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You’ll Probably Only Need One Trip To 'Guava Island,' The Caribbean Adventure That’s More Marketing Ploy Than Cinema

If Childish Gambino's secret post-Coachella musical thriller, Guava Island, is anything, it's a disappointing culmination of a year of musical and cultural teases. Set on a fictitious island paradise, the film loosely follows Deni (Donald Glover/Gambino) and Kofi (Rihanna), two lovers caught in the middle of a cultural war between freedom of time and expression and the overbearing...

Film,Interviews

‘Jezebel’ Director Numa Perrier Is Just Getting Started

Artist. Producer. Director. Writer. Mother. Sister. Community Builder. When Shadow And Act caught up with Numa Perrier in Austin at South By Southwest, these were just a few of the hats we covered. By all accounts, she’s a busy woman. Fresh off the successful premiere of her first feature, Jezebel, Perrier is already working on the next thing. Ava DuVernay announced last week that the...

Reviews,Film

'Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse' Lovingly Introduces Miles Morales, A Black Kid From Brooklyn

The truth about superheroes — that ordinary people have the power to change the world — has never been more upfront than it is in Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. Sony’s latest iteration of the Marvel character’s world, Into the Spider-Verse follows an Afro-Latinx teenager Miles Morales (voiced by Shameik Moore), a Brooklyn kid who is bitten by a radioactive spider in the subway and...

Reviews

Netflix's 'Neo Yokio: Pink Christmas' Critiques Faux-Woke Millennials

When Netflix's animated series Neo Yokio first dropped in 2017, it was a bit of an oddball show. A near-deadpan satire set in a fictional future-version of New York, that follows rich demon hunter Kaz Kaan and his friends and family, sounds like typical anime fare. But starring Jaden Smith? Written by Vampire Weekend’s Ezra Koenig? Featuring the Bodega Boys –The Kid Mero and Desus Nice,...

Interviews

Director RaMell Ross Offers Love To The Historic South In 'Hale County This Morning, This Evening'

When the “historic south,” as director RaMell Ross calls it, is mentioned in the mainstream, thoughts of the near-mythic white working class are typically invoked. While a valid population, the white working class is not the only demographic worth documenting with patience, care and consideration. Ross offers this consideration, delicacy and intimacy to Black locals of Hale County,...