THE REVOLUTION GENERATION – Review by Lonita Cook

Josh Tickell and Rebecca Harrell Tickell turn a lens on the question of how Millennials can rescue the world and its future from certain demise, The Revolution Generation defines the crisis, explains why there is a crisis, asks for change and calls on Millennials to take responsibility for it. But it never delves into what change is or even revolution, but rather conflates them in the interest of negotiating The American Dream and fulfilling the potential of The Great American Promise.

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MASTER – Review by Lonita Cook

Regina Hall (who also co-produced) gives a rousing performance as the newly appointed first-ever Black House Master of a traditionally White college dorm when Jasmine, a Black student moves in. Mix Black House Master, Black student, Black professor seeking tenure, favored White students, an evaluation board, the legend of a witch, the mythic tale of the first Black student who ended up hanged and you get a fertile landscape in which to cultivate a narrative around placing the displaced.

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ONE PINT AT A TIME – Review by Lonita Cook

Documentary One Pint at a Time, a nominee for the Gordon Parks Black Excellence in Filmmaking Award at the 2021 Tallgrass Film Festival, chronicles the history of brewing and institutional practices of constriction as they visit emerging brewers around the nation cold smashin’ their dreams in a delicious demonstration of craftspersonship.

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CANDYMAN – Review by Lonita Cook

You know his name. You dare not say it five times, lest you be on the sad end of his thrash-that-ass hook. Directed by power visionary Nia DaCosta, Candyman stars rising sensation Yahya Abdul Mateen II as Anthony McCoy, a painter struggling to put together his next gallery show only to find his work inspired by the legendary tale of the Candyman.

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