Thursday, April 15, 2021

‘Coming 2 America’: Funny, but no comedy revelation

BY DWIGHT BROWN NNPA NEWS WIRE Nothing wrong with a little nostalgia. But if you’re looking for a comedy revelation, this isn’t it. It’s an ’80s...

‘Coming to America’ was global hit with all-Black cast

BY PETER SBLENDORIO NEW YORK DAILY NEWS/TNS There’s a reason “Coming to America” remains a king among comedies for Eddie Murphy. “The original ‘Coming to America’ ......

Review: ‘The United States vs. Billie Holiday’

Andra Day shines in her role as the legendary singer. BY DWIGHT BROWN NNPA NEWSWIRE “The United States Vs. Billie Holiday” is a major showcase. Viewers can...

‘Farewell Amor’ a thoughtful, revealing look at immigrant life

BY DWIGHT BROWN NNPA NEWS WIRE Absence doesn’t always make the heart grow fonder. Sometimes the heart forgets. That’s the case in this very observant tale...

‘Jingle Jangle’ is a charming Christmas adventure

BY DWIGHT BROWN NNPA NEWS WIRE What a nice surprise. David E. Talbert, a playwright (“Love in the Nick of Tyme”) turned filmmaker (“First Sunday’’), lets...

Movie review: ‘The Trial of the Chicago 7’

BY DWIGHT BROWN SPECIAL TO THE FLORIDA COURIER Fiery rhetoric. Conflicting politics. Angry activists. Heated demonstrations. Violent police clashes. Government subterfuge. Duplicitous judges... The anti-war uproar...

Black actors make Emmys history with most wins in single year

BY CHRISTI CARRAS LOS ANGELES TIMES/TNS The 72nd Emmy Awards were defined by Black excellence. In addition to historic individual victories for “Watchmen” actress Regina King and...

‘Cuties’ deserves better than it got from Netflix

BY JUSTIN CHANG LOS ANGELES TIMES/TNS Early on in “Cuties,” Amy (Fathia Youssouf), an 11-year-old Senegalese immigrant living in Paris, hides under a bed and eavesdrops...
LaKeith Stanfield and Issa Rae star in "The Photograph."

Review: ‘The Photograph’ is a good, long look at love

BY MICHAEL PHILLIPS CHICAGO TRIBUNE/TNS The problem with movie trailers is: A) They’re necessary, apparently; B) Too many beans get spilled; and C) Often, a movie...

‘Queen & Slim’ takes path of road movies, lovers on the run

BY MICHAEL PHILLIPS CHICAGO TRIBUNE/TNS In a Cleveland diner called the Fortyniner, two people...