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Tag Archives: advanced screening

Not Worth the Silver: ‘Judas and the Black Messiah’

The gripping true story of Fred Hampton’s final days gets a dull adaptation that does the story no justice.

Thursday, 11 February, 2021 · 1 Comment

Less than Paradise: ‘Bliss’

Mike Cahill’s pretentious “Is this world a simulation?” sci-fi drama wants to be everything, so it becomes nothing.

Thursday, 4 February, 2021 · 1 Comment

Crappy Quickie COVID Cash-In: ‘Songbird’

Michael Bay produced this idiotic anti-mask turd that has one saving grace: it’s only 80 minutes long.

Thursday, 10 December, 2020 · Leave a comment

Bore-antine Streamin’: ‘Radioactive’ / ‘Chemical Hearts’ / ‘Let Him Go’ / ‘Come Away’

Pandemic lockdown has forced first-run films online. Here are four I probably would have skipped anyway.

Saturday, 5 December, 2020 · Leave a comment

Pure Incel Cinema: (2019 Movie Addendum)

The popularity of 2019’s two biggest film should NOT be something we celebrate.

Friday, 13 December, 2019 · 2 Comments

Stupid is as ‘Stuber’ Does

A talented cast is wasted in this badly-written, poorly-shot “action-comedy”.

Wednesday, 3 July, 2019 · 2 Comments

And what a Lovely Tale it is: ‘If Beale Street Could Talk’

Barry Jenkins uses James Baldwin’s classic novel to create one of the best films of 2018.

Wednesday, 13 February, 2019 · 3 Comments

Watch it Bleed: ‘The Predator’

Shane Black making a new ‘Predator’ film SHOULD be amazing, but it settles for being (barely) above average.

Tuesday, 11 September, 2018 · 1 Comment

I saw ‘Black Panther’ last night and My Life is Better for it (My Non-Spoiler Review)

Black Panther isn’t “a hero who happens to be Black”. Rather, Black identity is central and crucial to the story of his fantastic first MCU solo film.

Wednesday, 14 February, 2018 · 3 Comments

New Hero, Same Story: ‘Bilal – A New Breed of Hero’

Trying to stuff an epic tale into a relatively short film keeps this animated adventure from truly taking off.

Wednesday, 31 January, 2018 · 1 Comment