Black Girl Nerds

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Rating Title/Year Author
3.5/5 Nine Days (2020) Catalina Combs 'Nine Days' is a rich representation of cinematic voyeurism. EDIT
Posted Oct 17, 2020
4/5 On the Rocks (2020) Donnie Lopez Coppola's films have a style that is uniquely her own. She manages to take bits and pieces from everyday experiences and transforms them into a work that draws many in. EDIT
Posted Sep 30, 2020
3.5/5 The Glorias (2020) Catalina Combs There is a lot to digest in 'The Glorias', but the overall themes and subject matter make it an interesting film. EDIT
Posted Sep 29, 2020
5/5 I Carry You With Me (2020) Donnie Lopez This documentary is filled with grace, beauty, and a deep sadness. EDIT
Posted Sep 23, 2020
4/5 The Water Man (2020) Jamie Broadnax Oyelowo's directorial debut hits the mark and he's definitely found his place in this tough genre. EDIT
Posted Sep 16, 2020
2/5 MLK/FBI (2020) Alisha Street Sam Pollard's MLK/FBI documentary neglects to uncover or unravel any new facts that weren't already speculated on by the general public about Martin Luther King Jr. EDIT
Posted Sep 14, 2020
4/5 Violation (2020) Catalina Combs Everything about this film is creative and mesmerizing and it stems from actor, writer, director, and producer, Madeleine Sims-Fewer. EDIT
Posted Sep 14, 2020
4/5 Akilla's Escape (2020) Donnie Lopez 'Akilla's Escape' is a passionate plea that explores ideas of violence, revenge, pain, and loneliness through their outstanding cast and performances EDIT
Posted Sep 14, 2020
4/5 Concrete Cowboy (2020) Jamie Broadnax With 'Concrete Cowboy', expect to experience beautiful performances all around, but more importantly, you'll also get a refreshing story about a subculture that you've likely never seen on celluloid. EDIT
Posted Sep 13, 2020
4.5/5 One Night in Miami (2020) Jamie Broadnax Regina King's 'One Night In Miami' is an impressive mainstream feature film debut. If this is what we can expect from a Regina King movie, then sign me up for the rest of her portfolio. EDIT
Posted Sep 11, 2020
2/5 Range Runners (2019) Donnie Lopez 'Range Runners' is an appealing attempt to captivate its audiences with a runner's story but falls short of an enthralling plot. EDIT
Posted Sep 8, 2020
4/5 Mulan (2020) Catalina Combs Don't expect to sing along with catchy songs but expect to fall in love with Mulan all over again. The film is emotional, beautifully shot, and all-around enjoyable. EDIT
Posted Sep 4, 2020
3/5 Fugitive Dreams (2020) Donnie Lopez 'Fugitive Dreams' is a topical tale of those that abuse their positions and power, and those that must learn to find peace and forgiveness. EDIT
Posted Sep 2, 2020
2.5/5 The New Mutants (2020) Catalina Combs It's tough to sit through a film you've been excited to see for so long and just feel this sense of being letdown scene after scene. So many things go wrong in this film and you wonder how the filmmakers didn't notice. EDIT
Posted Sep 2, 2020
3.5/5 Unhinged (2020) Jeandra Lebeauf Overall, 'Unhinged' is an intense ride that will make you question your daily horn use. EDIT
Posted Sep 2, 2020
2/5 () Donnie Lopez While the idea behind this film is refreshing and it does provide a few red herrings to keep the film interesting, it itself seems to be more of a lesbian murder mystery than a monster flick. EDIT
Posted Aug 26, 2020
4/5 () Donnie Lopez Whether nudity is a form of empowerment or embarrassment, the documentary allows the viewer to decide for themselves. EDIT
Posted Aug 25, 2020
5/5 Words on Bathroom Walls (2020) Beverly Kwakye 'Words on Bathroom Walls' is a wonderfully made film that touches your heart and opens your eyes against the stigmas of mental illness. EDIT
Posted Aug 18, 2020
2/5 Endless (2020) Donnie Lopez 'Endless' is just another teen movie. EDIT
Posted Aug 12, 2020
4/5 The Secret Garden (2020) Catalina Combs The Secret Garden is a beautifully shot film full of heart and spirit. Pushed to the 40s, away from the Edwardian bonnets, this film is for the new generation of children who have missed out on the magic, comfort, and friendship this story embodies. EDIT
Posted Aug 6, 2020
4/5 Black Is King (2020) Jamie Broadnax Black Is King is about Black spirituality. Something that can never be broken. EDIT
Posted Jul 31, 2020
3.5/5 In Bruges (2008) Sezín Koehler 'In Bruges' is a fantastic Boschian nightmare with profound themes to go along with its dark comedy. EDIT
Posted Jul 27, 2020
4/5 Tank Girl (1995) Sezín Koehler With climate change going unchecked and drinking water shortages abounding, 'Tank Girl' predicted a totally possible post-apocalypse scenario. EDIT
Posted Jul 21, 2020
Princess Cyd (2017) Diondra Powers The magic of Stephen Cone's Princess Cyd doesn't revolve around Cyd as the title may suggest, but this humble-yet-wholehearted film gives its female characters unabashed agency over the lives they've chosen to lead. EDIT
Posted Jul 19, 2020
5/5 Hamilton (2020) Danielle Broadway 'Hamilton' gives audiences something much better than line-for-line historical facts - it gives viewers a glimpse into radical imaginations of Black futurity. EDIT
Posted Jul 9, 2020
3/5 7500 (2019) Catalina Combs '7500' is an innovative debut from Director/Writer Vollrath. It's simple yet suspenseful but doesn't quite stick the landing. EDIT
Posted Jun 19, 2020
