, 'Instant Dreams' is a likable film that made me reminisce about my own possession of more than one Polaroid camera. EDIT
Posted May 8, 2019
3/5 Tolkien (2019) Lynnette Nicholas Overall, 'Tolkien' is cinematically interesting and gives a sympathetic look into the early and middle years of JRR Tolkien's life. EDIT
Posted May 3, 2019
4.5/5 Scary Stories (2019) Sezín Koehler Scary Stories documentary isn't just about the books' creators, fans, and foes. In particular, Schwartz's son Peter has a grand personal arc that leaves us with a satisfying sense of redemption. EDIT
Posted May 3, 2019
5/5 () Lynnette Nicholas Nabil Elderkin's Gully is gritty, honest, and visually unforgettable. A definite must-see! EDIT
Posted May 2, 2019
3.5/5 The Intruder (2019) Catalina Combs If you're into horror, 'The Intruder' is a lot of fun. It's got some kinks, but overall it's a good genre film. EDIT
Posted May 1, 2019
5/5 Recorder: The Marion Stokes Project (2019) Sezín Koehler Recorder: The Marion Stokes Project reminds us that there is no such thing as objectivity when reporting on human behavior, and anyone who tells you otherwise is probably working for Fox News. EDIT
Posted Apr 26, 2019
3/5 Thriller (2018) Sezín Koehler All in all, Thriller is a fun horror film with a unique locational and casting paradigm we need to see more of in horror films. EDIT
Posted Apr 26, 2019
3.5/5 () Sezín Koehler Come To Daddy' is a unique installment in the family horror and horror thriller sub-genres. A word of warning, though: This one is not for the faint of heart or the easily squeamish. EDIT
Posted Apr 26, 2019
5/5 Avengers: Endgame (2019) Catalina Combs If this film doesn't win an Oscar for Best Picture, no superhero film should. EDIT
Posted Apr 24, 2019
5/5 () Lisa DeNeal This documentary should not just serve as a tribute-it should light a fire under us to rebuild and support each other. Don't watch it for appreciation. Watch it for inspiration. EDIT
Posted Apr 22, 2019
4/5 Breakthrough (2019) Lynnette Nicholas Finally, there is a film that truly exemplifies what it means to have faith. EDIT
Posted Apr 21, 2019
2/5 Someone Great (2019) Jamie Broadnax Having Manhattan, NY as the backdrop of a story revolving around single womanhood has become a cliché unto itself - 'Someone Great' lacks substance, flavor, and depth. EDIT
Posted Apr 18, 2019
3/5 Lizzie (2018) Sezín Koehler Lizzie puts a Sapphic spin on the Borden saga that ends up being far more a family drama and love story as opposed to a horror movie or thriller as it is billed on Shudder. EDIT
Posted Apr 12, 2019
3.5/5 Missing Link (2019) Lynnette Nicholas Laika Studios' Missing Link is visually stimulating and charming, yet at times the content is too mature for this to be altogether a kid-friendly or family movie. EDIT
Posted Apr 10, 2019
2.5/5 Little (2019) Catalina Combs The writers tried hard not to be too crude with humor while keeping the whimsy of a child's fairytale. This didn't balance out too well for 'Little'. EDIT
Posted Apr 10, 2019
4/5 Field Guide to Evil (2018) Sezín Koehler 'The Field Guide to Evil' sets up a new cross-cultural paradigm for the anthology horror film, and it is most welcome. EDIT
Posted Apr 9, 2019
4/5 A Dark Place (2018) Sezín Koehler It's rare to see mental illness portrayed with humanity and compassion at all. 'A Dark Place' accomplishes this feat with empathy and grace. EDIT
Posted Apr 6, 2019
5/5 Babylon (1980) Sezín Koehler Powerful and shocking, 'Babylon' is possibly one of the most important films you'll see this year. EDIT
Posted Apr 5, 2019
4/5 Gloria Bell (2018) Jamie Broadnax Moore's portrayal of Gloria is one that indelibly stays with you. Moore injects her nurturing presence and pathos into the role. EDIT
