Swarm – TV Series Review

With Swarm, Janine Nabers and Donald Glover (both writers on Atlanta) have created a series so unconventional yet timely it’ll speak to an entire generation. It’s a story so surreal, you start to believe it’s real, and perhaps some of it even is. I found myself pausing certain episodes and Googling specific events, because I …

Whitney Houston: I Wanna Dance With Somebody – Film Review

Ten years after the tragic passing of vocal legend Whitney Houston, Sony Pictures and the writer behind the Academy Award-winning Bohemian Rhapsody, fittingly release a biopic covering the highs and lows of the most celebrated Black artist in music history. Kasi Lemmons (Eve’s Bayou) directs a by the numbers biopic that surprisingly isn’t afraid to …

Hulu Review – ‘Bad Hair’

Bad Hair — In this horror satire set in 1989, Bad Hair follows an ambitious young woman (Elle Lorraine) who gets a weave in order to succeed in the image-obsessed world of music television. However, her flourishing career comes at a great cost when she realizes that her new hair may have a mind of …

TIFF20 Review – ‘Concrete Cowboy’

Ricky Staub’s unrestrained coming-of-age urban western Concrete Cowboy, adapted from Greg Neri’s novel, follows a teenage boy’s reunion with his estranged father, telling a story of finding your place in the world, rejecting the easy way out while growing into the person you were all along. During one summer we watch Cole, involuntary having to …