The Ultimate Playlist of Noise is charming and humorous but formulaic, nonetheless. I’m unsure of who this film is for, as there is a good deal of dark and dense material presented in a YA-friendly package that, ultimately, fails to say much of anything other than “Everything will work out, so long as you’re willing to compromise…” With a bit more depth of character and story, this tale would have been significantly better.
Mulan is the female empowerment film that I wanted but didn’t quite get. There are well-executed parts to film—the acting, costumes, scenery, film score, and (most of) the script—that are worth watching. But, overall, Mulan is best enjoyed after its December streaming date.
Rather than a stereotypical horror film, Bad Hair is an entertaining manifestation of the unrealistic and unfair beauty standards Black women are expected to uphold.
Whether you're in it for the suspense, the relationships, the ideologies, or the history, Judas and the Black Messiah will not disappoint
The United States vs. Billie Holiday invokes awe of this larger-than-life woman and rage at the systems that forced that life to end too soon... systems that still exist today.