Candice Frederick is a freelance TV and film journalist living in New York City. You can find more of her work here and follow her on Twitter: @reeltalker.

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'CODA' grounds its heartfelt story in real-world concerns of deaf people

Movie review: Writer-director Sian Heder's "CODA," a remarkable dramedy that centers a deaf family, makes sure that both hearing and deaf communities can engage with the movie in equal measure by normalizing subtitles.

Despite superb acting, 'Judas and the Black Messiah' has very little to say

Movie review: Nuances are lost in director Shaka King's film about William O'Neal's ascent through the Black Panther Party as an informant for a racist FBI.