Review: “Judas And the Black Messiah”

Year: 2021Runtime: 126 minutesDirector: Shaka KingWriters: Will Berson, Shaka King, Kenneth Lucas, Keith LucasStars: LaKeith Stanfield, Daniel Kaluuya, Danielle Fishback, Jesse Plemons By Morgan Roberts There are many important figures who have been lost to history. Slowly, cinema has started to educate audiences about a number of humans purposefully misplaced by time and white supremacy. In “Judas and the Black Messiah” (2021), one such figure’s … Continue reading Review: “Judas And the Black Messiah”

Review: Brittany Runs a Marathon

Self-care can be difficult, no matter what your age or gender. If you live in New York City and are in your late twenties to early thirties, you may have a few more handicaps to being healthy than the average person. If you’re a single woman in addition to all of the above, and overweight, you apparently have the makings of an Amazon original comedy. There is nothing funny in how women are subject to body shaming or how weight disorders are sometimes linked to psychological trauma. However, Jillian Bell as the title character of “Brittany Runs a Marathon” (2019) does her best to make her story of turning around an unhealthy lifestyle into a poignant and often hilarious triumph. Continue reading Review: Brittany Runs a Marathon