This “Black Panther” actress has some True Grit. Letitia Wright has proven herself to be an actress who can be more than just her Shuri character in the “Black Panther” movies. The “Mangrove” film in the “Small Axe” package, her… Read More ›

The Old Way

A fistful of wasted dollars is unforgiven here. There’s a scene in “The Old Way” when an autistic girl (at least we believe she’s on the spectrum) tells her father she doesn’t know how to cry. She didn’t even feel… Read More ›

The Power of the Dog

Jane Champion’s gorgeous western is another masterpiece from her. “The Power of the Dog” is a western with neither bank robbers nor gunfights, but a vivid character study when people reflect on their lives and never settle for easy story… Read More ›

The Harder They Fall

A shoot-em up western with fresh beats and riveting performances. “The Harder They Fall” is an African-American western that tells a fictional story, while using real names to tell it. For one thing you have Jonathan Majors as Nat Love… Read More ›

Old Henry

Tim Blake Nelson has the true grit as a farmer with a secret. Probably my favorite performance from Tim Blake Nelson comes from “O’Brother Where Art Thou,” which was a Coen Brothers version of “The Odyssey.” He was excellent in… Read More ›

Cry Macho

Clint Eastwood’s latest is not “A Perfect World.” Clint Eastwood has been able to survive the next few generation of filmmaking with such masterpieces as “Million Dollar Baby,” “Gran Torino,” “American Sniper,” and “Sully.” I still have a lot more… Read More ›

News of the World

Wagons West for the Tom Hanks and Paul Greengrass western. “News of the World” is the first collaboration of Tom Hanks and director Paul Greengrass since “Captain Phillips,” which made my list of the best films of 2013. This time,… Read More ›

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