Poster for film, "The Prison Within"

Film Review: Radical Alternatives Left Out of ‘The Prison Within’

Although “The Prison Within” makes a few fleeting mentions of expanding treatment and mitigation programs in the United States to keep traumatized people from going to prison in the first place, restorative justice is presented inside the narrow construct of reforming prisons to make them “better.” That all makes sense when the discussion is not intended to be about replacing prisons with humane and truly restorative systems.

Poster for the film, "Candyman" (2021)

Film Review: ‘Candyman’ Raises Questions About Real-Life Impact of White Supremacy

For those who understand what DaCosta’s “Candyman” is trying to say and why, it may not be scary in the traditional slasher/spine-tingler sense, so it’s hard to say whether or not the movie is “good” as a traditional horror film. However, the real-life nightmares and horrors reflected in this film are what many Black viewers will be all too familiar with.  

A scene from "Unapologetic"

Film Review: ‘Unapologetic’ Examines Black Women’s and Black Queer People’s Activism

“Unapologetic” is a much-needed exposé into the actual lives of actual activists. It reveals that the “people in the streets” are ordinary folks struggling with ordinary life, but they also have the extraordinary desire to challenge and change this system because, as Black women and Black queer people, they also struggle with the extraordinary burdens heaped upon them by this society.