Film Review: Southside with You (2016)

On the surface Richard Tanne's Southside with You has the appearance of a bad joke. Taking place over the course of a 1989 afternoon on Chicago's south side, the film depicts the first date between future first lady Michelle Robinson (Tika Sumpter) and future president "No Drama" Obama (Parker Sawyers). Before watching it, I worried…Read more Film Review: Southside with You (2016)

Film Review: Game Change (2012)

One of the most engaging appearances in Game Change, the 2012 HBO film about Sarah Palin and the 2008 election, is not Julianne Moore take on the infamous former governor of Alaska. It is actually Tina Fey, who spectacularly impersonated Palin in a number of SNL skits during the '08 cycle, and who has continued to…Read more Film Review: Game Change (2012)

Film Review: Roll Out Cowboy (2010)

Balancing one’s creativity with one's finances is an arduous endeavor. Such is the case for the main subject of the new documentary Roll Out Cowboy, which is compassionately directed by Columbia College alum Elizabeth Lawrence. In Lawrence’s engaging film we follow a somewhat outrageous character named Chris Sand whose stage name is Sandman: The Rappin…Read more Film Review: Roll Out Cowboy (2010)