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The Peanut Butter Falcon (2019) | Movie Review |

Described as a modern-day Mark Twain style adventure story, writers and directors Tyler Nilson and Mike Schwartz’s directorial debut The Peanut Butter Falcon lived up to its description. The adventure comedy-drama stars Shia LaBeouf, Dakota Johnson and Zack Gottsagen and is a modern retelling of Huckleberry Finn. The Roadside Attractions film follows a young man who […]

The Dead Don’t Die (2019) | Movie Review|

When the living die but cannot remain deceased, they’re reanimated into something more gouless, soulless, and undead — zombies. Zombies have been around in cinema for over 85 years with an explosion of popularity since the dawn of the new millennium. Writer and director Jim Jarmusch’s latest film, The Dead Don’t Die, is another entry in a […]

The Farewell (2019) | Movie Review |

The difference between eastern and western culture is larger than the distance between the United States and China. No matter their differences, wanting the best for your family is a universal language that all cultures can understand. Based on an actual lie, writer and director Lulu Wang’s latest film, The Farewell brings both cultures together in one […]

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood | Movie Review |

Director Quentin Tarantino’s highly-anticipated 9th film, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, is a fairy tale tribute to the final moments of Hollywood’s golden age. The writer-director’s 9th film is set in an alternate timeline and is his take on the events that would lead up to the Manson murders. On a 90 million dollar budget, Tarantino […]

Family (2019) |Movie Review|

The feeling of being an outcast is something most people can relate to. Most families have a black sheep – that one family member who is different from everyone else – yet a sense of normalcy is something everyone wants to capture. Director-writer Laura Steinel’s directorial debut, Family, is a comedy that thoughtfully examines the idea of being a black […]

Fighting With My Family (2019)|Movie Review|

“This is my house” is the catchphrase that introduced Paige to the WWE Universe. Fighting With My Family is the biopic that introduced her to the rest of the world.  Produced by legendary WWE Superstar, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, the sports-comedy biopic follows the life of Saraya “Paige” Bevis and her journey from a wrestling […]

Green Book (2018) |Movie Review|

From the Farrelly brother that gave us the infamous anthology comedy Movie 43 comes Green Book, a drama-comedy that is getting serious Oscar buzz this awards season. The Peter Farrelly directed film gets its title from The Negro Motorist Green Book, a guidebook that African-Americans used to navigate throughout the country when finding restaurants and lodges that would accept them […]

Bodied (2018) |Movie Review|

A thesis on the poetic function of the ‘n-word’ in battle rap is the catalyst for Bodied, a satirical drama-comedy into the world of battle rap. The film is produced by the former battle rapper Eminem’s Shady Films and distributed by YouTube Red Premium. The film is directed by the famed music video director Joseph Kahn, who also serves as […]

Nobody’s Fool (2018) |Movie Review|

🛑 #StopMadea 🛑 They said go see it and write about it for your blog…. so I did. Today, I experienced my first and most likely last Tyler Perry movie on the silver screen. Nobody’s Fool is the 22nd entry in Tyler Perry’s filmography and the 12th one without his cross-dressing alter-ego. Perry is the film’s writer, director and producer, […]