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Rating Title/Year Author
Muppet Guys Talking: Secrets Behind the Show the Whole World Watched (2017) Kai Charles I really loved the intimacy of this film. EDIT
Posted Oct 22, 2019
4/5 The Farewell (2019) Guest Blogger There are silences in Lulu Wang's The Farewell that linger much longer than they should and much longer than it is comfortable. EDIT
Posted Oct 19, 2019
5/5 Maleficent: Mistress of Evil (2019) Diedre Johnson With its grandiose set design, bold swaths of color, magical special effects, and award-winning, international cast, the sequel Maleficent: Mistress of Evil tries to rectify the situation. EDIT
Posted Oct 16, 2019
3/5 Gemini Man (2019) Catalina Combs It's unfortunate that a movie that took at least ten years to fully develop hits the screen with nothing more than a fresh concept and good actors...it can't just be all about the technology. There has to be substance. EDIT
Posted Oct 8, 2019
4/5 Happy Face (2018) Donnie Lopez The film attempts to deconstruct and break down people's prejudices and forces them to face what thoughts they might hide. EDIT
Posted Oct 8, 2019
4/5 The Witches (1990) Jamie Broadnax The best Halloween treat is watching 'The Witches'. EDIT
Posted Oct 5, 2019
2.5/5 Bloody Birthday (1981) Donnie Lopez It's dazzling the way the film cleverly portrays childlike innocence to draw viewers into a false state of security, while then, when they least expect it, revealing the characters' lack of conscience. EDIT
Posted Oct 2, 2019
4/5 Homewrecker (2019) Donnie Lopez The twists and turns of irrationality and intricacies are endless as these two women explore sisterhood through forceful interactions, obsessions, and subversions. EDIT
Posted Sep 30, 2019
3/5 Ad Astra (2019) Diedre Johnson Pitt's performance is subtle and haunting. But because his character is so internalized, it's hard to know him and really root for his Roy. EDIT
Posted Sep 24, 2019
4/5 Downton Abbey (2019) Catalina Combs The film does a brilliant job conveying the romance, misjudgments, and the shenanigans that ensue as we see the Downton staff welcome their Royal Highnesses. EDIT
Posted Sep 9, 2019
2.5/5 () Jamie Broadnax While this movie certainly has the potential, it just misses the mark on its story structure, Lilly's character development, and falls victim to dated cinematic tropes that Hollywood has a bad habit of repeating incessantly. EDIT
Posted Sep 9, 2019
4.5/5 Feral (2017) Donnie Lopez The cinematography is exquisitely executed in combination with complex film techniques and outstanding character development, in order to divulge a narrative that both dismays and excites the audiences. EDIT
Posted Sep 5, 2019
() Donnie Lopez A worthy, unique, and terribly horrifying film that sheds new light on the neglected - or if hardly ever acknowledged issue - of children who are born and raised in the wild. EDIT
Posted Sep 5, 2019
5/5 Joker (2019) Catalina Combs It's chilling and ironically, still a fun way to spend two-hours escaping into a fictional world. Joker is such a great film that ventures away from the comic books and dives more into reality. EDIT
Posted Aug 31, 2019
3.5/5 Overcomer (2019) Jamie Broadnax The story invites anyone who has experienced a season of failure or a season of loss to find something to keep them going. That thing is finding your faith EDIT
Posted Aug 22, 2019
3.5/5 Jacob's Ladder (2019) Jamie Broadnax 'Jacob's Ladder' holds its own just fine as a standalone and brings to the screen a unique narrative. EDIT
Posted Aug 21, 2019
2.5/5 The Kitchen (2019) Catalina Combs While the cast and crew scream blockbuster hit, unfortunately, the film is far from it. EDIT
Posted Aug 8, 2019
1/5 Crawl (2019) Sezín Koehler Crawl's writers and filmmakers have clearly never set foot in Florida or asked someone from here to consult on this mess of a film. EDIT
Posted Jul 18, 2019
2.5 The Lion King (2019) Catalina Combs Disney brings us a version of 'The Lion King' that is not as enjoyable as its predecessor. EDIT
Posted Jul 11, 2019
4/5 Loners (2019) Sezín Koehler As weighty the social commentary is, Loner writer Neil McGowan infuses this film with a compassionate and comedic touch that perfectly balances the heart of this dystopian vision of America. EDIT
Posted Jun 26, 2019
3.5/5 Toy Story 4 (2019) Utibe Gautt Ate 'Toy Story 4' seems aimed at those of us who grew up with the franchise that first graced silver screens twenty-four years ago. However, it also re-opens the story for an entirely new generation. EDIT
Posted Jun 17, 2019
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 Come To Daddy (2019) 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 The 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