Review – If Beale Street Could Talk

If Beale Street Cold Talk, adapted for the screen and directed by Barry Jenkins, is a film that at times was overwhelmingly beautiful and captured my every ounce of care and attention. But it was also a film that felt bogged down by a plot that I hoped would pay off, but ultimately felt weak and pointless. There’s much to be said about Jenkins and his new film, so let’s not waste any more time with this intro, and instead get into all there is to write and talk about. Read more

Review – The Birth of a Nation

the-birth-of-a-nation

The Birth of a Nation, directed, written and starring, Nate Parker, is a film that struggles to concisely tell its story. Too often does the film give little glimpses of story elements, only for it to then move on and begin to focus on another. This lack of time means that a lot of the elements in the film feel underserved, and lacking in meaningful depth. So though the film has a powerful story at its core, there is a clear lack of time or development for any of it. But let’s get to the full review, and see just how, The Birth of a Nation shapes up. Read more