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Zola, while fun, fails at interrogating why we consume these stories as entertainment without examining the gray areas that these events tend to live in.
Posted Feb 23, 2020
Bad Hair (2020)
While powerful in its first half exploring Anna and her past, falters as it tries to understand Black women as a collective. Still, it should be commended for trying.
Posted Feb 11, 2020
On the Record (2020)
The film serves as a compelling reminder of what Black women lose when we put Black men before our own safety.
Posted Feb 4, 2020
It's a ripoff of the highest order, borrowing from greater filmmakers without the nuance or intelligence to make the entire enterprise worthwhile.
Posted Oct 7, 2019
Sorry to Bother You (2018)