Category: Movies

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Juice at 25: Director Ernest Dickerson Talks Tupac, Hip-Hop and the Film’s Enduring Legacy | The Root 

Juice at 25: Director Ernest Dickerson Talks Tupac, Hip-Hop and the Film’s Enduring Legacy | The Root 

Twenty-five years ago, longtime cinematographer Ernest Dickerson made a deep impression with his directorial debut, Juice, a hip-hop-era film noir rev ...
Imagining a Black Wonder Woman | The Atlantic

Imagining a Black Wonder Woman | The Atlantic

Growing up, I was told my favorite comic-book heroine was white. And yet her struggles always seemed uniquely similar to my own. Source: Imagining a ...
Summer 2017 movies are full of melanin and just plain cool | The Undefeated

Summer 2017 movies are full of melanin and just plain cool | The Undefeated

All that hot weather we’ve been wishing, hoping and praying for has finally arrived — so now it’s time to head indoors! Go ahead and pack your snacks ...
Lisa Bonet’s May 1988 cover of ‘Rolling Stone’ is timeless in its confident rebellion | The Undefeated

Lisa Bonet’s May 1988 cover of ‘Rolling Stone’ is timeless in its confident rebellion | The Undefeated

Wild and peaceful. Confident, yet vulnerable. Unconventional, but unpretentious. Since she was a teenager, Lisa Bonet has balanced on this tightrope w ...
Talking to the Women of Everything, Everything About #BlackGirlMagic | The Root

Talking to the Women of Everything, Everything About #BlackGirlMagic | The Root

In many ways, Everything, Everything is your typical teenage rom-com. It centers on Maddy, a beautiful but socially awkward young woman who’s allergic ...
Tracy Morgan Talks Life, Death, and ‘Staying Alive’ | The Ringer

Tracy Morgan Talks Life, Death, and ‘Staying Alive’ | The Ringer

Two years after his traumatic car accident, the comedian is thriving with a new Netflix special Source: Tracy Morgan Talks Life, Death, and ‘Staying ...
My three sons: Mother of ‘Queen Sugar’ star Kofi Siriboe on raising her Hollywood heartthrobs | The Undefeated

My three sons: Mother of ‘Queen Sugar’ star Kofi Siriboe on raising her Hollywood heartthrobs | The Undefeated

Koshie Mills’ three sons have distinct personalities, and they all correspond with the personas of well-known and accomplished actors. The eldest is t ...
The producers of ‘Get Out’ are back with ‘Sleight,’ about a superhero magician | The Undefeated

The producers of ‘Get Out’ are back with ‘Sleight,’ about a superhero magician | The Undefeated

Maybe it doesn’t take a production budget north of $100 million to crank out a superhero film these days. It does help to have a bit of imagination, t ...
The Revealing Gaze of J. Cole’s 4 Your Eyez Only | MTV

The Revealing Gaze of J. Cole’s 4 Your Eyez Only | MTV

In his new documentary, the rapper sheds light on the Southern black experience Source: The Revealing Gaze of J. Cole’s 4 Your Eyez Only - MTV ...
Looking Back on the L.A. Riots Through Five Documentaries | The Altlantic

Looking Back on the L.A. Riots Through Five Documentaries | The Altlantic

The glut of new films, marking the 25th anniversary of the unrest, are imperfect but panoramic portrayals of the events that shook the city and the na ...
What ‘Menace II Society’ and ‘Boyz n the Hood’ Illuminate About the L.A. Riots

What ‘Menace II Society’ and ‘Boyz n the Hood’ Illuminate About the L.A. Riots

Examining the seeds of discontent in two ’90s hood classics Source: What ‘Menace II Society’ and ‘Boyz n the Hood’ Illuminate About the L.A. Riots ...
The New Bad Boy Records Documentary Plays It Safe | The Ringer

The New Bad Boy Records Documentary Plays It Safe | The Ringer

‘Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop” gushing over Puffy Source: The New Bad Boy Records Documentary Plays It Safe – The Ringer ...
Danny Glover’s zeal for activism continues to burn hot | The Undefeated

Danny Glover’s zeal for activism continues to burn hot | The Undefeated

As a paper boy growing up in San Francisco, Danny Glover had a thirst for information. Waking up at 4:30 a.m. to get his papers delivered, Glover made ...
‘Henrietta Lacks’ and the Limits of Well-Meaning Art | The Ringer

‘Henrietta Lacks’ and the Limits of Well-Meaning Art | The Ringer

The Oprah-led HBO film is moving — but raises as many questions as it answers Source: ‘Henrietta Lacks’ and the Limits of Well-Meaning Art ...
‘The Blind Side’s‘ Quinton Aaron provides hope and encouragement to students who are being bullied | The Undefeated

‘The Blind Side’s‘ Quinton Aaron provides hope and encouragement to students who are being bullied | The Undefeated

When the 2009 megahit movie The Blind Side hit the scene, two things happened. We found out about the life of offensive tackle Michael Oher, who now p ...
For the Henrietta Lacks Family, It’s a Matter of Who Gets to Tell Their Story | The Root

For the Henrietta Lacks Family, It’s a Matter of Who Gets to Tell Their Story | The Root

Who can tell your family’s story? That’s one of the key issues the book and now HBO film, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, raises. It’s one that ...
Oprah Winfrey Contains Multitudes | The Ringer

Oprah Winfrey Contains Multitudes | The Ringer

Actor, producer, Hollywood fan — but above all, a superstar Source: Oprah Winfrey Contains Multitudes – The Ringer ...
HBO’s ‘Henrietta Lacks’ raises questions about trust and ownership | The Undefeated

HBO’s ‘Henrietta Lacks’ raises questions about trust and ownership | The Undefeated

At its heart, HBO’s new adaptation of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks is a story about trust: about earning it, sustaining it, deserving it and t ...
Oprah Wants The World To Know Henrietta Lacks Is A Hidden Figure No More | The Huffington Post

Oprah Wants The World To Know Henrietta Lacks Is A Hidden Figure No More | The Huffington Post

She is making sure we know, and never forget, Lacks' story through a new film on her life. Source: Oprah Wants The World To Know Henrietta Lacks Is A ...
‘Three the Hard Way’ – A Blaxploitation Film Even More Relevant Today Than ‘Get Out’? | Shadow and Act

‘Three the Hard Way’ – A Blaxploitation Film Even More Relevant Today Than ‘Get Out’? | Shadow and Act

Following Tambay's lead last week on Ernest Dickerson's 1994 film "Surviving The Game", and how there are some black films that have a new relevancy t ...
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