Nate Parker

TIFF Review: THE BIRTH OF A NATION Is Raw and Powerful

The Birth of a Nation – which reclaims its title from a KKK propaganda film made over a hundred years ago – is a heady mix of gut-level artistry and timely history lesson, told from the perspective of an ambitious auteur making his directorial debut.  (more…)

Beyond the Lights Review

It’s easy to dismiss many modern romantic movies, partly because they often adhere to rigid templates. Like comedy, it’s actually a hard genre to successfully pull off and the best examples make it look effortless.  (more…)