KiKi Layne

Native Son Ashton Sanders

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Rashid Johnson's film adaptation directly addresses the criticisms of Richard Wright's classic book about racism in America, but the result is uneven Read more


If Beale Street Could Talk

Tatum Mangus / Annapurna Pictures

Barry Jenkins’s luminous adaptation of the James Baldwin novel shows love and dignity in the face of systemic racism Read more


Barry Jenkins's empathetic adaptation of the James Baldwin novel doesn't have the immediate power of his Oscar-winning Moonlight, but it's got a magnificent weight to it Read more

Toronto International Film Festival 2018