Sundance 2018 Review: ‘Sweet Country’

The stories of the oppressed have been used in so many films as little more than a tool to drive the plot. It’s obvious when this happens that the person behind the camera, writing the script, and even the people saying the lines are too far removed from the culture for the film to...

Fences Is God’s Gift To Dramatic Cinema

  It's been a long time since I've witnessed a compelling and thought-provoking drama that shook me to my core.  After my viewing of the film Fences, an adaptation of the prolific August Wilson play; I left the theater experiencing a whirlwind of emotions.  I felt feelings of joy, laughter, pain, anger, and sadness.  I...

5 Reasons To Watch ‘American Vandal’ Season 2

Last year I gave you 5 reasons why you should watch American Vandal.  I caught the series a bit late after a friend recommended that I check it out.  This year, I decided to catch an advance preview of the series.  This will be a spoiler-free review of course but trust me when I...

BGN Film Review: ‘Get Out’

I beseech anyone reading this review to avoid the trailer for Get Out at all costs. It’s not just because of spoilers – although it is overridden with them – but mainly because it doesn’t trust its story in the same way that the finished product on the screen does. The same could be...

BGN TIFF 2017 Review: ‘The Carter Effect’

BGN at TIFF 2017 reviews the UNINTERRUPTED film The Carter Effect. The Carter Effect is a documentary directed by Sean Menard and is an official selection at the Toronto International Film Festival. The film features appearances from Steve Nash, Director X, David Stern, and global megastar Drake, with Drake and Lebron James as Executive Producers. This...

SXSW 2018 Review: ‘A Quiet Place’

Ssssh. Don't say a word. Do not dare to make a noise or even a whisper in the small midwestern town where if you elect to make any kind of audible disruption it could mean the end of your life. The Paramount film A Quiet Place, which made its debut in Austin at the...

SXSW Exclusive BGN Review: Small Town Crime

Think of what would happen if Fargo and Pulp Fiction had a baby?  That's what happens when you watch Small Town Crime; a dark, twisted and humorous dramedy executive produced by Academy Award-winning actress Octavia Spencer and written and directed by brothers Eshom Nelms and Ian Nelms.   Small Town Crime begins with the story...

Sundance 2018 Review: ‘Sorry To Bother You’

Black people aren’t allowed to be weird. This isn’t a grandiose statement I’m making to prove anything, but a broader observation of how we put constraints on Black people to not move and do things freely. This is especially true when that weirdness is funneled through creative channels. Here we have Sorry To Bother...

BGN REVIEW: ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ – This Is War

From the first Ironman film to Black Panther, the MCU has been keeping us entertained while commenting on the many horrors of war. It’s just like Edwin Starr sang, “War! Huhhn! Good God y’all. What is it good for? Absolutely nothin’! Say it again!” Avengers: Infinity War takes up that battle cry, if you will....

This Week’s ‘Mr. Robot’ Plays Out Like A Role Playing Game

Who's ready to talk about what happened on this week's Mr. Robot?  Who's prepared to discuss how and why this show snatches what's left of our edges every damn week? Let's get into it! The recap this week will be a bit shorter than others and we will mainly focus on the highlights of the...