Ava DuVernay’s series is a handsomely mounted dramatization, but it often veers into the trite, obvious, and maudlin.
Netflix will release the series on May 31.
If Beale Street Could Talk is at its most potent in the scenes where human frailty and the specter of injustice come more elliptically to the surface.
Nate Parker strains to control the strange and stirring complications of his subject’s visionary apocalypticism.
Wolfe delivers a solid DVD package for Rodney Evans’s Brother to Brother.
While Brother to Brother‘s obsession with race and representation may be intellectual, its justified anger and inquisitiveness is tempered with great sensitivity.