I don’t do horror movies. I don’t do loud clangs, shrieks, or shadows that jump across the screen. I especially don’t do creepy sci-fi films. Movies that mess with time, reality, or my basic understanding of physics (which is very, very basic) rarely make it to my queue. In all seriousness, George of the Jungle… [Read More]
Disney knows how to do inspirational stories. The latest is Queen of Katwe about a Ugandan chess prodigy who finds a way out of the slums of Kampala through the dedication of a man who reached out to impoverished children by teaching them the gam
“You belong here.” – Robert Katende (David Oyelowo) Queen of Katwe tells the story of Phiona Mutesi (Madina Nalwanga), a young teenager who lives in the poorest areas of Katwe, Uganda. She connects with missionary Robert Katende (Oscar nominee David Oyelowo), who introduces her to the game of chess. As Phiona quickly demonstrates an incredible… [Read More]
Here’s my annual preview of my most anticipated films for the fall. The beauty of a list like this is that that everyone will agree – especially my cohorts here at ScreenFish! So check out my list, and consider what I’ve missed – and let us know. In the disaster film category, there are two… [Read More]
Captive is a film that may please those who enjoy real-life stories mixed with a grittier-edge type of faith that isn’t too ham-handed with its presentation.
“You were robbed.” That’s the first thing I said to David Oyelowo upon getting him on the phone to discuss his upcoming film, Captive, out on September 18. The deep, English laugh that follows tells me that Oyelowo knows exactly what I’m talking about, that is, the Oscar snub of his masterful performance as The Reverend Dr. Martin… [Read More]