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  • Judas and the Black Messiah

    ★★★★½

  • Nomadland

    ★★★★½

  • Borat Subsequent Moviefilm

    ★★★½

  • Darkness in Tenement 45

    ★★★★½

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  • Judas and the Black Messiah

    Judas and the Black Messiah

    ★★★★½

    *Read the full review on Cinema Smack *

    Judas and the Black Messiah is excellent and an early favorite here in 2021. Its cultural significance certainly resonates today and the approach taken by Shaka King and his team is much welcome when compared to filmmakers like Spike Lee and Jordan Peele. The story itself does all the work without the propaganda or ham-fisted approaches from others.

  • Nomadland

    Nomadland

    ★★★★½

    *Read the full review on Cinema Smack *

    Chloé Zhao’s Nomadland is another sterling example of the power of film here in early 2021. With its unconventional filmmaking style, powerhouse lead performance, and wonderful technical achievements, it’s no wonder the film was nominated for six Oscars in the acting, directing, screenplay, and cinematography categories along with the big one for Best Picture.

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  • Friend of the World

    Friend of the World

    ★★★½

    *Read the full review on Cinema Smack *

    Friend of the World certainly warrants a watch for sci-fi and horror fans alike. Its nightmarish and claustrophobic setting will have viewers on edge while the performances, especially from Nick Young, keep you invested. Though we knocked it a bit for maybe being too short and not developing a deeper story, this is a film and world that we want to see more of. How did things get to this point? What…

  • Abe

    Abe

    ★★★

    *Read the full review on Cinema Smack *

    All things considered, Abe comes with a recommendation as an entertaining, family friendly food movie. Yes, there’s more to it than that with its ideas of acceptance and compromise but the film is at its best when it’s focused on being fun. That’s not to say that people shouldn’t take note of Abe’s message as Andrade and company clearly have something to say. That particular message just may not come across as well as it maybe could have when all’s said and done.