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‘The American Society of Magical Negroes’ Review: Fragile Disappointment

Aren is a young man who is recruited into a secret society of magical Black people who dedicate their lives to a cause of utmost importance: making white people more comfortable. Although initially en...

3 Bad

‘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

Beyond Fest 2022: ‘Triangle of Sadness’ Review – Rich Sickness on the Starboard Side

Winner of the Palme d'Or, social hierarchy is turned upside down, revealing the tawdry relationship between power and beauty. Celebrity model couple Carl (Harris Dickinson) and Yaya (Charlbi Dean) are...

8 Great

How Damien Chazelle Inspired ‘Honk For Jesus. Save Your Soul.’

In the aftermath of a huge scandal, Trinitie Childs, the first lady of a prominent Southern Baptist Mega Church, attempts to help her pastor-husband, Lee-Curtis Childs, rebuild their congregation.

TIFF 2021 Review: ‘Vengeance is Mine, All Others Pay Cash’ Does Not Live Up to Its Crazy Title

At the 2021 Toronto Film Festival, Alan French reviews "Vengeance Is Mine, All Others Pay Cash" from the director Edwin. The dark comedy, rom-com, martial arts genre-bender stars Marthino Lio and Lady...

5 Average
8 Great

TIFF 2020 Review: ‘Get the Hell Out’ Spoofs Politics With Bloody Frenzy

Taiwan's parliament turns deadly when a virus transforms politicians into ravenous zombie mutants.

6 Fair

TV Review: ‘Woke’ Comedically, Yet Brutally Satirizes Being Black in San Francisco

Keef is an African-American cartoonist on the verge of mainstream success when an unexpected incident changes his life.

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