Review: Green Book

A well intentioned and certainly entertaining crowd pleaser, Green Book belongs to the same cinematic pedigree as films like Driving Miss Daisy, The Help, and The Blind Side; movies where a white person and a black person will reach a common form of human understanding during times of racial segregation or hardship.

Review: Transit

A chilling, innovative, and sometimes darkly comedic look at the rise of modern day fears and the scars of fascism, Christian Petzold’s Transit takes a premise that has been mined in the past with tasteless results and turns it into something immediate and important.

Review: Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch

A fitting and charming animated retelling of one of author Theodor Geisel’s most beloved children’s books, Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch won’t unseat the 1966 television special as the best take on the material, but it will sure wash out the aftertaste of the Ron Howard/Jim Carrey live action version that rubbed many the wrong way.

Review: Bodied

Bodied, director Joseph Kahn’s predominantly comedic deep dive into the world of battle rap and how the art form stands as a reflection of any number of societal hypocrisies is a swaggering, in-your-face, button pushing, purposefully triggering bit of bawdiness delivered from a surprisingly academic perspective.