Compelling Performances Boost Crime Procedural ‘The Little Things’

Compelling Performances Boost Crime Procedural ‘The Little Things’

By Lynn VenhausThe little things do matter in this gritty cat-and-mouse thriller where three Oscar winners deliver strong nuanced performances. What starts out as a... Details
National Board of Review Honors ‘Da 5 Bloods,’ Spike Lee

National Board of Review Honors ‘Da 5 Bloods,’ Spike Lee

“The NBR is proud to honor ‘Da 5 Bloods,’ Spike Lee, and the film’s incredible ensemble cast, along with all of our 2020 awardees,” NBR... Details
Small Axe’s ‘Red, White and Blue’ Is a Tragic, Essential Story

Small Axe’s ‘Red, White and Blue’ Is a Tragic, Essential Story

By Alex McPherson Director Steve McQueen’s “Red, White and Blue,” the third installment of “Small Axe,” provides a heartbreaking look at racism within policing, and... Details
‘The White Tiger’ Ruthless Tale of Caste System in Modern India

‘The White Tiger’ Ruthless Tale of Caste System in Modern India

By Lynn VenhausUsing a rooster coop as a metaphor, the crux of the story is that you are either in line waiting to get your... Details
‘Our Friend’ Pulls Heartstrings in Family-Focused Feature

‘Our Friend’ Pulls Heartstrings in Family-Focused Feature

 By Lynn VenhausIn darkest times, you remember who stood by you, was there for you. Based on a true story, “Our Friend” shows how rare... Details
Small Axe’s ‘Lovers Rock’ an Atmospheric Triumph

Small Axe’s ‘Lovers Rock’ an Atmospheric Triumph

By Alex McPhersonDirector Steve McQueen’s “Lovers Rock,” the second installment of “Small Axe,” is a masterful work of art that enriches both the mind and... Details
Small Axe’s ‘Mangrove’ Is Stirring Call to Action

Small Axe’s ‘Mangrove’ Is Stirring Call to Action

By Alex McPherson “Mangrove,” the first installment of director Steve McQueen’s “Small Axe” anthology series, is harrowing, inspirational, and relevant to our modern social climate.... Details
Celebration of Black Cinema to Honor Chadwick Boseman

Celebration of Black Cinema to Honor Chadwick Boseman

 The Critics Choice Association has announced the additional honorees and presenters that will join, virtually, the third annual Celebration of Black Cinema on Tuesday, February 2, 2021.  The ceremony will be hosted... Details
Actors Triumph in Memorable ‘One Night in Miami’

Actors Triumph in Memorable ‘One Night in Miami’

By Lynn VenhausA play-based drama imagines conversations between four black icons during a crucial time in the civil rights fight. Playwright Kemp Powers adapted his... Details
Alex McPherson – Top Ten Films of 2020

Alex McPherson – Top Ten Films of 2020

By Alex McPherson2020 was a good year for movies, despite everything! Here are my top 10 films of the year, with 11 honorable mentions. There’s... Details