Bantucinema Movie Reviews: If Beale Street Could Talk (2018)

If Beale Street Could Talk is probably the most beautiful presentation of Black Love in modern cinema. It perfectly encapsulates what it means to truly be committed to the one you love. In a world where the majority of Black representation involves turmoil and distrust, it is so refreshing to see a couple of young, dark skin, Black characters who are determined to be 100% FOR each other. This film is simply important, and gets a solid recommendation from both of the Bantus.

Bantucinema Reviews: Sorry to Bother You (2018) *Minor Spoilers*

In terms of Blackness, Sorry to Bother You delivers a deep social commentary that is all too familiar with today’s America. It definitely displays that Black community as one with diversity of thought and opinions. I don’t feel like it demonizes any of its main characters. People make decisions and we follow them on their journey. Many movies will draw broad lines about what kind of Black folks are right and what kind are wrong. I’m happy that this film doesn’t do that.

Bantucinema Reviews: Uncle Drew (2018) *NO SPOILERS*

In terms of having a good time, the film is a reasonably consistent ride. The jokes are paced well, and they don’t resort to low brow humor or constantly repeating gags. These actors are giving it their all and it shows. Not every joke sticks the landing, but there was never more than a couple minutes between big laughs in my theater.

BantuBook Reviews: Binti (3 Book Series) by Nnedi Okorafor

Her name is Binti, and she is the first of the Himba people ever to be offered a place at Oomza University, the finest institution of higher learning in the galaxy. But to accept the offer will mean giving up her place in her family to travel between the stars among strangers who do not share her ways or respect her customs.

Why does everybody hate Jurassic World so much?

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom was released two weeks ago. It currently sits at #1 in the box office and has grossed $274,000,000 so far. Rotten Tomatoes lists a critic score of 51% and an audience score of 58%. 

If you type in this film’s name on Youtube you will get a barrage of bad reviews, claiming this film to be indescribably worse than the original. I’ve noticed that some of the primary reasons are: (like the first)