Movie Review: ‘THE HATE U GIVE’ is a crucial, crushing coming-of-age tale

October 19th, 2018 | Movie News, Movie Review, Reviews | 0 Comment

Courtney Howard // Film Critic THE HATE U GIVE Rated PG-13, 132 minutes Directed by: George Tillman Jr. Starring: Amandla Stenberg, Regina Hall, Russell Hornsby, Algee Smith, Anthony Mackie, Common, Sabrina Carpenter, K.J. Apa, Dominique Fishback, Lamar Johnson, TJ Wright, Issa Rae Filmmaker George Tillman Jr.’s pristine cinematic adaptation of Angie Thomas’ young adult novel THE HATE U GIVE is just as emotionally gripping as any thrill-a-minute ...


Critic’s Notebook: ‘FREE SOLO’ and ‘FIRST MAN’ show a monumental test of the human spirit

October 11th, 2018 | Film Stories, Opinion, Reviews | 0 Comment

James Cole Clay//Film Critic There’s an innate desire in humans to be the first to conquer an extravagant task. It’s a warrior’s mentality that requires solitude and focus in order to look down the mouth of the impossible. Damien Chazelle’s highly-anticipated Neil Armstrong biopic starring Ryan Gosling, FIRST MAN, chronicles the astronaut being crippled by grief and his nine-year trek to get to the moon. Jimmy Chin and Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi’s ...


Fresh on Blu-ray: ‘SKYSCRAPER’ – Is this a nerf gun or an action movie?

October 11th, 2018 | Blu-ray Review | 0 Comment

  James Cole Clay // Film Critic SKYSCRAPER Rated PG-13 102 minutes Director: Rawson Marshall-Thurber Starring: Dwanye Johnson, Neve Campbell, Chin Han and Roland Moller There’s a line in SKYSCRAPER where the titular “skyscraper,” Dwayne Johnson, says to his fearful son in a burning building, “You can’t be brave, if you’re not scared.” Well, first thing, it's super sweet, but that’s not grammatically correct. Second thing: ...