THE LAST BLACK MAN IN SAN FRANCISCO – Review by Brandy McDonnell

In a cinematic era when so many movies seem to drown in exposition, “The Last Black Man in San Francisco” addresses a myriad of deep and timely issues – gentrification and displacement, drug addiction and broken homes, toxic masculinity and gun violence – all without ever talking about them directly. Although the storytelling could be tightened up a bit, the film is a stunning feature debut for both its director and star as well as one of the best films of the year.

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AWFJ Movie of the Week, Nov. 10-16: BEYOND THE LIGHTS

Opening Nov. 14, AWFJ’s Movie of the Week is Beyond the Lights, the new drama from writer/director Gina Prince-Bythewood (Love & Basketball, The Secret Life of Bees). British actress Gugu Mbatha-Raw stars as a talented young musician on the brink of superstardom who finds herself struggling with her new-found fame Read on…

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