‘Breaking’ could test your patience, but this distressing, depressing story is an important one.

“Breaking” (2022) – Brian Brown-Easley (John Boyega) is fed up. He’s had enough. He’s at his breaking point. Brian’s story is a true one. “I was flabbergasted that I hadn’t read or heard about Brian’s story when it happened,” director Abi Damaris Corbin said in a Jan. 31, 2022 interview with Collider Interviews. Corbin and Kwame Kwei-Armah wrote the screenplay for “Breaking”, a cautionary tale about an injustice that drove a man to an irrational brink, a razor’s edge in the center of an Atlanta Wells Fargo bank in 2017. …

‘Beast’ feels manufactured and disposable. It doesn’t have much bite.

“Beast” (2022) – “Hakuna Matata!  Ain’t no passing craze.  It means no worries for the rest of your days.” – “Hakuna Matata” from “The Lion King” (1994) “I’ve never seen anything like this.  Multiple attacks without eating its prey.” – Martin Battles (Sharlto Copley)  Dr. Nate Samuels (Idris Elba) and his teenage daughters, Meredith (Iyana Halley) and Norah (Leah Jeffries), fly from the U.S. to Mopani, South Africa to visit his late wife’s (and their late mother’s) home and stay with his longtime friend, Martin (Copley).  The Samuels family is…

‘Easter Sunday’ offers something new, but a distracting plot thread meanders through this holiday.

“Easter Sunday” (2022) – How do you celebrate Easter Sunday?  Perhaps you don’t celebrate it at all.  For Joe Valencia (Jo Koy), this year, he drives from Los Angeles to Daly City, Calif. to spend the holiday with his family.  This 50-something standup comedian doesn’t trek up to Northern Cal very often because he’s regularly bustling through a hectic schedule of performing live and starring in commercials.  At the moment, Joe is trying out for a sitcom and hopes this could be his big break.  In addition, to running the…