Movie Reviews

The Craft: Legacy

‘The Craft: Legacy’ Isn’t as Mean in its Portrayal of High School as ‘The Craft’

The teen movies of my adolescence don’t fare so well in 2020. Being “woke” has…

The Boy Behind The Door

AFI 2020 Review: ‘The Boy Behind the Door’ is a Sad and Stressful Film to Watch

There are some really powerful films out there about kidnapping or missing people. Some of…

Nine Days

AFI 2020 Review: ‘Nine Days’ Is a Commentary on the Human Experience

There are tons of films about birth, life on Earth, and even death. But what…

On The Rocks

NYFF 2020 Review ‘On The Rocks’: A Little Funny and a Little Sad

In the midst of what feels like a never-ending pandemic, there are silver linings outside…

The Glorias

‘The Glorias’ Show How Far We’ve Come and How Far We Still Have to Go

At a time when demonstrations for diversity, equality, and justice are being held in cities…

Mangrove

NYFF 2020 Review: Steve McQueen’s ‘Mangrove’ Shows Some Things Never Change

They say some things never change, and watching Steve McQueen’s Mangrove shortly after hearing the…

I Carry You With Me

NYFF 2020 Review: ‘I Carry You With Me’ (Te Llevo Conmigo), Not My Homeland Anymore

I Carry You With Me (2020) has a story that I think I’ve seen before,…

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…