Review: ‘Once Upon A Deadpool’ Is A Watered Down Version of the Character

Once Upon A Deadpool definitely has its audience. The $1 million the film made on its Wednesday opening night certainly proves that. Though there’s less blood in this iteration, there’s plenty of fighting and more than enough f-bombs to keep loyal fans satisfied with the brand. The film is basically a re-release of Deadpool...

BGN Film Review: ‘Aquaman’

  Walking into the theater to see Aquaman, you could tell people were excited yet hesitant to like this movie. The past few DC films were not critically acclaimed with the exception of Wonder Woman. I wanted to like it because a) it’s directed by James Wan who is one of my favorite people and...

Review: ‘Pimp’ Is Keke Palmer’s Best Work Yet

  Wednesday (Keke Palmer) is a woman who refuses to allow archaic patriarchal ideals on sex work, prevent her from being what is notably known as a man’s job — becoming a pimp. Exerting control over lives and incomes of prostitutes immediately is a role we assume is procured by a man, but in the...

Review: ‘Second Act’ Is All About Second Chances

The friendship between Jennifer Lopez and Leah Remini has spawned for over a decade. It’s surprising that the two actors have never appeared together on camera before. Remini has built a successful career in TV over the years with shows like The King of Queens and her reality docuseries Scientology and the Aftermath. And...

BGN Film Review: ‘Venom’

This addition to the Marvel Cinematic Universe is entertaining, but it still has a lot of problems. A story of a snarky alien symbiote who bonds with the human body of a loser reporter (who could use a little backbone) is supposed to be entertaining. It’s just not supposed to take half a film...

BGN Film Review: ‘The Guilty’

Filmmaker Gustav Möller stuns us with his first feature — the Danish film The Guilty (Den skyldige) is a jaw-dropping chamber piece about an emergency dispatcher who receives an incoming call that forces him into a precarious situation that spirals way beyond his control. The setting for this story is inside of an empty...

BGN Film Review: ‘Green Book’

Green Book is a holiday film that uses a profile of a famous Black pianist and composer together with a historical guide for Black motorists to create a message of hope and cheer for today’s families. The story of an affluent, Black, gay man traveling the Jim Crow south with a white man as...

BGN Film Review: ‘Revival!’

  Revival! written by Harry Lennix (Man of Steel, The Matrix) and directed by Danny Green, is a fresh and contemporary take on portraying the gospel of Jesus Christ. What makes Revival! so unique is the diverse casting, modern depictions of biblical stories, and the use of hybrid idioms to convey in new and unique...

BGN Film Review: ‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’

Welcome to the silver screen, Miles Morales! Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is an amazing sight to behold. This film is easily in the top 5…dare I say top 3 out of all the movies that have come out in 2018. It’s definitely one of the best comic book films ever. The animation and soundtrack...

BGN Film Review: ‘Mandy’

Margaret Atwood once wrote: “Men are afraid women will laugh at them. Women are afraid men will kill them.” In director Panos Cosmatos’s Mandy, witchy woman Mandy Bloom (Andrea Riseborough) is kidnapped from her forest dwelling by a cult to satisfy the sexual and spiritual demands of its sadistic leader Jeremiah Sand (Linus Roache)....