Film Reviews

Spike Lee’s “NYC Epicenters 9/11→2021½” Review

By David Patrick Schranck, Jr.- Between late August and mid-September of this year, HBO released Spike Lee’s four-part documentary series, NYC Epicenters 9/11→2021½, that connects the 20th anniversary of 9/11, inarguably one of the most pivotal events of the 21st century so far, with the current COVID-19 pandemic and New York City’s role as an…

Judas and the Black Messiah

FILM REVIEW: When I heard that there was an Oscar-bait bio-pic coming out about Fred Hampton, the assassinated Chairman of the Illinois Black Panthers, I was of course skeptical. Hollywood very, very rarely does justice to the stories of radicals. Not even a few months ago, we saw how Hollywood can butcher stories about radicals…

Parasite Film Review

If there’s any filmmaker today who truly understands class struggle and weaves it seamlessly into their work, it is South Korean auteur Bong Joon-ho. His latest film, Parasite, is no different. Directed by Bong Joon-ho and co-written by Joon-ho and Han Jin-won, the film is a black comedy mixed with a thriller that is centered…