Not without its flaws, Bill & Ted Face the Music is self-aware and offers the same goofy fun that made the first two Bill and Ted films enjoyable. If you’re looking for a film to distract you from your heinous—probably pandemic-related—woes, look no further.
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.
The Trial of the Chicago 7 entertains and challenges, stimulating both the heart and the mind. Whether your take-away is a powerful storytelling experience or a new lens through which to view present-day America, you'll most certainly gain something from watching.
Mortal Kombat (1995) is a hard-hitting, nostalgia oozing, videogame-inspired blast from the past that makes for a great escape.
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.