2018’s holiday haul included a sweet Spidey spin-off, a great non-Rocky sequel, and a Bay-free bot-flick.
Barry Jenkins uses James Baldwin’s classic novel to create one of the best films of 2018.
Angie Thomas’ best-selling novel becomes a hypocritical melodrama that exploits BlackLivesMatter.
Awkward tonal shifts and a jagged narrative sink this winner of the 2015 Pulitzer.
One of the most volatile events in US history is the backdrop for an ultimately toothless story at the Aurora.
Shotgun hosts the West Coast premiere of James Ijames’ scathing satire of White privilege in art.
An all-Asian cast empowers this hilarious satire of White privilege theatrical dramas. Only one fatal flaws keeps it from perfection.
If White privilege and MAGA hats were movies, this would be their BIRTH OF A NATION.
Though the script is over-packed with characters, the combination of great direction, performances, and tech make this another winner for Berkeley Playhouse.
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.