The legendary singer’s life and impact get lost amidst a flurry of confounding directing choices. Continue reading Andra Day Deserves Better Than the Muddled ‘The United States vs. Billie Holiday’
A spectacular night for ‘Nomadland’ and Andra Day. Continue reading 2021 Golden Globes Post-Mortem: Andra Day Cracks the Best Actress Race Wide Open?
Even with fiery performances and strong direction, Shaka King’s film keeps the civil rights icon at a distance. Continue reading ‘Judas and the Black Messiah’ Scratches the Surface of Fred Hampton and the Black Panthers
Chloé Zhao and Frances McDormand come together to tell a deceptively emotional story about living alone, but together. Continue reading ‘Nomadland’ Finds Grace and Dignity on the Road
If you can make it past the overwrought writing and unwavering pretentiousness, you will witness two of Hollywood’s most promising talents. Continue reading Zendaya Shines in the Exhausting ‘Malcolm & Marie’
Through the power of music and Blackness, Pixar takes on a charming, enjoyable metaphysical journey. Continue reading Pixar Seeks, and Finds, its ‘Soul’
It’s almost unfair how much the Western drama puts on him, but the Hollywood legend proves why he’s worth it. Continue reading ‘News of the World’ Contemplates the Might of Tom Hanks (and Storytelling)
With many of the contenders available, and the closing of the Oscar eligibility period weeks away, here are my early predictions. Continue reading Chasing Oscar 2021: The Predictions (Round 1)