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  • The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1

    The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1

    ★★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    My parents keep calling him Peter.

  • Overcomer

    Overcomer

    ★★½

    It wasn’t bad. It really says something that this Christian production company is making black girls their main leads while Hollywood is still making excuses so there’s definitely that. 

    There’s just something about the way Christian movies are made that makes me itch. Maybe it’s because everything is just too on the nose. Maybe it’s because the writing was genuinely ok until it got to the Come To Jesus scene that every Christian movie has.  I’m sure there’s just a…

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  • Kafou

    Kafou

    ★★★★

    An action film with complete emphasis on the nonstop action. It doesn't release you until the very very end. Drawing it's title from the Haitian god of crossroads, this movie is filled with them. Each decision that the main characters make escalates the conflict and you're left for hours afterwards wondering what would have changed if they had made different decisions.
    It also offers a wonderful commentary on the pros and cons of a realistic Haitian culture through the eyes…

  • If Beale Street Could Talk

    If Beale Street Could Talk

    ★★★★½

    James Baldwin gave us a love story that persisted despite the unjust problems of being a Black American and Barry Jenkins breathed life and color to the words.
    I love the way Jenkins was able to weave the stress and the tension through the lighter more hopeful moments. I'm a sucker for extreme closeups and longer takes and Jenkins used both of those things wonderfully.
    This was the first predominantly Black film I've seen in a while that felt like…