Review: Furlough

Furlough is a lighthearted comedy dressed up in serious outfits. It’s about a part-time prison guard meant to take a prisoner on a home visit to see her dying mother.

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Review: Little Woods

Little Woods puts you inside the lives of two sisters during a harrowing week in their always difficult existence.

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Review: For Colored Girls

For Colored Girls is a brilliant work of art. The film was released in 2010, but I just saw it. I was blown away by the breathtaking language and the heartfelt performances.

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Review: Annihilation

The alien DNA that crashes into Earth in Annihilation is going to engulf and destroy everything human! Unless Natalie Portman as cell biologist Lena can save the world! There are some spoilers ahead.

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Review: Sorry to Bother You

Sorry to Bother You is one crazy piece of theater. The crazy works. It delivers a powerful punch in an imaginative package. Written and directed by Boots Riley, this is a tale about class, race, greed, exploitation, and love.  Boots Riley is one of those fresh voices in American cinema people are always talking about. Continue reading “Review: Sorry to Bother You”

Review: Dear White People, Vol.2

Dear White People Vol. 2 is the second season of this comedic discussion of race in America. The quality that characterized the first season continues as the story about a group of black students at mostly white Winchester University moves forward.  There are minor spoilers ahead. Continue reading “Review: Dear White People, Vol.2”

Watch This: Trailer for Furlough

Furlough presses all the right buttons. Female leads, female director, and the promise of a fun comedy. Check out the trailer. Continue reading “Watch This: Trailer for Furlough”

Watch This: Trailer for Annihilation

The sci-fi thriller Annihilation based on Jeff VanderMeer’s best-selling Southern Reach Trilogy released its first teaser. Continue reading “Watch This: Trailer for Annihilation”

Review: Dear White People the TV series

Dear White People the series picks up where the movie ended. We go back to the black-face Halloween party and see it from several students’ perspectives. The technique of replaying important events from different characters’ points of view is used to great effect in the TV series. Continue reading “Review: Dear White People the TV series”

Review: Dear White People

Dear White People is a film about 4 black students at a mythical Ivy League university that takes aim directly at white people with all their ignorance, bias, privilege and insensitivity. The film uses smart dialog, hilarious one-liners, and real people with real issues to deliver its message.

Spoilers ahead.

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