Movie Reviews

Lovers Rock

NYFF 2020 Review: ‘Lovers Rock’ Is More Than a Film, It’s an Experience

Let me preface this review by saying that Lovers Rock is not your typical film…

The Water Man

TIFF 2020 Review: David Oyelowo’s Fantastical Debut in ‘The Water Man’

David Oyelowo makes his directorial debut in this fantastical and whimsical tale about a boy…

Definition Please

‘Definition Please’ Written, Directed, and Starring Sujata Day

Written by Jeanine T. Abraham Black and Brown actors have to search for roles that…

TIFF 2020 Review: ‘Black Bodies’ is a Film That Matters

For the 2020 Toronto Film Festival, the Short Cuts Programme 02 section is defined by…

MLK/FBI

TIFF 2020 Review: ‘MLK/FBI’ Fails to Debunk Propaganda Around Communism

Written By Alisha Netis Sam Pollard’s MLK/FBI documentary neglects to uncover or unravel any new…

Violation

TIFF 2020 Review: ‘Violation’ is Creative and Mesmerizing

It’s been a while since I’ve seen a film that surprises me. Everything about this…

Concrete Cowboy

TIFF 2020 Review: ‘Concrete Cowboy’ A Tale of Black Horsemanship and Urban Cowboy Subculture

What is the urban cowboy subculture exactly? It’s not what you would expect. The first…

Akilla's Escape

TIFF 2020 Review ‘Akilla’s Escape’: Violence Begets Violence

Akilla’s Escape is a moving and powerful dramatic film directed by Charles Officer. His unique…

RKLSS

TIFF 2020 Review: ‘RKLSS’: A Film That Reminds Audiences That They Are Worthy of Redemption

The 2020 Toronto Film Festival showcased RKLSS, the raw and intense animated horror-fantasy film written,…

One Night In Miami

TIFF 2020 Review: ‘One Night in Miami’

Four of our most iconic Black heroes all in one room discuss race, class, religion,…