Tag Archives: African American

Judas and the Black Messiah (2021) ☆☆☆(3/4): A revolutionary and his traitor

I must confess that I had some prejudice on the Black Panther Party when I was young and wild many years ago. Probably because of that brief comical moment in “Forrest Gump” (1994), I once regarded the Black Panther Party … Continue reading

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One Night in Miami (2020) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): Their night to remember

“One Night in Miami”, which was released on Amazon Prime in last week, humbly and thoughtfully presents a fictional account of one night meeting among four prominent real-life African American figures in the 1960s. Regardless of how much it is … Continue reading

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A Most Beautiful Thing (2020) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): Rowing for changes

Documentary film “A Most Beautiful Thing”, which was supposed to be shown at the SXSW Film Festival before it was unfortunately canceled due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, is about a group of African American guys who try to bring … Continue reading

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Gook (2017) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): One long day of April in Paramount, California, 1992

Justin Chon’s second feature film “Gook”, which received the Best of Next Audience Award when it was shown at the Sundance Film Festival early in 2017, is an interesting but ultimately uneven mixed bag. At first, it attempts a mildly … Continue reading

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Hale Country This Morning, This Evening (2018) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): Hale County, Alabama

Documentary film “Hale Country This Morning, This Evening”, which won the U.S. Documentary Special Jury Award for Creative Vision when it was shown at the Sundance Film Festival early in last year and then got nominated for Best Documentary Oscar … Continue reading

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