Crimson staff writer
Featuring “Get Out” star Daniel Kaluuya as Chairman Fred, “Judas and the Black Messiah” is a gripping, honest depiction of the Black Panther Party of the late '60s.
In “Prisoners of the Ghostland,” the prolific director joined one of the U.S.’s most prolific actors, Nicolas Cage, to create a wild but compelling mash-up of Eastern and Western cinematic influences, with cinematography so beautiful it could justify the film's often unhinged plot.
“At The Ready,” the latest project from documentary filmmaker and photojournalist Crow, follows students in the program as they prepare to compete in the spring’s “Border Challenge Competition” as a way of securing jobs in law enforcement fresh out of high school.
Wignot’s genius comes from putting Ailey front and center. With its stunning collages of footage and sound, “Ailey” makes viewers feel both relieved that all these records of Ailey exist, and grateful that Jamila Wignot took the fragments and turned them into poetry.
The women are never one thing or another, and instead are constantly caught in a game of appearances and performance — whether intentional or not. And in centering these intimate performances and their contradictions so skillfully, Hall gives Larsen’s timeless novel new life and dimension.
Through its experimental approach to sound and visuals and its complex storyline colored by magical realism, “Son of Monarchs” is a stunning exploration of what it is to be a Latinx immigrant in the U.S.
A window into the radical and tumultuous year that was 2020, “Homeroom” is the story of a diverse community during a critical moment in its history that meaningfully centers the moment’s catalysts in the storytelling process.