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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
2.5 of 5 79% Mighty Oak (2020) 'A Mighty Oak' is a light and entertaining family film that is mature enough for older kids. It will not bore the adults who are used to family content.‐ The Black Cape
Read More | Posted Jun 23, 2020
4.5 of 5 90% The Infiltrators (2020) There are real people involved and 'The Infiltrators' is a film that never lets that the viewers forget.‐ The Black Cape
Read More | Posted May 11, 2020
4.5 of 5 No Score Yet Finding Yingying (2020) 'Finding Yingying proves that centering the lives lost and the loved ones left behind can make for an intriguing a true-crime documentary.‐ The Black Cape
Read More | Posted Apr 15, 2020
4.5 of 5 70% Trolls World Tour (2020) 'Trolls World Tour' shows kids that coming together as a community does NOT mean making everyone look and act like alike. And, it's all done with colorful dance numbers and some great music.‐ The Black Cape
Read More | Posted Apr 10, 2020
4.5 of 5 83% I'll Meet You There (2020) 'I'll Meet You There' will take audiences to a place where everything is an identity attack, and there's no avoidance, quitting, or denial. It's all life. They aren't white enough for an escape.‐ The Black Cape
Read More | Posted Apr 1, 2020
3/5 No Score Yet Revival! (2018) Revival offers a mixed pot of the Black traditions--Easter stage plays, theater, and gospel music--to bring audiences a story that could finally replace Charlton Heston's Moses at the feature film to watch in the weeks leading up to Easter. ‐ The Black Cape
Read More | Posted Mar 27, 2020
4.5 of 5 91% The Invisible Man (2020) The Invisible Man forces us to ask if we are so quick to type #believewomen, if held to those words in a real-life Cece v. Adrian situation?‐ The Black Cape
Read More | Posted Mar 27, 2020
2.5 of 5 30% Bloodshot (2020) It is a shame that 'Bloodshot' doesn't work, because all the elements the fans want are there. Too bad the story couldn't hold up its end of things.‐ Syfy Wire
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2020
4.5/5 94% Premature (2020) In 'Premature', Green weaves the city, the summer atmosphere, and the urgency of young love into a story that will remind you of your first love.‐ The Black Cape
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2020
4/5 73% The Photograph (2020) 'The Photograph' is unapologetic, unproblematic, and imperfect in all the ways that Black folk were often not allowed to be. ‐ The Black Cape
Read More | Posted Feb 15, 2020
4/5 88% Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made (2020) 'Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made' strikes the right family comedy blend of adventure, imagination, and an underlying dramatic thread that ties the whole thing together. ‐ The Black Cape
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2020
4.5 of 5 No Score Yet Residue (2020) 'Residue' channels Merawi Gerima's helplessness and frustration at his dying neighborhood and disappearing community into a format that can help other gentrification survivors do the same.‐ The Black Cape
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2020
4/5 70% The Killing of Two Lovers (2020) 'The Killing of Two Lovers' is like Baumbach's 'A Marriage Story', but dipped in whiskey and dried to the tune of Miranda Lambert's song "Famous in a Small Town". ‐ The Black Cape
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2020
4.5 of 5 89% Zola (2020) Zola is messy, and ratchet, and it will be hilarious to Black women who loved those 90s "hood-girl" movies. ‐ The Black Cape
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2020
3/5 21% Like a Boss (2020) While it's not an award-winning film, 'Like a Boss' is good entertainment for anyone looking for a funny movie that you don't have to think really hard about. ‐ The Black Cape
Read More | Posted Jan 15, 2020
2.5 of 5 51% Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019) 'Star Wars: Rise of Skywalker' made a lot of strange turns overlooked details in order to force this narrative to a predetermined ending‐ The Black Cape
Read More | Posted Jan 14, 2020
5/5 96% The Garden Left Behind (2019) "The Garden Left Behind" is the cinematic embodiment of the protest slogan "Trans Rights are Human Rights".‐ The Black Cape
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2019
4/5 82% Queen & Slim (2019) 'Queen and Slim' tells how two good people have one bad date and end up legendary symbols for the rage urban Black America feels toward police brutality.‐ The Black Cape
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2019
93% Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool (2019) In 'Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool', Director Stanley Nelson frames Davis' return to a reality in which he was not wanted but his music was as the catalyst for his addiction. ‐ The Fix
Read More | Posted Dec 5, 2019
4.5 of 5 96% Atlantics (2019) 'Atlantics' a haunting story that takes place on the other side of the globe and in a culture that the western world often ignores. ‐ The Black Cape
Read More | Posted Nov 26, 2019
4.5 of 5 91% Burning Cane (2019) 'Burning Cane' is a portrait of the overburdened church lady whose blind faith in her Bible and her men has failed her completely, as it is destined to do. ‐ The Black Cape
Read More | Posted Nov 26, 2019
4/5 77% Frozen II (2019) 'Frozen 2' is one more Disney film this year that has taken on some huge social topics and masked them in a story that rivets audiences.‐ The Black Cape
Read More | Posted Nov 25, 2019
4.5 of 5 92% Ford v Ferrari (2019) 'Ford v. Ferrari' is a thrilling look an automobile design and racing history.‐ The Black Cape
Read More | Posted Nov 25, 2019
4/5 77% Doctor Sleep (2019) The sequel to 'The Shining', 'Doctor Sleep', is a terrifying return to the realm of gifted kids and the predators who prey upon them. ‐ The Black Cape
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2019
4/5 48% American Son (2019) 'American Son' is a film that will leave parents with questions about their own effectiveness, and also with an uncontrollable urge to find out where the teenagers are right now. ‐ The Black Cape
Read More | Posted Nov 12, 2019
2.5 of 5 46% Last Christmas (2019) 'Last Christmas' will keep you in the holiday spirit at least.‐ The Black Cape
