When They See Us (Netflix)

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When They See Us is about the story of the Central Park Five where 5 boys (4 African-American and one Hispanic) are taken into questioning for the rape of a female jogger. The police don’t hold back and they are beaten and mistreated while in custody. The series follows these boys before their questioning and follows them through the aftermath.

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A Wrinkle in Time (2018)

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A Wrinkle in Time is directed by Ava DuVernay and surrounds the story of Meg (Storm Reid) whose father (Chris Pine) has gone missing for four years. Her father was a scientist that believed that you could travel the universe through your mind alone. So when three mysterious beings – Mrs. Whatsit (Reese Witherspoon), Mrs. Who (Mindy Kaling), and Mrs. Which (Oprah Winfrey) – show up to help Meg, her brother, Charles Wallace, and her friend, Calvin, find her father they must travel the universe to do so.

While the premise sounds interesting enough, I was disappointed by A Wrinkle in Time. The ultimate downfall for me I think was the acting by the kids, they felt very wooden to me, though the dialogue also wasn’t very good. The kid who played Charles Wallace especially was really annoying throughout most of the film. And the only part of Storm Reid’s performance that I bought was her relationship with her father.

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