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Annabelle:Creation – Movie Review

Nearly three years after the first Annabelle movie was released, the terrifying doll returns in the form of a prequel directed by Lights Out creator, David F. Sandberg. I should preface this by saying that while I loved The Conjuring, its Annabelle spin-off didn’t work for me at all. I groaned at the idea of […]

Step : Movie Review

During this time of social change, we are seeing more and more representation of black women in film and television.  They are demanding to be seen and heard in outlets such as the much-anticipated Black Panther film, the new Star Trek television series reboot, and prominent roles previously given to Caucasian women like Zendaya as […]

Wind River: Movie Review

I let myself go into Wind River with very little expectations. I knew that the director and writer, Taylor Sheridan, wrote Sicario so I had hope that the story would be just as well constructed. Other than that, I allowed myself to be surprised by the film. Jeremey Renner stars as Cory Lambert, a US […]

Kidnap: Movie Review

I was expecting this film to be intense, but I didn’t realize that I would be holding my tongue back at the screen. Kidnap is directed by Luis Prieto and stars Halle Berry as Karla Dyson, a single mother. Berry’s character works at a diner to support her six year old son, Frankie played by […]

The Dark Tower: Movie Review

After years of languishing in production hell, Roland of Gilead’s (Idris Elba) big-screen pursuit of the man in black (Matthew McConaughey) has arrived. The Dark Tower might not be the movie fans have been waiting for, but it’s the one they’ll get. It took Stephen King over 20 years to complete the seven-book series spawned […]
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2.5

Atomic Blonde: Movie Review

I really wanted to like this movie. A slick, stylish, and aggressive action/spy movie? That’s all I needed to hear. Atomic Blonde looked like something different, something new. Charlize Theron crushes as a Cold War super spy. The setting, Berlin in late 1989 with the wall on the brink of coming down, is clever and […]
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4.0

Girls Trip Movie Review

Having recently just seen the female led comedy Rough Night, I came in expecting something similar from Malcolm D. Lee’s Girls Trip. What I got was not only very different, but extremely enjoyable.  A departure from Lee’s typically male dominated ensembles, this comedy gold written and starring black women, plays an important role in representation by allowing the […]
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5.0

Dunkirk: Movie Review

Dunkirk, Christopher Nolan’s first film based off of a historical event premieres this weekend. This film takes us to the event in Dunkirk, a town in France, from which the film takes its title. In 1940 at the beginning of World War II there was an evacuation of the Allied troops, consisting of French, Belgian […]

Wish Upon: Movie Review

The past couple of years have seen a revival of the horror genre. Since 2013 we have seen outstanding films that includes (among others) The Conjuring, The Babadook, It Follows, Lights Out, Don’t Breathe, and most recently, Get Out. For us horror fans, the last 4 years have been a blessing and we have been […]
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4.0

Lady Macbeth: Movie Review

If you saw the title of this film and thought this was a rendition of the Shakespeare play then you’re just as wrong as I was. It’s darker than that.  Lady Macbeth tells the story about a young woman stuck in a loveless marriage in 1865 in rural England. She soon finds herself in a […]
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4.5

Spider-Man: Homecoming – Movie Review

They had a good run, but Marvel’s streak of comic-fueled success had to end eventually, right? Probably this time. That’s the take I was bracing for, girding myself against the unwelcome likelihood that Marvel’s bound to lay an egg sometime. Maybe it’s that the last three Spider-Man movies from Sony haven’t exactly set the world […]