Aramide Tinubu

Aramide Tinubu
Tomatometer-approved critic
Biography:
Aramide Tinubu is the Entertainment Editor at STYLECASTER. Her work has appeared in EBONY Magazine, Shadow and Act, NBC Think, and Bustle, among others. Follow her on Twitter @wordwitharamide.

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
41% Maleficent: Mistress of Evil (2019) Though it's beautifully shot-like something right of a storybook- there's nothing truly enticing or mystifying about Maleficent: Mistress of Evil. - Stylecaster EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2019
83% Judy (2019) Zellweger walks the tight rope between joy and anguish so gracefully in her performance that it will leave you enchanted. - Stylecaster EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2019
30% Endings, Beginnings (2019) Endings, Beginnings is simply extremely hard to relate to. - Stylecaster EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2019
100% Rocks (2019) Beautiful shot and richly told-Rocks is an incredibly moving and powerful film about Black girl magic, sisterhood and realizing when it's OK to say you aren't OK. - Stylecaster EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2019
83% How to Build a Girl (2019) With a fantastic soundtrack and quippy one-liners, How to Build A Girl is thoroughly entertaining even when it gets gritty and mean. - Stylecaster EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2019
88% Hustlers (2019) Captivating, hilarious and intriguing, Hustlers is an enticing display of sisterhood, feminism, and tenacity. - Stylecaster EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2019
14% Sextuplets (2019) Bresha Webb's comedic brilliance in Netflix's Sextuplets is a marvel-but she isn't new to this. - Stylecaster EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 19, 2019
59% Ophelia (2019) Though the underly thread of Shakespeare is still wholly present, McCarthy's story, down to the modern music and vibrant colors in the costuming and the setting- is a 21st-century feminist tale about tenacity, will power and gusto. - A Word with Aramide EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2019
53% The Lion King (2019) No matter when you first discovered Simba's story, the live-action Lion King will leave you speechless. - Stylecaster EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 19, 2019
98% Inside Out (2015) Almost as if someone realized that kids were people too...Inside Out truly pushed the envelope when it comes to kiddy flicks. - Stylecaster EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 19, 2019
23% Men in Black International (2019) The film, which is helmed by Straight Outta Compton's F. Gary Gray, is still slick, well acted and pretty freakin' witty. - Stylecaster EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2019
88% American Woman (2019) In the end, what is so moving about American Woman is that director Jake Scott captured nearly 20 years of life with all of its poetic nuances and triumphs and failures. - Stylecaster EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2019
80% Late Night (2019) With Kaling and Thompson's bitting banter as Molly and Katherine respectively, Late Night soars for the majority of its 102-minute run time. - Stylecaster EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2019
75% Halston (2019) Though the film reveals more about Halston than those even in his inner circle may have known, he still feels untouchable by the time the fabulously engrossing film concludes. Maybe that's what Halston always wanted... - Stylecaster EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 4, 2019
57% Aladdin (2019) Aladdin wasn't perfect, but nothing will ever live up to the classic '92 version. Still, if you have a kiddo, or if you're still a big kid at heart, we certainly recommend it. - Stylecaster EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 4, 2019
54% Ma (2019) Unfortunately, with the campy script and the plot line ripped straight from Hulu's The Act-by the third act of Ma, the movie literally implodes in on itself leaving the audience wondering, wtf they just watched. - Stylecaster EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 4, 2019
73% The Perfection (2019) Unfortunately, despite the acting and the twisting and bending of genres from horror to revenge fantasy-The Perfection begins to crumble during the third part... using sexual violence as a crutch ruined it. - Stylecaster EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 4, 2019
90% Always Be My Maybe (2019) Always Be My Maybe's take on romance and relationships is both brutally honest and breathtakingly refreshing. - Stylecaster EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 3, 2019
99% Apollo 11 (2019) The Apollo is sprinkled with gems. Williams places his film within the context of Black history in this country while providing anecdotes about the theater itself. - Shadow and Act EDIT
Read More | Posted May 1, 2019
94% What's My Name: Muhammad Ali (2019) What's My Name showcases Ali's gorgeous arrogance. - Shadow and Act EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 29, 2019
No Score Yet Boss: The Black Experience In Business (2019) Chronicling three centuries Boss: The Black Experience in Business acts as a zippy history lesson. - Shadow and Act EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2019
B 62% Native Son (2019) Native Son is heartbreaking and painfully relevant, proving that in the nearly 80 years since Wright published his novel, little has changed. - AV Club EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2019
99% Amazing Grace (2019) Amazing Grace might not be the movie that Aretha Franklin expected, but it's the film that music lovers, believers, and everyone else desperately needs to see. - Shadow and Act EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 3, 2019
88% Hummus! The Movie (2019) Overall, Hummus! The Movie was informative and well-framed. - A Word with Aramide EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2019
83% Little Monsters (2019) Little Monsters is a brilliant contrast between the grotesque and the magical, which in many ways is precisely what a room full of kindergarteners is. - Shadow and Act EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2019
100% Selah and the Spades (2019) More than the sheer delight of watching a powerful Black girl, Selah and the Spades is an earnest celebration of youth and power -something long-reserved for white teens while excluding young people of color. - Shadow and Act EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2019
100% Pahokee (2019) Though the responsibilities of the real world are looming, Pahokee is distinctive because it allows these teens to be children, to cling to their last carefree days without crucifying them for it. - Shadow and Act EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 28, 2019
