The script for the finale is the most complex one yet. It sets up an intricate network of themes and narrative devices that are returned to and advanced with precision.
“Minari” is a beautiful film. Yes, because of its grounded, lush depiction of rural America, but also because of the story it tells: the immigrant experience — the American experience — and all its idiosyncrasies, its ups and downs, and its unparalleled beauty.
“The Life Ahead” is a breathtaking work of art that can be admired for its emotionality and realistic perspective.
From the moody cinematography to the sharp editing, the film shines — largely due to Gera’s sensitive writing and the fully-realized acting performances.
LaKeith Stanfield, Daniel Kaluuya, and the Stars of ‘Judas and the Black Messiah’ On Why Their Film Should Be Mandatory Viewing
Each actor offered their own insight on the importance of creating a film that tells the story of a lesser-known Black radical.
“The World to Come” is a decent story and a strong example of Mona Fastvold’s directorial ability, but between the grim message and the objectionable production team, it leaves a sour taste behind.
Featuring “Get Out” star Daniel Kaluuya as Chairman Fred, “Judas and the Black Messiah” is a gripping, honest depiction of the Black Panther Party of the late '60s.
A window into the radical and tumultuous year that was 2020, “Homeroom” is the story of a diverse community during a critical moment in its history that meaningfully centers the moment’s catalysts in the storytelling process.
Through its experimental approach to sound and visuals and its complex storyline colored by magical realism, “Son of Monarchs” is a stunning exploration of what it is to be a Latinx immigrant in the U.S.
The women are never one thing or another, and instead are constantly caught in a game of appearances and performance — whether intentional or not. And in centering these intimate performances and their contradictions so skillfully, Hall gives Larsen’s timeless novel new life and dimension.
Wignot’s genius comes from putting Ailey front and center. With its stunning collages of footage and sound, “Ailey” makes viewers feel both relieved that all these records of Ailey exist, and grateful that Jamila Wignot took the fragments and turned them into poetry.