“Just Mercy” is a courtroom procedural drama adapted from the 2015 New York Times Bestseller of the same name. Written by Bryan Stevenson the original book was a memoir that told the story of his experience as an attorney focused on working to appeal death row convictions. Beginning in 1989, Stevenson (Michael B. Jordan) is a new Harvard grad but instead of launching his career at a cushy law firm he chooses a different path. Heading south to Alabama, Stevenson establishes the Equal Justice Initiative and hangs out a shingle as a lawyer open to working on death row cases pro bono.
Category: Movie Reviews
“Queen & Slim” is a drama written by Lena Waithe and directed by Melina Matsoukas. The film tells the story of a young Black man and woman out on their first date in Cleveland, Ohio. When the date doesn’t exactly turn out to be a love connection, the two prepare to go their own way. On the drive home what should be a routine traffic stop goes wrong and the couple find themselves on the run after shooting a police officer in self-defense.
In today’s episode I’ll be discussing the movie Get Out. If you haven’t seen the movie already you can still listen or watch but stop when you reach the spoiler…
A discussion of the original 1968 version of “Night of the Living Dead”. I assume that most people have already seen the film and thus it contains some spoilers. But, I won’t be providing a full recap of the movie so you can still check it out if you’ve never seen it before.
“The Last Black Man in San Francisco” tells the story of James “Jimmie” Fails III (Jimmie Fails) quest with his best friend Montgomery “Mont” Allen (Jonathan Majors) to recover and restore a home that was built by his grandfather.