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The Reel Critic Roundtable: The Personal Life Of David Copperfield, Words On Bathroom Walls and Social Unrest impact on entertainment
This week the critics talk about two movies, The Personal Life of David Copperfield and Words on Bathroom Walls. And you guessed it, there was no consensus. This discussion was all the way live. Reggie’s critic for a minute, well maybe more than a minute, was about the stress and trauma of this moment of racial awakening. Later, all the critics weigh in on what role critics can play during these very difficult times.
“Where Black Film Critics come to discuss, debate and have fun”
This week the critics, Kathia Woods, Shawn Edwards and special guest Ronda racha Penrice come together to discuss the movie Radioactive, a film about Marie Currie and the documentary, The Fight which looks at the ACLU and four important cases they are fighting. We talk a little bit about Nas. Yes, that’s right Nas! We look at Beyonce’s Black is King and discuss if Disney is right for this very provocative content and we have a lille fun!
The Reel Critic Roundtable got together to discuss the Dave Franco directed film, The Rental as well as the Tom Hanks film Greyhound. Kathia Woods, Shawn Edwards and Lonita Cook join Reggie Ponder, The Reel Critic for a spirited discussion of these films as well as pinning the winners and loser in the first ever Pandemy Awards.
This week Reggie Ponder, The Reel Critic, is joined by Kathia Woods, Shawn Edwards and Carolyn Hinds to discuss The Old Guard starring Charlize Theron and Kiki Layne and Fatal Affair starring Nia Long, Omar Epps and Stephen Bishop. We also discuss what movies we recommend for people who want to learn about the Black Experience and Culture. Finally, we talk about bingeing on particular series.
The Sun Is Also A Star is a sweet and interesting love story which requires a bit of a romantic heart. Yara Shahidi and Charles Melton have a chemistry that makes this endearing, funny and hopeful. Despite some obvious plot potholes, there is enough love to fill them all plus a doubting heart.
If you want action the wick has been lit on both ends and it is getting hot! This is a non-stop action thriller that has so many kills that will surprise or just make you cheer. Thrills, Kills and Chills!
Admittedly, Breakthrough is about faith and it is about family and community. The faith of a mother, the power of community, the bonds of a family and the grace and mercy of god make this an important and relevant movie.
What Little lacks in story telling, heart tugging and depth is compensated for in the command Marsai Martin has over this film. Just a touch of Little is Big enough to buy a ticket.
This reincarnation of a Disney classic has to find a way to make Dumbo as exciting as its predecessor while addressing the backlash regarding circuses and animals in captivity. While Dumbo does fly, the movie doesn’t soar.