Raoul Peck’s latest project is a dizzying, informative, frequently overwhelming rejoinder to the history of white supremacy and imperialism.
Black issues are front and center, from reckonings with racist violence to broader discussions of the history of America’s prejudice.
Lambasted at the time for not being direct enough about race, HBO’s animated short takes on new significance in a post-BLM America.
Ryan Coogler’s superhero film not only salvages the colonialist origins of the comic’s imagery, it reclaims them for a Black audience.
An old character from the comics arrives reinvented, as we see the other half of the story thus […]
Tone-deaf obviousness and blunt-force capitalist critiques plague Morris’ latest, letting down its good intentions with disappointing bluntness.
The South rises again thanks to the effortless comic charms of Lynn Shelton and Marc Maron.
Full of racist jokes & sexual assault subplots, John Hughes’ teen rom-com classic has aged like bad cheese. But is there anything worth saving about it?
Five years on, Ava DuVernay’s gripping account of the march from Selma to Washington stresses that MLK’s fight is far from over today.
Solid lead performances are little compensation for more feel-good “can’t we all just get along?” Oscar bait.
Barry Jenkins’ sensitive, lyrical adaptation of James Baldwin’s novel is one of the year’s best, most tragic romances.
Peter Farrelly’s period road movie about a black piano player and his Italian driver in Jim Crow America […]