Movie Review

‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’ Proves The MCU Can Still Take Itself Seriously

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever closes Phase 4 with a thoughtful memorial that doesn't treat fiction as an imaginative escape from… Read More

November 11, 2022

‘Wendell & Wild’ Is A Frustrating, Noble Effort By Henry Selick And Jordan Peele

Wendell & Wild, Henry Selick's first film since 2009, premiered at this year's Toronto International Film Festival. It'll be available… Read More

September 27, 2022

Five Reasons ‘Thor: Love and Thunder’ Just Doesn’t Work

Thor: Love and Thunder is a messy and undercooked sequel that only continues the MCU’s descent into inadequacy. As the… Read More

July 8, 2022

‘Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness’ is the MCU at its Most Extreme [Review]

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, the first MCU movie of 2022, is a convoluted but exhilarating experience. Toward the… Read More

May 6, 2022

The Batman is a Sophisticated Crime Thriller That Rivals the ‘Dark Knight’ Films

Fueled by an intricate script, memorable characters, and spurts of thrilling action, The Batman belongs in the highest echelon of… Read More

March 4, 2022

Not Even Keke Palmer Can Save Blundering Slave Revenge Film ‘Alice’ [Review]

Alice made its premiere at the 2022 Sundance Film Festival When it comes to Black history, the pull to make a… Read More

February 7, 2022

Denzel Washington Carries ‘The Tragedy Of Macbeth’ [Review]

Despite lacking narrative intentionality, The Tragedy of Macbeth, has a number of stellar performances. ​​Standing in the middle of a… Read More

December 25, 2021

Will Smith Disappears Into The Role Of Richard Williams In Flawed ‘King Richard’ Biopic

Bringing the inspirational story behind tennis legends Venus and Serena Williams to film, King Richard revels in the limitless potential… Read More

November 22, 2021

Netflix’s ‘Passing’ Is a Gorgeous And Confounding Exploration Of Colorism

Rebecca Hall's directorial debut Passing is a story about race and identity that finds its own subject matter to be absurd.… Read More

November 10, 2021

Netflix’s ‘The Harder They Fall’ Is A Much-Needed Western But Underwhelming Film

The Harder They Fall, one of the few Westerns with an all-Black principal cast, is a film devoted to the… Read More

November 5, 2021

‘The Inheritance’ Is About The Pursuit Of Black Knowledge And Community Building [Review]

The Inheritance, which was recently played at this year's Blackstar Film Festival, is based on director Ephraim Asili's real experiences… Read More

October 12, 2021

Netflix’s ‘The Guilty’ is a B-Movie That Thinks it’s a Blockbuster [Review]

As a Netflix exclusive, the Jake Gyllenhaal-lead The Guilty is a fine couch watch — not an offensively bad feature,… Read More

September 30, 2021

‘Candyman’ Fails To Turn An Urban Legend Into A Racial Justice Guardian [Review]

Candyman is a film grasping for a sense of social and moral rightness that alienates itself from the original 1992 movie.… Read More

September 2, 2021

‘Summer Of Soul’ Celebrates Black Joy Amid The Pain Of The ’60s [Review]

Questlove's directorial debut, Summer of Soul, which premiered at this year's Sundance Film Festival, shows how Black music from across… Read More

July 2, 2021

‘Zola’ Is More Than A Twitter Thread Come To Life — It’s A Critique Of Whiteness

Zola, which is inspired by the infamous viral Twitter thread from 2015, is at its best when exploring its white… Read More

June 30, 2021

A$AP Rocky Documentary ‘Stockholm Syndrome’ Focuses Too Hard On The Famous [Review]

Stockholm Syndrome, a new documentary about A$AP Rocky's 2019 incarceration in Sweden, struggles to offer a more exploratory glimpse into… Read More

June 16, 2021