Read More | Posted Nov 10, 2019
4/5 73% Harriet (2019) 'Harriet' is a portrait of a Black woman that so relatable and so real that only a Black woman could've told this story. Kasi Lemmons did that and more.‐ The Black Cape
Read More | Posted Nov 10, 2019
5/5 91% Clemency (2019) 'Clemency' presents us with not just a film, but a look into a system that is so rotten it must be dismantled.‐ The Black Cape
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2019
3.5/5 84% Girl on the Third Floor (2019) Girl on the Third Floor is so much more than a haunting film.‐ The Black Cape
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2019
5/5 68% Joker (2019) 'Joker' is a slow-burn psychological thriller that often feels like it's hitting a little too close to home.‐ The Black Cape
Read More | Posted Oct 6, 2019
3.5/5 91% Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) The MCU and director Jon Watts did an excellent job reminding the audience of Peter's humanity and boyhood without sacrificing the thrills and action scenes.‐ The Black Cape
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2019
3.5/5 23% The Kitchen (2019) 'The Kitchen' is not awful onscreen, and the actresses were not terrible. They are just too feminine for the 70s mobster genre, that is according to most mainstream critics today.‐ The Black Cape
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2019
5/5 98% Beats (2020) The music prodigy storyline keeps the viewers entertained. The education comes in seeing how gun violence touches so many people, not just the body on the ground in a pool of his own blood.‐ The Black Cape
Read More | Posted Aug 26, 2019
5/5 97% Toy Story 4 (2019) These big themes and rich ideas are perfect for the transition to wherever Disney Pixar intends to go after Toy Story 4.‐ The Black Cape
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2019
1/5 85% Once Upon a Time In Hollywood (2019) Let Once Upon a Time in Hollywood be a reminder that Hollywood is still a playground for white men and their fantasies. The rest of us can only get in where we fit in or keep on fighting that good fight.‐ The Black Cape
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2019
4/5 63% Yesterday (2019) Yesterday blends comedy, romance, and science fiction to create a fun time that Beatles fans and rom-com aficionados will enjoy.‐ The Black Cape
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2019
5/5 90% Beats (2019) Beats is a Netflix film that should be a part of any conversation about gun violence in America. ‐ The Black Cape
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2019
4/5 53% The Lion King (2019) Despite its flaws, the film is one that parents should see with their kids (maybe over the age of 3). This is Lion King for their generation, one that is more diverse, more Black, and more authentic than ours ever was. ‐ The Black Cape
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2019
84% Dora and the Lost City of Gold (2019) Dora and the Lost City of Gold has so much to say about Latin culture (they even explore an ancient Inca city), and about the realities of assimilating.‐ The Black Cape
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2019
4/5 100% Pahokee (2020) 'Pahokee' will have audiences laughing and crying as the directors and the editors do an excellent job of drawing viewers into the lives of the students.‐ Black Girl Nerds
Read More | Posted Mar 12, 2019
4/5 93% Fighting with My Family (2019) 'Fighting with My Family' is a family film that will deliver laughs, a little education on the WWE, and a lesson in the realities of chasing a dream and learning to fail.‐ Black Girl Nerds
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2019
4.5/5 93% Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool (2019) While previous books and films made Miles Davis look like a magical character, Nelson's 'Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool' depicts the musician as what he was - a man who was driven by his art and chained by the racist society he was born into.‐ Black Girl Nerds
Read More | Posted Feb 11, 2019
4/5 94% The Mustang (2019) 'The Mustang' is not the "prison movie," although it may not seem that way from the trailers and previews.‐ Black Girl Nerds
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2019
3.5/5 97% The Last Tree (2020) 'The Last Tree' is a stunning and important narrative. It just has a little issue of trying too hard to be an 'If Beale Street Could Talk' when it should be content with being a 'Crooklyn'.‐ Black Girl Nerds
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2019
4/5 66% Troop Zero (2020) 'Troop Zero' is a bit campy and oftentimes silly, but the film never claims to anything more.‐ Black Girl Nerds
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2019
5/5 97% Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am (2019) Morrison uses 'The Pieces I Am;' to bring up all the little known and the widely received information only to drop it all at the audiences' feet. Her responsibility ends there. She then moves on to the next bit.‐ Black Girl Nerds
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2019
4.5/5 87% The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind (2019) 'The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind' is a closer look at the African famine, the government breakdown, and the traditionalist attitudes that forced families to break long-held traditions and embrace technology.‐ Black Girl Nerds
Read More | Posted Jan 30, 2019
2.5/5 62% Native Son (2019) 'Native Son' is an adaptation of Wright's words (although modernized) comes out just as gangly as the original literary behemoth of a novel.‐ Black Girl Nerds
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2019
82% Overlord (2018) he only thing that disappointed me about the film is that Paramount didn't spend the big bucks to advertise it. Overlord is the type of film that becomes a cult classic. One that you can watch over and over again without growing tired.‐ Black Girl Nerds
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2018
3.5/5 75% Bad Times at the El Royale (2018) Although it has its faults, you will find 'Bad Times at the El Royale' to be a good piece of storytelling so full of "oh, sh*t!" moments that will not leave you bored in your seat. ‐ Black Girl Nerds
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2018