Issa Rae

‘American Fiction’ Review: Black Writes

Monk is a frustrated novelist, fed up with the establishment profiting from “Black” entertainment that relies on tired and offensive tropes. To prove his point, Monk uses a pen name to write an outlan...

8 Great

TIFF 2023 Review: ‘American Fiction’ Is the Best, Funniest, and Smartest Film of The Year

Author Thelonious "Monk" Ellison is peeved because his latest offering hasn't caught fire with publishers, while a tome called We's Lives in Da Ghetto by Sintara Golden hits the bestseller lists, leav...

9 Amazing

‘Barbie’ Review: Gerwig’s Curiosity for Dolls Finds a Winning New Level

To live in Barbieland is to be a perfect being in a perfect place. Unless you have a full-on existential crisis. Or you’re a Ken.

7 Good

‘Barbie’ Review: Just a Barbie Girl Living in a Truman Show World

When Barbie begins to malfunction, she begins to question her world and existence.

8 Great

‘Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse’ Review: With Great Power Comes Great Animation

After Miles Morales reunites with Gwen Stacy, Brooklyn’s full-time, friendly neighborhood Spider-Man is catapulted across the Multiverse, where he encounters a team of Spider-People charged with prote...

10 Perfect

Review: ‘Little’ Doesn’t Quite Measure Up

Although it seems to have a lot of potential, "Little," unfortunately, doesn’t utilize its solid comedic cast to the best of their abilities and instead relies on mindless humor and body-switching tro...

4 Poor

Review: Performances And Empowerment Drive ‘The Hate U Give’

Putting a “young adult” label on something could give off a certain impression. The Hate U Give is based on a 2017 novel by Angie Thomas that has such a label. Of course, To Kill A Mockingbird is assi...

8 Great

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