Film Review

by Alicia Benjamin

Before Lil Kim, Nicki Minaj and Cardi B, there was Betty Davis, shaking her behind, grinding her hips and joyfully delivering raunchy lyrics to both fans and naysayers.

In the documentary film, “Betty: They Say I’m Different,” we witness Betty Davis’s transformation from a creative…


Murder to Mercy: The Cyntoia Brown Story

Review

By Alicia Benjamin

When we see Cyntoia Brown in the opening scenes of the Netflix film, Murder to Mercy: The Cyntoia Brown Story, she very obviously needs help. …

Alicia Benjamin

Writer, film lover and podcaster. Favorite films include Daughters of the Dust, The Verdict, She’s Gotta Have It, Ghost Dog and Claudine.

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