Just some of the cast of the Netflix film, "Don't Look Up" (2021)

Film Review: ‘Don’t Look Up’ Uses Satire to Condemn U.S. Government on Climate Inaction

"Don’t Look Up” uses satire to magnify the outrageous responses of fictional U.S. politicians, media, corporations and the population to a fictional comet that is about to collide with Earth and wipe out all life. But how it is any different than how real-life politicians have failed to address an impending climate catastrophe that can cost us our lives?

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.