Taraji P. Henson stars in Best of Enemies
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FILM REVIEW: Best of Enemies

NEW JOURNAL AND GUIDE — The Best of Enemies is based on a true-life story. Taraji P. Henson plays Ann Atwater, a civil rights leader in 1971 Durham, North Carolina. Her rival in the movie is the Exalted Leader of the KKK, C. P. Ellis, a devout racist who spends most of his life spreading hate and separateness between the races. However, with their children in common, the two opposites eventually become friends. […read more]

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Bryan Cranston and Kevin Hart co-star in The Upside
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FILM REVIEW: The Upside

NNPA NEWSWIRE — Kevin Hart fans may think that this role of an underling is beneath their favorite comedy actor. Instead they should view it as an opportunity to see him show more than his class-clown approach to performing. Thrown into the deep-sea depths of a dramedy, Mr. Hart proves he can swim just fine. […read more]

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FILM REVIEW: Vice

NNPA NEWSWIRE — If the long list of characters seems vaguely familiar… Vice will set you straight. Not only does it give a closeup view of Dick Cheney and his agenda, it threads together all the people and machinations that led the country into a misguided war in the aftermath of 9/11 and a severe financial crisis. […read more]

On the name alone, Aquaman should pull hordes of viewers into the theater.
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FILM REVIEW: Aquaman

NNPA NEWSWIRE — “Heard, Kidman, Morrison and Abdul-Mateen are consistently interesting to watch and elevate their scenes. However, the actor of the hour is Jason Momoa. His version of Aquaman is that of a complete badass superhero who displays the right balance of self-doubt and flat out bravura. At 6’4”, with a lion-like mane and beard, he is fun to watch.” […read more]

Jason Mitchell stars in Tyrel
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FILM REVIEW: Tyrel

NNPA NEWSWIRE — The script creates a black protagonist, Tyler (Jason Mitchel, Straight Outta Compton), who is friends with a white dude, Johnny (Christopher Abbott). Nothing seems abnormal about their ebony/ivory relationship and the two seem to have a believable bond that should stand the strain of odd situations. […read more]

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Film Review: Moonlight

By Dwight Brown (NNPA Newswire Film Critic) In just his second feature film, writer/director Barry Jenkins tells a compelling story about sexual repression and ambiguity through the eyes of a vulnerable and confused little boy, who grows up to question his sexual identity as a Read More

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Film Review: Keanu

By Dwight Brown (NNPA News Wire Film Critic) They’re 50 percent Black, 50 percent White. 100 percent Nerd. Go figure. Left to their own devices and dull lives, not a lot of excitement comes their way. Until that fateful day when a lost and forlorn Read More

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Film Review: Eye In The Sky

By Dwight Brown NNPA News Wire Film Critic What is the tolerance level for collateral damage during drone strikes? It’s been a topical subject for years, as the U.S. and other countries fight the war on terrorism from the air and not so much the Read More

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By Dwight Brown NNPA News Wire Film Critic A good action-thriller movie keeps you tense, engaged and excited. A great action-thriller does all that and you still feel anxious long after you’ve left the theater. This sequel to the $161M-grossing Olympus Has Fallen, about a Read More

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Film Review: Eddie The Eagle

By Dwight Brown NNPA News Wire Film Critic Somewhere in between the football tearjerker “Rudy” and the offbeat cult-classic Jamaican bobsled team bio “Cool Runnings,” there is room for this very disarming, true-life tale of a bumbling British ski jumper, Michael “Eddie” Edwards, who made Read More

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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