Nerds of Prey

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Rating Title/Year Author
A- () Shannon Miller The documentary strikes a healthy balance between reflection and education.The end result is an emphatic culmination of professionalism, determination, a killer team, and months of painstaking labor. EDIT
Posted Apr 19, 2019
9/10 () Lauren Warren Pink Wall is ripe with extraordinary performances, stunning direction and cinematography displaying the ... sides of Jenna and Leon's (and every) relationship. EDIT
Posted Apr 18, 2019
8/10 () Lauren Warren Dan Berk and Robert Olsen have crafted a compact and delightfully dark comedy/thriller about amateur criminals in love ... that packs a mighty punch in its 88-minute runtime. EDIT
Posted Mar 31, 2019
8.5/10 Captain Marvel (2019) Kay-B Giddens ... [Captain Marvel] does manage to beautifully capture the essence of the '90s and a woman coming into her own as the superhero she was always destined to be. EDIT
Posted Mar 31, 2019
9/10 Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am (2019) Kay-B Giddens "...getting the opportunity to understand her as a multi-faceted woman, learning to juggle family, health, and career wealth ... was enlightening." EDIT
Posted Feb 25, 2019
7/10 Selah and the Spades (2019) Kay-B Giddens The actors have a great dynamic, and the scenes where Selah interacts with and has strong camaraderie with Maxxie and Paloma really make the film shine. EDIT
Posted Feb 6, 2019
7/10 Premature (2019) Joi Childs Premature, if nothing else, successfully treads similar waters as Love Jones and Mo Better Blues before it while keeping the story relevant to its own time. EDIT
Posted Jan 31, 2019
8/10 Aquaman (2018) Kay-B Giddens [James] Wan definitely took the opportunity to lean into the campiness and Momoa's innate sense of humor, and that's not necessarily a bad thing. EDIT
Posted Dec 27, 2018
5/10 Welcome to Marwen (2018) Shannon Miller ...the love that [ Welcome to Marwen ] professes for these women and how it actually treats women are at direct odds with each other. EDIT
Posted Dec 20, 2018
10/10 Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018) Mel Perez The animation in this film is gorgeously brilliant, adding a whole new life to what could have been an old story. EDIT
Posted Dec 19, 2018
4/10 Life Itself (2018) Shannon Miller There is a moment where the narrator ... says 'I'm not sure whose story I have been telling,' and that's one of the few truths that Life Itself tells. EDIT
Posted Dec 9, 2018
7/10 Green Book (2018) Kay-B Giddens While the [Green Book] gives us incredible performances ... I still found myself watching a film with some of the same stereotypical tropes. EDIT
Posted Nov 29, 2018
7/10 Widows (2018) Leonardo Faierman The women in [Widows]have depth. They shift and transform, ... [they] aren't singularly labeled or monolithic. EDIT
Posted Nov 16, 2018
6/10 In a Relationship (2018) Shannon Miller Boyd exchanges unrelenting sweetness and conveniently pretty endings for a quiet reminder of the messy uncertainty of evolving relationships. EDIT
Posted Nov 8, 2018
10/10 Rafiki (2018) Constance Gibbs It is a coming of age film that embraces the idea that sometimes love isn't enough, but there's always hope. EDIT
Posted Sep 26, 2018
8/10 Monsters and Men (2018) Joi Childs While some perspectives were more valuable than others, seeing the viewpoints of tragedy from people who are typically undervalued is a gift. And we shouldn't ignore it. EDIT
Posted Sep 17, 2018
8/10 The First Purge (2018) Leonardo Faierman The First Purge might not be a nuanced political commentary or an artful polemic, but as a modernized John Carpenter-inspired debacle of urban chaos? The system works. EDIT
Posted Sep 3, 2018
9/10 Sorry to Bother You (2018) Leonardo Faierman One of the most interesting components in Sorry To Bother You is whether the film does, or doesn't, and how it goes about testing his basic humanity. EDIT
Posted Sep 3, 2018
8/10 BlacKkKlansman (2018) Lauren Warren Washington's portrayal of Ron Stallworth is humorous and understated, but powerful. EDIT
Posted Sep 3, 2018
5/10 The Greatest Showman (2017) Shannon Miller There's more than enough flash and bang [in The Greatest Showman] to spare, but not nearly enough of a concentrated effort to fully develop one single angle, from plot to participants. EDIT
Posted Aug 27, 2018