Weekly Recap: Malcolm & Marie, Judas and the Black Messiah, Sundance & More!

As far as making things seem somewhat normal, in addition to the new Netflix release, Malcolm & Marie, the Sundance Film Festival took place this past week (virtually), bringing some fresh films to audiences. I wrote about a couple of entertaining documentaries. Plus I have an early review for Judas and the Black Messiah, which is pretty terrific. Additionally, there a few new podcasts up, including our episode covering The Little Things (a pretty silly episode). Finally, there are my various essays lists, and new trailers to dig into as well. Enjoy, stay safe out there, and thanks for reading!

New Movie Reviews:

(All Reviews Are Linked)

  • Malcolm & Marie - An interesting dramatic exercise. On Netflix
  • Early Review: Judas and the Black Messiah - Terrific filmmaking and performances. Coming to HBO Max
  • Sundance Film Festival Review: Summer of Soul - An excellent documentary covering the lost Harlem Music Festival.
  • Sundance Film Festival Review: The Sparks Brothers - Edgar Wright's documentary covering the band Sparks.

Recent Reviews:

My Top Ten Films of 2020 (All Streaming):

  1. Small Axe - Prime
  2. Da 5 Bloods - Netflix
  3. Mank - Netflix
  4. David Byrne's American Utopia - HBO Max
  5. The Personal History of David Copperfield - On VOD
  6. First Cow - On VOD, Showtime
  7. The Vast of Night - Prime
  8. Soul - Disney+
  9. Jallikattu - Prime
  10. Bacurau - Criterion Channel, Kanopy


  • The Little ThingsAaron and Abe are joined by Movies, Films & Flix’s Mark Hofmeyer to discuss The Little Things, starring Denzel Washing, Rami Malek, and Jared Leto.
  • Commentary for ManhunterAaron is joined by Brandon Peters, Jason Coleman, Jim Dietz, and Scott Mendelson to discuss Michael Mann’s take on the Thomas Harris novel Red Dragon – 1986’s Manhunter.
  • All Episodes


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