Movies & Television

Film Review: What Men Want

By Dwight Brown, NNPA Film Critic It’s about time Taraji P. Henson, after a string of B-movies (Proud Mary, Acrimony), rocked a bonafide comedy. On talk shows her innate sense of humor is evident. On the big screen (Hidden Figures, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button) and small one (Empire) she’s built a solid, award-winning…

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Africa’s ‘Golden Globes’ To Screen 20 New Films Vying For Coveted Film Prize

Twenty feature-length feature films by African filmmakers will compete for the ‘Yennanga’ Gold Standard prize at the Pan-African Film and Television Festival held every other year in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. This will be the 50th anniversary of the renowned festival known as “FESPACO” – an event along the lines of the “Golden Globes” that draws film…

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2019 Oscar Nominees: #OscarsSoBlack?

By Nsenga K. Burton, Ph.D. The 2019 Oscar nominations are out and it is safe to say the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is acknowledging the phenomenal work of black filmmakers and performers this season. While there were some surprises — Ryan Coogler was not included in the Best Director category for Black Panther and…

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From Silent Film to Blaxploitation: The Film Detective Celebrates Black History Month With 70 Years of African-American Cinema History

The Film Detective, a classic film and television company that restores and distributes vintage films for today’s cord-cutters, announces a lineup of prominent African-American films in honor of Black History Month. Beginning Feb. 1, the Featured category on the company’s app will refresh daily, providing a range of films from the 1920s to the 1990s…

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