In which we learn that it’s possible to be nostalgic about something yet not remember it as perfect.
A lightish drama about interracial marriage that came out the same year it became legal nationwide. But is it a good movie?
The earliest extant movie from a Black director, I found myself getting into it as more than homework.
This tiny indie movie found the right metaphor for basically all of modern society’s fears and single-handedly spawned a major subgenre that’s lasted until today.
John Singleton’s slice-of-life drama about young men dealing with life South Central Los Angeles received wide acclaim and maybe changed Hollywood a little.
Sidney Poitier has to solve a murder in a small southern town that hates him. A great social movie but kind of a blah procedural.
More a dream-like, twisted love story than a slasher movie, also there are lots of bees.
Considered the first feature from an African-American lesbian, I found it enjoyable and interesting. Not everyone agreed at the time.
Mel Brooks takes a western pastiche and pushes the boundaries of comedy about racism. Oh, and it’s super funny.
The first film from Sub-Saharan Africa to make a big splash in Europe and the US, its story about the toll of colonization is very relevant even today.