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Jason Bourne

Dwight Brown | Posted 07.29.2016 | Entertainment
Dwight Brown

There's something missing in actor Matt Damon and director/writer Paul Greengrass' return to the Bourne action/spy/thriller franchise. It's hard to pu...

Miss Sharon Jones!

Dwight Brown | Posted 07.26.2016 | Entertainment
Dwight Brown

Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings is a Grammy-nominated R&B band from Brooklyn. Their groove is funky like James Brown's. Jones' gyrations are as wild and ...

Ice Age: Collision Course

Dwight Brown | Posted 07.20.2016 | Entertainment
Dwight Brown

It's official. This is the year of animation. So many films from the genre are sprouting up like spring daisies that it's making the Oscar race for Best Animation Feature Film a nail-biter. And it's only midyear. Add to the list of strong contenders the fifth chapter in the Ice Age franchise, a doozy of a yarn that couples the creation of the planets with earth's impending doom by a runaway meteor.

The Secret Life of Pets

Dwight Brown | Posted 07.07.2016 | Entertainment
Dwight Brown

The race for the Best Animation Feature Film Oscar is on. Finding Dory may be the most touching and sentimental contender. On the other hand, The Secret Life of Pets has got to be the coolest of the challengers so far. It's a thoroughly amusing comedy thanks to the over-animated Kevin Hart and dour sarcastic Louis C.K. Those two make the lead characters vibrant. They make you want to get your bark on.

Free State of Jones

Dwight Brown | Posted 06.24.2016 | Entertainment
Dwight Brown

Writer/director Gary Ross (The Hunger Games) has brought his ten-year project to life and his efforts have culminated in a history lesson that is surprising and confounding on many levels. His thoughtful script, with its well-formed characters, memorable dialogue and evocative settings, doesn't paint a rosy Utopian picture of blacks and whites living together in perfect harmony

Presenting Princess Shaw

Dwight Brown | Posted 05.25.2016 | Entertainment
Dwight Brown

She, Samantha Montgomery, is a 39-year-old who works a 9-5 at a nursing home in a rough section of New Orleans. On her own time, she takes on the pers...

Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising

Dwight Brown | Posted 05.19.2016 | Entertainment
Dwight Brown

Somewhere in this raunchy, bawdy comedy of errors is a young feminist story trying to get out. By the time this follow-up to Neighbors worms through 92 minutes of belly laughs and sight gags, the die is cast.

The 33 Best Documentaries of All Time

Thrillist | Posted 05.17.2016 | Entertainment
Thrillist

By: Christopher Campbell Credit: Portrait Films (edited) Documentary is not a genre, but an entire branch of moviemaking. So pitting diverse q...

X-Men: Apocalypse

Dwight Brown | Posted 05.10.2016 | Entertainment
Dwight Brown

It's the best of the bunch. In a season of crime fighter against crime fighter, super power vs. super power films, this mutant-on-mutant spectacular has the most depth, innovation, majesty and visual wonder.

Keanu

Dwight Brown | Posted 04.29.2016 | Entertainment
Dwight Brown

Walk in the theater not expecting much. Walk out charmed and happy. Key & Peele will have that kind of affect on you. And that little furball that plays Keanu is worth his weight in catnip.

Nina

Dwight Brown | Posted 04.21.2016 | Entertainment
Dwight Brown

Enlightening and moving are two descriptive words that will never be associated with the misconceived and misguided endeavor that is Nina.

3 Reasons I Loved the Film 'American Fable' by Female Writer-Director Anne Hamilton

Rosanna Savone | Posted 04.07.2016 | Entertainment
Rosanna Savone

Unlike the quick tempo of today's films that seem to be increasingly geared towards increasingly shorter attention spans, American Fable unfolded like poetry, taking its time, savoring each moment.

Demolition

Dwight Brown | Posted 04.06.2016 | Entertainment
Dwight Brown

When a loved one dies the normal dynamic is that the friends and family left behind go through a grieving process, each in their own way. The premise ...

Why 'Batman V. Superman' Isn't as Rotten as the Reviews Say

Robert Peterpaul | Posted 04.01.2016 | Entertainment
Robert Peterpaul

Both Batman and Superman are laughing all the way to the nearest Metropolis (or Gotham) bank. Even still, I offer a word of advice. If you go in aware that the film drags a bit more than it should and doesn't contain as many quips as a Joss Whedon adaptation would have, then you'll be better off.

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

Dwight Brown | Posted 03.28.2016 | Entertainment
Dwight Brown

Comic book fans will flock to this movie regardless. Whether they come back to see it a second or third time, like they did for The Dark Knight Rises or Deadpool, is the question.

Born to Be Blue

Dwight Brown | Posted 03.22.2016 | Entertainment
Dwight Brown

"I did it my way..." No, Ethan Hawke doesn't sing those lyrics in this faux bio/film about jazz great Chet Baker. But judging by his thoroughly convincing performance and writer/director Robert Budreau's impressionistic screenplay and artsy direction, that was their mindset during this movie's production.

At South By South West (Film), Emotional Wreckage in High-Finance Setting

David Tereshchuk | Posted 03.17.2016 | Media
David Tereshchuk

Dateline -- Austin, Texas: It came. And it went. In flash, it seemed. "SXSW Interactive", or the digital tech part of that annual multimedia extrava...

Eye In The Sky

Dwight Brown | Posted 03.10.2016 | Entertainment
Dwight Brown

What is the tolerance level for collateral damage during drone strikes? It's been a topical subject for years, as the U.S. and other countries fight t...

Remember

Dwight Brown | Posted 03.10.2016 | Entertainment
Dwight Brown

There must be a day of reckoning and it can't be left up to fate. That's the premise of this extremely inventive geriatric revenge movie, which is the brainchild of casting director turned screenwriter Benjamin August.

London Has Fallen

Dwight Brown | Posted 03.02.2016 | Entertainment
Dwight Brown

A good action/thriller movie keeps you tense, engaged and excited. A great action/thriller does all that and you still feel anxious long after you've ...

Eddie the Eagle

Dwight Brown | Posted 02.23.2016 | Entertainment
Dwight Brown

Somewhere in between the football tearjerker Rudy and the offbeat cult-classic Jamaican bobsled team bio Cool Runnings, there is room for this very di...

Race

Dwight Brown | Posted 02.19.2016 | Entertainment
Dwight Brown

"On the track, there is no black and white, just fast and slow. For those 10 seconds you are free," says Jesse Owens (Stephan James) in this moving an...

Triple 9

Dwight Brown | Posted 02.17.2016 | Entertainment
Dwight Brown

Honor among thieves? Not with this bunch. These guys are playing a mean duplicitous game, and as they do, you can't guess who will survive. That's th...

WATCH LIVE: NYT Film Critic A.O. Scott Discusses His New Book

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 02.10.2016 | HuffPost Live 321

Known for his witty New York Times film reviews, A.O. Scott expands on the art of critique in his latest book, Better Living Through Criticism: How to...

Deadpool

Dwight Brown | Posted 02.08.2016 | Black Voices
Dwight Brown

"I'm super, but I'm not a super hero," clarifies Deadpool, a petulant mutate. Yes he has mighty powers, but no pretense about being a nice guy. If the...