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Kristian Lin

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Supernova: We Are All Made of Stars

In my travels, I’ve come across numerous movies that were dull, bad, or ordinary yet had a single moment or scene that achieved greatness....

Queen Nefertari’s Egypt

I hate to say it, but my first major museum exhibit since the pandemic turned out to be a bit of a logistical bummer....

Oh, Bucket

From the outside, WingBucket looks like a fast-food outlet, a small drive-up off Cooper Street with its name written large in a jolly sans-serif...

Film Shorts // January 20-26, 2021

OPENING   False Hopes (NR) Originally titled About Hope, this romantic comedy stars Justin Ray as a man caught between two women after a lifetime of...

Bridgerton: Love & Friendship

In a recent movie review, I mused that ancient British baronial estates are not known to be welcoming to Black people. One of the...

Major Distribution for 12 Mighty Orphans

For all you aspiring filmmakers out there, here's a story about the rewards of patience. Way back in the palmy summer of 2011, I...

Film Shorts // January 13-19, 2021

OPENING   American Skin (R) Nate Parker (The Birth of a Nation) stars in and directs this drama as a Black man seeking revenge on the...

Film Shorts // January 6-12, 2021

OPENING   If Not Now, When? (NR) Meagan Good and Tamara LaSeon Bass co-direct and co-star in this drama about four school friends who reunite when...

One Night in Miami: To Be Young, Gifted, and Black

Fresh from winning a well-deserved Oscar for her performance in If Beale Street Could Talk, Regina King now she makes her debut as a...

Film Shorts // December 30, 2020

OPENING   Herself (R) Phyllida Lloyd (Mamma Mia!) directs this British drama about a young mother (Clare Dunne) who fights back against an unfair housing system...