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Five Must-Watch Films This June


MID 90s (2018)

Drama

Dir. by Jonah Hill

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Mid90s follows the narrative of a young boy who is neglected at home and finds a group of PoC boys who positively influence his life through skating and negatively influence it through lifestyle. It shows how poverty forces children to grow up and how negligence paves way for their own survival techniques.


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Joy (2019)

Drama

Dir. by Sudabeh Mortezai

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Follows the lives of a group of young women who are promised to go to Europe to work as “cleaners” and when they arrive in Austria they are sold into a brothel to become prostitues under the care of a Madame to which they owe their lives to until they pay off their debts.


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The Hate U Give (2018)

Biography

Dir. by George Tillman Jr.

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Police brutality is the theme and Amandla Steinberg is the actress who plays the role of a young girl who witnessed her friend being murdered by a police offer for having a hairbrush in his hair. Insightful in terms of American social intercations and race politics. Only reason it did not get a 5/5 scooby snack rating is because in real life Starr Carter is a darkskin black girl highlighting the wrong actress cast for the role.




When They See Us (2019)

Biography

Dir. by Ava DuVernay

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The Central Park Five is the naming device media used to dehumanize a group of five boys Yusef Salaam, Antron McCray, Raymond Santana Jr, Kroy Wise and Kevin Richardson wrongfully accused for the brutal rape and attempted murder of a white female jogger in Central Park.








Homecoming (2019)

Documentary

Dir. by Beyoncé Knowles-Carter


Homecoming a Netflix Documentary ventures into Mrs. Carter behind-the-scenes and the actual Coachella performance that took place in 2018.


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