In her first turn as a feature film director, Oscar-winning actress Regina King hits a home run on the first try with One Night In Miami… A more than brief prologue sets the tone of the film before we ever see the title on screen. One by one, we’re introduced to the major players Muhammad Ali (Eli Goree), Malcolm X (Kingsley Ben-Adir), Jim Brown (Aldis Hodge), and Sam Cooke (Leslie Odom Jr.). The main action…"Toronto 2020: One Night In Miami…"
Brian Banks tells the incredible true story of a football player who fought for his innocence while reminding us that the system is broken. After the opening scene, the film flashes back to two years prior when Brian Banks (Aldis Hodge) starts down the road to freedom. It isn’t an easy road but it would be hard fought thanks to Justin Brooks (Greg Kinnear) and the California Innocence Project. Banks’ life was wrongly charged with…"Brian Banks Reminds Us That The System Is Broken"
Led by a riveting performance from Alfre Woodard, Clemency took home the U.S. Dramatic Grand Jury Prize during the 2019 Sundance Film Festival. Life for prison warden Bernadine Williams (Alfre Woodard) isn’t getting easy. She appears to be married to her job more so than to husband Jonathan Williams (Wendell Pierce). It isn’t just any ordinary job. She’s the one who is in the room when prisoners get executed by way of lethal injection. We first meet…"Sundance 2019: Clemency"
In reversing the gender roles from Nancy Meyers’ 1999 film, What Men Want is able to comment on sexism and racism in the workplace. Ali Davis (Taraji P. Henson) works as a sports agent for Summit Worldwide Management (SWM). Even though she put in the work, she loses out on a partnership to Eddie (Chris Witaske). She’s not having any of it and let’s her boss, Nick (Brian Bosworth) know it. Stuck at Mari’s (Tamala…"What Men Want Reverses Genders in Remake"