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Sorry to Bother You
Sly sci-fi satire puts class, race, and selling out under the microscope
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Film Review  July 6, 2018, by Josh Kupecki
"...Directed by: Boots Riley. Starring: Lakeith Stanfield, Tessa Thompson, Armie Hammer, Terry Crews, Steven Yeun, Omari Hardwick, Jermaine Fowler and Danny Glover...."

Dear White People
This idea-packed comedy pokes holes in the notion of a post-racial America.
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Film Review  October 24, 2014, by Marjorie Baumgarten
"...Directed by: Justin Simien. Starring: Tyler James Williams, Tessa Thompson, Brandon P..."

Annihilation
Alex Garland's SF mystery is weird for weirdness' sake.
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Film Review  March 2, 2018, by Kimberley Jones
"...Directed by: Alex Garland. Starring: Gina Rodriguez, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Natalie Portman, Oscar Isaac and Tessa Thompson...."

Thor: Ragnarok
The Marvel Universe's funniest movie to date
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Film Review  November 3, 2017, by Kimberley Jones
"...Directed by: Taika Waititi. Starring: Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Cate Blanchett, Idris Elba, Jeff Goldblum, Tessa Thompson, Karl Urban, Mark Ruffalo, Anthony Hopkins and Rachel House...."

Yes Yes: Sundance Announces 2014 Class
Austinites a-plenty in Competition and NEXT slates
DAILY Screens  December 4, 2013, by Kimberley Jones
"...With tongue planted firmly in cheek, the film explores racial identity in postracial America while weaving a story about forging one's unique path in the world. Cast: Tyler Williams, Tessa Thompson, Teyonah Parris, Brandon Bell...."

After a Fashion
Stephen drops a gay bomb and salutes the dreck that is Mahogany
Columns  June 22, 2007, by Stephen MacMillan Moser
"...Telling the story of four American teenagers who take a road trip to Mexico and get caught up in a pharmaceutical-drug-smuggling ring, it promises to be gripping and gritty (we know – no one has ever used the word "gritty" to describe an indie film before). We met several of the film's stars: Jesse Garcia, who garnered much attention for Quinceañera; Tessa Thompson, who is also starring in TV's Hidden Palms; and someone named Steven Grayhm, whose future's so bright he's gotta wear a protective suit...."

Creed
Stallone's Rocky trains Apollo Creed's son in worthy franchise reboot
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Film Review  November 27, 2015, by Marjorie Baumgarten
"...Starring: Michael B. Jordan, Sylvester Stallone, Tessa Thompson, Phylicia Rashad, Andre Ward, Anthony Bellew, Ritchie Coster, Graham McTavish and Alex Henderson...."

Wes Anderson Brings Isle of Dogs to SXSW
Plus Midnighters bring the gore, and Alita party
DAILY SXSW  February 7, 2018, by Richard Whittaker
"...Sorry to Bother You D: Boots Riley In an alternate present-day version of Oakland, telemarketer Cassius Green discovers a magical key to professional success, propelling him into a macabre universe. Cast: Lakeith Stanfield, Tessa Thompson, Armie Hammer, Terry Crews, Steven Yeun, Omari Hardwick, Jermaine Fowler, and Danny Glover SPECIAL EVENTS..."

SXSW Film Announces Features Lineup
Competitive narratives and docs unveiled, plus more
DAILY Screens  February 2, 2016, by Josh Kupecki
"...War On Everyone Director/Screenwriter: John Michael McDonagh Two corrupt cops in New Mexico set out to blackmail and frame every criminal unfortunate enough to cross their path in this volatile jet-black action comedy. Cast: Michael Peña, Alexander Skarsgård, Theo James, Tessa Thompson (North American Premiere) DOCUMENTARY SPOTLIGHT..."

Selma
Although it's dramatically uneven, this film is a commendable historical drama about Martin Luther King Jr. that sidesteps the common pitfalls of adulatory biopics.
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Film Review  January 9, 2015, by Marjorie Baumgarten
"...Directed by: Ava DuVernay. Starring: David Oyelowo, Tom Wilkinson, Cuba Gooding Jr., Carmen Ejogo, Tim Roth, Tessa Thompson, Common, Wendell Pierce, André Holland, Oprah Winfrey, Lorraine Toussaint, Giovanni Ribisi, Keith Stanfield, Niecy Nash, Alessandro Nivola, Dylan Baker and Martin Sheen...."

For Colored Girls
Tyler Perry tackles Ntozake Shange's beloved play.
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Film Review  November 12, 2010, by Marjorie Baumgarten
"...Directed by: Tyler Perry. Starring: Kimberly Elise, Janet Jackson, Loretta Devine, Thandie Newton, Anika Noni Rose, Kerry Washington, Tessa Thompson, Phylicia Rashad, Whoopi Goldberg, Macy Gray, Michael Ealy, Hill Harper and Omari Hardwick..."

When a Stranger Calls
Simon West’s do-over of Fred Walton’s 1979 creepfest – in which babysitter Belle menaced by a stranger with a phone who probably isn’t that guy from Verizon – is a hollow, shallow, and just plain boring exercise in snooziness.

Film Review  February 10, 2006, by Marc Savlov
"...Directed by: Simon West. Starring: Camilla Belle, Tommy Flanagan, Tessa Thompson, Brian Geraghty, Clark Gregg, Derek de Lint and Kate Jennings Grant..."

Sundance Announces Shorts Program
Texans get the nod
DAILY Screens  December 8, 2009, by Kimberley Jones
"...In the short doc category, Amy Grappell will screen "Quadrangle," which is described as "an unconventional look at two 'conventional' couples that swapped partners and lived in a group marriage in the early 1970s, hoping to pioneer an alternative to divorce and the way people would live in the future." (Go here for the Chronicle's August interview with Grappell.) And Austinite Elizabeth Mims produced "Thompson" (directed by her CAL Arts classmate Jason Tippet), which is described thusly: "Since second grade, Matt and Ryan have shared the bond of speech impediments, weapons, and things that go fast. But as their last days of high school speed by, the two friends find that their go-carts, dirt bikes, and RC cars can't outrun adulthood."..."

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