Reviews

Total 6 Posts

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.

Opinion: 'Black Church' doc from Henry Louis Gates chooses spectacle over accuracy

A new 4-hour documentary from TV's favorite Black historian aims to explain Black Christianity. More time, or perhaps more expertise, would've gone a long way.

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: 'Black Catholics on the Road to Sainthood' (part 2)

Henriette Delille overcame multiple bishops to found the second Black religious order in the US in 1837. You wouldn't know it from reading Michael Heinlein's new Black saints book, though.

Review: 'Black Catholics on the Road to Sainthood' (part 1)

The new (and first) book covering the 6 Black Catholics on the path to sainthood gives an interesting take on Venerable Pierre Toussaint in its first chapter.

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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