Movies

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Reflection: Sidney Poitier and the right to be respected

Zuri Davis exposits the anti-racist work and legacy of the first Black man to win acting's highest honor, who died last week at the age of 94.

Reflection: What 'Don't Look Up' teaches us about government, the environment, and COVID-19

Efran Menny breaks down the new Netflix hit and how it informs the global response to various health concerns in the modern age.

Documentary on Catholic school desegregation premieres in Augusta, Ga.

Like many US Catholic schools, Aquinas High in Augusta, Georgia was desegregated only 53 years ago. A new documentary from a Catholic-educated Black Detroiter tells the story.

Reflection: 'In The Heights' and Afro-Latino erasure

Lin Manuel-Miranda's latest is stirring up controversy on the silver screen, occasioning an explanatory reflection from BCM's resident Afro-Latino, Gunnar Gundersen.

'He came to my home': a poem (ft. Henry Hampton)

As the 1987 Civil Rights doc "Eyes on the Prize" airs and streams for a limited time on PBS, a poem from a former classmate of Henry Hampton, Jr., the series' creator.

Review: Raoul Peck's "Exterminate All the Brutes" impresses, despite blindspots

A new docu-drama on HBOMax incisively analyzes the history of global colonialism and genocide from a Black lens—though Catholicism gets a bit of a side-eye.

Review: "One Night in Miami" overcomes rough lead, limited focus, to champion Black liberation

A new film seeking to highlight a meeting of the Black minds in the mid-1960s manages to get across a message of Black freedom—even if at the expense of depth.
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