Beyonce’s ‘Black Is King’ celebrates Black culture worldwide and is stunning, says critic

Beyonce at the world premiere of Disney’s “The Lion King” at Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California, July 10, 2019. Beyonce’s new visual album, “Black Is King,” was inspired by “The Lion King.” Credit: Photo by Adriana M. Barraza/

Critics review “The Fight,” a documentary that follows four of the nearly 200 cases the ACLU has brought against President Donald Trump; “Summerland,” about a writer who’s asked to take in a young refugee during World War II; “The Secret: Dare to Dream,” based on a bestselling self-help book by Rhonda Byrne and stars Katie Holmes; “Black Is King,” Beyonce’s new visual album that was just released on Disney+.


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