Film Reviews

If Beale Street Could Talk

How do you follow the Oscar winning exploration of deprivation, black identity and sexual orientation found in Moonlight? If you are Barry Jenkins, you bring us a beautiful adaptation of James Baldwins If Beale Street Could Talk, exploring family, love, racial profiling and endurance in 1970’s Harlem. Following ‘Fonny’ (Stephan James) and ‘Tish’ (KiKi Layne) …

Boy Erased

Boy Erased explores the interface between religious belief and sexual orientation in the inhumane practice of conversation therapy directly and unflinchingly. The film offers solid performances from an extremely talented cast, with beautifully emotive scenes between Hedges and Kidman. The problems for Boy Erased come from a narrative that often feels rushed and one dimensional. …