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Lovia Gyarkye

Arts & Culture Critic

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‘Day Shift’ Review: Jamie Foxx’s Netflix Vampire Comedy Is a Breezy Late-Summer Diversion

Jamie Foxx, Snoop Dogg and Dave Franco star in this strange comedy about a vampire hunter trying to keep his family together.

‘They/Them’ Review: Kevin Bacon Stars in a Conversion Camp Slasher That’s Smarter Than It Is Scary

The Academy Award-nominated screenwriter makes his directorial debut with a horror film starring Kevin Bacon and Theo Germaine.

‘Huesera’ Review: Gripping Body Horror Tackles Anxieties of Pregnancy

In Michelle Garza Cervera’s narrative debut, a woman confronts her desire to become a mother.  

‘Luck’ Review: Jane Fonda and Whoopi Goldberg Enliven Apple TV+’s Sweet, Familiar Animated Feature

A chronically unlucky woman teams up with a magical cat in hopes of turning her and her friend's fates around in this feature from Skydance Animation.

‘Thirteen Lives’ Review: Ron Howard’s Thai Cave Rescue Film Is Tense but Dutiful

Viggo Mortensen and Colin Farrell star as divers in Ron Howard's drama about the harrowing 2018 rescue of a Thai soccer team trapped in an underground cave.

‘Nope’ Review: Jordan Peele’s Rapturous and Suspenseful Sci-Fi Ride

A menacing force threatens a Southern California horse ranch in the director’s third film, starring Daniel Kaluuya, Keke Palmer and Steven Yeun.

Billy Porter’s ‘Anything’s Possible’: Film Review

The 'Pose' star’s directorial debut for Amazon is a tender trans teen romance and love letter to Pittsburgh.

HBO Max’s ‘Rap Sh!t’: TV Review

'Insecure' creator Issa Rae returns with a new series about two estranged friends who start a rap group in Miami.

Daisy Edgar-Jones in ‘Where the Crawdads Sing’: Film Review

A young woman raised in the North Carolina marshes becomes the subject of investigation after a grisly murder in this film adaptation of Delia Owens’ best-selling novel.

‘The Princess’: Film Review

A young royal must escape from her power-hungry betrothed and save her family and kingdom in this Hulu film starring Joey King.

‘Beauty’: Film Review

A singer on the cusp of fame struggles to balance family life, love and self-worth in a Netflix feature written by Lena Waithe and directed by Andrew Dosunmu.

‘Of Medicine and Miracles’: Film Review | Tribeca 2022

Ross Kauffman’s documentary braids leukemia survivor Emily Whitehead and scientist Dr. Carl June’s experiences to tell the story of a novel cancer treatment.