Adesola Thomas

This is the last installment of a four-piece series of reviews of the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF). TIFF DAY 4 The Wedding Guest (B-) My final film was Michael Winterbottom’s “The Wedding Guest,” an action-packed drama about Jay (Dev ...

This is the third installment of a four-piece series of reviews of the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF). TIFF DAY 3 The Hate U Give (B+) “The Hate U Give,” the film adaptation of Angie Thomas’ eponymous 2013 novel, is ...

This is the second installment of a four-piece series of reviews of the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF). TIFF DAY 2 “First Man” (B+) Damien Chazelle has become a cinematic wunderkind, writing and directing award-winning films like “Whiplash” and “La ...

All I truly care about is good storytelling and its ability to appeal to our humanity; it motivated my nosedive into student journalism. But most evidently, it is why I have and will always love movies. Therefore, the opportunity to ...

Rapper and social activist Raymond Lawrence Riley, otherwise known by the stage name Boots Riley, has been a prominent voice in the political hip-hop world for more than two decades. Lead vocalist of Oakland, Calif.,-based rap group The Coup, Riley ...

Boots Riley’s debut film “Sorry to Bother You” is a visceral critique of the American capitalist process. Rapper turned writer and director, Riley expertly uses humor and music to allow the audience to recline amid the film’s daunting, contemplative social ...

In an interview with New Musical Express, Ruban Nielson of Kiwi psychedelic-rock band Unknown Mortal Orchestra (UMO) said he wanted the band’s fourth full-length LP, “Sex and Food,” to exist outside of the overwhelmingly “political space” the world was becoming. ...

Steven Spielberg’s “Ready Player One” predates the recent influx of nostalgic media (“Stranger Things,” ”It,” “Will & Grace”), but it could not have been more punctual. This adaptation of the eponymous 2011 Ernest Cline novel is a dense nostalgia-fest which ...

In the midst of a cinematic moment where demands for representation and stories about bravery are increasing, Ava DuVernay’s, “A Wrinkle in Time” arrives on time, but intermittently struggles to assert itself. The film’s racially diverse cast and stunning visuals ...