‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’: A Rushed Journey to Little Reward

The stakes for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker are about as high as they can get for any movie. It's the ninth and apparently final installment in the widely beloved Skywalker saga, part of a globally popular franchise spanning 40 years, eleven movies and TV shows, books, video games—the full works. Such a film…

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Queen & Slim: A Bonnie And Clyde Story In A Post BLM Era

***WARNING MILD TO HEAVY SPOILERS***Queen & Slim is a romantic thriller drama directed by Melina Matsoukas and written by Lena Waithe. Daniel Kaluuya and Jodie Turner-Smith make up the titular couple whose date night goes south when they end up on the run from the law. There was a lot to unpack in this film,…

Best of the 2010s: Movies

Welcome to NerdyPoC's Best of the 2010s series!  It's been an eventful decade for media, entertainment and pop culture. Throughout December, we'll be presenting our lists of favourites from the last ten years in a bunch of areas—TV, video games, books, music, pop culture moments and more!  Our Best of the 2010s series kicks off…

‘Charlie’s Angels’: Fun, Fierce, But Ultimately Forgettable

The legacy of the Charlie’s Angels franchise is marked by a glaring contradiction. The iconic pose of three women standing back to back and pointing finger guns oozes girl power and badassery. Other images the name typically conjures, however, are of the same women scantily clad and shaking their butts in tight underwear right in…

‪The Lighthouse – A Mesmerizing Tale Of Fear And Madness‬

‪Since the first trailer for The Lighthouse was released earlier this year, I found myself strangely curious as to what the film would be about. The first trailer seemed to make it look like a horror movie that happened to snatch up some bankable leads in Robert Pattinson and Willen Dafoe. The more I heard…

Kerry Washington Shines in ‘American Son’

Kerry Washington, Steven Pasquale, Jeremy Jordan (Peter Cunningham) Christopher Demos-Brown's 'American Son' has made its way to our screens this Friday after its critically acclaimed performance on Broadway. With support from the likes of former First Lady Michelle Obama and Gabrielle Union assisting on the production, it was no wonder that Demos-Brown's play was a…

Twilight IS That Bad. But So What?

It's a popular trend on social media to dig up cult classics and reinvestigate them through a more modern lens. Jennifer's Body, while widely considered a commercial flop upon its 2009 release, is now being hailed across Twitter as a feminist beacon ahead of its time. Legally Blonde (2001) is no longer just a cheesy…

School of Rock: An Underrated Attempt at Inclusivity

Sixteen years ago, a movie about Jack Black teaching sheltered, overprotected prep school children how to rock 'n' roll premiered in theaters. School of Rock went on to become the highest-grossing music-themed comedy of all time—until 2015 when it was overtaken by Pitch Perfect 2. It also spawned a TV series, a Broadway musical, and…

Malcolm D. Lee’s Pitch “The Spoils” Finds Home at Loinsgate

Lionsgate has secured an action-comedy film titled "The Spoils" that was pitched by director-producer, Malcolm D. Lee, Deadline reports. The film's production will take place through Lee's own company, Blackmaled Productions. The plot is centralized around a group of immigrants who conduct a heist to recover their countries' stolen artifacts from a London museum and…