No Concessions: ‘#CaptainMarvel’ good film; better setup for #Endgame

Friday evening I experienced the MCU’s 22nd feature in Captain Marvel. The unknown recipient of Nick Fury’s post-credits 9-1-1 page was finally revealed in a fun, nostalgia-inducing film. Carol Danvers (Brie Larson) shapes her own destiny after uncovering secrets of her past. With the truth free, she sets out to become the hero the galaxy […]

No Concessions: #HighFlyingBird is the little film with a giant statement

Netflix dropped a little film starring Andre Holland this past Friday. Not sure if “little” best describes a project directed by Steven Soderbergh, and written by Moonlight scribe Tarell Alvin McCraney. But that’s what happened as news of the movie first appeared via my (black) Twitter timeline. Boasting a cast of Holland, Zazie Beatz, Bill […]

No Concessions: McQueen makes good with ‘#Widows’

Steve McQueen returned to the screen and Oscar-buzz with his complex heist film Widows. Based on a Britsh series from the 1980s, Widows sees a trio of women forced to do the unthinkable once their criminal husbands perish. The film seems like a simple crime thriller, but underneath is an examination of Chicago’s ugly history with […]

No Concessions: ‘#NobodysFool’ one of Perry’s better films

Sunday my family and I splurged a bit, enjoying Tyler Perry’s new film Nobody’s Fool. Starring Tika Sumpter and Tiffany Haddish, the rated-R comedy is the first of it’s kind for Perry. I had my reservations as he solely wrote, produced and directed – a large feat for any creative. And while it wasn’t perfect, it definitely […]

No Concessions: ‘#Halloween’ is classic slasher fare

I’m not one for horror. I don’t play horror/survival games. I never do haunted amusement parks. I’m still frightened by Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark and some episodes of Are You Afraid of the Dark. So my cousin inviting me to see the new Halloween reboot/sequel this weekend was bold. My acceptance was […]

No Concessions: “#TheHate UGive” familiar; still powerful

Angie Thomas’ best-selling novel illustrated an all-too common narrative of injustice wrought by those licensed to serve and protect. And while the tale is nothing new, it works to educate all on why we should never silence our voices, or hide our light, for what is right. Directed by George Tillman Jr., the film centers […]

No Concessions: “Crazy Rich Asians”

While I made the mistake of purchasing snacks at my local AMC theater ($16 for a large popcorn and drink), I was pleasantly rewarded the most successful “PG-13” rated rom-com in years. Crazy Rich Asians was funny, smart, heartwarming and a wonderful display of a culture we rarely see on the big screen. Twenty five […]

No Concessions: “Bobbi Kristina” deserved better in life & death (Movie review)

TV One continued their streak of new programming with the premiere of Bobbi Kristina, a film highlighting the short life of Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown’s daughter. After Lifetime’s Whitney and Showtime’s Can I Be Me, this is the third production in recent years centered around Houston’s life. Her death in 2012 shocked the world, […]