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Review: ‘Angelfish’Rapper Princess Nokia & Jimi Stanton Are Wonderful In This Compelling Bronx Romance

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Summer in the Bronx, 1993. Brendan (Jimi Stanton) is a troubled but hard-working high school drop-out with a manipulative mother and a brother on...

Review: ‘The Prey’A Run-Of-The-Mill Jungle Action Flick

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Going undercover as a cop is typically a risky endeavor, but The Prey takes that to a whole new level. Xin (Gu Shangwei) is...

Review: ‘Big Time Adolescence’Pete Davidson Gets The Headlines But Griffin Gluck Truly Wins In...

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Debuting at Sundance in 2019,  Big Time Adolescence was the kind of familiar, plucky coming-of-age story the festival trafficks in pretty regularly. What made...

Review: ‘The Truth’Catherine Deneuve Is A Ferocious Screen Icon In Hirokazu Koreeda's Latest Exploration...

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It's long known to readers of this site that Hirokazu Koreeda is my favorite director working today. The Japanese filmmaker, whose incisive dramas such...

Review: ‘The Broken Hearts Gallery’Geraldine Viswanathan And Dacre Montgomery Find Humor After Heartbreak

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The Broken Hearts Gallery isn't a movie that would normally blink too hard on my radar, but there's one reason it did and one...

Review: ‘Miss Juneteenth’Nicole Beharie Steals The Show In A Beauty Pageant Drama Exploring Black...

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Today is Juneteenth, the holiday that commemorates the ending of slavery in the US, two years after the Emancipation Proclamation. It’s a day for...

Review: ‘The Photograph’, A Beautiful Snapshot Of Modern Black Love

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While there has been a clear rise in studio romances featuring black stars, it speaks to the relative lack of them that we still...

Review: ‘Self Made: Inspired by the Life Of Madam C.J. Walker’Octavia Spencer And Tiffany...

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Every Black History month our schools roll out the hits of usually the same black historical figures who have made a difference in America....
Darkness

Review: ‘Darkness Falls’Shawn Ashmore Is A Grief-Stricken Cop Obsessed With His Wife's Killers

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If the tagline feels like a spoiler, don’t worry: the trailer gives those details away as does the first five minutes of Darkness Falls. Before...
Fister Boy

Review: ‘Foster Boy’The Shaquille O’Neal Produced Legal Drama Tackles Private Foster Care

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“Too many foster kids are scared, neglected, lonely, and abused” - Shaquille O’Neal Screenwriter Jay Paul Deratany spent most of his career as a lawyer...