Movies

Total 6 Posts

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.

Review: 'Malcolm & Marie', a White tale in Blackface

Sam Levinson's new film attempts to tell a heavy story through Black characters, but his racial biases and personal grudges come through heavier still.

Review: Pixar's Soul is a Christmas Miracle

Simoa DeJesus, in her BCM debut, brings her Pixar expertise to the fore in finding the deeper meaning behind "Soul" and its unique take on the "bodiless Black" animated film trope.
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