94% Premature (2019) Authentically raw - almost to the point where it was painful to watch certain scenes in the film, Green does not ease his audience into Ayanna's world. - Shadow and Act EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 28, 2019
96% Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am (2019) Most intriguing here is that unlike most subjects of documentaries who are long gone before their life's work is categorized and placed on display, there is no speculation about Morrison's journey. She tells it as it was and how it remains to be. - Shadow and Act EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 28, 2019
63% Bird Box (2018) With the one true horror element unseen and mostly unheard, we are left with a ton of gore and little of the suspense that the film's trailer promised. - Shadow and Act EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2018
100% Number 37 (Nommer 37) (2018) Arresting and heart-stopping, Number 37 is a fiercely acted and directed tale of the intense mayhem that can be born out of anger, desperation, and sheer entitlement. The buildup alone is worth the ride. - Shadow and Act EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 5, 2018
85% The Weekend (2019) Luckily, Meghie and the cast's ability to tap into a great deal of humor with a whole lot of energy helps to minimize the cringeworthy aspect of some of the unfortunate circumstances the characters find themselves in. - Shadow and Act EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2018
78% Green Book (2018) With the quippy dialogue and stunning cinematography from Sean Porter, Green Book is a charming and shockingly uplifting feat not just about race and friendship. - Shadow and Act EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2018
73% Assassination Nation (2018) An ambitious but somewhat chaotic film, Levinson invites his audience into Salem-an American suburb where real horrors lie in everyone's cell phone histories, downloads, and clouds. - Shadow and Act EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2018
97% The Hate U Give (2018) Much more than a simple commentary on race, class and police brutality, The Hate U Give is a standout film because it focuses on black female empowerment. - Shadow and Act EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2018
91% Support the Girls (2018) Support the Girls works well, not just because of Hall who helps bring dignity to what could very well be a very degrading world and job, but also because of the humor and heart sprinkled throughout the narrative. - Shadow and Act EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2018
96% BlacKkKlansman (2018) While much of the film is dark and triggering, moments of happiness and humor sprinkled throughout the narrative help keep the audience focused and entertained. Most importantly [it] puts a spotlight on Ron Stallworth's astounding story. - Shadow and Act EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2018
93% Sorry to Bother You (2018) Though the film asks its audience to open their minds well past what we understand as traditional storytelling, Riley never leaves us to flounder in confusion. His writing is witty and spot-on, and the brilliant cast packs a punch. - Shadow and Act EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 10, 2018
89% Whitney (2018) Whitney offers little when it comes to revelations for those who know Houston's story, but it does cast a sharper lens on a woman who gave the world her voice and got very little in return. - Shadow and Act EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 3, 2018
No Score Yet Phantom Cowboys (2018) [Phantom Cowboys] is a commentary on the barriers that confine us in our society and the walls that we build for ourselves despite our best intentions. - Shadow and Act EDIT
Read More | Posted May 1, 2018
96% Little Woods (2019) Little Woods is a story we don't often see told from a black woman's lens, especially not in this particular setting. It's a story of sisters who band together and fight against every complication. - Shadow and Act EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 25, 2018
68% Come Sunday (2018) As Come Sunday comes to a close, you'll undoubtedly have more questions than answers, but that is why the film works so beautifully. - Shadow and Act EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2018
18% Tyler Perry's Acrimony (2018) The film's mangled final act does not mean that Acrimony is without merit. The acting is fantastic, the idea is solid, and there are undoubtedly various themes surrounding relationships and mental health to be discussed and considered. - Shadow and Act EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 30, 2018
95% Jinn (2018) The mother-daughter relationship is central here, as we watch two very different women come to terms with who they are and who they are desperate to become. This juxtaposition was one of the most profound aspects Jinn. - Shadow and Act EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2018
18% Jinn (2014) More than anything the film shines because it isn't about the trauma or pain that Black women experience. Jinn is about identity, those beautiful, carefree days of youth, and how in a split second, one thing that is so deeply important can be replaced. - Shadow and Act EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2018
42% A Wrinkle in Time (2018) A Wrinkle In Time was made not just with kids in mind, but with 8-12-year-olds as the film's intended audience. It is DuVernay's love letter to children and the wonder and magic of childhood. - Shadow and Act EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2018
97% Hale County This Morning, This Evening (2018) Hale Country works best in its quietest moments, when Ross allows his audience just to sit and engage with the subjects. When he zooms in, forcing us to take in one particular frame instead of everything around us, the poetry of the film is elevated. - Shadow and Act EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2018
100% Night Comes On (2018) Night Comes On is about loss, pain, revenge and what women (Black women in particular) are forced to endure. However, at its core, the film is about sisterhood and all of the joys and aches that come with it. - Shadow and Act EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2018
85% Monsters and Men (2018) Superbly acted and impactful, Monsters and Men is a film about having the difficult conversations even when the answers to our questions might not be readily available. - Shadow and Act EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2018
94% Blindspotting (2018) Its dialogue is what's most brilliant about Blindspotting. Casal and Diggs use raps and rhymes interspersed with traditional discourse. It's not a straightforward story about present-day race relations, toxic masculinity, and immaturity by any means. - Shadow and Act EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2018