Author: Josiah Howard

Rambo: Last Blood

“I know how black a man’s heart can be…” It’s been 37 years since we were first introduced to John Rambo (First Blood; 1982)—an...

Ad Astra

Ad Astra

Ad Astra (Latin for “to the stars”) is the latest in a recent line of existential space oddities—Gravity (2013), Interstellar (2014), The Martian ((2015)—whose...

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...