The highly anticipated Coming 2 America arrives on Amazon Prime Video with a number of not-funny jokes and date rape as a plot device. Maybe it was for the best that this sequel bypassed theaters for Amazon Prime Video. Or maybe it was for the best that the press screener also had video lag. It means thankfully not having to spend all afternoon and evening being angry. I’m just going to cut straight to the…"Coming 2 America: A Non-Review Review"
The Old Guard may be a kick-ass action film but the idea of living forever also doesn’t come as easy as we might think upon first glance. Andy (Charlize Theron), short for Andromache the Scythian, leads a covert group of mercenaries and they’ve been protecting the world for hundreds of years. All of them come from a background in martial arts or they military and they also cannot die. It’s also a curse because the…"The Old Guard: Living Forever Doesn’t Come Easy"
Native Son is a compelling film with strong performances but I can’t help but feel that something is lost in updating the story for present day. Like the novel its based on, Native Son is set in Chicago. Instead of the 1930s, Suzan-Lori Parks updates the story for a contemporary telling. Is this a good idea? I don’t know. I haven’t read the novel written by Richard Wright so I’m not in a position to compare the…"Native Son: Compelling, falls short"
Beautifully directed, If Beale Street Could Talk is able to raise the bar on what we come to expect from writer-director Barry Jenkins. If you didn’t notice it with Moonlight, Barry Jenkins has a way with telling a story on camera. If Beale Street Could Talk further enhances his work as a storyteller. Jenkins puts so much care into the film even if it’s James Baldwin’s words that he adapts on screen. We especially see…"If Beale Street Could Talk is Beautifully Directed"