Category: Entertainment

Tyler Perry's 'Acrimony' Review (2018): A Woman Scorned

Tyler Perry's 'Acrimony' Review (2018): A Woman Scorned
‘Acrimony’ weaves an intricate web of deceit and lies. Director and screenwriter, Tyler Perry is known for making films about fed up, angry black women, ‘you done me wrong’, but at least you already know what you are getting……So you can’t really complain. There is a niche audience for his films and this fact is... Read more »

The Leisure Seeker Review (2018): A Comical, Yet Somber Journey

The Leisure Seeker Review (2018):  A Comical, Yet Somber Journey
I found this film to be rather depressing. If this is what I have to look forward to when I get older… I am surely doomed! Although ‘The Leisure Seeker’ points a vivid picture of an elderly couple having their last vacation trip, so many things go wrong. I was cringing the whole way through.... Read more »

Wrinkle in Time Review (2018): A Sci-Fi Fantasy for Children and Tweens

Wrinkle in Time Review (2018): A Sci-Fi Fantasy for Children and Tweens
I found that this film was clearly made for children and tween audience with the impact of promoting diversity, while strengthening lost images of girls and children of color. There are some fantastical visual scenes in the film that were memorable and rewarding. I applaud the fact that Disney  was brave enough to take a... Read more »
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The Shape of Water (2017) Review: Best Picture, Director, Production Design & Score

The Shape of Water (2017) Review: Best Picture, Director, Production Design & Score
The ‘Shape of Water’ is a bloody fairy tale that is from the writer/director  Guillermo del Toro. I loved this Cinderella/Beauty and the Beast story. The film was written by del Toro and Vanessa Taylor. The story evolves when a creature (Doug Jones) is delivered to a laboratory under top secret classification.  A mute cleaning... Read more »

Abdul Williams: New Edition TV Movie Writer Wins NAACP Image Award on King Holiday

Abdul Williams: New Edition TV Movie Writer Wins NAACP Image Award on King Holiday
Abdul Williams is no stranger to the waiting game. He made the film Lottery Ticket then went on to work on The New Edition Story, which took about 10 years to make. In this interview, Williams explains why the journey is so bittersweet. Now, he has a NAACP Image Award to show for his team’s... Read more »

Jaded (2013) Review: A Black Dramedy Short Film

Jaded (2013) Review: A Black Dramedy Short Film
Jaded is a 2013 short film dramedy written by Maggie Bush.This film was directed by Eugene Bush and Shebeta Carter. It involves 3 girlfriends: Mikayla, Kim and Lisa and the circumstances leading up to a main event. Everything spirals out of control when appearances are chipped away. The real stories come out during a fashion... Read more »
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In the Fade (2017) Review: A Woman of Vengence

In the Fade (2017) Review: A Woman of Vengence
This foreign film speaks volumes about racism, violation, terrorism and how it effects families. Diane Kruger gives a wonderful performance in this tragic tale. In The Fade is written and directed by Fatih Akin, produced by Fatih Akin, Mélita Toscan du Plantier, and Marie-Jeanne Pascal. Katja (Diane Kruger) married a Kurdish man named Nuri Sekerci (Numan... Read more »

Chicago's Paradigm Grey Creates New Perspectives in Black Cinema

Chicago's Paradigm Grey Creates New Perspectives in Black Cinema
Christopher Adams is the brainchild behind the initiative Paradigm Grey, a space where black perspectives can be heard. As the captain of this vessel, Adams has acquired five other filmmakers to complete the anthology of short films. The Paradigm Grey project hopes to showcase black stories, whose voices have been muted for many years. It... Read more »

Boss Baby(2017) Review

Boss Baby(2017) Review
This is a wonderful little story about babies, where they supposedly come from and the bonds of family. I thought this was cute and funny, and did not expect it to be so good. The Boss Baby is based on a book by Marla Frazee. There’s a place called The Baby Corp where all babies... Read more »
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Whitney: Can I Be Me

Whitney: Can I Be Me
Writers Nick Broomfield, Rudi Dolezal and directors Nick Broomfield, Marc Hoeferlin do a great job of piecing together Whitney Houston’s life and troubled past based on interviews, videos, pictures, and concerts. Most of the information was used from Houston’s 1999 World Tour. Whitney: Can I Be Me tells the story of a troubled young girl... Read more »