MOVIE OF THE WEEK August 3, 1018: NIGHT COMES ON

motw logo 1-35Boasting wholly authentic performances and a poignant, timely story, actress-turned-director Jordana Spiro’s debut feature Night Comes On is a powerful drama about pain, regret, purpose, and sisterhood. With echoes of Moonlight, it follows a young Black woman named Angel Lamere (Dominique Fishback) whose once happy childhood fell victim to drugs and violence, leaving her angry and alone. Continue reading…

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NIGHT COMES ON — Review by Cate Marquis

Jordana Spiro, star of Netflix’s OZARK and various TV shows, makes a solid feature film directorial debut with NIGHT COMES ON, a drama about two young sisters struggling with life after the murder of their mother by their father. The drama, which premiered at Sundance, is further lifted by remarkable performances by two actresses making their big screen debuts, Dominique Fishback and Tatum Marilyn Hall. Revenge, grief, loss and the bond of sisters are themes of this gritty, unblinking drama, co-written by Spiro and Angelica Nwandu. Continue reading…

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