Tag Archives: Daniel Kaluuya

Did they really do a full Academy Awards show for 2020?

I spent January dicking around, procrastinating on the usual year-end routines for a film writer. Going through those particular motions after 2020, acting like we’d gotten a full slate of movies, felt dishonest. It felt boring. I didn’t do a … Continue reading

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‘Judas and the Black Messiah’ is the urgent black story of 2020

9/10 Three and a half years after the Charlottesville rally, after a year of grotesque displays of police violence, Judas and the Black Messiah is the story that puts these things in context, and it’s a fine film. Chicago, 1968- … Continue reading

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‘Queen and Slim’ a haunting story of black love, identity

9/10 Queen and Slim is highly topical, but so powerful that it rises above its tight ties to its moment in time. In Queen and Slim, a pair of relative strangers driving home from a Tinder date (Jodie Turner-Smith and … Continue reading

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‘Get Out’ a supremely competent thriller

8/10 They gave half of sketch comedy duo Key & Peele a movie — and it’s a psychological thriller? Get Out of here! When Chris Washington (Daniel Kaluuya) drives up to the country with his girlfriend, Rose Armitage (Allison Williams), … Continue reading

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