Author: Josiah Howard

Angel Has Fallen

“We’re lions… and that ain’t never gonna change.” This third in the Fallen series—preceded by Olympus Has Fallen (2013) and London Has Fallen (2016),...

MA

For anyone who’s suffered a trauma or public humiliation while in high school, Ma, an outrageous torture-porn, psychological thriller, just might be the untoward...

Crawl

Crawl has been getting a lot of press lately. Word on the street is that it’s the perfect summer escape film: a Jaws for...

The Intruder

Scott Howard (Michael Ealy) and his wife Annie (Meagan Good) are an intelligent, sophisticated and wealthy African American couple who purchase their dream home:...

Shaft

CRIMEWATCH: Shaft

This latest of five films in the Shaft franchise—Shaft (1971) (GCDb), Shaft’s Big Score! (1972), Shaft in Africa (1973), Shaft (2000) and now Shaft...

Sleepers

How often do you see a star-packed mainstream film whose focus is the sexual abuse of children in the penal system? Sleepers was not...

Dolores Claiborne

Five years after she won the Best Actress Academy Award for Misery, Kathy Bates was back on the big screen in another Stephen King...

CRASH

It’s been fifteen years since Crash was released and it’s time for a re-evaluation. Derided by many as the film that stole the Best...

Film Noir Classics: SLEEP, MY LOVE

Before celebrated director Douglas Sirk (Magnificent Obsession, Imitation of Life) hit his stride and became Hollywood’s go-to person for the multi-color projection of America’s...