WE OWN THE NIGHT Examines a Family’s Violent Intersection at the Edge of Criminality & Law

This film never gets the credit it deserves. But it’s one of the best post-2000 crime-thrillers out there, directed/written by the one and only James Gray.

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Beautiful Black Cinema in Mother of George

Mother of George. 2013. Directed by Andrew Dosunmu. Screenplay by Darci Picoult. Starring Danai Gurira, Isaac de Bankolé, Anthony Okungbowa, Bukky Ajayi, Yaya DaCosta, Klarissa Jackson, Ishmael Omolade, Roslyn Ruff, Chinaza Uche, Florence Egbuchulam, Mutiyat Ade-Salu, Atibon Nazaire, Da’Vine Joy Randolph, & Susan Heyward. Parts and Labor/Loveless/Maybach Film Productions/SimonSays Entertainment/Fried Alligator Films. Rated R 107 minutes.Continue reading “Beautiful Black Cinema in Mother of George”

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The Drop is a Moody Ride Through the Brooklyn Mob

The Drop. 2014. Dir. Michaël R. Roskam. Written by Dennis Lehane; based on his own short story “Animal Rescue”. Starring Tom Hardy, Noomi Rapace, James Gandolfini, Matthias Schoenaerts, and John Ortiz. 20th Century Fox. Rated 14A. 106 minutes. Crime/Drama/Thriller ★★★★ The Drop is Michaël R. Roskam’s first American film. He’s most recently come from directing the Oscar nominatedContinue reading “The Drop is a Moody Ride Through the Brooklyn Mob”

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