BGN TV Review: ‘A Million Little Things’

I've seen A Million Little Things called the This is Us lookalike, a "copycat drama," and worse. None of these nicknames are correct, or they miss an important point about the show. That it intricately weaves into its dramatic framework suicide and depression in their real, raw, and honest forms. Depressed Boys Should Cry So, I may...

BGN Film Review: Girls Trip

  By: DaVette See  Let’s cut to the chase: Girls Trip is the summer party movie you’ve been waiting for.  It flat out delivers all the fun, all the heart, and all of the wild alcohol-infused revelries that you’d hope for in a movie about four girlfriends who have been apart for too long to get together...

BGN Film Review: ‘The Light of the Moon’

The Light of the Moon is lived-in, in every sense of the word. The new Amazon film takes a great look at the affects of sexual assault and how one woman overcomes it all. Read on for this Black Girl Nerds film review.

BGN Film Review: ‘Matangi/Maya/M.I.A.’

Before I can talk about Steven Loveridge's new documentary Matangi/Maya/M.I.A., we need to talk about the Sri Lankan civil war.  Warring, Bloody, Roots From 1983 to 2009, the island nation of Sri Lanka was embroiled in a horrific ethnic and civil war between the country’s Sinhala majority and its Tamil minority. The post-British colonial conflict was infamous...

BGN Review: Black Women in Medicine

  Black Women in Medicine is a documentary film written, directed, and produced by Crystal R. Emery that chronicles the challenges Black women face in the medical field and provides insight into the history of Black female doctors. To provide you with some staggering statistics, only two percent of all physicians in America are Black...

BGN Movie Review: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

  This is one of those films that will make you want to learn more about the story of Henrietta Lacks after your first viewing. The story of Henrietta Lacks may be familiar to most of us, but for those who are not connected to the story, the experimentation of Black men and women's bodies for...

ABFF Film Review: ‘A Boy. A Girl. A Dream: Love on Election Night’

The 2016 election was a night of revelations and change for everyone. The entire country found out in one night that racism existed and yet, most of the country could care less. The bleak outlook penetrated every aspect of American culture from election night and onward to the nights that followed. However, the world...

BGN TIFF 2017 Review: ‘Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami’

Grace Jones is like you’ve never seen her before in the new documentary film Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami. She takes us down a journey of her most intimate and real experiences as an artist and gives us an inside look at her upbringing in Jamaica with her family and friends. The documentary Grace Jones:...

Tap Documentary ‘Lost in the Shuffle’ Explores Concepts of Lineage, Community, and Sabar

Simone Maurice’s twenty-three-minute mini-documentary on tap dancing is punctuated with the rhythmic melodies of intricate footwork and the narrations of Jason Samuel Smith. Smith, an award-winning tap dancer and choreographer, provides the audience with insight into the inner workings of tap movement, tracing its lineage to West Africa. The documentary is largely a visual...