47 Meters Down: Uncaged

The depths of hell are not fiery, but wet and 47 meters below the surface. In Mexico, high school sisters Mia (Sophie Nélisse) and Sasha (Corinne Foxx) co-exist with Mia’s ocean-dwelling archaeologist father (John Garrett) and Sasha’s less adventurous mother (Nia Long). Sasha’s popular, Mia’s not, and the two don’t click yet. Seeing an opportunity […]

Read More 47 Meters Down: Uncaged

Brian Banks

Freedom doesn’t start in the football field; it starts in the mind. For the 27-year-old Brian Banks (Aldis Hodge), freedom is only half-true. On one hand, he should be happy that he has it. The young man went into prison tried as an adult at 16 for raping a female student in high school. Taking […]

Read More Brian Banks

The Farewell (2019)

It’s never goodbye. Out in New York City, Billi (Awkwafina) has resided for quite some time with her mother Jian (Diana Lin) and father Haiyan (Tzi Ma). She loves China, but they left when she was very young for better financial opportunity in the states, as well as better future prospects for Billi. Never saying […]

Read More The Farewell (2019)

The Art of Self-Defense

Masculinity. It’s what’s for dinner. 35-year old Casey (Jesse Eisenberg) is the cookie-cutter, mild-mannered accountant working in Corporate America that gets no respect and is a walking place mat that many step over. He lives by himself, with only a dog keeping him company. When his dog needs food, Casey walks to the store to […]

Read More The Art of Self-Defense

Midsommar (2019)

Everything is fishy in Sweden. Graduate student Dani (Florence Pugh) finds herself reeling into an abyss after a devastating one-two combination of real-life happens. First, she discovers the aftermath that hits home rather deep. Second…well, the second hasn’t happened yet. Her four-year relationship with boyfriend, Christian (Jack Reynor) is on the ropes. She feels it […]

Read More Midsommar (2019)

Native Son (2019)

The only thing worse than being blind is having vision, but no sight. Bigger Thomas (Ashton Sanders), lives in extreme poverty with his family in Chicago. He’s a courier by day, and a city boy by night. Bigger is extremely self-aware of his blackness and is frustrated by it. Not because he hates being black, […]

Read More Native Son (2019)

Teen Spirit (2018)

Something something something Nirvana. In the Isle of Wight—an island slightly south of mainland England—resides Violet Valenski (Elle Fanning) and her mother, Marla (Agnieszka Grochowska). The 17-year old Violet does her part to support, waiting tables on most nights and going to school during the day. When her schedule is free of scheduled labor, she’s […]

Read More Teen Spirit (2018)

The Best of Enemies (2019)

The enemy of my enemy is my friend. The mid-50’s and 60’s saw incremental improvement in the overall social standing for African-Americans, though there are still battles to be fought as the calendar turns into the 70’s. Activist Ann Atwater (Taraji P. Henson) continues to fight in 1971 Durham, North Carolina, earning the nickname “Roughhouse” […]

Read More The Best of Enemies (2019)

Greta

Everything has an end, even companionship. Frances McCullen (Chloë Grace Moretz) is still reeling after the recent loss of her mother. She’s attempting to start anew in Manhattan, leaving Boston and her father behind, and getting by on waitressing and getting some assistance from her best friend/roommate, Erica (Maika Monroe). As many New Yorkers do, […]

Read More Greta

If Beale Street Could Talk

Love is never without hardship. Ever since they were kids growing up in Harlem, Tish Rivers (KiKi Layne) and Alonzo “Fonny” Hunt (Stephan James) were inseparable. Almost seamlessly, their friendship turned into love. The 1970’s have opened up a few things for blacks, but by-and-large, the day-to-day difficulties are still present. Their bond is strong […]

Read More If Beale Street Could Talk