Welcome to our new feature, BruinX Recommends, where BruinX team members spotlight EDI-friendly pieces of pop culture. We’ll highlight why it’s worth your time, the positive ideas it espouses, and the valuable, thought-provoking conversations it could spark.

Here’s a quick reference list of the BruinX Recommends reviews below:

“BlacKkKlansman” (2018)

Director Spike Lee, adapting an unbelievable, jaw-dropping true story, crafts a modern classic of thrills, laughs, and biting social commentary… <Read Full Review>

Image via Focus Features, Universal Pictures, 40 Acres & A Mule Filmworks, Blumhouse Productions, Legendary Entertainment, Monkeypaw Productions, Perfect World Pictures, QC Entertainment

“Queer Eye” (Netflix, 2018)

Taking further strides to uplift LGBTQ voices and representation, Netflix’s revival of the reality show hit offers a fresh, engaging take on topical issues… <Read Full Review>

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“Your Name” (君の名は。, 2016)

The highest-grossing Japanese animated feature of all time, this gem boasts plenty of surprises and poignant commentary… <Read Full Review>

Image via Funimation, CoMix Wave Films, and Toho

“The Shape of Water” (2017)

This 2018 Oscar winner for Best Picture and Best Director delivers a unique, inclusive fairy tale… <Read Full Review>

Image via Fox Searchlight Pictures

“Black Panther” (2018)

“Black Panther” is much more than your typical superhero film… <Read Full Review>

Image via Marvel Studios