Credit to Author: Associated Press| Date: Sun, 25 Oct 2020 05:54:50 +0000
PLUS: Boseman gets honored with art exhibit
Review: Zemeckis makes Dahl’s ‘Witches’ a brighter affair
“The Witches” by Roald Dahl is disturbing, but Robert Zemeckis’ adaptation is lighter with co-writers Guillermo del Toro and Kenya Barris.
Chris Rock voices Hero Boy, an orphan who moves in with Grandma (Octavia Spencer), who has a history with witches.
When the boy encounters a witch, they hide at a hotel where the full vamp Grand High Witch (Anne Hathaway) holds a convention to plan on turning children into mice.
The strongest parts are when Grandma and Hero Boy were getting used to life together. Spencer is a delight.
Zemeckis did a fine job, and provides great family entertainment.
Art exhibit in Chadwick Boseman’s hometown honors legacy
CHARLOTTE, N.C.: Artists in Anderson, South Carolina honored Chadwick Boseman, who was from the city, with a public exhibit.
Joey Withinarts started painting hours after the news broke of Boseman’s passing. His depiction is among 20 on display, featuring Boseman’s teenage years to Black Panther.
“The feeling behind it, words can’t even explain, even the way we bring it all together in different styles, it was just something everyone had to see,” Withinarts told AP.
“He’s showing us that no matter what you’re going through, whatever you’re fighting through, if you love what you love, don’t ever give up on your dream.”
Film depicts Black Lives Matter, #MeToo as new feminist wave
LOS ANGELES: The documentary genre’s power is evident in “Not Done: Women Remaking America,” which includes the still-unfolding possibility of the first Black female vice president and the loss of Breonna Taylor.
The film depicts a powerful female-driven advocacy, one represented by Black Lives Matter, #MeToo and other movements that have built on and transcended past efforts.
“There is a newfound language around who gets to claim feminism,” Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Cullors says in the film.
While the enduring feminist leader provides context, this era’s young and veteran activists are center stage.