Thursday, January 23, 2020

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Ryan Coogler Opens Up About the Emotional...

“I learned in film school that the type of movies I like to make are the ones that are extremely personal to me," director...

Michael B. Jordan Builds His Star Power...

“Where Wallace, String?” -D’Angelo Barksdale Michael B. Jordan made his bones playing Wallace, the young, sensitive drug dealer during the first season of the HBO drama,...

Petition Launched to Show ‘Dear White People’...

By Donte Slocum After premiering at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival and earning director Justin Simien the U.S. Dramatic Special Jury Award for Breakthrough Talent,...

Why ‘Black Death’ (Not The Revolution) Will...

By Gus T. Renegade The foundation of United States cinema and entertainment is Black death. D.W. Griffith’s Birth of Nation marked its 100th anniversary in...

8 Police Officers Who Were Convicted of...

Randy Trent Harrison On March 14, 2012, Del City, Oklahoma, police officer Randy Trent Harrison reportedly saw Dane Scott Jr., 18, selling marijuana around the...

10 Wonderful Black Films That Were Snubbed...

Do the Right Thing (1989) Director Spike Lee’s film was groundbreaking, funny and considered by many to be his best work. Its statement on race...

Directors Ryan Coogler, Ava DuVernay Urge People...

As millions prepared to fight it out in crowds for reduced priced Christmas gifts, film-makers Ryan Coogler and Ava DuVernay urged people to stay...

Actor Michael B. Jordan of ‘Fruitvale Station’...

Playing the role of an African-American young man from the inner city, slain in cold blood due to racism, was a role that hit extremely close...

Black Films Celebrated at The 2013 Gotham...

The 2013 Gotham Independent Film Awards were held last night in New York City, officially kicking off Hollywood's trophy season. Some of the biggest names...

’12 Years A Slave’ Top Nominee For...

“12 Years a Slave,” is set to be one of the biggest winners at the 2014 Film Independent Spirit Awards, which, on Tuesday morning,...

‘Fruitvale Station’ Wins Ryan Coogler, Michael B....

Fruitvale Station has garnered tremendous respect for director Ryan Coogler and its star Michael B. Jordan, enough to land them another gig with one...

On The Verge: ‘Fruitvale Station’ Shoots into...

'Fruitvale Station' was such a booming success at the box office last weekend, audiences from all over the country will now be able to watch...

‘Despicable Me 2,’ ‘Grown Ups 2’ Out-Muscle...

Despicable Me 2 remained king of the box office for a second straight weekend. Guillermo del Toro's Pacific Rim fell short of expectations and failed...

‘Fruitvale Station’: Octavia Spencer Put Her Passion...

When the 27-year-old creator of Fruitvale Station, Ryan Coogler sought to recruit Oscar-winning actress Octavia Spencer for a role in his first film, he...

‘Fruitvale Station’ Round-Up: Powerful, With Breakout Performance...

Sundance winner Fruitvale Station will be released in limited theaters this week by the Weinstein Company.  While it won’t be the biggest film of...

Summer Indie Films Aim at Older, Smart...

Summer is the busiest time of year at the multiplexes, with the major studios throwing wannabe blockbusters at every open date and big-budget sequels...