WILL RECORD-BREAKING DIVERSITY AT THE OSCARS EQUAL RECORD-BREAKING WINS?
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WILL RECORD-BREAKING DIVERSITY AT THE OSCARS EQUAL RECORD-BREAKING WINS?

Could it be a zero sum gain at the Oscars this year for diversity? The answer is probably not. If you think that a record breaking number of blacks nominated for an Oscar this year will equal a record breaking number of wins then you are correct. The most wins in a single year at…

"Moonlight" on Blu-ray/DVD
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"Moonlight" on Blu-ray/DVD

  This drama charts the life of a black gay youth named Chiron as he grows up in a rough neighborhood in Miami. In the first segment, Chiron is a ten-year-old nicknamed “Little” (Alex Hibbert) who is taken in by a kindhearted Cuban drug dealer (Mahershala Ali) and his girlfriend (Janelle Monáe). In the middle…

GO ON A LA LA LAND MOVIE TRIP WITH EMMA STONE AND RYAN GOSLING
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GO ON A LA LA LAND MOVIE TRIP WITH EMMA STONE AND RYAN GOSLING

Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling explore a different side of Los Angeles, California in this Movie Trip with Theresa O’Leary! #LaLaLand #EmmaStone #RyanGosling #TheAAFCA Directed by Damien Chazelle CAST: Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, John Legend, Rosemarie DeWitt, Finn Wittrock, Callie Hernandez, Sonoya Mizuno, Jessica Rothe, Tom Everett Scott, Josh Pence Written and directed by Academy…

#OSCARSSOWHITE MAY BE TAKING A VACATION THIS YEAR
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#OSCARSSOWHITE MAY BE TAKING A VACATION THIS YEAR

The African American Film Critics Association (full disclosure I co-founded the organization) proclaimed that 2016 was the best year ever for black film. That bold statement will be validated by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the organization that hands out the Oscars. When they announce their nominees on January 24th no less…

Ryan Gosling Talks About La La Land
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Ryan Gosling Talks About La La Land

Our very own Shawn Edwards sat down with Ryan Gosling and talked about his new movie, La La Land.  La La Land is a 2016 American romantic musical written and directed by Damien Chazelle and starring Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, John Legend and Rosemarie DeWitt. The plot follows a musician and an aspiring actress who…

A VERY UNAPOLOGETICALLY BLACK YEAR IN MOVIES AND TV
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A VERY UNAPOLOGETICALLY BLACK YEAR IN MOVIES AND TV

“Burn Hollywood burn I smell a riot Goin’ on first they’re guilty now they’re gone/Yeah I’ll check out a movie/But it’ll take a black one to move me” –Public Enemy That was no problem in 2016. The amount of quality feature films, documentaries and TV shows released in 2016 about the black experience easily make…