Film

Ray Fisher was born in Baltimore (September 8, 1987) and raised in Lawnside, N.J., where he developed an interest in acting while still in high school. He attended the American Musical and Dramatic Academy before launching his career. In 2016,...
by Todd "Stereo" Williams His first film is an era-defining classic, a movie that helped shape so much black cinema of the 1990s. He cast rappers from Ice Cube to 2Pac to Andre 3000 in serious, dramatic roles that didn’t...
The four-part documentary series “BLACK AND MISSING,” by multiple Emmy winner Geeta Gandbhir and award-winning documentarian, journalist, author, and activist Soledad O’Brien, follows sisters-in-law and Black and Missing Foundation founders Derrica and Natalie Wilson as they fight an uphill...
Chadwick Boseman may play a hero in the movies, but wants us all to recognize the real-life heroes who live amongst us. During a broadcast that aired Monday, the Black Panther star was accepting his MTV Movie & TV Award...
Most movies based on the Bible have limited appeal beyond the faithful, because the stories are ordinarily dry adaptations basically recounting popular parables in straightforward fashion. A novel exception to the rule is The Star, an animated reimagining of...
The election of Donald Trump has ostensibly served to embolden Ku Klux Klansmen, neo-Nazis and the rest of the Alt-Right movement, and it also seems to have given these social outcasts hope of moving into the mainstream. In fact,...
Get Out is certainly ready to take home gold this awards season after blowing us all away as the smash horror hit of the year, but according to the Golden Globes, it’s really a comedy. Variety Awards Editor Kristopher Tapley tweeted out...
If you can believe it, it’s edging on 30 years since Spike Lee implored us to Do The Right Thing. The critically acclaimed “Spike Lee joint” debuted on June 30, 1989, which means it’ll be celebrating its 30th anniversary this...
Deanna Miles (Melissa McCarthy) was a junior in college when she got pregnant and dropped out of school to have the baby. She married her boyfriend, Dan (Matt Walsh), who finished his degree and kickstarted his career while she...
WIDE RELEASES Aladdin (PG for some action/peril) Mena Massoud stars as the title character in this classic fairytale about a street urchin vying with a power-hungry Grand Vizier for a magic lamp. Cast includes Naomi Scott, Will Smith and Billy...