4/5 Miss Juneteenth (2020) Jamie Broadnax Beautiful performances, loving familial relationships, and captivating drama are the elements you will get out of this film and will come away feeling completely rewarded. EDIT
Posted Jun 17, 2020
5/5 Seven (1995) Sezín Koehler Fincher's stylish filmmaking elevated each scene in such a way that the movie never felt exploitative in spite of the horrific plotlines. EDIT
Posted Jun 16, 2020
4/5 Pulse (2017) Donnie Lopez The idea of being a friend is what is at the core of this movie. EDIT
Posted Jun 16, 2020
5/5 Blue Valentine (2010) Sezín Koehler Blue Valentine is much more than just the movie that birthed the "Feminist Ryan Gosling" meme. EDIT
Posted May 23, 2020
4/5 The Wizard of Oz (1939) Sezín Koehler The Wizard of Oz first enchanted audiences with its escapist fantasy, "there's no place like home" has become a multilayered statement for our current times. EDIT
Posted May 23, 2020
4/5 Now and Then (1995) Sezín Koehler Often referred to as the Stand By Me for girls - a most superficial comparison that in lots of ways cheapens both films, watering them down to gender stereotypes - Now and Then has its lighthearted moments of comedy as the girls' adventures unfold. EDIT
Posted May 23, 2020
5/5 The Sixth Sense (1999) Sezín Koehler The Sixth Sense has most importantly been reminding us of how powerful children can be as forces of knowledge, awareness, and healing, if only adults would actually listen to them. EDIT
Posted May 23, 2020
4/5 Gremlins (1984) Sezín Koehler Joe Dante's Gremlins quickly fixes itself as a rare Christmas horror movie classic EDIT
Posted May 23, 2020
5/5 The Neverending Story (1984) Sezín Koehler The film has an almost overwhelming number of messages. From colonization and dispossession of land to the apathy of adulthood as well as the power of new beginnings EDIT
Posted May 23, 2020
3/5 The Big Lebowski (1998) Sezín Koehler If The Dude is the representative figure of early 1990s America - a lazy white guy constantly breaking the law with impunity - it's no wonder his story remains relevant even now that the film is old enough to order its own White Russian. EDIT
Posted May 23, 2020
4/5 The Blair Witch Project (1999) Sezín Koehler The most remarkable thing about Donahue's work in this movie is that she is rarely seen on camera. She brings depth and emotional nuance to Heather's character through just her voicework and breathing. EDIT
Posted May 23, 2020
5/5 Do the Right Thing (1989) Sezín Koehler Do the Right Thing remains an absolute master class in American cinema EDIT
Posted May 23, 2020
4/5 Honey, I Shrunk the Kids (1989) Sezín Koehler Using as many practical effects as possible, as well as the special effects of the day, director Joe Johnston's vision holds up incredibly well years later. EDIT
Posted May 23, 2020
5/5 Alien (1979) Sezín Koehler Even if you aren't a horror or sci-fi fan, you cannot deny the paragon of cinematic mastery that is Alien. EDIT
Posted May 23, 2020
5/5 The Crow (1994) Sezín Koehler From heartbreak, rage, pain, love, and even brief moments of humor, Brandon Lee brings all the pathos to the table. EDIT
Posted May 23, 2020
3/5 Teen Witch (1989) Sezín Koehler Teen Witch continues to be a fun journey through archetypes and the 80s camp that's singular to romantic comedies of that era. It's also a powerful reminder that being ourselves and accepting who we are can be powerful magic of its own. EDIT
Posted May 23, 2020
5/5 The Matrix (1999) Sezín Koehler The Matrix isn't just a movie, it's an entire philosophy that also examines metamorphosis and personal transformation to mirror The Wachowskis' own personal journeys as trans women. EDIT
Posted May 23, 2020
5/5 Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004) Sezín Koehler [Jim Carrey's] vulnerability is stunning, and he has channeled his comedic physicality into a tightly controlled performance that makes the absurd completely believable. EDIT
Posted May 23, 2020
4/5 Pet Sematary (1989) Sezín Koehler Pet Sematary quickly becomes a testament to the power of the female gaze on screen, as well as Mary Lambert's considerable skills as a director. None of the gore is exploitative, and even the death of a child is handled with empathy and respect. EDIT
Posted May 23, 2020
2/5 Stargirl (2020) Danielle Broadway Sadly, 'Stargirl' was just another "it's fun, but hard to be different" films with bad music. I just couldn't feel the magic. EDIT
Posted May 23, 2020
4/5 10 Things I Hate About You (1999) Sezín Koehler 10 Things I Hate About You is a sweet romantic comedy. But it is also a treatise about how young people navigate, negotiate, and balance all of the social, cultural, and personal expectations that swarm around them from all sides. EDIT
Posted May 23, 2020
5/5 Field of Dreams (1989) Sezín Koehler This is a story about passion, not just for baseball, but also a passion to do something with our one precious life even if people think it's crazy. EDIT
Posted May 23, 2020
4/5 Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure (1989) Sezín Koehler Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure is absolutely absurd and still funny as hell. Reeves and Winters have remarkable chemistry together. EDIT
Posted May 23, 2020
4/5 Footloose (1984) Sezín Koehler Footloose is elevated to something much more than a teen romance. It becomes a social parable about the dangers of extremism. Footloose is about what happens when you try to control people too much. EDIT
Posted May 23, 2020