Sunday, January 23, 2011

Quick Review: Night Catches Us

Night Catches Us a movie about a neighborhood that is still feeling the after effects of the Black Panther Party in the 1970s is led by terrific performance by Anthony Mackie.  Mackie plays Marcus Washington, a man who returns to the neighborhood he grew up in for his father's funeral.  While there, Marcus, who is a former member of the Black Panther Party, left to deal with the after effects of the violent night that ended up forcing him to leave his neighborhood.  There are good supporting performances by Kerry Washington and Jamie Hector as people who were affected by Marcus's actions. I enjoyed the story, about the effect that the Black Panthers had on the blacks during the '60s and '70s and how even after their prime had passed, there are still people who romanticized their ideals. The movie also has a really good score by The Roots. ***Stars

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