Reviews

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Review: Amanda Gorman's 'Call Us What We Carry' is a subtly Black Catholic masterpiece

Amanda Gorman's latest book of poetry has topped charts and wowed readers since its release in early December. Gunnar Gundersen digs deep in his review.

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.

Review: The horror of White Supremacy told well in 'Lovecraft Country'

HBO Max's now-canceled (but award-winning) drama series explores history, horror, and social commentary all at once—though not without a few hiccups.

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.

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.
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