The Black Cape

The Black Cape is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): Jonita Davis
Rating Title/Year Author
4/5 The Photograph (2020) Jonita Davis 'The Photograph' is unapologetic, unproblematic, and imperfect in all the ways that Black folk were often not allowed to be. EDIT
Posted Feb 15, 2020
4/5 Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made (2020) Jonita Davis 'Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made' strikes the right family comedy blend of adventure, imagination, and an underlying dramatic thread that ties the whole thing together. EDIT
Posted Feb 9, 2020
4.5 of 5 Residue (2020) Jonita Davis 'Residue' channels Merawi Gerima's helplessness and frustration at his dying neighborhood and disappearing community into a format that can help other gentrification survivors do the same. EDIT
Posted Feb 9, 2020
4/5 () Jonita Davis 'The Killing of Two Lovers' is like Baumbach's 'A Marriage Story', but dipped in whiskey and dried to the tune of Miranda Lambert's song "Famous in a Small Town". EDIT
Posted Feb 1, 2020
4.5 of 5 Zola (2020) Jonita Davis Zola is messy, and ratchet, and it will be hilarious to Black women who loved those 90s "hood-girl" movies. EDIT
Posted Jan 26, 2020
3/5 Like a Boss (2020) Jonita Davis While it's not an award-winning film, 'Like a Boss' is good entertainment for anyone looking for a funny movie that you don't have to think really hard about. EDIT
Posted Jan 15, 2020
2.5 of 5 Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019) Jonita Davis 'Star Wars: Rise of Skywalker' made a lot of strange turns overlooked details in order to force this narrative to a predetermined ending EDIT
Posted Jan 14, 2020
5/5 The Garden Left Behind (2019) Jonita Davis "The Garden Left Behind" is the cinematic embodiment of the protest slogan "Trans Rights are Human Rights". EDIT
Posted Dec 20, 2019
4/5 Queen & Slim (2019) Jonita Davis 'Queen and Slim' tells how two good people have one bad date and end up legendary symbols for the rage urban Black America feels toward police brutality. EDIT
Posted Dec 20, 2019
4.5 of 5 Atlantics (2019) Jonita Davis 'Atlantics' a haunting story that takes place on the other side of the globe and in a culture that the western world often ignores. EDIT
Posted Nov 26, 2019
4.5 of 5 Burning Cane (2019) Jonita Davis 'Burning Cane' is a portrait of the overburdened church lady whose blind faith in her Bible and her men has failed her completely, as it is destined to do. EDIT
Posted Nov 26, 2019
4/5 Frozen II (2019) Jonita Davis 'Frozen 2' is one more Disney film this year that has taken on some huge social topics and masked them in a story that rivets audiences. EDIT
Posted Nov 25, 2019
4.5 of 5 Ford v Ferrari (2019) Jonita Davis 'Ford v. Ferrari' is a thrilling look an automobile design and racing history. EDIT
Posted Nov 25, 2019
4/5 Doctor Sleep (2019) Jonita Davis The sequel to 'The Shining', 'Doctor Sleep', is a terrifying return to the realm of gifted kids and the predators who prey upon them. EDIT
Posted Nov 17, 2019
4/5 American Son (2019) Jonita Davis 'American Son' is a film that will leave parents with questions about their own effectiveness, and also with an uncontrollable urge to find out where the teenagers are right now. EDIT
Posted Nov 12, 2019
2.5 of 5 Last Christmas (2019) Jonita Davis 'Last Christmas' will keep you in the holiday spirit at least. EDIT
Posted Nov 10, 2019
4/5 Harriet (2019) Jonita Davis 'Harriet' is a portrait of a Black woman that so relatable and so real that only a Black woman could've told this story. Kasi Lemmons did that and more. EDIT
Posted Nov 10, 2019
5/5 Clemency (2019) Jonita Davis 'Clemency' presents us with not just a film, but a look into a system that is so rotten it must be dismantled. EDIT
Posted Oct 26, 2019
3.5/5 Girl on the Third Floor (2019) Jonita Davis Girl on the Third Floor is so much more than a haunting film. EDIT
Posted Oct 26, 2019
5/5 Joker (2019) Jonita Davis 'Joker' is a slow-burn psychological thriller that often feels like it's hitting a little too close to home. EDIT
Posted Oct 6, 2019
3.5/5 Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) Jonita Davis The MCU and director Jon Watts did an excellent job reminding the audience of Peter's humanity and boyhood without sacrificing the thrills and action scenes. EDIT
Posted Oct 5, 2019
3.5/5 The Kitchen (2019) Jonita Davis 'The Kitchen' is not awful onscreen, and the actresses were not terrible. They are just too feminine for the 70s mobster genre, that is according to most mainstream critics today. EDIT
Posted Oct 5, 2019
5/5 Beats (2019) Jonita Davis The music prodigy storyline keeps the viewers entertained. The education comes in seeing how gun violence touches so many people, not just the body on the ground in a pool of his own blood. EDIT
Posted Aug 26, 2019
5/5 Toy Story 4 (2019) Jonita Davis These big themes and rich ideas are perfect for the transition to wherever Disney Pixar intends to go after Toy Story 4. EDIT
Posted Aug 22, 2019
1/5 Once Upon a Time... In Hollywood (2019) Jonita Davis Let Once Upon a Time in Hollywood be a reminder that Hollywood is still a playground for white men and their fantasies. The rest of us can only get in where we fit in or keep on fighting that good fight. EDIT
Posted Aug 22, 2019
4/5 Yesterday (2019) Jonita Davis Yesterday blends comedy, romance, and science fiction to create a fun time that Beatles fans and rom-com aficionados will enjoy. EDIT
Posted Aug 22, 2019
5/5 Beats (2019) Jonita Davis Beats is a Netflix film that should be a part of any conversation about gun violence in America. EDIT
Posted Aug 22, 2019
4/5 The Lion King (2019) Jonita Davis Despite its flaws, the film is one that parents should see with their kids (maybe over the age of 3). This is Lion King for their generation, one that is more diverse, more Black, and more authentic than ours ever was. EDIT
Posted Aug 22, 2019
Dora and the Lost City of Gold (2019) Jonita Davis Dora and the Lost City of Gold has so much to say about Latin culture (they even explore an ancient Inca city), and about the realities of assimilating. EDIT
Posted Aug 22, 2019