Sylvie’s Love is a charming period drama making its arrival on Amazon Prime after being selected for Sundance earlier this year. The film starts out in the early 1960s before flashing back to 1957. Sylvie (Tessa Thompson) wants to work in television but for now, she’s spending her summer working at her dad’s record store. Meanwhile, her fiancé (in an arranged marriage) isn’t back from the war yet. Looking at the time period, this is…"Sylvie’s Love: A Charming Period Drama"
The 24th tells the true story of the all-Black Twenty-Fourth United States Infantry Regiment and what happened during the Houston Riot of 1917. The film’s release from Vertical Entertainment comes on the weekend of the Houston Riot’s 103rd anniversary. Like many other events in history, this is one of those historic events that I knew nothing about. Regardless, there’s still a relevance to the events when we look at what’s happening across the United States. …"The 24th Is Timely And Relevant"
Despite the best efforts of Kevin Hart and Bryan Cranston, The Upside squanders so much potential during a film that is otherwise a laugh riot. Phillip Lacasse (Bryan Cranston)–based on Phillippe Pozzo Di Borgo–is a quadriplegic billionaire as a result of a paragliding accident. Dell Scott (Kevin Hart) is an ex-convict in need of a job. In need of a signature to take to his parole officer, Dell’s attitude impresses Phillip to the point that he…"The Upside Squanders So Much Potential"