Dixon's film is a harrowing but illuminating watch, and an excoriating exhibition of why Black subjects need Black documentarians and cultural interpreters more often than not.
Action films can be epic, dramatic, genre-defying, and artistic. They can be star vehicles, choreography showcases, or throwbacks. Some are meant for the widest possible consumption, with edges shaved off or thematic
Clifton Collins Jr. brings a captivating depth to this assured, observant tale of legacy, community and connection.
Daniel Kaluuya and Lakeith Stanfield lead an immensely talented ensemble of performers through a confounding tragedy of American moralities.
What’s remarkable about our current Black villains is the capacity for complexity and pleasure in their characterization.
This Sundance movie is a weak shot of unconvincing iconoclasm, riddled with inconsistency and faux profundity.
Darren Knapp and Manuel Crosby have created an exhausting, off-putting adventure that's relentlessly puerile and shallow.
Jamila Wignot's incisive, multi-faceted portrait questions celebrity, legacy, and the nuance of African-American artistry.
Sam Levinson's latest film is an irresponsible tantrum of frustratingly ostentatious proportions.
Sion Sono combines his signature bombast with a characteristically nutso Nic, but the effect is frustratingly jumbled.
Faultless visuals and immaculate performances from an outstanding Ruth Negga and Tessa Thompson make Rebecca Hall's debut a top-to-bottom cinematic marvel.