RogerEbert.com — Bilal: A New Breed of Hero

“Bilal: A New Breed of Hero” tells an inspiring story from a cultural perspective we don’t hear from enough in film, especially in animation. If only it were good. The narrative jumps all over the place in tone, and with its PG-13 rating, “Bilal” is really too intense and violent for young viewers. It has […]

RogerEbert.com — Sleight

“Sleight” is an ambitious genre mash-up about a young street magician that pulls off a nifty bit of trickery itself. With his debut feature, director and co-writer J.D. Dillard deftly mixes intimate sci-fi thrills with dramatic, big-city dangers. Think “Chronicle” meets “Dope,” with a hugely charismatic lead performance from rising star Jacob Latimore. My RogerEbert.com […]