Film and Television

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Tom Hardy is unleashed in ‘Venom’

This film review was originally posted on Kaleidoscope Reviews. Tom Hardy is an actor’s actor. You know, that amorphic artist who can immerse himself into a character and commit with…

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‘Fahrenheit 11/9’ Creates More Clutter Than Conversation

This review was written for the Kaleidoscope Reviews website. For the record I have a love-hate relationship with Michael Moore. Since “Roger & Me,” Moore has been a constant rumble…

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Speakeasy with Awkwafina, Ronny Chieng, and Nico Santos

The cast of “Crazy Rich Asians” open up about what it means to take part in a film depicting Asian people and culture

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Review: ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’

The Star Wars mythology continues to expand, moving both forward beyond “Return of the Jedi” and backwards with standalone prequels like “Rogue One.” The backstories labelled as ‘A Star Wars…

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‘Avengers: Infinity War’ Fill a Void in the Marvel Universe

Not to be a whiner, but “Avengers: Infinity War” is a lot unpack in 160 minutes. I mean seriously, its taken roughly a decade to actually tell this story. Starting with “Iron…

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‘Mudbound’: Dee Rees’ Epic Tale Breaks New Ground in American Lore

As the first scene of Dee Rees’ epic Mudbound unfold, Two brothers try to dig a grave for their late father before a storm hits. When they realize the spot is a…

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Review: Justice League

Superman is dead and the world needs saving, time for a new team of superheroes to save the day – the Justice League? Well that’s the question Director Zach Snyder…

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Beyond the Hashtag: Black Films Have Shown Much Promise Since #OscarsSoWhite

This is feature I wrote for The Root. The original story was part of a series of essays produced by the African American Film Critics Association. You can find the article on…

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CL’s guide to Out On Film 2015

Spotlighting the best in LGBTQ cinema, the Out On Film festival kicks off its 28th season tonight at Landmark Midtown Art Cinema. The weeklong festival continues to nudge the needle…

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