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‘Queen & Slim’ shows need for Black love to counter impact of America’s racism

By A.R. Shaw / November 29, 2019
(L-R) JESSIE T. USHER as John "JJ" Shaft, SAMUEL L. JACKSON as John Shaft and RICHARD ROUNDTREE as John Shaft, Sr. in New Line Cinema's action comedy "SHAFT," a Warner Bros. Pictures release. (Courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures)

‘Shaft’ is a modern tale about Black manhood

By Derrel Johnson / June 16, 2019

Jordan Peele’s ‘Us’ reveals the horrors of America being its own worst enemy

By A.R. Shaw / March 22, 2019

‘The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part’ review: Bigger and sometimes better

By Rolling Out / February 8, 2019

‘Tyrel’ film review: A deluge of White boy drunkenness

By DeWayne Rogers / December 13, 2018

‘The Birth of a Nation’: Nat Turner’s vision, Black man’s pain

By Eddy "Precise" Lamarre / October 9, 2016

‘Papa: Hemingway in Cuba’ gives cinematic look at 21st century Cuba

By Yvette Caslin / April 28, 2016

‘The Art of Organized Noize’ doc details journey of Organized Noize

By A.R. Shaw / March 21, 2016

‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’: Lupita Nyong’o, John Boyega rise to the occasion

By Yvette Caslin / December 18, 2015

‘Chi-Raq’: Spike Lee’s look at Chicago’s pain is flawed, frustrating but focused

By Stereo Williams / December 4, 2015

‘Straight Outta Compton’ a must-see for music, hip-hop fans alike

By Derrel Johnson / August 12, 2015

5 reasons you must see ‘Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation’

By Derrel Johnson / July 29, 2015

With ‘Selma,’ Ava DuVernay delivers a study in power and perseverance

By Stereo Williams / December 28, 2014

With ‘Top Five,’ Chris Rock finds his voice — and his niche

By Stereo Williams / December 11, 2014

‘Dumb and Dumber To’ is really high on stupid, but low on laughs

By Stereo Williams / November 14, 2014

‘Beyond the Lights’ is a film with a lot to say, but no idea how to say it

By Stereo Williams / November 14, 2014

Christian filmmaker Frederick Alanzo teams with director Michael Sterling to create ‘Signed Sealed & Delivered’

By Alexandria Green / November 1, 2014

‘Dear White People’ reveals the struggle for identity in American culture

By Stereo Williams / October 25, 2014

‘The Equalizer’: Denzel Washington leaves moviegoers anxious for a sequel

By Yvette Caslin / September 26, 2014

Idris Elba, Taraji P. Henson give unpredictable performance in ‘No Good Deed’

By Yvette Caslin / September 12, 2014