Michigan based professional critic for film, theatre and television. Contributor with The Odyssey Online and Movietickets.com.
Serving as a tribute to not only Bruce Springsteen’s legacy, but to the E Street Band’s impact on rock music, “Bruce Springsteen’s Letter to You” is a killer jam session that shows us The Boss at his most vulnerable. Pieced together with never before seen archival footage and directed by frequent Springsteen collaborator Thom Zimny, this behind the scenes look at the intricacies of making the musician’s latest: “Letter to You,” presented in crisp black and white, is the perfect…
Equal parts social commentary and satire, Justin Simien’s horror/comedy “Bad Hair” has plenty to say in regards to cultural norms surrounding Black women and their luscious locks, but manages to slip in cheesy, B-movie carnage that could have been plucked from the late ‘80s early ‘90s. Such back and forth doesn’t always mesh with the overall tone of what Simien tries to put out, though you can’t knock “Bad Hair” for trying. There's strong messaging about countless hard working Black…
AMERICAN MURDER: THE FAMILY NEXT DOOR: A unique documentary that paints an honest (and tragic) recollection of the horrific tragedy that saw Chris Watts slay his family. It’s a tough watch, but one that gives victims the opportunity to speak up and be heard.
With the type of studio interference that accompanied his last film, the disastrous reboot of “Fantastic Four,” Josh Trank had nowhere to go but up. And when you hear he’s been granted creative control of his next project: an Al Capone biopic starring the great Tom Hardy, fingers are crossed that it's more akin to the director’s first standout feature “Chronicle” and not “Fantastic Four.”
It's worse than both.