FILM REVIEW: THE FAREWELL

July 28, 2019 Mary Thatch 0

When you walk out of the theater you may feel like you just left a family meal or a close friend’s house. That familial reaction is the result of Wang’s welcoming storytelling and an ensemble cast that makes you feel at home as you experience a sweet and sour drama, which tends to be more sweet. […]

FILM REVIEW: Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am

July 28, 2019 Mary Thatch 0

“When she helped school her white editors on the power of her works and viewpoints on African American culture and experiences, she faced the same challenge that many African Americans encounter when dealing with their white counterparts in business, education, politics, etc. Resistance. As she recounts her experiences, Morrison is poised, resolved and reflective. Somewhat akin to an intelligent philosopher or an academic who patiently teaches a class of inquisitive but slow-learning freshmen.” […]

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Film Review: Lila & Eve

July 16, 2015 Mary Thatch 0

BY DWIGHT BROWN NNPA FILM CRITIC   (NNPA)- “When our child is killed we feel guilt. We feel like failures,” says the leader of a women’s group devoted to mothers whose children have been murdered. […]

Movie Review: ‘Top Five’

December 3, 2014 Mary Thatch 0

BY DWIGHT BROWN NNPA FILM CRITIC   Chris Rock recently hosted “Saturday Night Live.” During the show’s normal intro section, he did around 10 minutes of standup. One of the targets of his wicked humor […]