Posts Tagged ‘Lee Daniels’

The United States vs. Billie Holiday

Despite an award-worthy performance from newcomer Andra Day, Hulu's "The United States vs. Billie Holiday," never climbs above average. Director Lee Daniels helms a biopic that features great moments but is often melodramatic and cliche.

Lee Daniels’ The Butler

An ambitious drama is undermined by stunt casting of movie stars as presidents, and a storyline that wanders across the map of the black experience.

Heroes of the Zeroes: Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ By Sapphire

A harrowing story of self-reliance continues Nick Rogers' look at the 365 best films of 2000-2009.


Difficult to watch but not to be missed, "Precious" is a harrowing tale of our most precious humanity.

Oscar Liveblog!

This is it! We'll be live-blogging the Oscars from 7 p.m. until the big show wraps up.

Coming to DVD March 9

Oscar nominated "Up in the Air" and "Precious" join "Old Dogs," "Planet 51" and "Capitalism: A Love Story" all on DVD this week.


A harrowing, if occasionally hoary, story of a teenager’s survival and self-reliance amid demonic domesticity.