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Harriet | Kasi Lemmons

Ever since Eve’s Bayou, Kasi Lemmons has foregrounded the need for black adolescents to realize the importance of their influence and existence in a society fundamentally unjust to them. This specific thematic concern may situate her as uniquely qualified to tell the  story of African American…

November 30, 2019
Before We Vanish by Sam C. Mac Film

In a Valley of Violence | Ti West

Ti West has repeatedly demonstrated himself capable of a certain kind of virtuosic genre craft, enough at least for it to seem like he could one day be a formidable filmmaker—that is, if he could ever come up with material worth actually expending his creative energies on. In a…

October 21, 2016
In Review | Online film and music criticism