(l-r) Algee Smith and Amandla Stenberg star in The Hate U Give

‘The Hate U Give’ lacks grit but has its moments

MINNESOTA SPOKESMAN- RECORDER — In the movie The Hate U Give, Starr Carter has a lot on her shoulders for a 16-year-old. She lives in a Black working class-neighborhood and is the daughter of Maverick, an ex-convict who has turned his life around and owns a local grocery store. […read more]


Film Review: Triple 9

By Dwight Brown NNPA News Wire Film Critic Honor among thieves? Not with this bunch. These guys are playing a mean duplicitous game, and as they do, you can’t guess who will survive. That’s the mark of a solid, tense cop/crime/thriller. A good one will Read More


Film Review: Black or White

  By Dwight Brown NNPA Film Critic Race relations can be a touchy subject. Only a very perceptive filmmaker could tackle the topic and be remotely successful. It would require a writer/director to be smart, balanced, sensitive and able to see both sides of the Read More