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Tuesday, December 10, 2019 — Houston, TX 49°

Taylor Crain


A&E 12/3/19 9:03pm

"Queen and Slim" aestheticizes Black trauma

“Queen and Slim” had been on my mind since the film was announced. Written by Lena Waithe (“The Chi” and “Master of None”) and directed by Melina Matsoukas (“Formation”), “Queen and Slim” marketed itself as a film portraying The Great Black Love Story of our time by depicting police brutality from a Black perspective. It seemed too good to be true — and perhaps it was. 


A&E 10/8/19 9:53pm

Review: “Joker” misses a few punchlines

Gone are the suave, perfectly timed comedic Jokers of our childhood cartoons. The stylish, crisp and capable-of-institutionally-insane-yet-highly-intellectual-monologues Jokers are no more. There is a new Joker in town. 


A&E 9/24/19 9:11pm

Review: “Hustlers” fights stigma with sisterhood

“Climb into my fur,” Ramona says to Destiny with a flip of her coat. They are on top of the rooftop of the Manhattan strip club they work. At this moment, Ramona (Jennifer Lopez) answers Destiny’s (Constance Wu) request for guidance and takes her under her proverbial wing.