Posted Apr 1, 2019
3/5 Dumbo (2019) Catalina Combs The story doesn't disappoint, it's just a little heavier for a Disney film that I'm used to. EDIT
Posted Mar 28, 2019
4/5 Made in Abyss: Journey's Dawn (2019) April Prince Made In Abyss: Journey's Dawn makes for an enjoyable and insightful experience that comes highly recommended. EDIT
Posted Mar 22, 2019
5/5 Us (2019) Lynnette Nicholas In Peele's Us, there is truly no place to run and hide. The only solution is for the families affected by these evil appearances to truly look inside of themselves. EDIT
Posted Mar 21, 2019
5/5 The Garden Left Behind (2019) Sezín Koehler 'The Garden Left Behind' is a beautiful and devastating portrait of a trans woman of color. EDIT
Posted Mar 18, 2019
2/5 () Sezín Koehler 'Porno' aims high with its possession horror narrative, but falls flat. EDIT
Posted Mar 16, 2019
4/5 () Sezín Koehler 'Museum Town' is a love letter to the world's biggest museum of contemporary art EDIT
Posted Mar 15, 2019
3.5/5 Wonder Park (2019) Lynnette Nicholas 'Wonder Park' is an adventurous animated kid's film that encourages embracing the power of the imagination. EDIT
Posted Mar 15, 2019
5/5 For Sama (2019) Peppur Chambers For Sama brings us to the war within, beautifully. EDIT
Posted Mar 14, 2019
5/5 () Sezín Koehler 'Snatchers' elevates the entire horror-comedy genre. EDIT
Posted Mar 14, 2019
4.5/5 () Peppur Chambers 'Come As You Are' is a feel-good must see for everyone. EDIT
Posted Mar 13, 2019
4/5 () Peppur Chambers 'The Day Shall Come' is a farce to be reckoned with EDIT
Posted Mar 13, 2019
4.5/5 () Beverly Kwakye 'We are the Heat' delivers ethnic diversity and representation of an often overlooked Afro-Colombian community by focusing on the musical heritage that strengthened a broken community. EDIT
Posted Mar 13, 2019
3.5/5 () Jamie Broadnax Pryor told unfiltered stories about his addiction, abuse, and encountering racism through his comedy. He literally used the pain of his past and present and turned it into power on the stage with a microphone. EDIT
Posted Mar 13, 2019
4/5 Pahokee (2019) Jonita Davis 'Pahokee' will have audiences laughing and crying as the directors and the editors do an excellent job of drawing viewers into the lives of the students. EDIT
Posted Mar 12, 2019
3/5 () Jamie Broadnax There isn't anything groundbreaking or unique per se about this narrative, but the twists and turns and least likely suspects are what will pique your interest. EDIT
Posted Mar 12, 2019
4/5 () Sezín Koehler 'Alice' is a story about the pure magic of female friendships and how important girlfriends are in developing our own self-empowerment. EDIT
Posted Mar 11, 2019
4/5 Booksmart (2019) Jamie Broadnax 'Booksmart' is funny, nerdy, silly and an excellent debut for first-time director Olivia Wilde who has found her genre. EDIT
Posted Mar 11, 2019
1/5 The Beach Bum (2019) Jamie Broadnax There's certainly an audience for this film, but not a big one. EDIT
Posted Mar 10, 2019
3.5/5 Long Shot (2019) Jamie Broadnax 'Long Shot' is a comedy that will likely become a fan favorite and has earned its rightful place in the genre of silly rom-coms. EDIT
Posted Mar 10, 2019
3.5/5 () Jamie Broadnax 'Jezebel' is a film that is not judgemental or even takes a side with its protagonist, in fact, you empathize with young Tiffany, even though she's making a myriad of bad decisions. EDIT
Posted Mar 9, 2019
4.5/5 Juanita (2019) Jamie Broadnax Juanita is filled with humor, love, and liberation - it's a bright shiny gem among today's crop of rom-coms. EDIT
Posted Mar 8, 2019