She-Ra and the Princesses of Power (Seasons 1-4)

From IMDb: “She-Ra, Princess of Power, leads a rebellion to free her land of Etheria from the monstrous invaders the Horde.” What I liked: Completely dissects the original She-Ra concept and revamps it to be a deeper, prolonged experience. Features a progressive set of multi-dimensional characters voiced by a progressive cast. The show never getsContinue reading “She-Ra and the Princesses of Power (Seasons 1-4)”

Booksmart (2019)

From IMDb: “On the eve of their high school graduation, two academic superstars and best friends realize they should have worked less and played more. Determined not to fall short of their peers, the girls try to cram four years of fun into one night.” What I liked: This is a deep, smartly-written film featuringContinue reading “Booksmart (2019)”

Dolemite Is My Name

From IMDB: “Eddie Murphy portrays real-life legend Rudy Ray Moore, a comedy and rap pioneer who proved naysayers wrong when his hilarious, obscene, kung-fu fighting alter ego, Dolemite, became a 1970s Blaxploitation phenomenon.” What I liked: Having grown up on Eddie Murphy, it’s so good to see him back in something mainstream. He seemed reallyContinue reading “Dolemite Is My Name”

The Peanut Butter Falcon

From IMDB: “Zak runs away from his care home to make his dream of becoming a wrestler come true.” What I Liked: Many people don’t like Shia LeBeouf, but I do. His artistic choices always intrigue me, and I think it’s nice that he chose to be in this movie playing his most mature roleContinue reading “The Peanut Butter Falcon”

Blinded by the Light

Per IMDB: “In 1987, during the austere days of Margaret Thatcher‘s Britain, a teenager learns to live life, understand his family, and find his own voice through the music of Bruce Springsteen.” What I Liked: This movie is based on a book by journalist Sarfraz Manzoor, a Pakistani immigrant living in London with his family.Continue reading “Blinded by the Light”