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  • Kong: Skull Island

    Kong: Skull Island

    ★★½

    Today's most riveting film about race is a satirical horror flick inspired by The Stepford Wives. Last year, it was an allegorical, animated film about talking animals. Back in 2005, it was King Kong, but that's a story for another day. While this year's reboot of the same film is not about race, it just goes to show that there is more to these genre films than most people think.

    Genre films are films categorized by their similarities, both visually…

  • Jackie

    Jackie

    ★★★★½

    I could probably count the amount of films I’ve seen about any of our former first ladies on my right hand alone. While this is a sad fact, this is also what gives Jackie its sparkle. We all know the story of the assassination of John F. Kennedy, but we don't really know the story of the woman who held it all together as America fell apart over the death of one of its most beloved Presidents.

    The film is…

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  • Moonlight

    Moonlight

    ★★★★★

    In Moonlight, director Barry Jenkins uses everything other than our main character to tell his story. Chiron, our main protagonist, is brilliantly played by three different actors (Trevante Rhodes, Ashton Sanders and Alex R. Hibbert) to physically show his development from childhood to adolescence to adulthood. However, even though we physically see Chiron age, it’s the film’s vibrant color palette that tells us all we really need to know about who Chiron is, even though he really doesn’t seem to…

  • Moonlight

    Moonlight

    ★★★★★

    In Moonlight, director Barry Jenkins uses everything other than our main character to tell his story. Chiron, our main protagonist, is brilliantly played by three different actors (Trevante Rhodes, Ashton Sanders and Alex R. Hibbert) to physically show his development from childhood to adolescence to adulthood. However, even though we physically see Chiron age, it’s the film’s vibrant color palette that tells us all we really need to know about who Chiron is, even though he really doesn’t seem to…