Troy Posted December 14, 2022 Report Share Posted December 14, 2022 “Black films which make an impact on our minds and hearts are also making a sizable impact at the box office. Our top film, The Woman King, bridges the gap between telling important, heartfelt stories, and providing an entertaining experience for movie-going audiences.” —AAFCA president and co-founder Gil Robertson As previously expressed on these forums I would agree with the African American Film Critics Association's (AAFCA) assessment of The Woman King. Now I have only seen three of the films on the list, but The Woman King was one of the best films I've seen in a long time. If Davis does not earn an Academy Award nomination it will be a travesty. Interestingly, but not really surprising, is Nope's failure to make the AAFCA's top 10. Now if you look at the way white folks rank The Woman King and Nope you get a completely different picture. I heard an interview on NPR which discussed the top films of 2022 The Woman King was completely overlooked and Nope was touted as one of the best films of the year. One white film critic solidified Peele's place as a great filmmaker -- wow! Nope's critical acclaim relative to The Woman King in white circles is fascinating. This demonstrates why it is important for Black platforms to exist and for them to celebrate Black art. Here are the rest of the African American Film Critics Association's top 10 films: 1. “The Woman King” 2. “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” 3. “Till” 4. “Sidney” 5. “Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery” & “Emancipation” 6. “Inspection” 7. “Causeway” 8. “Everything Everywhere All at Once” 9. “Wendell & Wild” 10. “Devotion” Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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