The Little Things (2021) Review

This is the worst movie I’ve seen Denzel Washington in. It’s sad because it showed such promise. With 3 academy award winners at their disposal, it seemed like a shoo-in for success. It has many similarities to Seven. Unfortunately, it doesn’t come close to capturing the magic of the film in any way. The Little Things doesn’t have the flare of a studio backed project. … Continue reading The Little Things (2021) Review

Tales From The Hood (1995) Review

We takin’ it back to the 90s again! When rap music was about selling drugs instead of doing them. Police were just as corrupt, and O.J. was on trial for murder. This was the time period that produced Tales From The Hood. An anthology of horror stories told from the perspective of a funeral director played by the talented Clarence Williams III. I was introduced … Continue reading Tales From The Hood (1995) Review

Harley Quinn: Birds of Prey (2020) Review

Last night I went to see Harley Quinn: Birds of Prey, formerly titled Birds of Prey: And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn. Changing the name was probably the best thing they could have done. There were maybe two dozen people in the auditorium. A disappointing sight to behold. Why? Because the film was pretty entertaining. Listen, it wasn’t Shakespeare or an Oscar worthy … Continue reading Harley Quinn: Birds of Prey (2020) Review

Black and Blue (2019) Review

This film should have went to Netflix. It didn’t suck by any means, I just don’t think the writing was strong enough to warrant a theatrical release. Black and Blue is basically a diet version of Training Day. It has the star power but none of the execution. There are some redeeming qualities though. Naomie Harris plays Alicia West, a rookie on the police force that … Continue reading Black and Blue (2019) Review

Joker (2019) Review

What the hell did I just watch? That is the question I asked myself while leaving the theater. It took me a while to process the madness I witnessed. This is not a movie about people in tights and capes. Joker is a cinematic masterpiece. One that everyone should see. It is raw, unadulterated, visceral, and shockingly relatable. Joaquin Phoenix better get nominated for this … Continue reading Joker (2019) Review

If Beale Street Could Talk (2018) Review

What an unexpected surprise! When I saw I Am Not Your Negro in 2016, I was left wanting more from the mind of James Baldwin. Thanks to director Barry Jenkins, my wish came true.  If Beale Street Could Talk is a powerful film that was shot beautifully. Each frame was vibrant and poetic. It’s been so long since I’ve seen Black love portrayed on-screen with such gravitas. … Continue reading If Beale Street Could Talk (2018) Review

Game Night (2018) Review

Who doesn’t love Jason Bateman? The guy is hilarious and has tremendous dramatic chops. Game Night is a breath of fresh air. It’s one of the funniest movies I’ve seen since Girls Trip. It’s an original story, which is rare in Hollywood these days. A group of friends get together for a night of competitive fun and things go horribly awry. The cast includes Rachel McAdams, Kyle … Continue reading Game Night (2018) Review

Proud Mary (2018) Review

Tsk tsk. There wasn’t much to be proud about with this movie. Proud Mary was a good shoot ’em up flick that belonged on cable television. Taraji P. Henson carried the film as best she could but no one person can salvage a terrible script. Don’t get me wrong, when she showed up, she kicked major ass. The fight choreography was very impressive, but that’s … Continue reading Proud Mary (2018) Review