Black Panther (2018): Movie Review

Black Panther (2018) Marvel’s Black Panther may be my new favorite superhero movie.  Writer-director Ryan Coogler, the celebrated filmmaker behind Fruitvale Station and Creed, blends modern sensibility, superhuman magic, and cultural diversity within this stellar action film.  Growing from the… Continue Reading

Queen of Katwe (2016): Viewed and Reviewed

Queen of Katwe (2016) dir. Mira Nair written by: William Wheeler starring: Madina Nalwanga, David Oyelowo, Lupita Nyong’o   3.25 out of 4 stars The bulk of theatrical releases featuring inspirational true stories exist too long ago to claim relevance, particularly for a child.… Continue Reading

Viewed and Reviewed: The Jungle Book (2016)

 The Jungle Book (2016) dir. Jon Favreau written by: Justin Marks starring: Neel Sethi, Ben Kingsley, Bill Murray, Idris Elba, Lupita Nyong’o, Giancarlo Esposito, Scarlett Johansson, Christopher Walken   3.25 out of 4 stars One of my first reviews was for Kenneth Branagh’s live action Cinderella.… Continue Reading