The Gray Man, directed by Anthony Russo and Joe Russo, has a lot of action. It is a story of an assassin with a heart of gold. Assassin Sierra Six (Ryan Gosling) is on the run after discovering a CIA agent’s criminal enterprise. However, he has to rush into danger to save his former boss’s niece. The film’s misplaced, weak dialogue, combined with too many jump cuts for action sequences, make this film feel like a generic cross between the Marvel universe and John Wick. That is not to say The Gray Man is horrible, but it is not good. The Gray Man feels like a filler movie made between projects because everyone was bored.
The Porter is an 8-part series airing on BET+. The series stars Aml Ameen, Ronnie Rowe Jr., Mouna Traoré, Loren Lott, Olunike Adeliyi, Alfre Woodard, and follows railway workers—porters—Junior Massey (Aml Ameen) and Zeke Garrett (Ronnie Rowe Jr.) as a tragic event lead them on divergent paths. Set in 1920s Montreal and inspired by true events about the first Black union, The Porter grips audiences with a compelling story that does not stint on character.