Review: Judas and the Black Messiah

Director: Shaka King Stars: Lakeith Stanfield, Daniel Kaluuya, Dominique Fishback Released from prison after a BS stint for stealing ice cream, charismatic orator and Black Panther Party Chairman Frank Hampton (Daniel Kaluuya) steps into the recently burned Chicago HQ to find newly painted walls and freshly carpeted floors. He's astonished. How? The answer is the … Continue reading Review: Judas and the Black Messiah

Review: Black Panther

Director: Ryan Coogler Stars: Chadwick Boseman, Lupita Nyong'o, Danai Gurira Black Panther is against binaries. It's against simplistic divisions such as seeing the world as East and West; Northern and Southern hemispheres; first world and third. It's against selective thinking that reduces arguments to black and white; selective thinking that can slice a crisis along … Continue reading Review: Black Panther

Review: Get Out

Director: Jordan Peele Stars: Daniel Kaluuya, Allison Williams, LilRel Howery A little over two years ago I read a very interesting article on the greatly missed beacon of film analysis The Dissolve about the sparseness of diversity in the horror genre. Matt Barone's piece, which still exists here,¬†articulated an issue I had long felt true … Continue reading Review: Get Out