Just Add Color

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Rating Title/Year Author
Soul (2020) Monique Jones In a year in which more attention has been paid to Black death than ever before, Soul's adherence to yet another unnecessary Black out-of-body experience becomes even more tonally dissonant than it was before. EDIT
Posted Dec 28, 2020
Give or Take (2020) Monique Jones Overall, Give or Take will leave you feeling warm and contemplative about family, despite the film being set around a funeral. EDIT
Posted Dec 1, 2020
Effigy: Poison and the City (2019) Monique Jones If you're a fan of psychological thrillers and period pieces alike, give Effigy, Poison and the City a watch. EDIT
Posted Nov 20, 2020
Unprescribed (2020) Monique Jones Unprescribed gives viewers a different perspective on a substance they might have preconceived notions about. EDIT
Posted Sep 24, 2020
Mulan (2020) Monique Jones Overall, Mulan aims to be a sweeping, cinematic adaptation of an animated classic. But the film might miss that mark for adult audiences. Despite this, the film has a place in our discussions about positive representation. EDIT
Posted Sep 5, 2020
Black Is King (2020) Monique Jones In this visual album, you can see how Beyoncé has matured as a Black woman, a mother, and a representation of Black excellence. EDIT
Posted Aug 3, 2020
Uncorked (2020) Monique Jones Overall, Uncorked is a film that will test how you view the family drama. Perhaps it'll even expand how you view it, depending on how you like the unresolved ending. EDIT
Posted Jul 21, 2020
The Lovebirds (2020) Monique Jones The Lovebirds fulfills its duty to the audience to be just sweet enough while providing an outlet for Rae and Nanjiani to play off of each other's comedic timing. EDIT
Posted Jul 21, 2020
Toss It (2019) Monique Jones If we speak in modern aesthetics, Toss It is the film for the Dark Academia-type of person, a person who is all about Dead Poets Society, Before Sunrise, and other films that ponder the nature of life. EDIT
Posted Jul 21, 2020
Soundwave (2018) Monique Jones If you like discovering new sci-fi films, give Soundwave a try; its focus on realism despite the fantastical, plus its focus on character, will keep you intrigued. EDIT
Posted May 18, 2020
Blood Quantum (2019) Monique Jones Blood Quantum has bold statements about race, culture and a post-Westernized future, statements that sneak up on you as your covering your eyes from the gore and guts. EDIT
Posted May 15, 2020
The Dalai Lama: Scientist (2019) Monique Jones Even though there are certain areas where The Dalai Lama-Scientist lacks some emotional punch, the film is still an achievement of compiling a little-known look at a spiritual leader who wants to be seen as a philosopher-scholar. EDIT
Posted Apr 27, 2020
Tigertail (2020) Monique Jones You will come away from the film having invested yourself in a story about the trials and tribulations of humanity, which can be as messy as it is inspiring. EDIT
Posted Apr 14, 2020
Tyler Perry's A Fall From Grace (2020) Monique Jones I expect more attention to detail. I expect standards, even with broad, guilty pleasure films. I like junky fast food like anyone else, but even while it's junk, I expect it to satisfy and be served to me with some competence. EDIT
Posted Jan 22, 2020
Queen & Slim (2019) Monique Jones The Blackness in Queen & Slim is limited, possibly because it was all performative to begin with. EDIT
Posted Dec 4, 2019
Be Natural: The Untold Story of Alice Guy-Blaché (2018) Monique Jones If you're planning on working in the industry in any capacity, it's probably for the best that you learn about Guy-Blaché. Now that the documentary is out, you have no excuse not to know about the woman who launched the film industry as we know it. EDIT
Posted Sep 4, 2019
Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) Monique Jones If the rest of Phase 4 stacks up to Far From Home, I'd be happy. EDIT
Posted Jul 16, 2019
Purdah (2018) Monique Jones I recommend you give Purdah a watch. You'll come from it feeling closer to a family who has defied the odds after life throws them every possible curveball. EDIT
Posted Jul 16, 2019
Aladdin (2019) Monique Jones As a whole, the film chalks up to being just fine. Would I watch it again? Sure. But I think the film's real gold comes from how children will receive it, especially children of a Middle Eastern or North African (MENA) background. EDIT
Posted Jun 4, 2019
Always Be My Maybe (2019) Monique Jones Always Be My Maybe is a cool film to watch on a weekend when you're ready to Netflix and chill. It's a rom-com that has rewatch potential if you can overlook certain ignorant spots regarding ableism. EDIT
Posted Jun 4, 2019
Avengers: Endgame (2019) Monique Jones Incredibly, the film completes a feat no one believed Marvel would be able to pull off 10 years ago-create a long-running arc of stories that spanned a catalog of films, and end it in a profoundly satisfying way. EDIT
Posted Apr 30, 2019
Ekaj (2015) Monique Jones Ekaj is a film that will leave you thinking about its message and its characters. Hopefully, it propels viewers to act with kindness towards others, especially those who are different than them. EDIT
Posted Apr 15, 2019
Guava Island (2019) Monique Jones It's not as if I hate #GuavaIsland. But with all of that fun, I am left asking what the film's purpose is. EDIT
Posted Apr 13, 2019
Where Hands Touch (2018) Monique Jones With such a film as Where Hands Touch, and with the times we are living in, with the alt-right being validated by our current president, the film would have made a much stronger point if it focused on biracial Germans without a Nazi love interest. EDIT
Posted Jan 3, 2019
Roma (2018) Monique Jones I feel like Roma is a perfect example of how a director can re-examine aspects of their life and people who influenced their life without turning everything into a stereotypical mess. EDIT
Posted Jan 3, 2019
Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle (2018) Monique Jones Overall,"Mowgli" is a good first attempt. It's something that would be fine to watch as a diversion, especially if you are a"Jungle Book" completist. But it's also something that might lose your interest. EDIT
Posted Dec 10, 2018
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016) Monique Jones Having people of all racial, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds gives Star Wars the legitimacy it needs as both a contemporary film in a multicultural world and as a space opera itself. EDIT
Posted Dec 7, 2018