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Brittany P. Witherspoon

I am a Scientist by day and Film Critic by night. My words are available at Pop Culture Reviews, Film Threat and Cinema Debate (ComicBookDebate, formerly). In my spare time, I enjoy scoffing at my sports teams and travelling; but most importantly, I love spending time with people :)

Zack Snyder’s Justice League Review Part 1: Hope Undertaken

“The bell’s already been rung.” Zack Snyder once told audiences and fans of hero mythology to imagine our world with Superman in it (Man of Steel, 2013). While some accepted this concept, many denounced the need to visualize it partly because the mirror Snyder held up to us […]

Judas & the Black Messiah: A Conflicting Tale for the Ages

Director: Shaka King Starring: Lakeith Stanfield, Daniel Kaluuya, Jesse Plemons, and Dominique FishbackWritten by: Keith and Kenny Lucas Cinematography: Sean Bobbitt “[Fred Hampton] could sell salt to a slug.” – William O’Neal (played by Lakeith Stanfield) …That was a notion that convinced the FBI to deem Fred Hampton, […]

Sundance 2021 Review: First Date

Directors & Writers: Manuel Crosby and Darren KnappStarring: Tyson Brow, Shelby Duclos, Jesse Janzen, Ryan Quinn Adams, Angela Barber, Dave Reimer, Nicole Berry, and Samuel AdemolaCinematographer: Manuel Crosby Most of us remember our teenage years as occasional fun times with friends and trying to navigate our way through […]

Sundance 2021 Review: On the Count of Three

Director: Jerrod CarmichaelScript by: Ari Katcher and Ryan WelchStarring: Jerrod Carmichael and Christopher AbbottCinematographer: Marshall Adams Every year, it seems like the Sundance Film Festival showcases films that need trigger warnings. For Jerrod Carmichael’s On the Count of Three, this is certainly the case. The story follows Val […]

Sundance 2021 Review: How it Ends

Directors: Daryl Wein and Zoe Lister-JonesStarring: Zoe Lister-Jones, Cailee Spaeny, Helen Hunt, Olivia Wilde, Fred Armisen, Lamorne Morris, and Nick KrollCinematographers: Daryl Wein and Tyler Beus What would you do if you knew death would knock on your door by day’s end? Would you make amends with those […]

Sundance 2021 Review: CODA

Director: Siân HederStarring: Emilia Jones, Marlee Matlin, Troy Kotsur, Daniel Durant, Eugenio Derbez, and Ferdia Walsh-PeeloCinematographer: Paula Huidobro The 2021 Sundance film festival has officially kicked off in a new format. The virtual event began Thursday, January 28th with Siân Heder’s heartwarming tearjerker CODA. The film stars Emilia […]

Sundance Review – His House

Director: Remi Weekes Starring: Wunmi Mosaku, Sope Dirisu and Matt Smith Cinematographer: Jo Willems The refugee crisis is an ongoing concern for millions of lives around the world. Asylum seekers are not only aiming to escape from dangerous conditions and/or difficulties. But if fortunate enough to reach a […]

Sundance Review – Four Good Days

Director: Rodrigo Garcia Starring: Glenn Close and Mila Kunis Cinematographer: Igor Jadue-Lillo Minor spoilers included. Addiction is a disease that affects many people and families around the world. And when it comes to depicting this onscreen, Hollywood has had its fair share of capturing the devastation that comes […]

Sundance Review – Bad Hair is a Good Pretender

Director: Justin Simien Starring: Elle Lorraine, Vanessa Williams, Lena Waithe, etc. Cinematographer: Topher Osborn Justin Simien is back with his satire flair to blend horror and comedy as a means to tackle and examine “bad hair” and the roots of all its evil. The writer-director, most notably recognized […]

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