Category: Film Reviews

THE DEVIL’S CANDY Film Review

Go See This Movie – Great Lines – Superb acting from top to bottom – Cinematography not to be missed – Right-on heavy metal music with a laconic, minimalistic but awesome non-melodic thump, thump, thump that exacerbates the dread and…

BURNING SANDS Movie Review

Directed by Gerard McMurray (known for his 2013 standout, FRUITVALE STATION) Written by Christine Berg & Gerard McMurray Starring: Trevor Jackson, Alfre Woodard, Trevante Rhodes, Steve Harris, Octavious J. Johnson, Nafessa Williams, DeRon Horton, Malik Bazille, Tosin Cole Runtime: 105…

After Screening at the Tribeca Film Festival last year, BETTING ON ZERO Still Sparks More Questions on Herbalife

By Anthony Advincula, Published February 28,2017 By the time the documentary BETTING ON ZERO, a documentary about Herbalife Ltd., premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival last spring, and hit U.S. theaters March 10, millions of dollars had already been mailed…

MY NAME IS EMILY Film Review

By Avid Maldonado, February 13, 2017 The eponymous MY NAME IS EMILY opens up with Emily in a bathtub, saying, “Life happens quickly” and that people hope that once they wake up (assuming that they will) they can resolve their…

VINCE GIORDANO – THERE’S A FUTURE IN THE PAST

By Gregg Morris Directed by award winning filmmakers Dave Davidson and Amber Edwards, and starring vintage jazz big band leader Vince Giordano, this filmic beaut swings, hitting gorgeous high notes for all of its 90 minutes. It opens this Friday,…

If It Happened to Them, Could It Happen to You?

By Contributing Writer Avid Maldonado “I’m one of the Central Park Five. Donald Trump won’t leave me alone.” So wrote Yusef Salaam in a Washington Post article published before the November 8 presidential election. Has Contributing Writer Avid Maldonado, reviewing…

MANCHESTER BY THE SEA Film Review, 54th New York Film Festival

By Senior Editor Kadia Goba, December 5, 2016 The gloomy opening shot of a cold Manchester Bay poetically provides a scenic tipoff of writer-director Kenneth Lonergan’s two-hour, 15-minute film about the doldrums and calamities of the film’s characters in this…

13TH Film Review, 54th New York Film Festival

By Senior Editor Kadia Goba, December 5, 2016 Once again, Ava DuVernay Executive Producer of the resoundingSELMA, leads us through a sensitive but powerful cinematic voyage, this time, detailing the big business of mass incarceration and its menacing of American…

I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO Film Review

I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO is a mind bending, soul immersing cinematic seance with James Baldwin. An incredible transcendental experience. Though I saw the screening several days ago, I can still feel Baldwin through the medium of a resonant Samuel…

Kadia Goba Reviews AUDRIE & DAISY

By Senior Editor Kadia Goba – October 4, 2016 This Netflix film documents the excruciating stories of Audrie Pott, 16, of Texas, and Daisy Coleman, 14, of Missouri, who were raped by teenage boys. Reports and accounts of the sexual…