Fist Fight

Coming out the gate, Fist Fight is a joint that leans as heavily into comedic timing as it can because the premise itself is ridiculous. Again, speaking of the trailers: Fist Fight’s initial theatrical trailers are cut in a way that lead us to assume that the entire film hinges on a brawl between Ron Strickland (Ice Cube) and Andy Campbell (Charlie Day). On the surface this can seem off putting, as it’s absolutely paper thin. Despite this, Fist Fight writes multiple comedic checks in order to front the bill of your attention span. And thank the lord they are.

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Tickled

I was supposed to write this (and publish it) months ago, like pre-election, months ago. Pero, things happened, a ton

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20th Century Women

I didn’t go into 20th Century Women expecting much. The trailer makes it look like the quirky indie comedies that

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Thanks, 2016: Shin Godzilla

Happy awards season, everybody! It’s a great time to reflect on the year in film and catch up on all

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Fences: A Play on Film

Why breathe another life into a decades-old play centered around African-Americans in a working class Pittsburgh neighborhood you might ask?

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Arrival

Sci-fi is one of those genres that can get easily hokey. Because of this, it’s always fun and refreshing to

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Almost Christmas

Black folk have a lot of needs to laugh. Big laughs. Little laughs. The kinds of laughs that shake your

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Southside With You

Full disclosure: at the risk of having my black card temporarily seized, I consciously avoided watching Southside With You for

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Mrs. Peregrine’s Home For Uhhhghhhhh

So you’re telling me that Tim Burton’s latest movie doesn’t have many black people in it? Hold on, I need

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Wernie Bros

So you’re telling me Werner Herzog, the guy who said that “civilization is like a thin layer of ice upon

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T-Rex: Her Fight for Gold

It’s 2016. A young black man makes his way to The New Parkway Theater in Oakland to attend The Women’s

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Stretch & Bobbito: Radio That Changed Lives

[Author’s Note: Yes, we also do written content. We apologize for the sporadic presentation of such for the past few

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The Devil You Think You Know: Why “The Witch” Is Good

According to most critics, The Witch is the first good horror movie of 2016. It’s spooky, it’s artsy, it’s got

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